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The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship

Following the huge success of the Gust-DEMO scholarship earlier this year, Gust and DEMO have teamed up again to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Fall 2012. The recipient of the Gust-DEMO Scholarship will have a chance to launch their product to some of the most innovative people in the world. During the two-day conference, DEMO provides

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Venturing Beyond Motherhood

For a long time now I’ve been meaning to write a post on women and gender issues, with the exact angle TBD – women in entrepreneurship, women in angel investing, women in tech, and women in business all seemed relevant topics. Those who know me are aware of my obsession with the topic after years of reflection magnified by two

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International Women’s Day Scholarship 2012

GUST CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012

In honor of International Women’s Day, Gust is thrilled to announce our partnership with Astia in launching the International Women’s Day Scholarship 2012. The scholarship aims to highlight the extraordinary women leaders of high-potential startups by awarding entrance into Astia’s Global Entrepreneur Program.

SCHOLARSHIP

The winning startups will receive a full scholarship to Astia’s

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“How Do Entrepreneurs Raise Angel and Seed Funding” Webinar

Gust is delighted to announce a partnership with NASVF and NCET2 for the online certificate course “How Do Entrepreneurs Raise Angel and Seed Funding”. The course is an insider view to the early stage fund raising process. You’ll learn how angels and early-stage investors identify promising startups, what needs to be in the business plan, how to build effective leadership teams, how to do

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Party Time: Tech Tuesdays @ TriBeCa Grand Hotel

We’re thrilled to be co-hosting Made in NY: Austin with NY Tech Meetup at South by Southwest! To get you as pumped as we are, we will be hosting a pre-party party:

WHEN

Tuesday February 21, 2012 7pm-11pm, OPEN BAR 7-8pm

The Gust-DEMO Scholarship 2012

Gust and DEMO have teamed up to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Spring 2012. The recipient of the Gust-DEMO Scholarship will have a chance to launch product  to some of the most innovative people in the world. During the two-day conference, DEMO provides an environment for companies to secure venture funding, establish critical relationships, influence early adopters, and

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Gust sponsoring the New York Tech Meetup After Party

Come one, come all, join us tonight at 9PM at the Sullivan Room.  Drinks are on us!

 

The World of Gust

Today’s unveiling of Gust, the global infrastructure for early stage entrepreneurial financing, is a milestone that has been seven years in the making. When we originally conceived of a single platform tying together the world’s entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and supporting organizations, it quickly became apparent that the biggest challenge had nothing to do with technology. Instead it was

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Gust: Venture Forward

Most of us love the idea of a new beginning, a makeover, and a fresh start. Yet, despite the tremendous amount of innovation in our space, there is still a huge amount of, (excuse the graphic word), regurgitation going on in our blogosphere. I’m not referring to the use of viral media to spread good ideas; I’m referring to the

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