This week GrowVC’s COO, Markus returned to host our Everyone funding startups podcast. Markus interviewed GrowVC’s Networks Program manager, Paul Higgins about his background, the program, and the partners that are already onboard.
GrowVC’s Networks program is a key part of our vision to create a global, virtual Silicon Valley, in which we democratize access to investment, expertise, and communities for startups globally. Our partners create Networks in order to manage their own community, under their own brand, within the global GrowVC community.
Listen to the podcast on the player below or here directly (save as for mp3)
Current partners include incubators, accelerator programs, Universities, student networks, associations, institutions, startup networks, bootcamps, startup events, local networks, and financial institutions. We are also starting to see other organisations that want to become active in the startup ecosystem join it through GrowVC.
Listen to the podcast below to hear Markus and Paul discussing:
- Paul’s background and experiences in the startup ecosystem (01:43)
- GrowVC’s global team (04:00)
- What the Networks program actually is (06:15)
- What we’ve learned about our Network partners since we launched the program in January 2012 (10:50)
- What sorts of partner have been the most receptive to our program so far (14:50)
- GrowVC’s short-term focus with the program at the moment (21:50)
- What Paul is looking forward to the most from the program (23:40)
- What organisations should do if they want to get involved (26:00)
- How you can use GrowVC to get yourself involved in the startup ecosystem (28:00)
To get started with your own Network you can reach out to Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or go straight to the sign-up page.
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