Going the Extra Mile

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When startup founders join GAN member accelerators, they gain access to the best resources to help them build their companies. Among those resources are over $800K of perks from our amazing sponsors. Our sponsors not only offer perks for their products but many of them take the time to mentor startups with face-to-face office hours. Take SoftLayer, an IBM Company, for example, which provides on-demand IT infrastructure, servers, and cloud services for startups and corporates around the world. SoftLayer is devoted to offering every advantage they can to startups. With representatives all around the world, SoftLayer is able to personally visit almost all of our member accelerators and introduce themselves to the startups going through those accelerators.

Six Awesome Accelerators & A Startup

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It takes a village to start a company and GAN accelerators do a great job surrounding entrepreneurs with a supportive network, which is why we wanted to highlight six awesome things GAN members are doing for the startup industry this past month!

Celebrating our Women-in-Tech Heroes

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Each year on August 26 we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, marking the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to participate more fully in the political process of the United States by voting. This is a day to recognize the brave, visionary women who fought for equal rights, and to honor those who continue to do so today.

Invest in Your Company Culture – Before It’s Too Late

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We all know that the process of getting a company off the ground tends to be an all-consuming endeavor. Long hours, little sleep, lots of caffeine – sometimes all you can hope for is to keep the venture going for another day. But lost in the shuffle, all too often, are big picture considerations, including the importance of establishing a strong company culture. Though it’s easy to overlook, your culture is one factor that will make or break your company over the long term.

How Accelerators Get Your Company Funded

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With more than 70 GAN accelerators around the world, we’re always blown away by the great stuff they’re up to, continually finding new ways to help startups. And without a doubt, one of the greatest strengths of the GAN community is the willingness of our members to share what they’re learning.