Startup Huddle

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Startup Huddle is an international program designed to engage and educate entrepreneurs, and to help them discover their potential and network with GEN partners all over the world.

Part of the GEC 2016 session: Tools To Catalyze Your Startup Communities

Link: http://www.slideshare.net/steverodrigz/tools-to-catalyze-your-startup-communities-59732713

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Startup Huddle

  1. 1. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O STRENGTHENING STARTUPS EDUCATING, ENGAGING, CONNECTING FOUNDERS Steven A. Rodriguez
  2. 2. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Engage the Community Startup Huddle is a program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs.
  3. 3. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Engage the Community It is based on the no>on that the best way for entrepreneurs to discover solu>ons to the challenges they face is through purposeful engagement with one another.
  4. 4. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Rising Program •  By and for entrepreneurs
  5. 5. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Rising Program •  By and for entrepreneurs •  Engages entrepreneurial community
  6. 6. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Rising Program •  By and for entrepreneurs •  Engages entrepreneurial community –  Helps founders crowd-source solu>ons, prac>ce pitch, receive feedback
  7. 7. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Rising Program •  By and for entrepreneurs •  Engages entrepreneurial community –  Helps founders crowd-source solu>ons, prac>ce pitch, receive feedback •  Develops collec>ve wisdom of community
  8. 8. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Rising Program •  By and for entrepreneurs •  Engages entrepreneurial community –  Helps founders crowd-source solu>ons, prac>ce pitch, receive feedback •  Develops collec>ve wisdom of community •  Connects entrepreneurs
  9. 9. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Startup Huddle Format •  Every month, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.
  10. 10. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Startup Huddle Format •  Every month, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. •  Prior to presen>ng, the founder prepares by incorpora>ng lessons from a GEN Partner’s presenta>on series.
  11. 11. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Startup Huddle Format •  Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute ques>on-and-answer session with the audience.
  12. 12. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Startup Huddle Format •  Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute ques>on-and-answer session with the audience. •  AQerward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city.
  13. 13. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Shaping the Culture To Come The culture surrounding Startup Huddle is that of a suppor>ve, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.
  14. 14. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O
  15. 15. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Final Thoughts •  Startup Huddle helps: –  Educate founders –  Engage startup community –  Connect entrepreneurs
  16. 16. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Learn By Doing. Theory is nice, but nothing replaces actual experience. Tony Hsieh Co-Founder, Zappos
  17. 17. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O Next Steps •  Do you know anyone that can benefit from this program? Let them know!
  18. 18. MEDELLÍN 2016 # G E C 2 0 1 6 | @ G E C G L O B A L | G E C . C O PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AT: STEVEN@GEW.CO Thank you Let’s build our startup communi>es together!

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