The GAN Takes on Austin

The GAN is bringing together the largest group of accelerators and startups ever at an event in Austin during SXSW Interactive 2015. Click here or read below for more details about this and the other activities we’re hosting over the next few days.

SBA Events in D.C.

It’s so fitting that during National Entrepreneurship Month we celebrate the 50 accelerators that were awarded $50K each in the first ever Small Business Association Growth Accelerator Fund! Last week, all the winners were honored at the White House where we heard from top ranking government officials including the Administrator of the SBA, Maria Contreras-Sweet, and the newest Chief Technology Officer for the United States, and former Vice President at Google[x], Megan Smith.

SBA Launching $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a $2.5m competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each. Applicants will be judged by an expert panel that will consider each applicant’s stated mission, founding team members and business goals among other core components. The deadline for the application is August 2, 2014.

Patriot Bootcamp

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Every year, Techstars helps Veterans from all over the nation start their own companies through its Patriot Boot Camp program, a 3 day event that offers education, mentorship, and networking to Veteran entrepreneurs.