The Launchpad team are extremely excited to announce our partnership with GAN (Global Accelerator Network). From this week Launchpad has become an official ‘Pipeline Partner’. This is a huge benefit for startups in the Launchpad program. In a recent article, Entrepreneur listed GAN #1 most valuable resource to startups.
Here’s what that means for startups in the Launchpad program:
- Streamlined access to 85 accelerators around the world: As a Pipeline Partner GAN has agreed to help startups in our program get ‘warm introductions’ to any of their 85 partner accelerators around the world, where relevant. Warm introductions can dramatically increase startup’s chances of getting accepted to a great accelerator!
- Over $1 Million in perks: Being part of GAN means that Launchpad startups have access to the entire perks and discounts platform, offered to all GAN members. These perks come from corporate partners and sponsors, mentor companies, and others across the GAN network. Back office services and CRMs, analytics tools and project management platforms, marketing services and more — all aspects of your startup needs are covered.
The GAN Advantage:
Global Community: The GAN community is the largest group of accelerators, partners, and investors in over 120+ cities on six continents. With that kind of leveraging power, being a part of GAN means you can accomplish what you never would alone, from a rich set of resources and experiences that are simply hard to beat.
By the Numbers: GAN Accelerators have helped some 4,700 startups. GAN Ventures invests in 15 companies a year. And nearly 30 GAN corporate partners are consistently engaging with those startups. Because of it, 85% of the startups in the GAN community stay in business and continue to operate thriving businesses in cities large and small, all over the world.
Founders First: Across the GAN community, startups will find people who deeply care about their success. Whether it’s a corporation who wants to partner with you, an accelerator who wants to help you grow, or an investor who wants to support you for the long-term, our community simply has a founder-first mentality.
Launchpad at the GAN Summit:
Launchpad Program Manager, Sean Flanagan, will be attending the GAN Summit in San Fransisco this year to boost our engagement with GAN and also to meet senior executives from their global accelerator network.
The September event (Sep 18 – 20) is the largest annual gathering of GAN partner accelerators from around the world. In addition to spending time with other corporate leaders, Sean will spend a good amount of time getting to know GAN Accelerators, all in an effort to boost Launchpad’s teams chances of getting accepted into overseas programs.
If you’re in San Fransisco during the week of September 18 week give Sean a shout (firstname.lastname@example.org).