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President Obama pledges support for global startup efforts, taps UP Global to help support 500,000 new entrepreneurs by 2016

The government may be shut down. But you can’t extinguish the entrepreneurial fire that easy. In video remarks at the 4th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of entrepreneurship and he singled out Seattle non-profit UP Global (best known for its Startup Weekend events) to help carry… Read More

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Calling all entrepreneurs: Startup Weekend and Startup America launch UP Global

Startup Weekend is joining forces with Startup America to launch UP Global, a new program designed to help entrepreneurs through the entire startup journey. As part of the effort, UP Global will combine the education-oriented programs of Startup Weekend with the regional community networking programs of Startup America. “Startup Weekend and Startup America Partnership have been among the drivers… Read More

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Watch Marc Nager and The Startup Weekend crew ring the opening bell on the NYSE

This is an honor that usually falls to the CEOs of fast-growing publicly-traded companies. But not this morning. Marc Nager and other team members from Startup Weekend, the Seattle non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurial education throughout the world, took center stage Friday morning at the New York Stock Exchange by ringing the opening bell. Why… Read More

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Startup Weekend pulls plug on Startup Foundation pilot

Startup Weekend has decided to pull the plug on its Startup Foundation initiative, an ambitious eight-city experiment which launched with the goal of “creating jobs and entrepreneurs across the world.” Xconomy’s Curt Woodward reported the news today, with Startup Weekend director Marc Nager telling the news site that many of the concepts envisioned at Startup Foundation will… Read More

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Startup Weekend kicks off SW Next: A multi-day bootcamp for entrepreneurs

Startup Weekend has already given thousands of developers, geeks and other tech professionals a taste of what it’s like to start a company. But, sometimes, you just can’t cram everything into a 54-hour coding marathon. In order to address those needs, the Kauffman Foundation-backed non-profit is experimenting with a new program in Seattle called SW Next…. Read More

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Greg Gottesman, Brad Feld and others join board of Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend, the Seattle-based non profit which coordinates 54-hour startup marathons at locations across the globe, has formed a new board with leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and execs from the Kauffman Foundation. New members include Carl Schramm, CEO of The Kauffman Foundation;  Steve Blank, an entrepreneur and professor at Stanford and Berkeley;  Greg Gottesman, managing director… Read More