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Want Success? Get Over Yourself to Seize the Opportunity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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.

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,...

A New Breed of Teachers: SWEDU as Professional Development

Startup Weekend | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Christine Ortiz. Professional Development for teachers sucks. Well, it does if you're participating. If you get to watch from the outside, it's ...

Don't Ask Your Customers - They Have No Idea What They Want

Startup Weekend | Posted 11.09.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Mike Mates, Brand Director at UP Focus groups, surveys, user research studies, social media, consumer interviews - there's a lot of tools at the ...

Building Startup Communities One Story At A Time

Startup Weekend | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Chet Kittleson, Regional Manager at UP Global If A Story is Told but Nobody is Around to Hear it, Does it Make A Sound? What is it about a city l...

Is Academic Research on Entrepreneurship Worthwhile?

Startup Weekend | Posted 10.06.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Andrew Knight, professor of organizational behavior at Washington University in St. Louis and contributing author for Startup Research at UP Global...

People Power: Organizing Entrepreneurial Communities

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Keith Armstrong, Director of NEXT at UP Global Today is my last day at UP Global (the parent brand for programs such as Startup Weekend, NEXT, and...

Another Voice: Entrepreneurship in Baghdad

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Sheikh Shuvo, Regional Manager at UP Global Meet Maryam. She's a 24-year-old Iraqi woman, a college graduate with an IT degree, and has been activ...

Don't Have a Passion Yet? Start Investing in Yourself

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Keith Armstrong, Director of the NEXT program at UP Global. I feel let down and mildly annoyed at the grand opaqueness of advice given by universi...

SEC Lifts Public Advertising Ban: With Less Complexity Around Fundraising, Will Entrepreneurs Focus on Other Hurdles?

Marc Nager | Posted 09.16.2013 | Small Business
Marc Nager

In one of the most notable policy shifts in the startup world in years, the SEC vote to lift the ban on general solicitation in the JOBS Act means that startups can now publicly market their fundraising intentions.

Your Startup Horoscope

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Franck Nouyrigat, Co Founder of Startup Weekend With Jupiter in retrograde, now is the time to start working on your startup ... but let's face it...