Monday, 27 May 2013

Introducing UP Global

Introducing UP Global: Connecting Entrepreneurs to Resources and Community

UP Global will provide a robust community building platform to startup ecosystems around the globe.

With the Startup America Partnership, we’re proud to announce today the formation of UP Global, a new organization supporting the creation of vibrant entrepreneurial communities around the world. With generous support from The Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, Microsoft and The Coca-Cola Company, UP Global will combine the impact and reach of Startup Weekend’s action-based programs with the Startup America Partnership’s deep expertise in building strong regional ecosystems. UP Global will leverage the strengths of both organizations to build a more comprehensive offering that bolsters entrepreneurial communities across the globe.

“Our vision is that each region will help drive an ambitious spectrum of meaningful activities with widespread support and participation from all individuals  within each ecosystem. UP Global will incorporate the necessary meaning and structure around the groundswell of grassroots activity so that entrepreneurs will have full clarity as they seek the help they need, when they need it.” -- Marc Nager, Startup Weekend CEO and UP Global President.
This is truly a response to the increasing demand for better consolidation of, and access to entrepreneurial resources on a more connected community level. We’re excited to begin building better tools, supporting local leaders, and empowering more entrepreneurs worldwide within through their own communities. We aim to make entrepreneurship a realistic global possibility and rewarding opportunity for anyone, regardless of where they call home. Everyone, everywhere should have access to the tools they need on a local level, with access to a global network or support.

What to expect from UP Global

Entrepreneurial communities everywhere can expect stronger support and resources to better empower local leadership.
  1.  Stronger, More Connected Communities: Uniting local communities for a greater impact. Supporting the unique strengths of each community and providing needed resources.
  2. Actionable Programs & Resources: Offering actionable programs and resources for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Entrepreneurs will benefit from an all-inclusive source of tools and support.
  3. Local Communities, Worldwide Network: Local Communities, Worldwide Network. Startup communities will be connected to the world’s largest entrepreneurial community. A global network enabling shared experiences, findings, and  resources for a more united entrepreneurial world.

How to get involved:

Help us shape our programs, get involved with UP Global in your region, and let us know how we can serve you and your community better.

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