Inside Batch 25 at 500 Startups

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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. Alluva at 500 Startups: What it was really like being a part of Batch 25 In March of 2019, Alluva was accepted into Batch 25 of 500 Startups.

A Startup Support Guide for My Mom

GAN

While I’ve been in the startup world for over a decade now, I know my mom (and many of my friends) have no idea about all of the startup jargon we throw around, especially when it comes to the type of support startups can receive. So, I thought it might be helpful—for my mom and yours—if I put together a “startup support terminology guide.” That said, I work in the startup world. How Those Startups Get Support Along the Way.

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Announcing Startup School Winter 2020

Y Combinator

We’re excited to announce the next iteration of Startup School. We were floored by the quality (and quantity) of founders who participated in Startup School 2019. Because of Startup School’s (SUS) growing popularity and our firm belief that the program increases a founder’s chance of success, we are accelerating our schedule and not waiting a full year for the next iteration. Startup School 2019 stats: 41,777 founders participated. Startup School YC News Feature

Cash Management In Startups

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

Cash is everything in a startup. And startups fail largely because they run out of cash. But cash is more important than your mother in a startup, so managing it is never a waste of time. When I was in my mid-20s and had just gotten a job in venture capital, I read a piece on Alan Shugart , the larger than life founder of Seagate, one of the most successful disk drive companies. Alan was quoted as saying that “cash is more important than your mother.”

The Startup Funding Gap

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 GAN Startup Holiday Gift Buying Guide

GAN

And, while you could easily just shop online at the biggest company on the planet, wouldn’t it be even better if all of your purchases came from companies you could name—companies that will use the revenue they make from your purchase to buy from other startups or to funnel back into their local communities? That’s why I’ve gathered a list of GAN Startups with great gifts—for you or your loved ones. Blue Startups.

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.

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.

For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups

GAN

To the 13,000 startups in the GAN Community, thank you. Running a startup is so hard. To close out 2019, I wrote about startup mission statements and how they’re so often focused on just making more money. But GAN Startups—the more than 13,000 companies that have gone through a GAN Accelerator—are different. When I talk to GAN Startup founders, I’m so impressed. As we go into 2020, though, I have a big push for all 13,000 GAN Startups.

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!

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

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.

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.

Announcing the Startup School 2019 Grant Recipients

Y Combinator

As part of our efforts to further support founders in Startup School , we awarded $15,000 in equity-free grants to the most promising companies to go through the course. of founders who participated in Startup School this past year made the grant selection process a tough one. Congratulations to the following startups* for their impressive progress over the 10-weeks of Startup School! Startup School Feature

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

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups

500

Startup founders often have ambitions not just to make money, but to change the world. Enter ImpactAIM Indonesia, a program forged from a partnership between 500 Startups and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

500’s Past & Present: Betting on International Startups

500

In 2010, 500 Startups started as a new kind of venture capital firm in Silicon Valley with a contrarian belief that talent can come from anywhere in the world. So it really comes down to the thing that we always say which is that we always believed from day one that there are brilliant startups all over the world, but opportunity isn’t universal.” – Tim Chae, Managing Partner at 500 As a.

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.

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.

Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

TechStars

I haven’t always been a big reader, but I’ve got more into it over the past few years of working with startups. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses , by Eric Ries. Know what the biggest startup killer is?

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.

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.

Why Every Startup Should Have an Advisory Board

GAN

This is where I believe an advisory board is critical for every startup. The post Why Every Startup Should Have an Advisory Board appeared first on GAN. Founders & Companies GAN Startups Proven Methods advice advisory board agenda ceo proven methods startup adviceRunning a business isn’t easy.

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The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe

500

This year we dove headfirst into the rise of corporate venture capital, the changing nature of venture capital education, and the important task of startup ecosystem building. The post The Future of Startup Ecosystems Across the Globe appeared first on 500 Startups.

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.

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

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.

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.

7 points to help startups write a winning grant application

Venture Well

The post 7 points to help startups write a winning grant application appeared first on VentureWell. If you’re planning to apply for a grant, there are several ways to ensure that your grant application stands out from the competition—and receives funding.

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.

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.

¡Hola Batch 11 LatAm! These are the 9 Startups Joining our Latest Batch in Mexico City

500

500 Startups is excited to announce the latest batch from our Seed Accelerator based in Mexico City. The nine startups began the accelerator activities on November 25th at 500’s office in Mexico City.

Penn State Startup, RealForests, Took Home Some Real Cash!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

. STATE COLLEGE, PA – Have you ever wondered what it would take to run your own startup? A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to support the efforts of these local startups. The post Penn State Startup, RealForests, Took Home Some Real Cash!

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.

How High Rents Hinder Startup Activity

Revolution

link] How High Rents Hinder Startup Activity was originally published in Revolution on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. entrepreneurship startup housing

A Look Ahead to Techstars Startup Weekend in 2020: More Connected than Ever Before

TechStars

As we get ready to ring in 2020, we’re thrilled to announce some exciting new additions to our Techstars Startup Weekend programs. We’ve seen great successes at events like Global Sustainable Revolution and Global Startup Weekend Women , which we’d like to build on in 2020. .

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. .

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.

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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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).

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.

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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