Kesha Cash on impact investing—and how mentorship got her there

TechStars

Strong mentorship was essential to Kesha Cash’s journey to becoming an impact investor. Her mentors Gave First to help her—and now she’s Giving First to diverse entrepreneurs through her Impact America Fund.

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurial Journey Mentor Mentorship 2019 Startup Grind Global Carlo Santoro early-stage entrepreneurs eo melbourne mentor peer-to-peer learning RetailCareCarlo G. Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor.

Techstars New Health Care Partner: Announcing UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

This new mentorship-driven accelerator will be based in Minneapolis, launching in September 2019. Bringing together entrepreneurial spirit and mentorship helps us transform health care in the United States and abroad.”.

Announcing the 11 Startups in 500 LatAm’s Batch 10!

500

The Mexico City program focuses on providing a mentorship program for Spanish-speaking early-stage companies based in Latin America. 500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. Our latest batch consists of founders from all over Latin America including 6 companies from Mexico, 2 from Chile, 2 from Colombia, and 1 from Argentina. The 11 startups began the accelerator activities on April 22nd at 500’s office in Mexico City.

Techstars Alumni Can Apply to the $5 Million 43North Startup Competition for Free

TechStars

We started by conducting research and creating an ecosystem roadmap report, and now we’re diving into producing year-round programming, offering mentorship for Buffalo startups, and providing coaching and facilitation for Western New York mentors, community leaders, and investors. The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise.

Should You Try For a Spot in a Business Incubator? The Pros and Cons

Turnkey

They promise things like an instant mentorship network, camaraderie with other startup owners, shared resources like office space, and even the potential for funding. Business incubators can be very enticing for new entrepreneurs. However, before you dive into the application process for any business incubator, there are several things to consider. First of all, although … Continue reading Should You Try For a Spot in a Business Incubator? The Pros and Cons → BUSINESS

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping Launch First Global MaritimeTech Accelerator in Singapore

TechStars

Based in Singapore, this new mentorship-driven accelerator program will be Techstars second accelerator in the sovereign city-state. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships.

What To Expect From Your Corporate Accelerator

TechStars

The Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator is not a field trip, hackathon, or “innovation theater.” Founders often tell us that they accomplish more in the three months of a Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator than they would in a year and a half without it.

Techstars Startup Weekend Goes Small Town: The Small Town Tech Advantage

TechStars

The rest of the weekend is devoted to mentorship, workshops—and getting out of the building to validate ideas, develop prototypes, and finally pitch the companies on Sunday night to a panel of judges. Friendly neighbors, wide open spaces, fresh air—the benefits of rural living are real.

Q4 2019 Applications Now Open

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced that applications are now open for 2019’s Q4 mentorship-driven accelerator programs.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

TechStars

Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships.

A New Way to Help Student Entrepreneurs Succeed: Learnings from the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program

TechStars

Through a combination of virtual 1:1 mentorship and subject-matter expert Q&A sessions, LaunchPad Lift expands each student’s network beyond their college campus and into the Techstars worldwide network.

Preserving Lives: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on Lazarus, Tech for Law Enforcement

TechStars

Lazarus was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program for student-led ventures, which comes with a $10,000 grant upon completion of the program to help founders move their businesses forward. “We

Techstars Is Coming To Town

TechStars

Come to a Meet and Greet in your city and find out if Techstars mentorship-driven accelerators are a good-fit for you. What a time to be a Techstars company!

After the Exit: What’s Next for SendGrid Founder Isaac Saldana?

TechStars

His second company had a great idea, a great team, and funding, but didn’t have the right mentorship. “We So when SendGrid was just starting out and Isaac saw the opportunity to apply to a Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator program, he jumped on it. .

Bee Well. Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight: Combplex Aims to Help Beekeepers Save the Hives

TechStars

Combplex was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program for student-led ventures, which comes with a $10,000 grant upon completion of the program to help founders move their businesses forward.

Techstars Announces Accelerator in Abu Dhabi, Second Accelerator in UAE

TechStars

Merging Techstars expertise in startup mentorship and innovation with Mubadala and Hub71’s experience in the world is the perfect recipe for a successful and incredibly impactful program.” . “We Techstars partners with Hub71 to launch Techstars Hub71 Accelerator. BOULDER, Colo.

Techstars and Cox Enterprises announce second accelerator, focused on social impact

TechStars

The mentorship-driven accelerator is the second accelerator in partnership between Techstars and Cox Enterprises. Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and Cox Enterprises, the global company dedicated to building a better future through leading communications, automotive services and media companies, today announced the launch of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars.

Techstars introduces Techstars Studio to rapidly envision, validate, and launch startups

TechStars

In 2007, Techstars forever changed the way entrepreneurs build companies by introducing the mentorship-driven accelerator model,” said David Cohen , founder and co-CEO of Techstars. Techstars Studio Will Create Disruptive New Startups and Help Large Corporations Innovate.

Paul Berberian on the “addictive” nature of mentoring

TechStars

Listen for more on the transformative nature of mentorship—from both sides—plus more behind the scenes details on how one of the best loved Star Wars toys came to be. The second thing I reflect on about mentorship happens oftentimes when I’m mentoring a young startup.

David & Brad reflect on the first six episodes of the Give First podcast

TechStars

One of the things that’s been interesting about Paul and my own experience with them working together is it’s the epitome for me of peer mentorship. But at the same time he provides extraordinary mentorship back. How has the Give First podcast been going?

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019

GAN

In addition to mentorship, most accelerators offer legal, marketing, and accounting support of some kind. Each year, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions on their programs with one goal in mind—to gather concrete insights into the state of the accelerator industry as it stands in any particular year. Responses from our yearly survey culminate in a giant data report available to any accelerator from the community that provided us with their data.

7 Resources to Help You Find a Mentor Today

Smart Hustle Magazine

Online Mentorship Networks. Online mentorship networks bridge the gap if you have a limited professional network and take some of the guesswork out to help match you with a mentor. . For example, if you work in marketing, seek mentorship from someone in sales or human resources.

Emerging Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: GIST Net Launches

Gust

GIST Net will provide entrepreneurs with the resources and mentorship they need to collaborate, seek funding, and grow their businesses. Today, Gust is proud to join the U.S. Department of State and several other private sector partners to launch The GIST Network (GIST Net), an interactive online network connecting science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies.

Looking Good! Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight: Petitas Los Angeles Empowers Women One Stitch at a Time

TechStars

Petitas Los Angeles was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program for student-led ventures, which comes with a $10,000 grant upon completion of the program to help founders move their businesses forward.

Leading Student Entrepreneurial Teams Begin LaunchPad Lift Program

TechStars

This eight week virtual program offers valuable outside-the-classroom instruction and mentorship on a variety of topics critical to the success of startups including goal setting, fundraising, product development and roadmapping, and more.

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The Future of Professional Development

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Providing mentorship is crucial ingredient for an effective training program. Written for EO by Kamy Anderson, an ed-tech enthusiast who writes on emerging technologies in the areas of corporate training and education. .

Connecting Women VCs: Building Community and a Better Future

TechStars

Women in VC will also be a part of the Techstars Affiliate Program—an opportunity for any global Women in VC member to refer founders to any Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator program and fast-track their application process.

Emerging Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: GIST Net Launches

Gust

GIST Net will provide entrepreneurs with the resources and mentorship they need to collaborate, seek funding, and grow their businesses. Department of State developed the idea for GIST Net in response to demand from the international science and technology community for more access to resources and mentorship opportunities. GIST Net also offers interactive discussion boards to help entrepreneurs connect; a mentorship hub with participants from top U.S.

Techstars Brings Smart Mobility-Focused Accelerator to Turin, Italy

TechStars

Olczyk brings over a decade of startup mentorship and early-stage tech investment to the program, having invested, co-founded and advised dozens of companies and entrepreneurs over the years. “We

Startup Community to Local Corporations—Hey, I’m Over Here!

TechStars

Both corporations and startups benefit from Techstars corporate partner accelerators: Corporations, learn how Techstars can connect you with the most promising startups to future-proof your business; Startups, apply now to Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator programs.

Techstars Accelerators Open Applications for 2020 Q1 Programs

TechStars

Applications are now open for Q1 2020 Techstars mentorship-driven accelerators. where they’ll experience 13 weeks of growth and business acceleration through hands-on mentorship, investment and access to the techstars worldwide network. .

Get Help Faster: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on My Wellbeing, a Therapist-Client Matching Service

TechStars

My Wellbeing was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program from Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars for student-led ventures from the United States and Ireland, which comes with a $10,000 grant to help move the business forward. “We

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Diverse Startups Do Better: How To Make Yours More Inclusive At Any Stage

TechStars

All participants in our mentorship-driven accelerators sign on to these commitments; we believe that they can be helpful to founders everywhere. .

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: Shower Stream Aims to Reduce Water Waste, One Shower at a Time

TechStars

Shower Stream was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program for student-led ventures from the United States and Ireland, as well as a $10,000 grant to help move their business forward.

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500 Startups & Misk Innovation to Launch Second Batch of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program

500

The program will consist of 14 weeks of mentorship and workshops that will have an emphasis on growth hacking techniques, product design, and fundraising. Applications are now open for Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program 500 Startups and Misk Innovation will host the second batch of its accelerator program based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to fuel startups throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

The Importance of Mentorship. “I’ve Ashna Mahepal, founder of Young Help Suriname (YHS) , is a member of the YLAI Network and 2016 YLAI Fellow. She created the organization out of her passion for social entrepreneurial impact.

Manage Anxiety On-The-Go: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on CALM Neurotech Device

TechStars

CALM was selected for the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort , a 10-week personalized mentorship-driven program for student-led ventures from the United States and Ireland, as well as a $10,000 grant to help move their business forward.

Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem

TechStars

When they told me about it, it sounded like they were going to get some capital and mentorship and spend the summer in Boulder, which sounded awesome. He talked about how he wouldn’t have been where he is without that first class and without my support and mentorship.

Techstars Partners with LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University to bring SportsTech Accelerator to Melbourne

TechStars

In partnership with government-backed Victoria startup agency, LaunchVic , Australia’s governing body for tennis, Tennis Australia and leading sports science Australian University, Victoria University , the mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks and accept 10 startups on an annual basis.

Neal Sales-Griffin Joins Techstars as Managing Director of Techstars Chicago

TechStars

Seeing the impact of mentorship, both in my personal network and through Techstars, inspired me to carve my own path in the tech startup world. We have a special blend of mentorship, camaraderie, and investment culture that will be a competitive advantage our founders.

Why Women Need Mentors

Smart Hustle Magazine

Mentorship is one of the keys to success in business. Mentorship is important at every stage of a woman’s career, whether she’s just starting out or is a CEO. Mentorship is key to ensure a woman’s success in the workforce and access to leadership positions. .

Techstars and Starburst Announce Space-Focused Accelerator Program With U.S. Government And Corporate Consortium

TechStars

We are bringing together vital industry leaders, both public and private, who will help entrepreneurs navigate the industry and provide unprecedented commercial support and mentorship. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.