In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Syracuse LaunchPad & Techstars is applying to The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) to become a Startup Huddle community, joining other communities from around the world. GEN communities host monthly Huddles to support local entrepreneurs as they develop solutions to important challenges. The model relies on crowdsourcing good ideas and feedback from other entrepreneurs and mentors. Each Huddle will feature one or two early-stage startup founders giving a six-minute presentation of their ventures to a diverse audience of peer innovators, mentors, advisers and angels. Each presentation is followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. As opposed to a traditional “pitch” environment, Huddles are not competitive, but instead focus on positive feedback and group ideation to encourage a community of innovators. The LaunchPad is planning to host Huddles virtually, starting over winter break and through the spring semester, to encourage participation by a global network of mentors. There are currently more than 50 GEN Startup Huddle communities around the world.
Learn more here: https://www.genglobal.org/gew/activities/startup-huddle