Funding Raised is not a KPI

The fundraise as an end in itself: this is the trap that many are guilty of falling into, even for a brief moment. The point of raising money is to help your company more quickly and thoughtfully build a successful business. But there are far more important metrics that need to be tracked to determine […]

Mission Fueled

Below is a story about one founder whose personal story inspired his startup journey.  All founders need to look for deep motivations that will sustain them through the droughts and storms that inevitably come when building a company. The perfect example of this is Nicolette, a recent graduate from the Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, Colorado. […]

Four Reasons You Don’t Have to Move Your Start-up to Silicon Valley to be Successful

*Originally posted on CNBC here. It’s no coincidence that some of the most successful start-ups in history — including many of the so-called “unicorns” — are headquartered in Silicon Valley. The Bay Area’s proximity to top tech talent, a plethora of incubators and accelerators, and a “who’s who” of innovative companies make it a fertile […]

Loyalty vs. Location: Why Startup Founders Should Stay Put

See that lush, emerald green grass blanketing your neighbor’s yard? It isn’t an accident. Their lawn got that way from serious cultivation, watering and attention. If your yard looks like a dump by comparison, that doesn’t mean you should move. Instead, maybe it’s time to break out the fertilizer and gardening tools. In the same […]

Hubspot Scholarships Bring Founders to US for GANRally

By: Sebastian Levin, Co-Founder of Merit HR Buenos Aires, Argentina The GAN Rally is an event that unites a cosmopolitan group of entrepreneurs, (in seed capital stage) with managing directors of accelerators, and entrepreneurs who have already climbed that stage. I think the initiative is spectacular, you go into a room in which you do […]

Founders found Founders at Rally 2016

This post originally appeared on Medium Reflecting on the Rally We’ll see hundreds of blogs over the next week that reflect on 2016-I hope this one is unique for you. Entrepreneurs deal with many ups and downs every day, and recapping a year is often too daunting — so I’ll make it quick. I always use the […]

Why this startup chose a smaller town over the Valley

SendGrid is a success story for many reasons. One of the biggest ingredients to their longevity and good fortune is location. The founders lived in California but chose a GAN accelerator, Techstars, in Colorado. After they graduated from their program they didn’t move to the valley, they stayed put in Colorado where their network was […]

3 PR Tips for Every Startup

Okay, so you’ve graduated from your accelerator and you even managed to get a little press from demo day. Congrats! But the truth is, more people need to know about your startup. It’s not as simple as the movie says “if you build it, they will come” (that’s from Field of Dreams kids). So now […]

8 Tips for Selecting the Best HR Company for Your Small Business

One of our partners, Kim Runyen from TriNet, wrote this post on September 23, 2015 for the TriNet blog. _ As an entrepreneur, you founded your business because you are passionate about the product or service you provide the world. However, on the road to success, you probably found that your time spent pursuing your […]