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Startup Accelerators

Women in Business Q&A: Tugce Ergul, Co-Founder, Angel Labs

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tugce Ergul/Sofala Ntweng-Knapton Tugce Ergul is a co-founder at Angel Labs, the world's first investor accelerator with a strong focus on diversity ...

Grid110 - How a Group of Diverse Entrepreneurs are Shaping the Tech Ecosystem in Downtown LA

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 04.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

*Photo Credit: Marlena Elise Photography Los Angeles has been traditionally known as the center of the entertainment and fashion industries and on...

Need Office Space? 4 Options for New Startup Founders

Brian Hughes | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

A dedicated office space will cost $10-$50 per square foot each month, depending on the cost of living in the city where the entrepreneur is located. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars per month on rent, there are alternatives new business owners should consider.

The Insider's Guide to Startup Bootcamps and Accelerators

Janice Omadeke | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Janice Omadeke

Being an entrepreneur can feel like a lonely journey. I was not surrounded by entrepreneurs on a regular basis. Many of my friends don't have the same...

If SkyDive Dubai Was a Mindset: Pushing The Kids to Fly

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

"You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down." - Reid Hoffman, American Entrepreneur Blanketed under thousands of stars, th...

Small and Growing Businesses: Unique as the Stripes on a Zebra

Andy Bryant | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Andy Bryant

As a business advisor for the past five years, I've seen the potential of small businesses to transform communities and bring life-changing products and services to the people of Tanzania.

How Start-Up Chile Put Their Ecosystem on the Global Map and Became a Benchmark for Other Countries

Anne Ravanona | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

In 2010, Chile did not have a startup ecosystem and they felt that their economic growth was being stunted so their government decided to change that. The Chilean government decided to set up Start-Up Chile, a government-backed acc

What's a Promising Answer to the WEF16 Global Agenda?

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Sunnie Groeneveld

As the World Economic Forum 2016 concludes, what are the big take-aways? And what might be one of the most promising answers to the question of its Gl...

6 Ways to Make the Most of Any Accelerator Program

Jake Newfield | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Jake Newfield

This past summer I was a member of 500 Startups, one of the top accelerator programs in the world. For those who aren't familiar with 500 Startups or other accelerators (like Y Combinator or Tech Stars,) it's helpful to understand how these organizations function to fund Silicon Valley startups and technology innovation across the globe.

Going Against the Flow: David Cohen, Co-Founder of Techstars

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

It's about changing the world for the better. Innovating, and improving the human condition. I think motivation and drive, coupled with raw talent, help make founders successful. It's not that simple, but that's a great start.

Why Everyone Should Join an Accelerator

Bobby George | Posted 10.08.2015 | Education
Bobby George

In a very real, almost palpable sense, accelerators harken back to the forgotten days of apprentices, where the long afternoons of tedious practice spent toiling in the hot afternoon sun were rewarded by the cool breeze of Olympian-Inspired dreams captured by the main nightly event.

Education and Outcomes: Startup Institute Publishes its Proven Results

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Shaun_Johnson

As the innovation economy continues to push on the concept of traditional education and how it aligns with purposeful careers, many entrants have entered the space. Since 2012, Startup Institute, a career accelerator which I cofounded, has been one of the largest and earliest players.

Pasadena Startups Bridge Design and Technology

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Pasadena, known for the Rose Parade and its quaint Old Town, is fast becoming a vibrant center of entrepreneurship and innovation in Southern California.

Accelerating Impact Fund Managers to Spur Investments in the Base of the Pyramid

David Bank | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
David Bank

First-time fund managers have a hard time raising capital in any area of private equity. Add in low-income customers, challenging frontier markets and a requirement for demonstrable social impact and first-time social-impact fund managers face even greater obstacles.

Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Spotlight at White House Today

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

America's greatest innovators come from all states, not just from Silicon Valley. They can be students in Boise, a farmer in McMullen or a single parent in Anchorage. Unfortunately, securing the resources they need is often a daunting task.

Going Against the Flow: Sara Capra, Cofounder of Orate

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.03.2015 | DC
Charu Sharma

Sara Capra is co-founder of Orate, an online marketplace where event organizers and public speakers can easily find one another, helping event planners find the perfect speakers for their audiences. Sara previously worked in Global Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation, where she helped develop strategic partnerships to support the organization's mission.

Big Companies Can Avoid Disruption by Partnering With Startup Accelerators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.27.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

David Cohen started as a software programmer at age 13 and since then he has had only one job interview. Cohen started three startups and now is the f...

Climbing Sand Dunes and Talking Seed Accelerators in Namibia

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Since early May, I have been based at the Polytechnic of Namibia, working with students and faculty on entrepreneurship on a Fulbright Senior Specialist fellowship. Located in Southwest Africa, Namibia is one of the least dense countries in the world.

6 Lessons for Schools From Start-Up Incubators

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

As schools consider ways to include or improve entrepreneurial education, we need to consider ways to break down the barriers of traditional education in order make this endeavor meaningful and transformative to students.

8 Innovations That Caught My Eye

Ari Garber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Ari Garber

When you stop and think about how much innovation has impacted your life, it is easy to see just how much it affects us. Not only does innovation make our lives much more convenient, it also allows us to continue innovating.

5 Startup Secrets For Women

Susan Liang | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Susan Liang

You'll never know what you're capable of until you take yourself not just to the edge, but jump off of it entirely. Take a risk on yourself: go after your dream and dream big while you're at. Go big or go home.

5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund

Ray Leach | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in hi...

Energy Excelerator's New Space Brings New Energy

Jason Rushin | Posted 11.24.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

In Hawaii, everyone feels the pain of high energy costs, so we're very amenable to being early adopters of new technologies and ideas, such as residential solar.

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

Startup Accelerator Applying Multisided Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Identifying and attracting potential startup firms has so far been a game of chance, with far too much money chasing far too few opportunities. Those ...