Welcome to UP Global's New Senior VP, Enrique Godreau III

url-1Please join us in welcoming Enrique Godreau III as Senior Vice President of UP Global!

Godreau officially joins the team on June 30, leading new business development and sales efforts, and will be based out of the organization’s new presence in New York City.

“Enrique has been incredibly involved in the startup community and we’re thrilled to have him joining UP Global,” said UP Global CEO Marc Nager.

“He brings a wealth of over 30 years of experience inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them scale, mentoring leaders, as well as investing in startups across the country. As we grow as an organization, Enrique’s knowledge and passion will help our team and community leaders make an even bigger impact across the world.”

Prior to joining UP Global, Godreau co-founded Voyager Capital in 1996, an early-stage venture capital firm; GSharp Ventures in 2012, a consulting, investment and advisory firm; and 9Mile Labs in 2013, a Business-To-Business (B2B) technology startup accelerator that provides capital, mentorship, and company development resources and services. Godreau serves as a mentor for The Founder Institute, an advisor to The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, and a director with Global Partnerships and Summit Imaging. He has served on the board of directors to 16 startup companies including Attenex, Global Market Insite (GMI), GoAhead Software, and Photobucket and is a frequent speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and venture capital.

“Marc Nager and his team, along with the dedicated support of an exceptional board and partners around the world, have created an extraordinary entrepreneurship ecosystem already over 300,000 people strong,” said Godreau. “Through active collaboration with dedicated community managers, UP Global has impacted entrepreneurship in over 500 cities across 126 countries. It is a pleasure for me to be joining UP Global at this stage in its history. Leading this effort from my hometown of New York City makes it doubly rewarding.”

Want to keep in touch with UP Global’s new Senior VP? Enrique can be found on Twitter at @enriquegodreau.

For more information about the community and their work through UP Global: http://up.co.

Announcing the Rise of the Rest Road Tour with Steve Case

Are you ready to pitch your startup to Steve Case? Now is your chance if you live near one of four cities in the heart of the U.S.

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We are thrilled to join Revolution for the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour featuring iconic investor and entrepreneur Steve Case. The bus tour, which kicks off on June 24 in Detroit, will travel through the heart of the country spotlighting emerging startup communities and the entrepreneurs behind them. Tour stops include: Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Nashville.

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The tour will feature local startups, fireside chats with Steve Case and entrepreneurial luminaries, happy hours led by Google for Entrepreneurs, and high-stakes pitch competitions.

Startups in each city can apply here for the opportunity to pitch all-star judges. One winner in each city will be awarded a $100,000 investment from Steve Case. If you think your startup is ready to go to the next level, apply today.

Learn more about the road tour, including times and locations for specific events in each city at www.riseoftherest.com and follow  #RiseOfRest on Twitter and Instagram.