Startup Huddle is a free, monthly program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Every month entrepreneurs come together to pitch their startup, reveal challenges and crowdsource solutions. From local founders, innovators, educators and investors to a global network of entrepreneurial leaders, Startup Huddle provides a unique platform to strengthen your startup community.
Developed at the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and continually refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs across the globe, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to revitalize, empower, grow, and activate your city’s community of entrepreneurs through coaching/experiential learning, feedback and research.
Startup Huddle Format
As an experiential learning opportunity, the Startup Huddle format is consistent in each location.
Every month, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.
Each founder presents for six minutes, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with the audience.
Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city.
The culture surrounding Startup Huddle is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.