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The power of community
Team Surge 17 Feb'20

A founder’s journey is often lonely and filled with countless challenges. Surge 02 2019 founders talk about what being part of this community means to them as they navigate the path ahead. “No one has all the answers – alone, anyway. But as a group, being able to pull that all together, (is) extremely helpful.”...

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Surge 02 Week 5: UpSurge
Team Surge 06 Feb'20

Forget 'demo day'. The last week of Surge is all about in-depth conversations with a curated set of Tier One investors. We kicked off the week with pitch prep & fundraising fundamentals - then ended with UpSurge. Thirty startups; three dozen VCs; 400 one-on-one meetings; countless opportunities. #GetReadyToSurge....

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Log 9 Materials: Revolutionizing the energy sector with aluminum fuel cells
Team Surge 11 Jan'20

Log 9 Materials (Surge 02 2019) is leveraging its expertise in graphene nanotechnology to build and scale fully recyclable, emissions-free aluminium-air fuel cells that can power cars, homes and communities....

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Surge 02 2019: Week Four
Team Surge 18 Dec'19

“What makes for a good founder? I actually think storytelling is a vital, vital part… If people can’t tell stories, I don’t think they succeed as leaders.” Our Surge 02 2019 founders met in San Francisco for Week Four to take masterclasses in sales, marketing and storytelling....

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Telio: Accelerating Vietnam’s mom & pop shops through B2B e-commerce
Team Surge 17 Dec'19

Mom and pop shops are the backbone of Vietnam’s retail sector and play an important role in the country’s economy.  Telio, one of the startups in the first cohort of Surge, connects these small retailers with brands and wholesalers on a centralized B2B e-commerce platform that delivers more choice, better pricing and more efficient logistics.  The company’s mission: to power small businesses through technology. ...

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Hiring for a growth mindset
Team Surge 12 Dec'19

Want to hire great people? Look for a growth mindset, says Surge mentor & Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim. “It doesn’t matter what they know, at any given time. What matters is their potential to learn and motivation to get better every day.”...

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