Create a More Sustainable Future: The 2019 class of Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy


Today ten companies from around the US and Mexico are joining us in Denver, Colorado for an intensive three-months where they will accelerate their companies, and their impact, to create a more sustainable future for us all.

Sustainability will eat the World

Thomas Grota

sustainability investments future private equity venture capital nature enviromentalI always get asked as many other investors: “what’s the next big thing to invest in…?” The standard.

EO Hosts International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations in Support of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Entrepreneurs' Organization

On 25–26 June 2019, EO presented a two-day International Entrepreneurial Summit at the United Nations focused on inspiring, educating and connecting business leaders to promote sustainable business practices.

Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation sustainable designE-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.

Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions

Venture Well

I&E Ecosystems Sustainable Innovation early stage innovator open startup sustainable design waterWe spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.

Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators startup sustainable design waterJulie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship. The post Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity appeared first on VentureWell.

How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business

Venture Well

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Disrupting Environmental Destruction


One shows the state of humanity and the natural world if we continue with “business as usual,” and the other offers a more positive future for both us and the environment if we switch gears and move towards a more sustainable path. Accelerators Sustainability The Nature Conservancy

9 Ventures Forming the Future of Fashion

Impact Hub

Slow and sustainable fashion is gaining momentum, and you no longer have to make a choice between style or ethics – you can have both. They audit every single brand that wishes to be stocked with them, to prove their ethical credentials and sustainable practices.

Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators sustainable design waterDespite ominous data about the harmful impact - and volume - of ocean pollution, there’s a wave of early-stage innovators determined to address the issue. The post Inventing Solutions to Prevent Ocean Pollution appeared first on VentureWell.

Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Global I&E Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startup waterFor World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they're addressing strains in both resource systems.

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Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials

Venture Well

Early Stage Innovators Sustainable Innovation E-Team entrepreneurship innovation startupsFor Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill. The post Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials appeared first on VentureWell.

Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars

Forward Cities

The post Building a sustainable city involves much more than electric cars appeared first on Forward Cities. Instagram

Show me the money: how entrepreneurial support programs (and organizations) become financially sustainable

Carol Lauffer

Creating financially sustainable Entrepreneurial Support Programs (ESPs) and Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) helps to ensure that they can survive the loss any revenue stream–and continue to serve clients and generate results, whether those are jobs, new business starts, etc. Sustainability is defined as the ability to cover expenses with predictable, reliable sources of funding. To create a sustainable ESP or ESO requires the adoption of 5 best practices.

The NESI Forum Comes To Málaga In April 2019

Impact Hub

Only through this change of vision can we be optimistic in the face of challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Climate Change Agenda.

Catching a Second Wind


Sustainability and Transparency. Sustainability is no longer a fringe endeavor for those wanting to save the planet— it is a growing part of retail strategy. Technology is the key to the transition to sustainability.

Keeping It Green In 2019: How To Organize An Eco-Friendly Event

Impact Hub

Until the day when air travel becomes more sustainable, we believe we all must make conscious efforts to offset our climatic impact in light of journeying to meet in person. The Global Gathering.

How Amsterdam Collaborates With The Global Impact Hub Network

Impact Hub

Europe Programs SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDGs Social innovation amsterdam challenge programs solution

3 Impactful Stories From Impact Hub Madrid

Impact Hub

Sugaro: a shift towards sustainable catering. The Events Department at Impact Hub Madrid asked us to shift our working methods towards sustainability, recycling and elimination of plastic. #ImpactOnTour ’s next stop this year is Impact Hub Madrid: at the forefront of innovation.

Press Release: Impact Hub Joins Pact for Impact Summit 2019

Impact Hub

We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks. Events News Press releases SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDGs Social innovation

Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University

Venture Well

Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University is helping students invent sustainable household energy systems for developing communities. . The post Faculty Spotlight: Nordica MacCarty from Oregon State University appeared first on VentureWell.

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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

How do serial entrepreneurs such as Kevin Systrom and Jack Dorsey sustain themselves while working on a project that doesn’t yet generate cash-flow?


Unfortunately there is no magic involved here. In the two specific cases you mentioned, one had made money from his previous startups, and the other had paying jobs at Google and Nextstop. Typically serial entrepreneurs are serial because they have successfully exited from Startup One before beginning Startup Two, and they use the first one to fund the second.

Sherri Hammons on staying humble and staying strong


Give First is ingrained in Sherri’s leadership style and her approach to bringing together technology and sustainability, which is her focus as CTO of The Nature Conservancy. . How technology and sustainability intersect. The Techstars Sustainability Accelerator is “brilliant, actually.

Prize Money=Nice | Funded Pilots=Amazing

Paul G. Silva

Source: AccelVT & the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. This summer I had the pleasure of facilitating the 2019 Energy (CleanTech) cohort for the AccelVT accelerator in Burlington, VT.

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


The new accelerator program will focus on companies addressing social impact, with a specific emphasis on companies in the STEM training, environmental sustainability, and community-enriching initiatives spaces. Income inequality, cleaner sources of energy and sustainable food production are just some of the challenges we’re all facing,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO of Cox Enterprises.

It Takes a Village to Build an Ecosystem

Co Starters

We see this set of roles as a tool for a more rigorous understanding of how this new thing called “ecosystem building” actually works, and for helping ecosystem builders to do their work better and more sustainably. By Enoch Elwell, CO.STARTERS Founder & Visionary.

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


If you want to ask her how she does it, you can connect with her on Twitter, or meet her at Tauranga Startup Weekend_Sustainable Development Goals edition, coming up on 30 August 2019.

Networks vs. Nodes: Developing New Business Models for the Connected Age

Co Starters

While collaboration is a key value, but operational activities often focus on building a stronger (more competitive) organization by gathering more resources to assure sustainability. There is nothing wrong with pursuing sustainability—it’s essential for every organization.

Congrats to a Former Student Making The World A Better Place

Paul G. Silva

Her venture diverted more than a million pounds of food to food pantries around the country, is financially sustainable, and has only just begun. So much food goes to waste in our country every year. So many people are hungry. It is literally cheaper to throw food away than to give it away… until now. A few years ago I had the honor of mentoring Maria Rose Belding when she and her partners at Means Database were in the Valley Venture Mentors startup Accelerator.

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Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Sustainable Development Goals through youth empowerment using robotics and innovation. If you don’t know how to help yourself, you won’t be able to help others sustainably. Check out this advice from YLAI speaker and entrepreneur Emilie Airies on sustainable success.

New Global Survey: Everything You Wanted to Know About Coworking


Knowing the answers to such questions helps us better understand the coworking movement and ensure sustainable growth. How many people plan to open a coworking space in the future? What kind of people use coworking spaces and what is important to them? How many spaces are profitable?

Evaluating Manufacturing USA

EntreWorks Consulting

Current institutes include centers that focus on additive manufacturing ( America Makes ), advanced robotics ( ARM ), sustainable manufacturing ( REMADE ), and many other sectors. GAO also recommends a greater focus on the long-term sustainability of these programs, especially on how they can attract more private sector funding. Back in 2014, Congress wisely opted to try a new approach for revitalizing American manufacturing: the Manufacturing USA Network.

What Accelerators Look Like in 2019


Corporates get access to innovative startups without having to run a program on their own, accelerators get connected to powerful corporates that make them not only more sustainable but more attractive to founders, and startups get more opportunities to connect and work with strategic corporates, which are also often a great source of potential revenue.

Why Revolution is Investing in TemperPack


Over the years, many of Revolution’s investments such as Zipcar, Sweetgreen, and Optoro have experienced explosive growth brought about by their ability to develop sustainable alternatives to problems consumers and businesses were facing in sectors like transportation, food, and e-commerce.

The 2019 Top Coworking Events


Study how coworking spaces are financed and become sustainable in Gdansk or Alicante and widen your horizon at the sea. Not sure what coworking industry events you would like to attend in 2019? Learn from failures or get inspired by success stories and enjoy the Indian cuisine in Goa.

Growing a Startup Ecosystem in Louisville, KY


Techstars and LEAP will build a self-sustaining coalition of entrepreneurs, corporate partners, local and national investors, government and academic leaders, and startup enthusiasts in the community to collaborate on accelerating the growth of the ecosystem.

Behind the scenes: The challenges of building an EdTech startup

Startup Grind

You now transition from your mere focus on building a product to thinking more about building a viable business that sustains this product. Readmill Long story short, they failed to monetize to sustain the business. Are you thinking about building the next big thing in EdTech?

Impact Hub Honolulu Is Growing In Hawaii

Impact Hub

Many of our events and programming are focused on our impact areas: sustainability, education, and innovation. Member organization Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Director Rafael Bergstrom at our Sustainable Development Goals event.

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. I've been an alum of Dreamit twice. The first time, back in 2012, I joined as part of a mobile gaming company.

Impact Hub Bergen: Where History Meets Innovation

Impact Hub

This sparks exciting discussions around sustainability topics, and – every so often – new collaborations. #ImpactOnTour ’s next stop this year is Impact Hub Bergen: at the gateway to the Norwegian fjords….

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

For Rafael, that motivation is sustaining and protecting traditional Honduran culture. “If Growing up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Rafael López enjoyed, among other pastimes, hiding his money in his grandmother’s closet.

Techstars and 43North Partner to Grow Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Buffalo


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.