It Takes a Village

It takes a village to start a company and GAN accelerators do a great job surrounding entrepreneurs with a supportive network. Which is why we wanted to take a moment and highlight 10 awesome things GAN members are doing for startups! 1. Communitech launched a new accelerator called Rev, a first-of-its-kind sales accelerator 2. The […]

We Support An Open Internet

One of the focuses of the GAN is make sure that accelerators and startups are protected. In the United States, as many of you know, FCC Chairman Wheeler proposed net neutrality rules that we think will keep an open internet and be favorable to your entrepreneurs. This week FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai put out a […]

Summer Camp for Startups

GAN member, Coolhouse Labs has been quietly helping startups in their gorgeous little town off the shore of Lake Michigan. Now they are announcing increased funding for their startups and an expansion to Ann Arbor, Michigan! Coolhouse Labs offers “free housing, mentorship, and access to their incredible design and product development team, and nearly $200,000 […]

GAN Exchange Success

Through the Global Accelerator Network all accelerators and the startups that go through these programs are able to visit other member locations throughout the world. This “Exchange Program” offers a unique opportunity to visit a region of interest for potential expansion, or a region where the market is stronger etc. On these exchange trips, companies […]

8 Weeks of Awesome with Techstars Boulder

Techstars is hosting a series of events called 8 Weeks of Awesome, where every Tuesday they are featuring a different expert within the industry to share advice and best practices to help startups and entrepreneurs. It’s free and open to the public! The third installment is this next Tuesday, February 3rd with Techstars Founder and […]

10 Ways the Accelerator Model Will Change This Year

One of our members, Bryan Bulte, Managing Director of SeedSumo Accelerator in Texas, wrote this article for Venture Beat and we had to share it! Startup accelerators have been around for years, but 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of when business incubation truly became popular. Accelerators like Y Combinator and Techstars figured out in 2005 […]

France’s Modern Technology Revolution

Last week I was in the southern part of Paris, when Daniel Jarjoura who oversees the Startup42 accelerator took me through the EPITA Graduate School of Computer Science. As we’re walking through the school hallways, there are literally hundreds of soon-to-be programmers learning and practicing their trade at wooden tables and uncomfortable chairs in a […]

Open-Sourcing Accelerator Knowledge

Accelerator programs have proven to be an amazing resource for the handful of companies that are selected to join, but what about all of the other applicants and entrepreneurs? Cedric Maloux with StartupYard has started an initiative to support local startups that have not been able to take part in an accelerator by applying the […]

10 Tips for Creating and Sustaining Sponsorships

Patrick Riley, GAN CEO and former Director of Business Development, hosted a call for GAN accelerators last week where he laid out the steps for establishing and maintaining relationships with corporate partners. Below you’ll find ten tips for how to structure a sponsorship and define and sustain a win/win relationship for everyone involved. While you […]

News From Around the Network 11.4.14

With over 50 member accelerators who have 700+ alumni companies, something good is always happening around the GAN. Here’s our latest: GAN News Global Accelerator Network and SBA co-host Accelerator meetup in Austin and unveil competition Accelerator News Startup incubator JFDI raises $2.1M to accelerate tech startups in Southeast Asia Nicole Glaros from Techstars explains […]