Startup Weekend NEXT – Educational Events for Entrepreneurs and StartupsAbout the Partners

Steve Blank
Steve Blank is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Translation: he has
failed and, more often, succeeded, in a 21-year career building 8 Valley startups,
including several with major IPO’s. Along the way, he’s learned an incredible
amount and has spent the last decade sharing what he’s learned with entrepreneurs
all over the world.
Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs
on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.
Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.
TechStars is a global, mentor-driven accelerator network which provides seed
funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors, as well as
intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world. For NEXT,
TechStars will be using its broad and unparalleled network of mentors to provide
coaching to teams.
Startup America
The Startup America Partnership supports a national network of startup
communities dedicated to advancing the success of American startups.
Hundreds of passionate founders, entrepreneurial leaders, investors, mentors
and executives, (Startup Champions), are working together to strengthen their
local communities and help young companies grow.
Udacity’s mission is to bring accessible higher education to the world. They seek
to empower their students to develop their skills and to advance their careers.
GAN is the global champion of the seed-stage, mentorship-driven accelerator
model and includes over 50 of the most respected accelerators from six continents
around the world.