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Startup Huddle is an educational experience for both the audience and the presenters. Based on a model developed at the Kauffman Foundation, expanded internationally through the Global Entrepreneurship Network and continually refined by a dedicated community of entrepreneurs across the world, we have created an educational program that holds the promise to revitalize, empower, grow and activate your city’s community of entrepreneurs. Startup Huddle is a free community program, focused on lowering the barriers to entry into the startup community.   


In many cities, there is no one entry point into the local startup community. Individuals often feel like they have to “know” someone or, at minimum, have a successful business to engage in the startup community. Startup Huddle should serve as an entry point for anyone in the community hoping to engage with entrepreneurs. An important, intentional aspect of the program is its complete lack of barriers to entry – this is essential to playing an introductory role. As such, one important metric we track is the number of attendees joining each session, as well as a breakdown of the number of new participants attending each session. To organize a Startup Huddle in your community, apply here.  

Interested in learning more?

Reach out to Colleen, GEN's Director for Global Partnerships and Startup Huddle manager at