Next Level Entrepreneurship: Investing in a New Generation of Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Ravi also devotes time to Bangalore’s early-stage entrepreneurs through EO CARES , a program designed to catalyze the local startup ecosystem by identifying high potential startups and providing them mentoring, valuable industry connects, rapid revenue opportunities and investments.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY


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.

Best Countries in Asia-Pacific for Startups

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The top countries for startups in Asia-Pacific have strong economies, low costs of doing business, healthy business environments and well-educated people. Note: A lower number indicates a higher ranking—or a better location for startups.

Cybersecurity for Startups: How to Protect Your Business

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Can you imagine all of your hard work getting your startup off the ground going to waste like that? Thus, entrepreneurs must protect their startups with strong cybersecurity measures from the get-go. Take these steps to ensure maximum protection for your startup: 1.

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


Great startup communities have meaningful connections from every actor in the ecosystem. The problem with the corporation–startup community connection, or lack thereof, is that the value for each actor is many times not obvious. By Chris Heivly, Entrepreneur in Residence at Techstars.

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. I&E Ecosystems early stage innovator startup

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


To do so, we are working with community leaders from across the States to support the first ever Techstars Startup Weekend Small Town Advantage Initiative, and we are super excited about it. Accelerators small town advantage Startup Weekend

Mary Grove on the origins of Google for Startups & Startup Weekend


From Google for Startups to Startup Weekend to Rise of the Rest and beyond, Mary Grove is passionate about community-driven change, and helping make it happen. Over 14 years, she went from working on the IPO deal team to starting Google for Startups. Startup Grind.

Becoming the Partner of Choice for Startups


For the past year, we’ve been promoting—both internally and externally—the concept of QBE becoming the “partner of choice” for startups. The need to collaborate with startups—and the benefits of collaborating—are unquestionable; however, too often we’ve seen partnerships fail and result in disillusionment on both sides. Here are a few of our key learnings for successful collaborations between corporations and startups.

Startup Business Funding: 5 Business-Breaking Misconceptions

Dream It

Being self-sustainable has given us a new perspective on startup funding, especially compared to what I experienced on my first accelerator run. Here are some truths about what accelerators can be for startups: A small filter. I've been an alum of Dreamit twice.

Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

The second Startup Community Leaders Mission to the USA took place from 11-18 March 2018, with 20 participants taking part, including 14 from 11 different regional towns in Queensland, 3 from Brisbane, one from Sydney, one from Adelaide, and one from New York (assisting the Beach City film crew).

Meet the Startups of Batch 25


The post Meet the Startups of Batch 25 appeared first on 500 Startups. At 500, it’s our mission to back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, whether they’re on the other side of the globe or in our own backyard. The latest San Francisco accelerator batch was no exception. Over the past three months, companies from 12 countries participated in our flagship program, building their companies and preparing for Demo Day on August 22nd.

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Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The post Why Every Startup Needs to Shift Its Focus From the Checkbook to Cash Flow appeared first on Octane Blog – The official blog of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. Written for EO by Terry Lammers , certified valuation analyst and managing member of Innovative Business Advisors. .

Request for Startups: Government 2.0

Y Combinator

We believe that a new generation of technology startups are emerging who will start to address these needs (both in America and around the world). 1 Existing YC startups that fit this category include: Codeacademy , Make School , and Lambda School are expanding access to education. We want to invest in many more of them and have refreshed the Request for Startups, which are concepts we believe are important in the coming decades, to reflect this newest addition: Government 2.0.

Meet Gunars Grundstoks: Startup Digest Curator in Latvia


As an original co-founder and board member of TechHub Riga, the first TechHub expansion from London, I cultivate collaborative spaces for emerging entrepreneurs and tech startups to come together to learn, share, and grow. Why did you decide to start curating Startup Digest?

Troy Henikoff on how #GiveFirst grew the Chicago startup ecosystem


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.

How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives

Venture Well

The post How Challenging Assumptions Can Help Startups Save Lives appeared first on VentureWell. Challenging assumptions is a valuable process for any venture, and one that entrepreneurs should not be afraid to embrace.

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


500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. The 11 startups began the accelerator activities on April 22nd at 500’s office in Mexico City. Batch 10’s startups will continue to put in. The post Announcing the 11 Startups in 500 LatAm’s Batch 10! appeared first on 500 Startups.

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


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.

500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property


The post 500’s Latest San Francisco Batch is Hoping to Innovate in Music, TV, and Intellectual Property appeared first on 500 Startups. All accelerator program accelerators beatdapp fitzytv intellectual property ip innovation media media innovation media startup music startup start up start up accelerator startup startup accelerator startup incubator Startups tradespace tv innovation

Sell More Faster: The Recipe for Startup Sales Success


Sell More Faster is the book that every early-stage startup needs to help it find product-market fit. Every startup, at any stage, needs to get—and keep—more customers. You know your startup needs to sell, sell, sell. No Better Expert at Startup Selling.

GAN Partner, Chargebee, on How Startups Can Get the Most Out of Office Hours with a Mentor


As part of the Chargebee team, I head up one of our strategic initiatives, called “Chargebee for Entrepreneurs,” where we work with accelerators and incubators to identify high-potential startups globally. We also offer comprehensive resources to these startups, including a software perk, educational workshops, and counseling in the form of one-on-one office hours. Are you a startup that wants to work with Eric and the team at Chargebee? Not a GAN Startup?

5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

UBI Global

A Question of Innovation… Corporations may recognize that they could use a good dose of innovation, and some seek startups as a shortcut to creative thinking. They may become enamored by a startup’s product, service, or even social focus.

“I Learn From Startups All The Time”—Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs’ Danielle Cohn Has 4 Rules for Startup Mentors


As she explained, “Really, our team was side by side with the startups the whole time they were in the program.” She and her team met with the 10 startups in the program every week, helping them refine what they were looking for from their other mentors. “We

Who Should be on Your Startup Board?

Both Sides of the Table

If you haven’t raised any money or if you raised a small round from angels or friends & family I would suggest you avoid setting up a formal board unless the people who would join your board are deeply experienced at sitting on startup boards. Who Should be on Your Startup Board?

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How Modern Companies Get Smart: Activate Startup Trendspotting

UBI Global

The post How Modern Companies Get Smart: Activate Startup Trendspotting appeared first on UBI Global. Blog Corporations Innovation Insights business accelerators business incubators corporate collaboration innovation ecosystem innovation landscape startups trendspotting

Practical Ways that Canadian Startups Can Go Global (Without Leaving Home)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

For startups looking to fast-track their international acumen, entering international pitch competitions produced by the likes of Get in the Ring , SaaStock or SXSW can put you on the radar of international investors—or at least provide a master class in what you need to do to get there.

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. Take the example of goTenna , a thriving communications hardware startup located in Downtown Brooklyn that employees almost 50 people. but the connections are not being made to support the funds that are supposed to be funding all these local startups.

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

Both Sides of the Table

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. In any tech startup there is a healthy tension between profits & growth. startup

Announcing Startup School 2019

Y Combinator

Today, we’re opening up registration for Startup School 2019, our free online course for founders looking to get help turning an idea into a startup. You can register at Startup School. We’re also excited to share over $30K in deals and credits for Startup School companies, which includes offerings from AWS, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Clerky, Stripe Atlas, Brex and more. 52% of SUS founders were full time on their startup.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises


The Heritage Group (THG) and Techstars are working together to help entrepreneurs and startups disrupt these legacy industries through The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars located in Indianapolis.

What Happens When Startups Turn from Their Innovation Stage to Operational Excellence?

Both Sides of the Table

Nearly every successful tech startup I’ve observed over the past 20 years has gone through a similar growth pattern: Innovate, systematize then scale operations. Many of us who have launched our own startups have our fondest memories of these salad days of startup life. startup

In-House vs. Outsource: What’s the Best Accounting Strategy for Your Startup?


Under no circumstances should any of the below content be construed as legal, tax or investment advice from 500 Startups or any of its affiliates. Life as a startup is perilous. Outsourcing can be a great way for a startup to leverage experienced and skilled talent without breaking the bank. The post In-House vs. Outsource: What’s the Best Accounting Strategy for Your Startup? appeared first on 500 Startups.

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


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. .

The Startup Failure Rate Among Angel-Funded Companies


But to be a successful entrepreneur or serious angel investor, you must have a realistic understanding of the startup failure rate and Read more >. The post The Startup Failure Rate Among Angel-Funded Companies appeared first on The Gust Blog. Starting Your Company When Startups Fail

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? Why create a startup community?

How to Hire the Right Marketing Team for Your Startup

Startup Grind

One of the biggest challenges that the startup founders face during the initial stage is the lack of a well-proficient, professional marketing team. A well-rounded marketing team can make or break a startup and that’s why it is essential to hire the very best.

The Startups and Investors Bringing Voice Tech to Healthcare

Dream It

Dozens of healthcare-focused voice tech startups have popped up in the last few years which are backed by top tier venture funds. conversationHEALTH is another startup that wants to make it easier to create healthcare voice applications. Voice tech is on the rise.

Announcing Projector?—?A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

Both Sides of the Table

A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years A few years ago I spent time in prison with Trevor O’Brien , the founder of Projector. When we got out of prison Trevor began describing the startup he and his co-founder, Jeremy Gordon , wanted to build. startup software design

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. Changes in the Startup Ecosystem. Startup Lessons

The Up and Coming Startups Aiming to Disrupt Healthcare


It’s one of the many reasons why we chose these health industry startups to join our 25th seed program batch in downtown San Francisco. The post The Up and Coming Startups Aiming to Disrupt Healthcare appeared first on 500 Startups.

The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse

This is going to be BIG.

Will this bubble also end in a blaze of glory with companies shutting down left and right in a massive startup apocalypse? Enter the Zombie Startup Apocalypse. All of the sudden, Facebook ad pricing would become reasonable enough again for startups to start using it.

Why @UpfrontVC invested in Disruptive Rental Car Startup @Skurt

Both Sides of the Table

Surely the startup can do better. Startup LessonsRental cars.