Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership—both supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation—today announced they will start up a joint organization, UP Global, a “full-spectrum support service” intended to take entrepreneurs from pre-idea through high-growth stages. The new endeavor will focus on “action-based learning programs” and “building local, regional and national networks between startup champions,” according to a press release. “UP Global will enable consolidation and collaboration among community leaders to help entrepreneurs find the local resources they need to get up and going,” said Tom McDonnell, Kauffman Foundation president and CEO. Both groups will retain their brand names and missions and will be joined by Startup Digest, NEXT and NYSE Corporate Connections in the collaboration. — Source: UP Global
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