Acceleration Coop

Acceleration Co-op is a global, filtered, virtual community of industry veterans and domain experts, motivated to focus on your challenges. Our goal: help entrepreneurs create successful new ventures; micro-cap companies grow faster; and expanding businesses attack new markets and new countries. Our value proposition: "Cross the finish-line faster, with less expenditure of capital, and fewer mistakes and missteps along the way - by leveraging the experience and market wisdom of our expert community."

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Founders Space

Another great resource for entrepreneurs is Founders Space: Founders Space brings together
founders, angels, VCs, attorneys, CFOs and other experts to answer the questions all founders have. Whenever an advisor answers a question for one founder, the answer is shared with the entire community and preserved in our database. This way the advisor is actually providing assistance to tens of thousands of founders now and into the future. Founders Space long term goal is to build a global platform, where startups and advisors work as virtual teams to enter and grow new markets, and where investors can efficiently discover the best matches for their investment goals.
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UrbanFire workshop is one of the fastest, most effective methods of writing a business plan for functionality. What a business plan should be is one that speaks to your soul and helps you to realize how your dreams can be turned into a lifetime of passionate pursuits, realistic and concrete - a plan that helps you to launch your business, get it functioning and feel like it's the very heart of what you should be doing.
In a matter of four Saturdays during July for four hours each session, you can walk away with a fully develop Start-Up Plan to get your business idea off the ground or to re-energize your business with focus and retooling.
The next class begins Saturday, July 10, 9am to 1pm for four consecutive Saturdays.
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A great service from Regus: the BusinessWorld Gold membership

If you are a nomad worker, or like me you are working from home and meeting customers in various places around your area, you may find this Gold BusinessWorld membership useful. I got it for myself and for $19/month, I can go to any Regus office in my area and use their business lounge: free wifi and free coffee (or tea) in a comfortable and quiet environment where I can go work between meetings. If you pay a little more, you can get access anywhere in the US, or for $49/month anywhere around the world.
I just got the membership for myself and I can testify that the service is great, much better than hanging out at Starbucks if you want to go a conference call or work without the loud background music.
If you are intersted you can check Regus website at, or contact Sean Kormarmy by email:

Tetuan Valley

Our friends at Tetuan Valley are helping entrepreneurs through a 6 weeks startup school program. And they are also implementing a peer-support program to help them beyond the initial kick off phase. Tetuan Valley is partnering with Entrepreneur Commons so that these entrepreneurs can benefit from the access to our larger network. A big welcome to our new members from Madrid.

To learn more about Tetuan Valley, click here


VentureHacks publishes an ebook called "Pitching Hacks", providing tips to entrepreneurs looking for funding. The ebook is available here:

They also tracks a startup list which is a source of leads for angel investors. You can register to this list here:

Sramana Mitra on Strategy

Sramana Mitra has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like semiconductors to sophisticated consumer marketing industries including fashion and education.

As part of the 1M/1M initiative, Sramana Mitra offers free weekly online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs. You can find more details and register here.

Sramana writes a weekly column for Forbes and is currently authoring Entrepreneur Journeys, a series of books focused on demystifying entrepreneurship.