Accelerating the Globalization of Entrepreneurship

I’ve mentored entrepreneurs for a long time because I firmly believe entrepreneurship is one of the greatest drivers of good in this world. Driven by a strong desire to help more entrepreneurs create more value for themselves, their families and communities, I created the Startup Alliance.

The Startup Alliance has two components:

The Startup Alliance Foundation works to increase the effectiveness of incubators, accelerators and economic development initiatives  in communities around the world.

The Startup Alliance Platform provides committed entrepreneurs with access to knowledge, tools and resources to make the right connections, overcome challenges and win through collaboration with qualified peers.

Startup Alliance Backstory

Started during the first internet bubble as monthly founder gatherings at a pub in Seattle, the SA was known for the quality of the participants. The SA existed for startup founders, not the swarms of service providers handing out business cards at the other meetups at the time. It continued until I took a sailing sabbatical in fall of 2004, founded my next startup and moved to Silicon Valley in 2011.

I created group on once I was established in the valley but never promoted it much. A bit later, I built which I also didn’t promote.

I’ll return my energy to helping promote entrepreneurship when time allows.