2022 GAN Data Report

What Accelerators Look Like in 2022 Each year, in order to gather concrete insights on the current state of the accelerator industry, GAN asks the accelerators in our community hundreds of questions about their programs. More than half of the GAN community’s 128 accelerators—which are spread across more than 100 cities and 6 continents—completed the […]

Trust in a Transactional World

A good friend recently sent me a copy of The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey. I’ve come across this book before, but apparently a gifted copy was the nudge it took for me to actually read it. Stephen starts off Chapter 1 saying this: “There is one thing that is common to every individual, […]

The Hard Work of Love

There’s this electronic sign that belongs to the church on 18th and Colorado here in Denver. I look at it every day because I drive right by it to get into my neighborhood. While some churches are known for the cheesy puns on their signs, this one features some pretty incredible sayings. There’s one in […]

May We Rest

Every week, I send a note to the 17,000 startups in GAN and GSSN, the 1,000+ leaders of accelerators, studios, hubs, and corporates in GAN and GSSN, and thousands of our friends around the world. My note is normally something about growing and scaling our startups or about creating a more whole world, one in […]

Top 6 things to do when you are generating fewer leads

Guest Author: Suganthan Asokan All founders experience the ups and downs of sales & marketing functions during their entrepreneurial journey. There are times when every campaign your marketing team runs is successful, multiple new deals are being closed daily, prospects are reaching out to you organically and the phone just won’t stop ringing. But then, there […]

I Feel More Human

I love Trader Joe’s. It’s a grocery store here in the States that’s known for its Hawaiian shirt-wearing employees, for having only one of everything (there is only one type of syrup, one type of “cheerio” cereal, and one type of vanilla ice cream), and for its overall fun atmosphere.  You also may notice that […]

Airplane Time

Airplane time is wonderful. For my airplane time, I usually fly Southwest Airlines. Since I have status with them, I am usually one of the first to board. So typically, I get a great seat on the plane with a ton of legroom. I settle in, put on my headphones, and pull out a book. […]

Speed, Gears, and RPMs

There are three types of roads that you use in the Colorado mountains. A highway. A mountain pass. Backcountry roads. When you’re on the highway, you’re moving around 75 mph (120 kph), and your car’s engine operates at a pretty steady clip, although there are times where you must rev your engine to get up […]

The Rabbit Listened

Right now, my favorite kids’ book is The Rabbit Listened. Here’s how the story goes. A little girl is playing with a set of blocks when crows swoop down and destroy the beautiful tower she has made. The girl is devastated. Soon, her friends arrive on the scene one at a time. First, the chicken […]

You’re Not a Genius

A few weeks ago, I was on a Zoom call with a founder. She had just won a global pitch competition with an incredible idea and pitch. We’d been connected through a good friend, and I jumped on the call with no agenda other than to see how I could help her. We dove into […]