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I’m excited to announce that Techstars will be a YPO Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network global partner and the premier partner for YPO’s 2017 global Innovation Week, May 8-12.

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed, and with over 24,000 members in 130 countries, YPO is the premier leadership organization for chief executives around the world. Its members are involved in many different types of businesses and industries. About one-third of their members lead family businesses, about one-third are entrepreneurs and one-third are hired chief executives. YPO member-run companies employ 15 million people and generate $6 trillion in annual revenue. Our promising startup founders aspire to achieve those same heights.

As a global partner with YPO’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network, we’ll be able to connect entrepreneurs throughout our worldwide network with YPO resources. The partnership will include content sharing, event coordination and innovation-focused idea exchange. Through joint event opportunities, new enterprises emerging from the Techstars ecosystem will have an opportunity to connect with YPO members globally to help foster opportunities for idea exchange designed to further accelerate innovation.

We’re excited to also be the premier partner for YPO Innovation Week, an event that connects a global community of chief executives in a week-long series of more than 50 events and activities across 30 countries, designed to accelerate innovation in companies and communities.

At Techstars, we source and support the world’s most promising startup founders and help them achieve liftoff through initial investment, business development and mentoring. Those that soar are not only excellent potential business partners for YPO members, but also could be future YPO members.

Techstars partnership in the event will bring unique insights on activity across the global startup ecosystem and enable collaboration across the Techstars and YPO member networks to support high growth entrepreneurship and innovation around the world.

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David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Founder & Co-CEO of Techstars, previously founder of several technology companies. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com