In an effort to better support local startup communities, Startup Weekend is excited to announce the acquisition of StartupDigest – one of the most definitive sources of useful information for entrepreneurs or individuals interested in the startup community.
“Startup Weekend is where you go when you have an idea, but before that realization, where do you go to get integrated into your local startup community? StartupDigest has helped serve as the connective tissue among communities around the world, and they have always been a brother to us. Our philosophies and communities are one in the same, and we’ve got no shortage of great ideas to bring even more value to our collective communities and their leaders through this acquisition,” said Marc Nager, CEO of Startup Weekend.
“StartupDigest was originally started to help people easily find and join their startup communities through local events. Startup Weekend has consistently been one of the best educational activities and many of our own curators and community members already organize and participate in Startup Weekends around the world. We love the Startup Weekend team and I am personally excited about the combined gigantic reach of both our organizations combined,” said Chris McCann, Co-Founder of StartupDigest.
Editorial Director Jessica Ford and Co-Founder Brendan McManus, two of the four StartupDigest core team members, have joined Startup Weekend to support and grow the combined communities of both organizations. McCann and CTO Chris Burnor, the other two StartupDigest core team members, will remain StartupDigest curators but have left the core team to build a new product for group organizers called GroupTie.
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If there isn’t a StartupDigest in your city, you can become a voice for your own community! Curators are a vital component in the building of startup communities as they help keep everyone informed about upcoming events. If you’re interested in startups and want to help your local startup community expand and develop, become a curator and help StartupDigest collect information about the latest startup events.
Startup Weekend and StartupDigest look forward to maximizing the impact of their shared vision of empowering local startup communities worldwide.
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