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We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Galvanize to provide new resources to the startup ecosystem and our community leaders.


In the same way that UP programs seek to make entrepreneurship accessible to everyone, Galvanize is working to make opportunities for education and growth available to anyone. Galvanize focuses on bringing work and learning together in one place – parts of the tech ecosystem that have traditionally existed in silos.

Their end product is two-fold: a startup community coupled with educational programs. At Galvanize spaces you’ll find students, founders, data scientists, programmers, investors, industry experts, and more – all in one place.

It’s a natural partnership for both organizations, as their communities already have much overlap in the startup ecosystem. Both Organizations believe that putting smart, driven people from separate parts of the tech world together can yield amazing results. Startup Weekend, for example, has long been successful because it brings together people with very different backgrounds and provides them with a platform to work together.

As Galvanize grows, they’re looking to bring their unique education and work model to more communities, as well as refine how they support entrepreneurs and individual growth.

As part of the partnership, Galvanize campuses will serve as guaranteed event space for UP programs in Galvanize markets (pending availability), Galvanize is offering discounted membership (30%) to Startup Next teams, one month of free memberships to winning Startup Weekend teams in Galvanize markets, and access to some of their premium content via a series of blog posts to be published on the UP blog.

If you’re in a city with a Galvanize campus and want to level up your skills and meet amazing entrepreneurs, drop us a quick note at galvanize@up.co and we’ll connect you!

Learn more about Galvanize programs and membership at http://www.galvanize.com

Mitchell Cuevas
(@mcuevasm) I am the Sr. Marketing Director here at Techstars, am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and am obsessed with finding, playing with, and implementing all the best new marketing (and other) technology I can get my hands on.