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Over the next week, UP Global will launch regional resources at three different locations as part of its international expansion effort – UP Latam, UP Europe, and UP Brasil. This marks a significant step towards supporting 500,000 entrepreneurs and 1,000 thriving startup communities by the end of 2016. With the support of Google for Entrepreneurs and Omidyar Network, UP is newly positioned to provide programs, networks and resources to over 200,000 entrepreneurs in these three regions.

“Taking on a stable presence in three new regions will allow us to support the amazing efforts of more community leaders in more meaningful and localized ways. These regional offices are strategically the most powerful initiative driving towards our goal of helping to reach 1,000 thriving and sustaining startup communities by the end of 2016, and it is also reflective of our efforts to truly become a global organization, not just a US-based organization doing business internationally,” says Marc Nager, CEO and President of UP Global.


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What does this mean for Communities? 

  • More activity: New opportunities to be involved with UP programs, partners, as well as any other initiatives that support entrepreneurs in these regions.

  • Better support from our team: Local teams allow us to be better in touch with your needs.

  • More connections: Organizing communities more intentionally allows us to connect leaders to other leaders, resources, and opportunities so that they can better support local entrepreneurs and teams directly.

  • Regional Summits: With the UP regional model comes Regional Summits, which are great opportunities for the community to connect, share insights, and build relationships. If you’ve ever been to a Summit, you know great things always happen!

  • Knowledge share: The opportunity to operate in various environments through UP Regions gives the broader community a chance to learn from one another and share best practices.

  • Community megaphone: An emphasis on storytelling from these communities and regions will help us be better advocates for you, your entrepreneurs, and your startups.

As each of these launches happen in the next week, we hope you’ll join us in recognizing what is both a celebration of the work you’ve already done and a dedication to an even brighter future for the entrepreneurial communities we all love so much.

Launch Dates and Events:

  • LATAM – Launch event on April 2nd in Mexico City, Mexico

  • Europe – Launch event on March 27th in London, England

  • Brasil – Official launch event on March 25th, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brasil

Got a question about the launch? You can email your Regional Manager directly or start a discussion in the Facilitator’s Facebook group – we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Claire Topalian Claire Topalian
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