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Diversity: A Key Component for Thriving Startup Communities

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

Startup leaders and founders are not experts in sociology, but in the face of ample evidence, I believe that founders and community builders have a unique responsibility to alter the future of startup communities and their narratives.

7 Tips for Getting into a Silicon Valley Accelerator

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.27.2014 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Lloyed Lobo Over the past year I've been running the Startup Next Pre-accelerator in SF, which is a 5-week program by UP Global and Google for Ent...

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.

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 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...

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...

Defining The 'Best Possible Outcome' For Startups

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.10.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global Every startup founder I've met starts with a huge dream of some kind. Some want to change the world, other...

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Chet Kittleson, NW Regional Manager at UP Global As an active member of the startup scene for the past several years, I've had the privile...

What Elon Musk Can Teach Us About Time, Risk, and Commitment

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global Time. It's one of the dimensions of a entrepreneur's journey that's difficult to forecast. Yet, it's the ...

What UP Global Means for Entrepreneurs and Communities

Marc Nager | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Nager

Just last week, Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced the launch of UP Global, a new organization that aims to foster entrepreneurial communities and provide action-based programs for entrepreneurs.