The GAN Takes on Austin

The GAN is bringing together the largest group of accelerators and startups ever at an event in Austin during SXSW Interactive 2015. Click here or read below for more details about this and the other activities we’re hosting over the next few days. GAN Party March 16th at 7pm to 11pm RSVP The largest gathering […]

SBA Events in D.C.

It’s so fitting that during National Entrepreneurship Month we celebrate the 50 accelerators that were awarded $50K each in the first ever Small Business Association Growth Accelerator Fund! Last week, all the winners were honored at the White House where we heard from top ranking government officials including the Administrator of the SBA, Maria Contreras-Sweet, […]

SBA Launching $2.5 Million Competition for Accelerators

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a $2.5m competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each. Applicants will be judged by an expert panel that will consider each applicant’s stated mission, founding team members and business goals among other core components. The deadline for the application […]

Patriot Bootcamp

Every year, Techstars helps Veterans from all over the nation start their own companies through its Patriot Boot Camp program, a 3 day event that offers education, mentorship, and networking to Veteran entrepreneurs. Taylor McLemore, founder and director of PBC, describes it as “condensing all the great things about a traditional 3 month Techstars program […]

GAN and SBA Accelerator Meetup in Austin

Earlier this month, the Global Accelerator Network had the pleasure of cohosting an accelerator meetup with the Small Business Administration in Austin, TX. The event took place following SXSW and was hosted by The Capital Factory. Corporate Partners, Founders, Accelerators, SBA representatives and GAN accelerators gathered to connect, learn from each other, hear about various […]

Why Accelerators Love Events Like Startup Weekend

If you’ve ever participated in a hackathon-like event or even something more globally like Startup Weekend then you already know how enlightening it can really be. For those that survive that 54-hour or so slugfest of exhaustion and exhilaration it can be a molotov cocktail that provides existing entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts a nail-biting reminder […]

MD Conference: Santa Monica 2013

Twice a year Global Accelerator Network Managing Directors gather in one spot for a biannual meeting of the minds. This event is a highlight of the year as members always brings great ideas, discussions of best practices, constructive debate and fun as we gather together over a few quick days. I’ve compiled a few highlights […]

Be Heard: Startup Day Across America

The Global Accelerator Network is proud to be supporting tomorrow’s Startup Day Across America. Startup Day Across America is an opportunity to build relationships and understanding between startups/startup ecosystems and their representatives in local, state and federal government. As numerous points of legislation (immigration, patent reform, crowd funding and more) that directly affect startups will […]

GAN ANZ Meetup in Review

The Global Accelerator Network got out of the summer to head down under for the GAN ANZ (Australia New Zealand) accelerator meetup in Adelaide, Australia. For many of us, it was our first time visiting the city. And even with its reputation as being a sleepy town, we found Adelaide to be humming along with […]

GAN Asia Meetup in Review

Recently accelerators, mentors and investors from throughout Asia gathered at the headquarters of the JFDI accelerator in Singapore to connect with one another, develop deeper bonds and learn how to best manage accelerator programs. The day started with two discussions for accelerator management teams. First, the group discussed building a vibrant community and company selection. […]