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Accelerators, startup founders, investors—yeah, we're talkin’ to you

The Global Accelerator Network exists to help seed-stage accelerators around the world maximize their potential. Are you a managing director who wants to take your accelerator to the next level? A startup founder who wants to join a great accelerator? Or an investor interested in vetted, hand-selected companies? You came to the right place.

Think you belong with GAN? Connect with us.

The Standard

A proven model to build successful startups

Using our tried and true model, our members give founders long-term relationships with seasoned mentors, hands-on assistance in developing their businesses, and financing.

Five Ways to Spot a Stellar Accelerator Program What should founders look for?
  1. They provide office space. Being near the same founders, mentors, and investors every day helps build a strong business ecosystem.
  2. They run on a short-term model with small batches of companies An accelerator should be agile and able to efficiently take you from one point to the next.
  3. They have a strong network of local investors and mentors. Make sure mentors will be consistently hands-on, and inquire about investment history and what types of entrepreneurs have received funding from those investors.
  4. They take a small (usually 6-10%) amount of equity. If an accelerator takes more than 10%, question it. We’re all about terms being favorable to entrepreneurs. If it’s good for the entrepreneur first, it’s good for everyone.
  5. View some of our members.
  6. They don't charge you. Almost all of today’s accelerators give founders seed capital, which means they have strong funding behind them that supports their investments.
  7. They provide office space. Being near the same founders, mentors, and investors every day helps build a strong business ecosystem.
  8. They have a strong network of local investors and mentors. Make sure mentors will be consistently hands-on, and inquire about investment history and what types of entrepreneurs have received funding from those investors.
  9. View some of our members.

The Tools

We got them and you need them

Member accelerators are well-equipped to provide founders with the best resources to build their companies. Network members receive knowledge and access to our industry-defining best practices. Meanwhile, their founders have the ability to get in front of investors and take advantage of over $800K of perks from our sponsors like SoftLayer, Sendgrid, and Mailchimp.

Mentorship

Think our founders could learn a thing or two from you?

Mentors are the brainy backbone of the strongest accelerators in the world, and we’re nothing without the ones who devote time within GAN. Although every accelerator in The Network already has at least 40-80 seasoned mentors guiding its founders toward success, we’re always looking for more.

The Industry:

How To Raise Money The New Way

Last week marked the beginning of what should be a dramatic change in the way startups and small businesses raise money. Title IV of the JOBS Act of 2012 contains the rules for investing known as Regulation A. On June 19th the updates to those rules (now being called Regulation A+) took effect.

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The Connections

We’ll introduce you to the people you want to meet

Shake hands. Rub elbows. Have a meeting of the brilliant minds. Between GAN events and our accelerator programs, there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to connect, across disciplines—member, founder, investor, sponsor—so there’s never a shortage of ways to learn, teach, and stay resourcefully up-to-date with your industry peers.

Events we offer

  • MD Conference
    Once a year we gather Managing Directors from GAN accelerators.
  • Regional Meetups
    GAN get togethers for Accelerators, Investors, Mentors and Founders around the globe.
  • Monthly Network Calls for Founders
    Founders are invited to participate in our monthly calls with great guest speakers, industry news, and more.
  • Monthly Network Calls for Managing Directors
    We also hold monthly calls for Managing Directors for exclusive chats with special guests.