Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY

TechStars

Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and the Louisville Entrepreneurship Acceleration Partnership (LEAP) together announce the launch of the Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development program in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of University of Louisville.

The Achilles Heel of Startup Ecosystems

This is going to be BIG.

Across the world, various economic development organizations, government agencies, and non-profits are putting in admirable and well-intentioned efforts to develop startup ecosystems. Everyone is excited when a new company gets funded in their ecosystem, but no one spends much time thinking about where the money comes from to fund that deal. Take the example of goTenna , a thriving communications hardware startup located in Downtown Brooklyn that employees almost 50 people.

Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem

TechStars

How does a startup ecosystem grow? Troy Henikoff , Managing Director of MATH Ventures and Co-founder of Excelerate Labs, which became Techstars Chicago, remembers the early days of Chicago’s startup ecosystem, and how #GiveFirst helped it grow.

Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success

Venture Well

We highlight ways to establish and sustain a healthy startup ecosystem, from coordinating regional assets to accessing capital. The post Building a Better Startup Ecosystem: Strategies for Success appeared first on VentureWell.

the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

Venture Well

We explore the role universities play in regional ecosystem development, and how they can help level the playing field for all entrepreneurs. The post the role universities play in startup ecosystem development appeared first on VentureWell.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo

TechStars

Together, Techstars and 43North will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts within the community.

The Expanding World of Accelerators

Gust

Many of the globe’s most well-known and disruptive startups were propelled from the hallways of legendary accelerators such as Y Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups. The Startup EcosystemIn some ways, it is now difficult to imagine a world without accelerators.

Give First Wherever You Go: One Founder’s Journey from Mexico to Detroit

TechStars

René Pons, co-founder of PPAP Manager, has founded a company in Mexico, run Techstars Startup Weekends across Central America, and gotten into Techstars Detroit. Everywhere he goes, René Gives First and strengthens the startup ecosystem. . How Startup Ecosystems Grow.

The Compare Game For Startup Community Leaders

TechStars

I find that that the same compare game is weaseling itself back into my soul as I work with startup communities around the world. We have all seen this in the rankings of various startup communities. Building a startup community in your city?

500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator

500

If 500 has learned one thing from investing in over 75 countries, it’s the importance of placing bets in all the right founders and helping build ecosystems for them to thrive in. One of these often-overlooked regions is Russia, which despite challenges, has a booming tech and startup ecosystem. Thirty hand-selected startups took. The post 500 Around the World: Takeaways from the Sberbank-500 Accelerator appeared first on 500 Startups.

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

TechStars

The startup ecosystem in Buffalo, NY is on the rise. Today, Buffalo has more startups than ever, as well as a growing community of enthusiastic startup employees, customers, suppliers, mentors, and storytellers, all supporting this groundswell of entrepreneurial activity—more than Buffalo has seen in generations. All this made Buffalo the perfect city to launch our inaugural Techstars Startup Ecosystem Development Program—and made 43North the perfect partner. .

Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community

GAN

It was the first of five trips we’re making around the world where accelerators, corporate partners, and startups come together around one purpose: Helping startups who are operating in unique places around the world (“everywhere else” places—the cities that might not be considered major tech hubs) gain more momentum, wherever they call home. ” “There is always time to help out a startup founder.”

Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

With its innovative model for empowering rural women and youth, IndiVillage introduces balance to India’s ecosystem—where cities tend to grow exponentially while rural villages have few economic opportunities. “We general EO Accelerator EO Bangalore EO CARES IndiVillage Ravi Machani startup

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

While entrepreneurs can be found everywhere, some startup ecosystems are thriving more than others. Building a startup community, or startup ecosystem, is no easy task and requires a lot of intentional work. What is a startup community?

How to Replicate Amazon’s Success in Rising Cities

Revolution

Does it mean that big tech will always choose to invest in coastal cities, further enriching strong startup ecosystems? But I’m hopeful that one day we will look back on this as the dawn of a startup revolution. entrepreneurship innovation amazon startup rise-of-the-rest

Techstars Is Coming To Town

TechStars

and Ireland; A maritime tech focused accelerator program in Singapore; A startup ecosystem development program in Buffalo; Techstars Studio , a new offering to rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive startups. What a time to be a Techstars company!

Declan Kelly Joins Techstars Investment Team

TechStars

Kelly will help Techstars increase connectivity between startups and the global venture community to fuel innovation and growth. Declan has been a significant connective tissue between startup founders and the global venture community for years,” said Cody Simms, partner at Techstars.

Challenging Underestimation Through Teenpreneurship Y.E.S. // Dade City, Florida

Co Starters

A lot of the talk you hear about startup communities and ecosystems only has to do with adults. But youth have the potential to be startup ecosystems too. It all started with a kumquat festival.

SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community

GAN

If you’ve ever wondered what an island like Bahrain has to offer to entrepreneurs and startups, we’re happy to fill you in and let you know how the ecosystem here has developed with the support of key stakeholders.

Should You Build your Company in a Country Like Lima?

GAN

We met with government officials—the people who oversee the support that startups receive directly from the country—investors investing in the country’s best seed-stage founders, and corporates doing business with the country’s newest startups. Did they feel like Lima was a great place to grow a startup? First, Lima is in an ecosystem full of startups that know how to identify problems and their founders aren’t afraid to go and build solutions to them.

Techstars and HBCUvc Launch 10-City Startup Weekend Tour to Promote Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

TechStars

October 2, 2019 – Techstars , the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, and HBCUvc , a nonprofit fellowship program providing Black and Latinx students with training and mentorship in venture capital, today announced the launch of a joint 10-city Startup Weekend tour across the country.

A New Generation of VCs, A Virtuous Cycle

TechStars

While none of these funds are officially dedicated to supporting Techstars companies, they all know first hand the quality of the startups that come through Techstars. The more I think about, and work toward, helping entrepreneurs succeed, the more I see the importance of a strong ecosystem in startup success. These in-network funds are a natural extension of the Techstars Network, and a great addition to the startup ecosystems in cities across the U.S.

Introducing Revolution’s Second Rise of the Rest Seed Fund

Revolution

Indeed, our tour is a key part of our investment strategy, as it provides us with the opportunity to really understand the dynamics of a particular startup ecosystem. Startups need talented individuals to fill roles in areas like marketing, legal, finance, and sales.

Next Media Accelerator on How Hamburg Helps Startups Gain Momentum

GAN

According to Hamburg Startup Monitor 2018, more than 660 young companies are to be found in the harbour city. Successful startups like About You, XING, Bigpoint, InnoGames, Jimdo, Mobile.de, Tipp24 and Free Now (formerly MyTaxi) started their journey in Hamburg. The hidden gem far up North is only a two-hour train ride away from VC Capital and startup epicenter Berlin and, combined, both metro regions are about eight million people strong.

The Market Diversifies: International Innovation Captures Larger Share Of Startup Funding Applications

Gust

In Q3 the global startup ecosystem continued to thrive, with 25% growth over the same quarter last year and up 18% from last quarter, as the innovation economy expands around the world.

Challenging Underestimation Through Teenpreneurship Y.E.S. // Dade City, Florida

Co Starters

A lot of the talk you hear about startup communities and ecosystems only has to do with adults. But youth have the potential to be startup ecosystems too. It all started with a kumquat festival.

Techstars and Innovation Leader Reveal Best Practices for Leveraging Startups in Corporate Innovation

TechStars

Research shows corporations create coherent partnering and investing strategies with startups. Survey research found that large corporations range in their experience and willingness to work with startup entities.

Two years into investing out of our first Impact Fund: here’s what we’re learning

TechStars

While our Impact Portfolio is still young, our 73 investments have given us a unique vantage point into emerging trends in the impact startup ecosystem. Two years ago, we raised our first impact fund, closing just under $7M in the fall of 2017.

Nine Takeaways for Startups After Our Global Tour

GAN

The entire purpose of this tour from the very beginning was to help startups operating in places like these—smaller markets that aren’t considered the world’s major tech hubs—to have additional connections, tools, and resources to build and grow their companies, wherever they are. To that end, over the course of each stop, more than a dozen startups shared their experiences of what it’s like to start and run a company in a smaller city.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities

TechStars

Marc Nager, Co-founder of Startup Weekend, and Dave Mayer, Founder of Aspen Entrepreneurs, are pros at building ‘non-urban’ startup communities. Listen for insights into how Give First helped them grow startup ecosystems in Telluride, in Aspen, and beyond.

Rebecca Lovell on career ‘nudges,’ karaoke, & how to be an ally

TechStars

Why all startup founders should do karaoke? What the secret sauce of the Seattle startup ecosystem is? Rebecca Lovell plays, as Brad Feld says, “a very important role in the center of gravity for the Seattle startup community.” It’s a really rich ecosystem.

Why Latinx In Tech Startup Weekends? To Develop the Next Gen of Latinx Entrepreneurs

TechStars

The world of tech startups and entrepreneurship is not diverse, and this lack of diversity can be mostly attributed to limited access to capital, network, and education for these historically underrepresented groups, including those who identify as Latinx. .

The Rise of the Rest Class of 2019

Revolution

At the end of each tour day, we hosted a pitch competition where a local startup received a $100,000 investment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Why did you launch (or land) your startup in Orlando? Why did you launch your startup in your city?

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

TechStars

How does a country go from lifting a national ban on television in 1999 to nurturing tech startups in 2019? What does a startup ecosystem look like in a United Nations’ classified Least Developed Country? Techstars Startup Weekend Bhutan (Women). And that startup hustle?

An RV Trip Across America

Revolution

I view our Rise of the Rest Road Trips as a way to begin and build relationships with entrepreneurs and startup champions all across the country, and Ann Arbor was no exception. Slowing of the brain drain is critical for cities looking to accelerate the growth of a robust startup ecosystem.

Engaging with the startup community: in conversation with Reece Walker and William McCullough

Startup Catalyst

We talked about how startups have changed over the last few years, what support has meant to them, Startup Catalyst missions and their impact, as well as ways to get involved in the startup community. The 2017 Startup Catalyst Europe Mission cohort?—?Will

One Decade In, Saying Hello to the Next One: Announcing Founders’ Co-op IV

Founders Coop

Some friends in Boulder were experimenting with an idea for a “startup accelerator” they called Techstars. Over the same period, our regional startup ecosystem has grown and changed in ways we never imagined, offering a more diverse and talented pool of potential founders than we’ve ever seen. We expect the last several years’ run of easy money for startups to end along with it. Where does the time go? In early 2008 we announced the formation of Founders’ Co-op.

Incumbent and Insurgent: Adding Value Together

TechStars

Today, global energy corporation Equinor and startup Crux OCM are working together to test Crux OCM’s software, which functions as an “autopilot” for oil and gas control room operators. Identifying the Stellar Startups. “We The Startup Culture Injection.

Four Years of Catalyst

Startup Catalyst

Just over a month ago, we were joined by friends, supporters, and alumni for Startup Catalyst’s 4th birthday. Startup Community cohort (2017). Each organisation came to Startup Catalyst in a different way. QUT and Rowena have supported Startup Catalyst since the beginning.

Turtles and Flywheels, an Update

Founders Coop

It’s incredible to look back at how far our startup ecosystem has come in that time. But while breadth of impact is important, the long-term health of our ecosystem depends on our ability to create new category leaders here in Seattle, delivering the same scale and long-term contribution as our most important platform companies.

When You Pitch, Make Sure to KISS

GAN

During the first 20 minutes of the chat, I gave background on accelerators, corporates, and the startup studio industry, trends we’re seeing, opportunities in front of us, and a variety of other important data points describing GAN’s work. Proven Methods founders kiss pitch pitching startupsNot long ago, I found myself pitching GAN. The conversation was going well, I felt like I was able to convey all of the main points I wanted to, and our rapport seemed solid.

Save the Date for 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit!

OurCrowd

The OurCrowd Global Investor Summit will again host the startup world in Jerusalem, as it gathers for a week of incredible events. February 13, 2020 in Jerusalem. The Summit is the fastest-growing tech conference in the world and will be the largest business event in Israel’s history.

Techstars and Future Females join forces to drive gender parity in global tech entrepreneurship

TechStars

Techstars, and Future Females are piloting an initiative to move the needle on the participation and success of women in tech entrepreneurship around the globe. On September 18, 2019, the Future Females Business School opens the doors to its next group of women entrepreneurs.