CEE Chips

CEE CHIPS is an investment network that brings together entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe and investors interested in the region, providing them a positive environment where they can research, promote themselves and communicate. We know there are earlier steps to be taken by entrepreneurs, before reaching out to investors; that’s why we also try to support CEE entrepreneurs during their early days by connecting them with each other, working with local organizations and organizing events in the community. CEE CHIPS is a startup itself, registered in November, 2009, with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Endeavor is an international development organization committed to identifying and empowering high impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Headquartered in New York and with a new San Francisco office, Endeavor operates in 10 markets – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and
Uruguay. For more information, visit www.endeavor.org.

Entrepreneur Commons
Entrepreneur Commons is a not-for-profit for and by entrepreneurs, dedicated to helping them through peer-support groups. We currently have chapters in several cities around the world, in the US where we are originally based (San Francisco bay area) but also in Europe and Asia. These chapters meet on a regular basis, and allow entrepreneurs to share successes and challenges in a closed trusted environment. Entrepreneur Commons is to networking what the slow food movement is to fast food - the goal is to build social capital with other entrepreneurs over time through collaboration rather than exchanging business cards with as many people as possible, because this is how you get real value from relationships. And in a world of scarcity thinking where most programs are focusing on weeding out people that do not fit within their scope, Entrepreneur Commons is promoting abundance thinking by being as inclusive as possible and by allowing entrepreneurs to grow through the chapters to become their best possible self. 

First Tuesday
Born in 1998 First Tuesday became the first global network that connects entrepreneurs with investors, customers and service providers and promote entrepreneurial culture. First Tuesday is a non-profit entity headquartered in London and administrates the First Tuesday brand and all First Tuesday chapter (city) licenses. First Tuesday today has over 50,000 members in 5 continents in over 20 cities world wide. First Tuesday Americas is a non-profit organizations that administrates First Tuesday licenses for the Americas. First Tuesday Americas has played an important role in launching Santiago de Chile, San Salvador and Panama.

Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship
The Foundation For Youth Social Entrepreneurship (FYSE) inspires, invests in, incubates, accelerates and mentors high potential young social entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific to solve our most pressing social and environmental problems and to bring prosperity to the region.

Founder Institute
The Founder Institute is a four month apprenticeship and training program for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs. The Institute prepares founders to lead the next generation of world-class technology companies across a wide range of industries, from the biotech to the internet. Weekly company-building sessions are guided by experienced CEOs, and they are held in the evening to allow participants to keep their day job or develop their companies during business hours. All of the program stakeholders, from the participating founders to the experienced CEO Mentors, share in the upside generated by the companies formed during the program. Participants also enjoy free services from three dozen Institute Partners, fundraising opportunities at fair market value, and a teamwork-oriented environment to build a company. The Institute operates semesters twice a year in Silicon Valley, Singapore, Seattle, Los Angles, San Diego, Denver, Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Paris.

Founders Space
Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, attorneys, CFOs and other experts to answer the questions all founders have. We're focused on developing new ways to connect founders, advisors and investors around the world. Our vision is to build a global platform, where startups and advisors work as virtual teams to enter and grow new markets, and where investors can efficiently discover the best matches for their investment goals. So join us in this grand adventure, and let’s build something truly great!   

InVenture (www.inventure.org) is an online micro-investment platform that enables individuals to invest directly in the power of micro-businesses. InVenture taps the potential in these micro-businesses to become engines for job creation and economic growth within their communities. As the businesses you invest in grow, both the investor and entrepreneur see a return on the investment—and both share in the social good that is generated. 

No Straight Lines
Workshops enabling your company to become ready for the networked society becoming more effective, more efficient, at less cost. Attendees can achieve this [1] by fully understanding the logic of the networked society, and how this fundamentally changes the way business models will succeed, you will be better equipped to drive business success [2] by opening up minds, collectively, to the potential of this new market-place, the No Straight Lines methodology will help you determine the communication initiatives appropriate to your company [3] by absorbing and understanding the most important ideas that emerge from the programme you will be able to initiate an action plan for you and your company which we can help facilitate.

Small Giants Community
The Small Giants Community is a professional organization dedicated to developing and sustaining a business culture that educates and empowers private business owners to achieve success in terms of “business mojo.” The common characteristics of “business mojo” are: 
A sound business model and protected gross margins - Owners/leaders knowing who they are, what they want out of business, and why - Deep roots in the community - Close, personal ties with customers and suppliers - Maintenance of a culture of intimacy, based on “caring for people in the totality of their lives” and a mutual understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities of owners and employees toward one another - A burning passion for what the company does.

StartupDigest is an email digest of the best startup events in your area. Here are 5 things that we will accomplish
  1. We will promote the entrepreneurial lifestyle and the culture of DOING, to help change the world into a better place.
  2. We will strengthen the pre-existing entrepreneurial communities no matter how small or large they currently are
  3. We will create stronger bonds between entrepreneurs through relevant events where the startup community physically meets each other.
  4. We will promote the cross-pollination of ideas and people that would not otherwise interact.
  5. We will empower the leaders in these startup communities and give them the tools and inspiration to create a huge difference.

Startup School
Startup School is an new online school for entrepreneurs. So far it has provided 15000+ hours of startup education for 1800 entrepreneurs from 130 different countries. And this is just the beginning – there is an entire world of aspiring entrepreneurs craving for knowledge inspiration and guidance. We are a group of young entrepreneurs who started a school to share our lessons learned with our entrepreneur friends. By now it grew to an amazing community Startup School has changed the life of numerous entrepreneurs already from Romania to Kongo to India and even the Silicon Valley itself. 50+ entrepreneurs pitched and launched their company on Startup School – some are successful or received funding. Startup School is a super open environment that attracted a wide variety of entrepreneurs, investors and experts. Famous entrepreneurs like Brad Feld (Founder of Foundry Group), Marc Benioff (Founder of Salesforce), Bill Liao (Founder of Xing) and many more donated their time to fill this school with more than 150 hours of recorded live classes.

We enable entrepreneurship by creating a space where co-founders can meet one another and brainstorm the next big idea. Then we turn those ideas into businesses by matching them with funding, tools, and services in a virtual marketplace. But we want to go beyond that. We'd like to become a long term business partner who helps companies find the tools, services, and funding they need to thrive. We pledge to continue to push our business model further down the lifecycle of startups and tie our key metrics to the metrics of our customers. We will judge our success on the basis of whether or not we're able to increase the percentage of entrepreneurs on our site who are able to form businesses and the percentage of those businesses that succeed. In short, we want you to get your startup started!

Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects. It is an amazing opportunity to connect with other passionate and skilled individuals, and perhaps even find a co-founder or two to transform your idea into reality. Startup Weekend is a non-profit organization based out of Seattle, WA USA. Startup Weekend is a small team of three along with community leaders around the world. Startup Weekend’s primary mission is to be the most valuable and influential organization in startup communities around the world.

TECHBA Silicon Valley
TechBA Silicon Valley is part of the Technology Business Acceleration program from Mexico, that brings companies from Mexico to discover, explore and develop startups focus to the global market. More than 250 companies has come and learn the Silicon Valley way of building and startup. From this companies, several are seeking partnerships, alliances and investment. 
Join us to build you next business adventure at www.etechba.com or follow us at @techba, @techbasv

The Hub
Hub Bay Area is a space where people create change.  Members join a diverse local and global community dedicated to building solutions for social, economic and environmental sustainability.  These solutions take root when passionate people-entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors and activists come together and accomplish.  Through the strength of community, people can simply do more.

TiE is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs and professionals founded in 1992 in the Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. Our sole mission is to foster and nurture entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking and education.  Since our founding in 1992 we have grown into 55 chapters in 13 countries with over 15,000 members.  TiE is an open and inclusive organization and members come from a variety of corporate and academic backgrounds united in their efforts to promote entrepreneurship. Our philosophical base is a unique blend of SV innovation and entrepreneurship[ blended with the tradition of mentor/mentee relationship.

Urban FIRE
Urban FIRE is presently an entrepreneurship training program for low income, inner-city entrepreneurs looking to build a sustainable urban business. As an organic progression to the training, we are launching the Urban FIRE business incubator to help our graduates build their businesses with affordable office space and support services. Historically, 87 percent of businesses that incubate go beyond the five-year mark, create more jobs than any other sector and reinvest money back into their communities. A collaboration of private and public groups are working together to make the incubator a reality. Our belief is that every urban location must have incubators if real economic development is going to happen.The US has 1700 incubators but the rest of the world has over 5,000. Incubators build better businesses and put people back to work!

WomanzWorld is the Ultimate Resource for Female Entrepreneurs wanting freedom and adventure in business and life . This blog platform provides insight, intelligence and inspiration to established and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

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