Big News: Global Accelerator Network Partners For The Startup Conference

Now that the International CES show, and Eureka Park are winding down this weekend, we’ve got a ton of news about the largest startup conference in the country, The Startup Conference. As you may have heard the conference has already sold (not forecast, but sold) nearly 2000 attendee tickets. In addition we have over

17: Pat Riley Talks Startup Accelerators & How The Game Is Changing

Download | Subscribe Patrick Riley currently oversees the Global Accelerator Network which is an affiliation of short-term mentorship-driven accelerators started by TechStars. He started his career working for W.L. Gore and Associates and moved into the leadership of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. Patrick left the Red Cross to manage the west coast

David Cohen Names Fellow Techstars CoFounder David Brown President

Techstars Boulder graduated their Summer 2013 class last week. Boulder is the original Techstars program and home to the organization’s headquarters which also includes the Global Accelerator Network. Techstars was originally founded by David Cohen, Brad Feld, Congressman Jared Polis, and David Brown. David Cohen moved into a day-to-day operational role with Techstars. The others

Bad Ass Startup Chicks: Jeannette Balleza Director, Ark Challenge

As you probably heard, women in startups played a big roll in the inaugural The Startup Conference. The conference which had over 1200 attendees on site featured panels like “Kick Ass Female Founders From Everywhere Else” and other panels which featured startup founders from everywhere else. One of those bad ass startup chicks that

Work On An Iceberg: Ark Challenge Applications Open Through April 7th

We were really pleased that our neighbors from Arkansas’ Ark Challenge accelerator program were just one of many Global Accelerator Network (GAN) accelerators in attendance at The Startup Conference.  The Ark crew was at the conference talking to attendees and startups about retail, logistics and food processing the three core focus areas for the

Excelerate Labs Becomes Techstars Chicago

Today in a blog post penned by Techstars founder David Cohen, he announced that Excelerate Labs, the startup accelerator located at 1871 has become Techstars Chicago. Excelerate Labs was founded by Troy Henikoff and Sam Yagan (OKCupid, SparkNotes and in partnership with Sandbox Industries and New World Ventures. We’ve covered several of the Excelerate

Two Weeks Left Until The Startup Conference, Biggest Startup Conference In The US

We are officially at the two week mark for The Startup Conference. The event is taking place from February 10th – 12th in beautiful downtown Memphis, a cultural hub for music, and entrepreneurship. The conference itself will be held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  We’ve sold over 1500 tickets and have over 100 Outgrows Original Venue Moves To Memphis Cook Convention Center The Startup Conference has continued to grow, now to the point where the conference has moved from the original venue, The Peabody Hotel to the Memphis Cook Convention Center. That means that over 1000 entrepreneurs, founders, investors and startup supporters will have a lot more space to mingle, take in exciting startups and plot

Dogfish Accelerator For Film Makers Announced At Sundance

With all this talk lately about “catfish”, it’s only appropriate that we report on Dogfish, a new accelerator launching in New York for film makers. For starters we love the idea of attaching the accelerator model to independent film. We’ve seen the success of a cohort based accelerator in the medical device field with ZeroTo510.

Greenville’s Iron Yard Expands Into Digital Health & Education

The Iron Yard is a startup accelerator, co-working space, incubator and educational hub in Greenville South Carolina. They’re also a member of the Global Accelerator Network. We covered their first session at the Iron Yard accelerator extensively as they neared completion of the first cohort this summer. Companies like Trucky Love (now, MoonClerk, Spent,