How Corporations are Getting Smart About Startup Engagement

It is no surprise that startups are receiving increased attention and resources from corporations who are looking for early stage companies to help solve their problems in new and innovative ways. Here are four models that are working for both corporations and the startups around the GAN community. 1.) Corporate Accelerators – Sprint Accelerator and […]

The Secret Silicon Valley Shouldn’t be Hiding

  As a senior technology correspondent for CNN, Laurie Segall has interviewed many of the biggest players in Silicon Valley over the years. But in her new docuseries, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, she sets out to unveil some of the darker sides of entrepreneurship and the tech industry. One episode, Silicon Valley’s Secret, struck […]

Obama’s Legacy for Startups

“[I]t has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things—some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor—who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”_ – President Obama, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2009 As the 44th President of the United States bid farewell to the nation […]

Thinking about applying to an accelerator?

This post originally appeared on VentureBurn If you were starting a business 20 years ago, you’d typically spend most of your time running around town searching for customers, investors, and mentors. In a single day, you might only have time for one meeting with a customer and another with an investor. If you were lucky, […]

Top 10 Accelerator News of 2015

The startup world is one that is constantly in flux, which keeps the accelerator industry and the world on their toes! Below are the top ten news the accelerator industry saw in 2015. Research coming out of the University of Emory found that startups who are in an accelerator program raise almost double the investment […]

Why Is New Business Growth Down?

When it comes to new business creation, business as usual is not working. The terms “entrepreneurship” and “serial entrepreneur” may be trendy buzz words, but that doesn’t mean new business is booming in the United States. It’s unfortunate but true: while new businesses made up 15% of companies in the United States as recently as […]

Breaking Geographic Boundaries

It’s a great time to highlight a couple of regions that may not immediately pop into your head when you think of entrepreneurial ecosystems. The truth is, some surprising cities and countries around the world have made remarkable steps in evolving their startup communities and how they serve entrepreneurs. Cairo, Egypt Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator […]

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, celebrating the women who create awesome businesses around the world. While celebrating our women-in-tech heroes shouldn’t be a one-day thing, today is still a good time to think about what it takes to ensure women are included in all kinds of startups. Although entrepreneurship has sometimes been considered the domain […]

Age Is Just A Number

The gender gap in technology is a huge problem but the lack of diversity goes even farther than gender. In the startup world, we see a pretty similar demographic and not only is there a lack of females but a lack of varying ethnicities, educational backgrounds, religious views, and age groups. It’s no secret that […]