vitaminwater en México y Startup Weekend México, han formado una alianza para apoyar a los eventos que se lleven a cabo dentro del país durante el segundo semestre del año. Teniendo en cuenta que vitaminwater está enfocando sus campañas hacia el soporte del emprendimiento en el país y la región, sentimos que esta alianza es de gran valor e interés para nuestra comunidad.
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Un importante porcentaje de los participantes de un Startup Weekend logra, meses y años después del evento, consolidar sus equipos y su propia startup. Las 54 horas del fin de semana son el germen perfecto para que un nuevo proyecto vea la luz. Somos una red global de líderes y emprendedores entregados que tiene como objetivo inspirar, educar y formar a individuos, a equipos y a comunidades. Pero como evento sin ánimo de lucro es importante que las marcas nos apoyen para poder celebrarlo.
Muchas nos ayudan y te iremos contando cuáles pero hoy queremos destacar a nuestros patrocinadores principales, a nuestros partners platinum, que son los que logran que estemos en marcha este año. Especialmente damos las gracias a la Fundación General de la Universidad de La Laguna y la recién inaugurada Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de La Laguna que será el escenario perfecto para nuestra tercera edición.
Destacamos también al Rahn Star, grupo de automoción que nos permitirá disfrutar de coches innovadores como una pareja de los recién salidos del horno Smart ForFour, un concepto automovilístico innovador se une a todas las ventajas de un cuatro plazas. Precisamente esto lo convierte en el representante más extraordinario de su segmento. Es compacto y ágil, por tanto, el coche perfecto para la ciudad. Y con una increíble capacidad de carga y espacio para cuatro adultos, el Smart Forfour está abierto a todas las sorpresas que ofrece el día a día.
Además, una de las agencias de publicidad más importantes de Canarias patrocina el evento como es BC Publicidad. Creativos, rápidos y excelentes asesores. Puedes contar con ellos para poner tus ideas a funcionar ya que usan las más modernas herramientas de planificación y un equipo profesional cualificado y con gran experiencia.
¡Gracias! Sin ellas no podríamos celebrarlo. No nos olvidamos de los profesionales que están al mando de la organización y de la decena de voluntarios que nos pondrán las cosas más fáciles.
III Startup Weekend Tenerife se celebrará del 20 al 22 de marzo en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de La laguna. Consigue ya tus entradas a precio reducido.
The mission of the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) is to create, improve, maintain and develop the industrial and economic structure in Brabant by offering a range of professional services. The BOM was established in 1983 and is funded and financed by the Dutch State and the Province of Brabant. Brabant is a region in the south of the Netherlands. The BOM, based in Tilburg offers four core activities, contributing to the marketing slogan of Brabant: Europe’s heart of Smart Solutions. www.bom.nl
Their areas are:
BOM Foreign Investments facilitates foreign companies’ direct investment in Brabant.
BOM New Business Development department initiates and supports innovative projects including start-up support and consortia.
BOM Capital Department finances innovative and financially healthy companies and start-ups (with growth potential in strategic areas) by providing equity capital and subordinated loans of up to 2 million Euros.
BOM Business parks focuses on the development of the regions industrial estates including co-investements.
They are the biggest sponsors of Startup Weekend Eindhoven, because their main goal is to support the ecosystem and help startups.
Meet Michel, Ruben and Peter this weekend at Startup Weekend Eindhoven!
Startup Weekend Eindhoven team
As most entrepreneurs know, partnerships are an important tool for strengthening offerings and bringing together like-minded communities under one mission.
Startup Next, although thorough, is not the only Pre-Accelerator around. The Startup Next Team realizes that by partnering with local programs, we can enhance the experience for entrepreneurs completing either program.
We discovered three programs that are targeted at the same audience, deliver essentially the same results, share the same organizer/director, and use some of the same mentors. It made sense to combine efforts versus running similar or identical programs in the same area.
It became clear that partnering in some cities just made more sense for Startup Next as a program, instead of deploying the program.
As of today, we are excited to announce three partnerships for Startup Next moving forward.
Groundwork Labs in Durham, NC
Lean Entrepreneur Program in Vancouver, BC
Start It Smart in Sofia, Bulgaria.
By forming these partnerships, we are able to boost the offerings of each organization and program in very tangible ways. This move enables successful companies graduating Groundwork Labs, Lean Entrepreneur or Start It Smart to take advantage of the mentors, content, connections, and post-program opportunities we are building around Startup Next, such as access to our partnership with the Global Accelerator Network or other accelerators we can make trusted referrals to. In return, we are confident that these partners will continue running strong programs and provide us with a group of the most promising early stage teams from those cities to continue helping.
This is a new test for the Startup Next program, but also a very logical one. As with any partnership, we do fully believe each program and city shares the same core values, motivation and focus on quality. Additionally, each of the three programs we have formed a partnership with have proven results
For a bit of a background on why we chose these three cities and programs to partner with, see below:
Groundwork Labs is a three month program for selected entrepreneurs that shares many characteristics of a technology accelerator: highly selective, mentoring, connections, advice, and are an intense two to four month period of customer discovery and lean startup.
Groundwork does not take an equity stake or make an investment – it offers the program at no cost through the support of NC IDEA, a not for profit whose mission is helping startups in North Carolina.
Groundwork Labs’ first session as part of this partnership begins October 6, with an application deadline of September 5.
Companies can apply using either the short application form at www.groundworklabs.com
The program is run by John Austin, who’s a serial entrepreneur from NC.
Since launching in February 2012, more than 60 companies have been through the program.
Seven of those companies have won NC IDEA grants and seven have been accepted into accelerators (The Startup Factory, Healthbox Nashville, Techstars Chicago, Tech Wildcatters Dallas).
15 of the companies have in total raised more than $2 million in equity funding and been awarded $1.4 million in grants.
The Lean Entrepreneur Program is a 4-week program designed to provide first-time entrepreneurs and career-changers with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to build lean startups. The Lean Entrepreneur Program is designed to “foster the ability to think differently in one’s startup journey towards developing innovative products and disrupting marketplaces
The program is run by Alex Chuang, Managing Director at Launch Academy (previously co-founder/CEO of Weeve (acquired by LX Ventures), co-founder/managing partner at Emberyl Creative (creator of Safe, Membr and Clamshells) and the Vancouver Ambassador for Sandbox.
Over the last 2 years, Launch Academy has incubated over 200 companies, who have raised over $25 million dollars and created over 400 jobs for our local economy. Twenty companies were accepted into premier accelerators like Techstars, 500 Startups, GrowLab, Amplify, FounderFuel, Extreme Startups and more.
Launch Academy has run LEP twice now and it received an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5
Success stories: students have failed fast and learned from their failure to become better entrepreneurs, a few students pivoted their ideas, one went to work for a startup, a few went back to their full-time jobs realizing they are not ready for entrepreneurship, 50% quit their job to pursue their idea, 3 got accepted into Launch Academy
The next session starts on September 16, 2014 and runs until October 9th.
Program structure: lectures run between 6-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, perfect for career-changers who have a full-time job
LEP charges $1000 price per student, which includes 8 lectures, access to mentors and office hours, 4 weeks of office space, reading material, $100k worth of startup perks, and access to events/socials
Start It Smart | Pre-Accelerator is an intensive 10-week training and mentor program for first-time entrepreneurs. It provides all necessary knowledge and skills to make a startup ready for early product launch, joining an accelerator, or finding initial investment.
The program is run by one of the main startup organizations in Sofia, Bulgaria – Start It Smart.
Over the last 4 years Start It Smart has accelerated over 60 companies, who have raised over 1 million euro. Six companies were accepted by local accelerators.
The program’s training line-up exceeds 45 intensive entrepreneurship training sessions on the five business dimensions – business model, team, customers, product, financial. Furthermore includes a mentor network of more than 65 high-profile entrepreneurs.
Start It Smart has run the 10 week pre-accelerator program once.
Start It Smart | Pre-accelerator’s next season starts on September 15, 2014 and runs until November 23, 2014.
The program contains training, access to mentors, free working space and services from our partners.
Start It Smart | Pre-accelerator takes a 1,500 EUR ‘success fee’ if the team goes on to raise funding
Get to know Start It Smart | Pre-Accelerator better at www.pre.startitsmart.com/en/