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Startup Federation

Imagine the power and possibility of the world’s top startup programs working together to share the best mentors, classes, events and introductions. That’s the Startup Federation – a network with a mission to give any startup, anywhere in the world, all they need to build their companies.

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Who is a part of this movement?

The Startup Federation is a network of the world’s top startup programs who share a vision to connect entrepreneurs globally, regardless of the city they choose to call home. See who has already joined the movement and sign up to learn more.

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How to join the movement

Startup Federation Members

Members of the Startup Federation join top startup programs from around the world to collaborate, cross-promote and support startups as they scale globally.

  • Join an exclusive community of top startup program leaders
  • Amplify your program, startups and local wins on a global scale
  • Introduce your startups to a network of soft landing spots around the world
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Startup Federation Partners

Startup Federation Partners have all the benefits of Membership and also join Union, a global platform to share networks, tools, programming and content to deliver a world-class startup program anywhere.

  • Join an exclusive community of top startup program leaders
  • Amplify your program, startups and local wins on a global scale
  • Introduce your startups to a network of soft landing spots around the world
  • Globalize your startup offerings by sharing the best mentors, content & discussions from across the entire worldwide network
  • Acquire powerful tools to manage your program, track your startup membership, and use feedback to optimize your program
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The Startup Federation is leading the way in flattening and connecting the global startup ecosystem. As a founder and frequent world traveler, the Federation has enabled me to mentor and connect with entrepreneurs, communities, and investors throughout the global network.

Konrad Waliszewski

Founder & CEO

TripScout

The community is an invaluable source of intellectual, social and financial capital. From the mentors to the classes, the global network has been essential to the growth of GoodWorld. I highly recommend it to any entrepreneur.

Dale Nirvani Pfeifer

Founder & CEO

GoodWorld

The Startup Federation has opened Capital Factory’s members up to a global mentoring network. We already have the biggest network in Austin, and this plugs us into what is destined to be the biggest mentoring network in the world.

Joshua Baer

Executive Director

Capital Factory

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What’s the mission of the Startup Federation?

Today, innovation is a global phenomenon. Members of the Startup Federation believe that startup programs and hubs can and should collaborate, rather than work in silos. Doing so is a net benefit for everyone and our global economy. Our mission is to empower the world’s next wave of entrepreneurs to build incredible companies from anywhere in the world.

How can my organization join the Startup Federation?

There are two ways to participate in the Startup Federation – as a Member or as a Partner (more info on each below). To request to join, please contact us! We’ll follow up to schedule a call to learn more about your program and the startup community you call home.

What does it mean to be a Startup Federation Member?

As a Startup Federation Member, your hub or organization will join with startup programs from around the world to help, cross-promote and support each others’ startups as they scale globally. As a Member, your hub can:

      • Share news, content, opportunities and initiatives across the exclusive, global Startup Federation network.
      • Collaborate on multi-city programs to connect the dots between local startup communities and create a global impact.
      • Empower your startups to go global! Startups based in a member hub receive reciprocal access in facilities everywhere as they explore new markets & scale.

What does it mean to be a Startup Federation Partner?

Startup Federation Partners will join Union, a global platform where they can virtually share networks, tools and content to deliver a world-class startup program anywhere. As a Partner, your hub can:

      • Globalize its offerings by joining a robust platform of shared mentors and experts, discussions and content for the next wave of entrepreneurs.
      • Manage, curate and track startup membership, activity and feedback for startups in your program.
      • Optimize program operations and administrative tasks to focus on what really matters – supporting startups that are born global.

What does it cost to join the Startup Federation?

Startup Federation Membership is free for qualified hubs! The format and cost of a Startup Federation Partnership varies based on the size and scale of your program – please contact us to learn more about either program and receive a Union demo!

Do I need to have a physical space to join the network?

Nope! We accept all forms of startup programs – whether virtual, sector-focused or spread across multiple cities. Please contact us to learn how your organization can join the network!

Can an individual or startup join the Startup Federation?

The Federation is intended for startup programs, not individuals. But there are a myriad of ways you can be involved — as a mentor, as an entrepreneur, and more  – please contact us! We’re always interested in talking with any entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to help entrepreneurs around the world!

There’s already a hub from my city in the Startup Federation. Can I still join?

Yes! We believe in an inclusive approach to building startup communities, so the Startup Federation is not limited to one hub or program per city. Please contact us!

I’m thinking about starting a hub from scratch. Can I still get involved?

Yes! Please contact us to learn more about the ways we can help jump start and support your efforts. We’ve spent several years figuring all this out, and we are happy to help you.

Sounds great. How soon can I join?

Anyone interested in joining Startup Federation should contact us now. Communities and programs are joining the movement daily. Please contact us to learn more!

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