Become a Volunteer
A vibrant grassroots ecosystem helps communities thrive.
Each of our StartUpCONs engages 200+ volunteers to assist in supporting the entrepreneurs that participate in our events scaleUp, StartUpCON City, Accelerator Programs and Pitch Contests.
We have several volunteer opportunities for you to choose from and would love to speak with you more about how you can be involved.
We hosts a handful of dynamic events throughout the year. This is done remotely, time commitment is flexible, and offered several times per year. This is a great way to plug into the creative energy of the global community.
Volunteer as a Chapter Leader and team members.
StartUpCON communities are local, national, multi-regional groups of GlobalStartUpCON members that connect locally to share best practices, learn and network globally.
Chapter Leaders are volunteers responsible for being an Active Leader and maintaining an Active Community. Leaders are expected to hold quarterly meetings/events for their local community.
Resources and perks for active leaders include a Leader Professional Development, complimentary Advantage Membership and access to leader activities.
One way that we are able to ensure fairness and balance among events, ScaleUp Speakers, Pitch Contest, Accelerator applicants is by having individuals volunteer their time to review and score applications.
Constructive feedback to early-stage entrepreneurs is critical to their growth and overall success.
Community leaders and business professionals participate in interviews to help StartUpCON decide which applicants will be a good fit for the Accelerator Program. Interviewers and staff will meet with applicants for 30 minutes each to ask questions and provide feedback to the applicant. Interviewers can commit to a 2 hour time block or more if available!
Specialists are highly knowledgeable in a particular field and lead a workshop-style session in the Accelerator Program guided by StartUpCON curriculum. Sessions are conducted on VIRTUAL ROOM with the Accelerator Cohort and StartUPCON moderator (between 60-90 mins session)
In conjunction with the Accelerator Curriculum, entrepreneurs may need guided help with specific topics. This can be done through one-on-one or small group sessions with a specialist that is available for “CLASS”
We offer business-related courses for entrepreneurs in the community. This is a great way to engage with entrepreneurs in different stages of their business. Sessions are conducted on VIRTUAL ROOM with the StartUPCON moderator (between 60-90 mins session)
Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability and desire to work together” to help reaffirm topics and themes raised during classes, while also strategizing with the entrepreneur on how to reach their specific goals during the program.