Accelerator Demo Day with the SBA


The Global Accelerator Network recently partnered with the Small Business Administration to host the first Accelerator Demo Day. Held at 1776 in Washington, DC 16 accelerators, including GAN members AlphaLab, Betaspring, The Brandery and The Ark Challenge took the stage to pitch their programs for the audience’s support. In attendance were members of Congress, White House staff, representatives from the Small Business Administration, philanthropic organizations and members of the startup community.

Highlights of the day as told by Twitter:

Three Big Reasons to Apply to The ARK Challenge Before This Weekend's Deadline


While at first the notion might raise some eyebrows, The ARK Challenge has been recognized as a premier choice for accelerating tech startups in America by Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Upstart Business Journal. Here are three big reasons why entrepreneurs should make the leap to accelerate in Northwest Arkansas.

1) In the 90 days following The ARK Challenge’s first Demo Day in 2012, six of the 15 companies received follow-on funding.

SXSW 2013


It’s the first week of March, we all knew this post was coming:


It’s time for tech’s annual pilgrimage to Austin for free tacos, bbq, keg beer and more tech talk, launches and gossip than you can shake a stick at. Many of our members are headed to TX for the fun and several are hosting events, speaking on panels or holding office hours.

GAN member happenings at SXSW: