9 Razões para participar do Startup Weekend Viçosa

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Para participar do Startup Weekend Viçosa você não precisa ter uma ideia de startup, basta apenas se inscrever e entrar em uma das equipes.
O Startup Weekend Viçosa é um evento que está na agenda de  empreendedorismo global. É a primeira vez que o evento, mantido pela Techstars em parceria com a Google, acontece em Viçosa entre os dias 25 a 27 de setembro no CenTev.

Com a proposta de popularizar o empreendedorismo e a inovação para fomentar o desenvolvimento da região onde acontece, cada edição do Startup Weekend é realizada em diferentes cidades simultaneamente. Os participantes farão 54 horas de imersão para, com o auxílio de profissionais especializados, criarem um modelo de negócios de sucesso. Este fenômeno global que tem atraído e encorajado uma nova geração de empreendedores.
9 razões porque não posso ficar de fora do Startup Weekend Viçosa:

Disciplina.

O evento só dura 54 horas hora, com hora para começar e acabar. Todas as atividades desenvolvidas precisam acontecer dentro do horário estipulado. Não tem jeitinho brasileiro nem pra galera da área de criação, todo mundo tem que cumprir as regras. Disciplina e a palavra chave.

Conhecimento.

Você vai ter um aprendizado a jato em um programa de imersão . Não se trata apenas de ouvir a teoria, você vai construir a sua própria estratégia e testá-la. É como um MBA num fim de semana. Os mentores não participam do evento por acaso, eles sabem quais caminhos seguir (e principalmente não seguir) e direcionam as equipes para transformar uma ideia em um negócio viável.

Networking.

No Startup Weekend Viçosa estarão as melhores mentes empreendedoras concentradas. Durante estes três dias você vai construir relações e, possivelmente, sair do evento com um trabalho ou um investidor. Não se trata apenas de uma ideia, mas de pessoas. Em um Startup Weekend você vai aprender a juntar uma equipe. A formação da equipe com os perfis de empreendedor, desenvolvedor e designer não é por acaso. Todo mundo tem um papel importante em uma startup para melhor exerce-lo para ajuda sua equipe. Uma equipe vencedora sabe delegar funções.

Sair fora de sua zona de conforto.

Você definitivamente vai sair fora de sua zona de conforto. Com um fim de semana exclusivo para deixar que a sua criatividade flua, o evento é uma oportunidade perfeita para trabalhar numa nova plataforma, aprender uma nova linguagem de programação ou apenas tentar algo diferente.

Dar e receber

Ninguém e melhor do que ninguém! E sua ideia pode não ser a escolhida. Ao participar de um evento como esse aprendemos que todo mundo tem uma ideia que vai mudar o mundo e às vezes algumas delas mudam mesmo, mas isso não acontecer com sua ideia, relaxe e aprenda a receber. Outra ideia que não a nossa pode ser a chance de realizar seu sonho de uma maneira melhor do que imaginou.

Aprender a se comunicar

O “pitch” (O pitch é uma apresentação sumária de 3 a 5 minutos com objetivo de conquistar o interesse da outra parte (investidor ou cliente) pelo seu negócio.) é o maior desafio do evento. Você vai ter que ter medo de falar em publico. O “pitch” não é obrigatório, mas se você tiver uma ideia que quer colocar em prática vai ter que convencer algumas pessoas. Um excelente lugar para começar a treinar essa habilidade é no Startup Weekend, principalmente para ganhar um feedback sincero sobre seu desempenho dos participantes, mentores e jurados.

Aprender a dar soluções

Produtos são criados porque resolvem problemas do dia a dia. Se coloque na posição do outro, descubra quais são seus problemas e encontre soluções em que as pessoas topariam pagar para não ter mais esses problema. Entre na pele de outras pessoas, veja o mundo com os olhos dos outros.

Começar seu negócio.

Mais de 36% das startups que saíram de um Startup Weekend continuam a crescer depois dos três meses. Cerca de 80% dos participantes continuam a trabalhar com a sua equipe formada no startup weekend depois do evento.

Estar cara a cara com outros líderes.

Os líderes locais e nacionais tecnológicos participam nos Startup Weekends como mentores, palestrantes e juízes. Com estes eventos poderá você vai estar frente a frente com os agitadores da sua comunidade. Aqueles que fazem acontecer no meio das startups.
Agora já tem várias razões para sair de onde você está acomodado e dar vida a suas ideias e sonhos.

Adquira já o seu ingresso e nos vemos lá!

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E-mail: swvicosa@gmail.com

 








Primeiro UP Regional Summit no Brasil (UP Brasil Summit)!

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 17.06.15O escritório da UP Brasil foi aberto no começo de 2014 e tem feito um enorme trabalho na criação e fortalecimento de comunidades empreendedoras pelo Brasil. Crescemos de 22 eventos em 18 cidades em 2013 para 68 eventos em 43 cidades. E em 2015 esperamos ter em torno de 100 eventos em 60 cidades.

O primeiro UP Regional Summit no Brasil foi em Belo Horizonte e contou com 69 participantes de 29 cidades e 15 estados:

  • 50 líderes de comunidades;
  • 7 parceiros (Startup Farm, Estácio de Sá, Sebrae-PA, Sebrae-BA, Startup Brasil, Endeavor);
  • 5 patrocinadores/Apoiadores (Sebrae-MG, Sebrae Nacional, IBMEC-MG, Sympla);
  • 2 palestrantes (Yuri Gitahy e Felipe Matos);
  • 5 da equipe UP Global.
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Objetivos do UP Brasil Summit:

  • Unir líderes de comunidades da UP Brasil;
  • Oferecer aos participantes a oportunidade de se conectar com pessoas de outras cidades que não tiveram a oportunidade de se conhecerem nos UP Global Summits (Rio de Janeiro e Las Vegas);
  • Workshops, oficinas e palestras para capacitar os líderes de comunidades;
  • Alinhamento e comunicação sobre a missão e programas da UP.
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Sebrae-MG:

O Sebrae-MG foi um grande apoiador regional e com eles tivemos 2 atividades:

  • Painel Sebrae;
  • Jantar Sebrae.

Estas atividades foram importantes para discutir ações de como o Sebrae pode contribuir para nutrir as comunidades de startups.

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Pontos Discutidos:

  • Impacto e Criação de Comunidades de Startups;
  • 5 Ingredientes Para “Fomentar Um Ecossistema Próspero de Startup;
  • Como desenvolver e criar novas lideranças em sua comunidade;
  • Como Promover Seu Evento;
  • Painel: Como o Sebrae pode contribuir para nutrir os ecossistemas regionais de Startups;
  • Como levantar recursos financeiros para sua comunidade;
  • A Psicologia da Facilitação: entenda melhor as técnicas e a cicência de criar experiências com significado em eventos. Apareça nesta sessão se você quer ser um melhor facilitador de eventos ou qualquer atividade em grupo;
  • Como construir parcerias para desenvolver a sua comunidade?
  • Como identificar e convidar bons mentores e jurados.
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Diversão:

  • Happy Hour;
  • Campeonato de Poker;
  • City Tour.

Infográfico:

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Why Diversity Always Matters in Startup Weekend

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At first, I found it strange that the organizing team of the Triangle event I facilitated on June 12-14 pursued a “trailblazers” edition. Initially I had thought the team wanted to create a diversity-themed event similar to the one I had facilitated in Miami just two weeks prior.

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I’m not going to say which event I liked more… but they were certainly different! #Diversity

I learned quickly that the rationale behind that branding had to do with the perception of the world “diversity” as potentially not ideal. The term “Trailblazers” alluded to the multiple pioneers that have come from all walks of life in North Carolina, but not directly to women, people of color, or other underrepresented peoples.

This move honestly troubled me for two reasons:

  • Do people actually feel excluded when an event calls for diversity?

  • Do people not want to be part of an event that prioritizes diversity?

After 10 Startup Weekends as a participant, volunteer, organizer, and facilitator, I’ve come to not only appreciate the diversity of each event – I crave it. The greatest killer of an event is monotony – if it looks and feels the same as it did before, it will lose its luster.

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My last two events were among the most memorable because they knew a simple fact:

Diversity improves community. Always. 

Below are some key lessons I learned during my time in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill that weekend.

1. History matters, especially from diverse narratives

We’re all familiar of the most famous narrative of innovation out of North Carolina – the location of the famous Wright Brothers’ historic heavier-than-air flight. The state also has a rich history of innovation from lesser-known figures such as:

Sequoyah – creator of the Cherokee alphabet, which allowed for increase communication between and across Native American peoples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunsford Lane – born into slavery and invented a special tobacco that raise enough money to buy his freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner – inventor of 35 products and holder of five patents, granted retroactively as she was denied previously for being a black woman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt it was important to tell these stories as well in Durham at the event. Innovation can truly come from anywhere, but it takes a special drive to push it forward.

2. Diversity strengthens communities on the rise

The American Tobacco Campus

I was truly captivated by the beauty and sprawl of the downtown Durham innovation sector. Everything from American Underground to the Iron Yard is all within walking distance, and the community is very familiar and well-integrated.

The old American Underground building.

I can see why the Triangle has been selected for the location of the next UP America Summit in September. It has everything the country could want and so much more!

3. You can have a diverse team of literal professionals

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Top row: Frank Pollack, Austin Henley, Talib Graves-Manns Middle row: Glenda Clare, Lee Ngo, Ramon Llamas, Corey Harris, Adam Klein Bottom row: Jesica Averhart

In all of my Startup Weekends, I’ve never seen a more impressive, academic, and professional group of people that I did at Triangle Trailblazers. In this photo, I estimate there are at least twelve or thirteen advanced degrees and over one hundred years of professional experience.

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I was the lone liability of the group. Also, @DrinkMati is a fantastic sponsor.

Moreover, they ran their even with aplomb. Excellent communication, precision, and consideration for the needs of the community. Great, great work!

4. Diversity is more than just about race or gender

This event was attended by nearly equal parts female and male and predominately people of color, particularly African and Latino American. Also like in the Miami event, the Triangle event brought out another underrepresented group: the differently-abled.

Team KinderWalk working to provide guidance for the visually-impaired in buildings.

Two teams that hoped to aid the visually-impaired worked from start to finish during this competition, with one app – The Blank App – going on to win the AT&T Special Award for Connectability.

It’s great to see Startup Weekend bring out the best of ourselves, regardless of whether it is convenient or profitable.

5. A new owner, but the same mission for diversity

General Announcement

With the recent Techstars acquisition of UP Global, there are many community leaders such as myself who are left with several questions about the future of the organization. While tax incentives and financial strategies are important, I think the preservation of UP Global’s Burning Man-inspired philosophy of “radical inclusion” should be at the forefront of the discussion.

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To me, prioritizing diversity should be self-evident, and it should not ever be a point of contention.

However, until our communities evolve to that point, we’ll just have to stay vigilant. From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Triangle Trailblazers team for inviting me out to be a part of their special event, and I’ll see everyone in September.

Lee Ngo is a community leader and facilitator based in Pittsburgh, PA.








UP Global is Acquired by Techstars and What This Means for Education Entrepreneurs

General AnnouncementToday, it was announced that UP Global has been acquired by Techstars, a global leader in startup accelerator programs and funding. This marks an exciting new chapter for UP Global’s team, programs (Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week), and global community of volunteers, so be sure to check out the official announcement.

In 2013, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided UP Global with a grant to operate Education Entrepreneurs. Due to UP Global’s acquisition by Techstars and its transition to a for-profit entity, UP Global is no longer eligible to operate the Gates grant. Despite this, UP Global is still committed to advancing education entrepreneurship and supporting the Education Entrepreneurs Community. They are currently working closely with the Education Entrepreneurs Team and the Gates Foundation to ensure Education Entrepreneurs is set up for a successful next chapter.

Under Techstars, UP Global will continue to operate Startup Weekend, which include themed editions such as Startup Weekend Education. Therefore, if you are planning to attend an upcoming Startup Weekend Education event or apply to organize one in your community, you can still feel comfortable moving forward; there is no interruption in the support provided by UP Global Regional Managers.

Again, UP Global, the Education Entrepreneurs Team, and the Gates Foundation are all committed to making sure the future of Education Entrepreneurs is bright and that people around the world continue to feel empowered to use entrepreneurship to improve education. Updates will be announced as they become available, and if you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email EducationEntrepreneurs@Up.co.

 

More about Education Entrepreneurs

StartupEducation_Logos_RGB_REVERSE-COLOR_rgb_600_151Education Entrepreneurs is the largest initiative in the world focused on helping people use entrepreneurship to improve education. Its suite of offerings include Startup Weekend Education, Startup Digest Education, Workshops, online resources, and a global network of Community Leaders. Spanning six continents, Education Entrepreneurs has created an unprecedented opportunity for anyone, anywhere to shape the future of education.








Celebrando una Comunidad Global – El Impacto de UP Global en 2014

En 2014, nuestra comunidad hizo del emprendimiento una realidad para otras personas alrededor del mundo. Se trajeron programas a personas en más de 600 ciudades, 120 países y 6 continentes para ser exactos.

Nuestro Reporte de Impacto 2014 da una mirada al trabajo de nuestra comunidad y resalta los números y las historias de todo el mundo que hizo este año especial para nuestra organización y el mundo del emprendimiento.

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En este reporte

  • Puedes ver el crecimiento de una comunidad poderosa
  • Revive el Summit de UP Global en Las Vegas
  • Aprende acerca de cómo el emprendimiento está avanzando en Syria
  • Conoce acerca de cómo los líderes de comunidad están dando mayor acceso a los eventos de Startup Weekend
  • Mira nuestro crecimiento por programa – incluyendo el capital conseguido por alumni de Startup Next
  • Revisa la cantidad increíble de eventos de Startup Weekend en 2014
  • Conoce acerca de Startup Week, y su primer año de éxito
  • Lee el White Paper que creamos con Google para fomentar ecosistemas de emprendimiento florecientes

Este reporte está dedicado a todo el trabajo y la pasión de nuestros líderes de comunidad, quienes están comprometidos a soportar, construir, y sostener el emprendimiento en sus propias comunidades locales. Ellos son los líderes del movimiento emprendedor y la base de la red más grande del mundo de innovadores. ¡Felicidades a nuestra familia de líderes de comunidad en un año lleno de alegría y aprendizaje! ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!

Asímismo, queremos agradecer a nuestros aliados regionales:

¡Gracias a ustedes por creer en nuestro trabajo!

 








Celebrating a Worldwide Community – The Impact of UP Global in 2014

 

In 2014, our community made entrepreneurship a true reality for people around the world. They brought programs to people in 600 cities, 120 countries, and 6 continents to be exact!

Our 2014 Impact Report provides a look into the work of our community and highlights the numbers and stories from around the globe that made this year special.

ENGLISH | SPANISH

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In this report

  • View the growing numbers of our powerful community
  • Relive the UP Global Summit in Las Vegas
  • Read how entrepreneurship is thriving in Syria
  • Learn how Community Leaders are providing everyone access to Startup Weekend
  • See our programs’ latest numbers – including funding raised by Startup Next alumni
  • View the incredible number of Startup Weekend events in 2014
  • Check out how Startup Week rocked it’s first year
  • Read the White Paper we created with Google to foster thriving startup ecosystems

This report is dedicated to the hard work and passion of the Community Leaders who are committed to supporting, building, and sustaining entrepreneurship in their own backyards. They are the leaders of the entrepreneurial movement and the basis of the world’s largest network of innovators. Congratulations to our family of Community Leaders on another awesome year! Thank you for all you do!

ENGLISH | SPANISH

 








FAQ – Sobre a equipe e participantes

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Olá!!

Estamos compartilhando aqui as respostas para as principais dúvidas a respeito de formação de equipe no Startup Weekend Mobilidade Urbana. Se você tem alguma questão que não foi respondida, fale conosco e publicaremos aqui! Nos próximos dias responderemos dúvidas sobre outros temas.

Quem pode participar do Startup Weekend Mobilidade Urbana – SP?

O evento é destinado a empreendedores e entusiastas que objetivam mudar a realidade das grandes metrópoles por meio de projetos inovadores. Os participantes são divididos em três categorias:

– BizDev (negócios): Este tipo de ingresso se aplica a profissionais da área e relacionados a negócios, marketing e a relações públicas. Destinado a qualquer pessoa com conhecimentos e ideias em mobilidade urbana para tornar São Paulo mais fluida.

– Designer: Este tipo de ingresso se aplica a qualquer pessoa com experiência em design (gráfico, UX / UI, etc).

– Dev (desenvolvedor): Aplica-se a engenheiros de software, programadores, desenvolvedores – em suma, qualquer um que pode e vai escrever código.

Esta divisão tem o principal objetivo de que os times que serão formados sejam homogêneos em termos de perfil de participantes.

Startup Weekend Mobilidade Urbana

Posso levar minha atual startup para o evento?

Não, o evento é para novos projetos. Entretanto, se você já tem uma startup, recomendamos que você leve seu time para participar do ambiente, aproveitar o networking e se integrar a novos projetos.

Não tenho uma ideia de negócio, posso participar do evento?

Claro. Você poderá escolher as ideias de outros participantes que mais gostar e se juntar a um dos times.

Posso formar um time apenas com meus amigos para executar um projeto?

Recomendamos aproveitar o networking do evento para formar um time completo. Esteja aberto a trabalhar também com gente nova.








Changes At UP Global

UP Global today announced core team changes to align the organization’s ‘cost to serve’ with available funding, in order to focus its resources on achieving its goals of touching 500K lives, identifying 500 notable startups and supporting 1K thriving entrepreneurial communities.

The reduction of 11 US based staff positions are almost entirely in global support roles at UP Global’s HQ in Seattle. In the past 18 months, UP Global’s team grew from 48 people to 64 people. This growth rate has outpaced what the market could support. As with many non-profit organizations, it remains critical to strike the right balance between team, funding, reach, and impact.

“We’ve been an evolving organization since we were founded.” said Marc Nager, CEO. “Change is in our DNA. Some changes are difficult and this is certainly one of those. We could not have achieved such global impact without the efforts and talents of these amazing team members. We will do all we can to make this a seamless transition for our team, for our community leaders, and for our partners. Despite this being a hard decision, we are confident that this will position us to continue to expand our impact and provide access to entrepreneurship across the globe.”

UP Global’s commitment remains focused—to increase access to entrepreneurship; to make it easier to run events; and to support Community Leaders around the world.








UP Global Community Instagrams You Need To See This Week!

Winning Startup Weekend is the best.

Startup Weekend! Quem disse que empreendedorismo é só para adultos?

A video posted by Rogério Morais (@rogerio_newmark) on

 

 

 

#swvarginha #SchoolChallenge

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L’Amoureux est dans le journal ! #startupweekend #swr2015 A photo posted by @auroreolympe on

When you’ve been infected with the startup virus.

 

 

Showing some love for Google for Entrepreneurs.

 

 

…and for the UP Global HQ team.

 

1 year working at the most amazing organization with the most amazing people. Thanks, everybody! #UPGlobal   A video posted by Aldo Aguirre (@aldoaguirreg) on

 

Just another day chatting about the zombie apocalypse at #StartupWeek.

 

Working together as a team is what makes #StartupWeekend so fun.

 

 

As equipes que nascem no #startupweekend sempre tem muitas boas histórias pra contar! 🙂 Empreendedorismo pra vida toda! A photo posted by Startup Weekend Fortaleza (@swfortaleza) on

 

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Fashion is essential.

 

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Communities that dance together stay together!

 

As we do at #sxsw. @espreedevora #YEC #startupoasis #upglobal

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Make sure to tag #StartupWeekend #StartupNext #StartupWeek #UPGlobal #EducationEntrepreneurs








Week Two: Corporate Capital Propels Seattle's NewSpace Industry.

Over the course of five weeks, UP Global is highlighting the 5 key ingredients for Fostering A Thriving Startup Ecosystem’ in cities: BogotáSeattleLondonTehran, and Nairobi

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In concert with an established entrepreneurial community, Seattle has become a premier cluster for raising capital– particularly for private space industries. For more than a decade, the city has quietly hosted several of the world’s most well-funded private space ventures and just today, Elon Musk announced plans for a Seattle office for Mars colonization.

startup weekend space, spaceParticipants at Startup Weekend Space. 

Seattle has nurtured such celebrated brands as Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon, but it owes its reputation as the ‘Jet City’ to an older, innovative local: Boeing. Boeing became a cornerstone for Seattle’s economy through funding advances in human air travel, and through its continuing investments in human flight, the company remains close to the Seattle’s current renaissance in jet technology.

“Seattle is a great place to start a space business,” Eric Anderson, co-founder of Planetary Resources said at an August fundraiser. “There’s a confluence of high-tech hardware and software communities, and a highly educated workforce [in Seattle].”

“I like to call Seattle, ‘Silicon Valley light.’”

Planetary Resources, a company researching the technology necessary for mineral retrieval from space, is located east of Seattle, near Microsoft. Anderson also helped found Space Adventures in 1997, the first private-sector company to successfully brokerage space tourism. The company’s first client, Dennis Tito, paid $20 million for six days in space.

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Founded in 2010, Planetary Resources has attracted such billionaire investors as Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and Charles Simonyi (the only private citizen to travel recreationally into space, twice) to the idea of mining in space.

Anderson said that Seattle– like Silicon Valley– has a powerful combination of available capital and innovative culture. Anderson cited the relationship between Seattle’s academic and aeronautics communities as a value partnership for the development of space exploration.

Blue Origin, Boeing, and Planetary Resources are all located within a ten-mile radius of the University of Washington, which offers top-tier programming in computer science and medicine, and accounts for thousands of educated residents in Seattle. The area is also home to such influential space investors as Simonyi, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Bill Gates.

With close to $500 million in personal investment from Bezos, Blue Origin intends to design, manufacture, and sell rocket technology to other privatized space organizations over the coming decades.

During the “Space Race”– the famous Cold War subplot of spending and political control of outer space­– the US government invested up to five cents from every tax dollar into the development of technologies related to space exploration and research.

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Currently, less than half a cent of every tax dollar is used in this way.

Government divestment from space has inspired influential investors from Seattle (and around the world,) to apply their knack for business innovation towards operating privatized industries in the newly underserved markets of space.

“In 2012, for the first time, global government spending in space declined… However, the space industry as a whole expanded due to the exponential growth of emerging commercial space companies,” Chad Anderson, European managing director at Space Angels Network, said. “The growth going forward is expected to continue to come from new commercial business models, entrepreneurs, and startups.”

Based in Seattle, Space Angels Network is a global agency of 50 seed and early-stage investors focused entirely on private-sector space ventures. The organization is the global leader in angel investment for private space startups.

Billionaires Elon Musk (of SpaceX,) and Richard Branson (of Virgin Galactic,) have made well-publicized investments in space technology over the past decade, as well, and have substantiated the possibilities for individual investors in space’s private-sector.

Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem found that whether businesses are just starting, or trying to scale, access to capital is critical for success. Experienced capital– through billionaire investors or through firms– can really make a difference for new companies. Policy makers can also take proactive measures to make it easier for startups to access the capital required to start and grow businesses.

Through available capital for Seattle’s space companies, the city looks to solidify its status along Houston and Cape Canaveral as global centers for space innovation. Seattle earned its “Jet City” credo from a commitment to building airplanes, and contemporary investors hope to return the city to a leadership role in building jet technology for the future.

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We invite you to read along and lend your perspective.

What challenges are you facing in your community?

What solutions have you developed?

What questions do you have about these communities?

#ThrivingEcosystem