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Durham, Vancouver and Bulgaria are First Global Startup Next Partners

With two-and-a-half years under its belt and 60 companies accelerated, Groundwork Labs is expanding its influence beyond the Triangle in multiple ways. Two weeks ago, it announced a housing stipend for non-Triangle companies interested in joining the free, three-month-long, pre-accelerator program based in American Underground. And today, Groundwork becomes one of three accelerators around the world to house a Startup Next program for aspiring entrepreneurs. ExitEvent partner WRAL TechWire reported the news locally, providing details of the global program created by Startup Weekend-founder UP Global two years ago. Its aim is to validate business plans, test products with potential...

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NEXT Comes to the Triangle to Push Startup Customer Development

NEXT is coming to the Triangle to put emphasis on customer acquisition and development. And they go out of their way to let you know that the program might not be for you – in a good way. The FAQ is actually full of dissuasion, so much so that I started nodding my head in agreement. Don’t have an idea or a team? This is not for you. Wondering how much time you need to allocate? You may need to reconsider. Can’t make every session? They get it, but if you’re going to miss more than one, you might...

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Startup Weekend and Startup America Partner to Create UP Global

For the past 4 years, I have considered myself extraordinarily fortunate to have been involved as an organizer/facilitator of Triangle Startup Weekend and regional champion with Startup America, helping to launch Startup NC. These are all completely voluntary and unpaid roles, but I’ve always worked on the premise that the Triangle’s involvement in these programs is mandatory — in the sense that, we’d be missing out, leaving a lot on the table and it’d be just plain silly not to participate, engage and play a role as the leader that we are as a region. What’s UP? Internationally, Startup...

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