Jeff Abbott, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Global Scaling Academy, was recently interviewed by Sergei Samusev, partner at Startup Embassy. Startup Embassy is a base of operations, a home away from home, a launchpad for international entrepreneurs seeking to get something going in Silicon Valley.
Sergei and I had a great conversation and explored the origins and vision of Global Scaling Academy, as well as the many benefits that Startup Embassy offers to international entrepreneurs visiting Silicon Valley.
Startup Embassy is a great launchpad in the Palo Alto / Silicon Valley startup ecosystem for founders coming to work with GSA on scaling their businesses.
Why? Well, who doesn't want to have a real-life experience of their own that feels amazingly close to taking a cameo part in HBO's Silicon Valley--minus Ehrlich Bachmann? On a more serious note, the place is full of interesting, smart and cool people, and is a lot of fun. While there, here are the profiles of just a few of the amazing people I met who are doing amazing things:
This is just a sample of the amazing people I met during a short visit, but is entirely indicative of the quality and diversity of people who cycle through the Startup Embassy week after week. More than 2000 have stayed so far over the past several years. Thanks to vision of Carlos, Sergei, Angelika, Will and the others who run the business, this tremendous exchange of ideas, connections and cross-cultural experience and good will.
There is no question that diversity, inclusion and global connectivity are a critical element to driving the next stage of global development. The UN Sustainable Development goals cite the need for 600 million new jobs by 2030. That means the world needs more companies to achieve scale because it would be more efficient to build 6,000 companies with 10,000 employees than 60 million companies with 10 employees that will have short lifespans.
The mission of Global Scaling Academy is to support entrepreneurs everywhere to make that scaling possible. To that end, it's the world needs many more places like Startup Embassy in communities everywhere where this kind of connection, dissemination and cross-pollination of ideas, and relationship-building occurs.
I can't wait to see where the next chapter of Startup Embassy springs up.
CORFO is the Chilean economic development agency that works daily to improve the competitiveness and the productive diversification of the country by encouraging investment, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Tim Taylor, one of Global Scaling Academy's most trusted pitch coaches (director of global strategic partnerships at wine.com in his spare time) and official pitch coach to famed Silicon Valley investor group the Band of Angels, joined us today for a work session.
Global Scaling Academy is excited to welcome the first cohort of 3S Landing Pad companies to Silicon Valley!
Startup World Cup, a global conference and startup pitch competition offering $1,000,000 investment prize, is announcing the agenda for the Grand Finale event in San Francisco on May 11th, 2018 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. This will be the largest global startup gathering with investors and entrepreneurs joining from more than 27 countries.
Global Scaling Academy, the world's premier scaling stage program based on the Blitzscaling framework developed by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, announces that it has partnered with Startupbootcamp to power their SF Scale program 3SLP in Silicon Valley. #sbcScaleSF #3SLandingPad @sbcScaleSF @startupbootcamp
"We can't wait to get started working with Çiğdem and her amazing team to help some of the top scale-ups from around the world to continue their scaling journey in the US," said Jeff Abbott, GSA Managing Partner.