Global Accelerator Network

It’s good to be GAN. 6 continents, 59 cities, 50 accelerators—1 standard for entrepreneurial excellence. At the Global Accelerator Network, we set the bar for startup accelerators and founders with our short-term, mentorship-based program and guidelines.


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Lightening Bolt

$ 959 M

$959M raised in financing Savvy startups go with GAN. Our accelerators are helping companies make connections and raise a whole lot of money.


$ 701 k

$701k in funding per company Big ideas get bigger shots at success. Founders in GAN accelerators average over half a million dollars in funding.


A Few of Our Members

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Australia/New Zealand)

Techstars in Chicago

Chicago, IL (North America)


6% equity stake for $18k seed capital and the option for a convertible note of $51k-100k

Start Co.

Memphis, TN (North America)

Startup Wise Guys

Tallin, Estonia (Europe)

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Why Accelerators Love Events Like Startup Weekend

If you’ve ever participated in a hackathon-like event or even something more globally like Startup Weekend then you already know how enlightening it can really be.

For those that survive that 54-hour or so slugfest of exhaustion and exhilaration it can be a molotov cocktail that provides existing entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts a nail-biting reminder of why they do what they do.

You see, building something out of nothing in a short, concentrated, and intense amount of time is just...

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