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We’ve been getting a lot of questions around where we are looking for companies for our first Techstars Kansas City program. The answer is simple: everywhere!

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Every year, GEC gathers entrepreneurship supporters from around the world to figure out new ways to help founders start and scale their companies.

Our Techstars Kansas City Managing Director Lesa Mitchell is at GEC celebrating entrepreneurship and on the hunt for new companies!

Techstars is a global startup ecosystem for entrepreneurs. And, all of our founders have access to the entire network. We work with global network partners and investor partners from all over the world. Our Techstars accelerators are now in Africa, Australia and Europe. We host close to 50 Startup Weekends across the globe every week!

In observation of this week, check out this data vizzie, which maps where our accelerator programs are located around the world.

What are you doing to celebrate entrepreneurship globally? Are you interested in being one of our international Techstars companies in Kansas City? Feel free to reach out to me to connect!

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Alex Krause Alex Krause
Alex Krause is a program manager for Techstars Kansas City. She was formerly a program officer for the Kauffman Foundation where she led the research agenda for women and diversity in entrepreneurship. She has spoken on women’s entrepreneurship at events from Nigeria to Silicon Valley and the White House.