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Startup Weekend

Pioneering Sustainable Fashion Trends

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 06.06.2016 | Style
Umar Zulqarnain

This is the first article in my startup series. I will be publishing articles on notable startups, I will be conducting interviews with notable founde...

Best Practices for Young Leaders: An Interview with Two Founders Under 25

Claire Topalian | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Claire Topalian

I had the opportunity to catch up with two young founders recently: Nadya Nguyen, founder and CEO of Hidrate Spark and Andrew Torba, founder and CEO of Automate Ads.

How We Ideated, Designed, and Launched a Product over a Three-Day Weekend

Amelia Friedman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Amelia Friedman

This year, my friend and I decided to spend this MLK Jr. weekend a little bit differently (it was too cold to do anything fun, anyway). Overcaffeinated and overconfident, we decided to design and launch a new product in three days spending less than $100.

8 Startups Disrupting Multiple Industries From The World's Largest Startup Accelerator in Boston

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Each year, MassChallenge takes in 128 startups and provides them with resources that allow them to take their startup to the next level. We sat down with 8 different startups from this year's batch. That were tackling problems in various industries from healthcare and education to art and media to agriculture and food.

54 Hours of Startup Innovation Take Mid-Missouri to New Heights

Brittany Hodak | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Brittany Hodak

As the co-founder of two growing companies, I'm intimately familiar with the daunting, time-consuming nature of launching a startup. It took me almost seven years of networking and planning to launch my first company, ZinePak, after having the idea in college.

Startup Insider: Shopline CEO Raymond Yip - Helping Merchants Go Online in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

All Monetization, No 'Ums' at Orange County's Startup Weekend

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Andre Bourque

Five teams competed in Orange County this past weekend. Particularly notable in this Southern California version of a San Francisco hackathon was a focus on product viability. Teams were here to build a product to sell, not merely to produce an idea without a market.

Want Success? Get Over Yourself to Seize the Opportunity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.03.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

No one else is going to pave the way for you to reach your dreams, and even when one dream slips away, there are still opportunities to reinvent yourself.

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Educational Boondoggle or Brilliant Innovation?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

Entrepreneurship is today's cool kid on the block. But, for me, the question is this: Is it even possible to teach someone to become a successful entrepreneur in a classroom setting?

How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

Women in Entrepreneurship Emerging Globally from Gaza to Kiev

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

On June 19th, 150 Gazan women and men gathered for the fourth Startup Weekend Gaza - but this particular event promised the presence of at least 50% w...

Stories and Inspiration From 500 Community Leaders at UP Summit 2014

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

In every person I had the opportunity to speak with, this same sense of pride and ownership came through; people expressed, over and over, that their personal success rested in the public success of their own community.

Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: Shifting Traditions Amidst a Booming Ecosystem

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Faisal Khan, Co-founder and Lead at Peshawar 2.0 Driving back to Peshawar from Startup Weekend Islamabad, I was feeling pretty satisfied. Overall,...

Meet the 13 Teams Selected for Toronto's NEXT Program

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Holly Knowlman of The Working Group Thirteen select early-stage technology startups have been chosen to participate in Toronto's inaugural NEXT p...

Y Combinator: Get Your Pen and Pad Ready

Startup Weekend | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Director of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global. Sam Altman, soon-to-be President of the esteemed accelerator, Y Combi...

Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Isn't a Task for Women Alone

Claire Topalian | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Claire Topalian

Diversity is a natural component to creativity and innovation. Without varying perspectives and experiences, true innovation eventually comes to a standstill.

Startup Women: UP Global's New Initiative Set to Launch 1,500 Female-Led Startup Teams in 2014

Claire Topalian | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

In 2009, Startup Weekend held its first "Women's Edition" event alongside Women 2.0 in San Francisco. The event proved to be a success, yielding 19 strong startup teams.

What If Entrepreneurship Can Be Used to Help NCAA Athletes Achieve More?

Matt Murrie | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...

Why a War & Shrinking Economy Can't Stop Syrian Innovation

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Ross Buchanan Despite operating in an economy under sanction from the European Union, the Arab league, the United States, and 11 non-EU Europea...

Startup Weekend Amman: Seeding Leaders in Jordan

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Ross Buchanan *Research and additional reporting contributed by Lauren Sauser.  Amman, Jordan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities ...

Startup Weekend Damascus: Entrepreneurship in a War Zone

Startup Weekend | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Ross Buchanan Imperialism, ideology, and war are not historically unique developments in a city that predates human record. After ten millennia...

Startup Diplomacy, the Next Big Thing for American Soft Power

Startup Weekend | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

The following is an article by David T. Killion, United States Ambassador to UNESCO The United States has long drawn on American culture to advance...

The Secret to Company Culture

Startup Weekend | Posted 12.14.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Demi Wetzel, Office Manager at UP Global The words "company culture" by definition have taken on an entirely new meaning within the past few years...

The Future of School, One Piece at a Time: Startup Weekend EDU and 4.0 Schools

Startup Weekend | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Matt Candler, Founder of 4.0 Schools 4.0 Schools is an early-stage education incubator I launched three years ago in New Orleans to help teachers,...