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.

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.

How to Craft an Exceptional Update About Your Startup

GAN

Each week, I receive dozens of updates from startups—everything from founders I’ve just chatted with briefly, to founders I’ve mentored, to companies that have asked GAN Ventures for funding. The post How to Craft an Exceptional Update About Your Startup appeared first on GAN.

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.

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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.

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). Progress For a Startup Nation.

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!

TechStars

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.

Key Takeaways From Startup Grind Global

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Santoro attended the 2019 Startup Grind Global as an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) ambassador and mentor. After the Startup Grind Global conference, he took time to reflect on the lessons he learned from the many early-stage entrepreneurs he spoke with. Carlo G.

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

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.

The Most Successful Startup Teams are Curious

GAN

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a conversation about startup newsletters with some of GAN’s corporate partners during our yearly Partner Summit. The post The Most Successful Startup Teams are Curious appeared first on GAN. The Industry curiosity gan partners leadership partner summit startup cultureWe’d been chatting about newsletters we loved when I went a bit negative and opened up about a newsletter I had a lot of judgments around.

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

TechStars

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

Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests

Venture Well

Download a free stress test to identify your startup's vulnerabilities and brainstorm contingency plans. The post Startup Horror Stories: Scary Situations Entrepreneurs Can Avoid With Stress Tests appeared first on VentureWell. Frightened to fail? Face your fears!

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.

Becoming the Partner of Choice for Startups

TechStars

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.

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

TechStars

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.

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.

The Common Denominator Among Our 25 Startup Investments

GAN

The post The Common Denominator Among Our 25 Startup Investments appeared first on GAN. Investing founders investing passion portfolio startups vc venture capitalThis past week, I took a look at the 25 investments that GAN Ventures has made so far. Mostly, I was just checking to see who I’ve followed up with lately and who else I should reach out to so that I could say hello and see how things were going.

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. .

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.

Meet Gunars Grundstoks: Startup Digest Curator in Latvia

TechStars

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?

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. .

Meet the Startups of Batch 25

500

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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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.

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.

how startups can lessen their environmental footprint

Venture Well

The post how startups can lessen their environmental footprint appeared first on VentureWell. From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint.

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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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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.

the role universities play in startup ecosystem development

Venture Well

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

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

GAN

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?

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.

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

500

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.

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).

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIVE STARTUPS THAT RECEIVED BEN FRANKLIN FUNDING

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

STATE COLLEGE, PA – At the September 2019 Board of Director’s meeting the largest early-stage investor in the region, Ben Franklin Technology Partners added five additional startups to its portfolio of funded clients.

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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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.

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

TechStars

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

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

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

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