“CAI seeks to further galvanize entrepreneurial ecosystems through a grassroots movement, led by entrepreneurs that have exited companies and become pillars of their local communities.” – Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO
June 29, 2017
The world’s largest virtual startup challenge-based accelerator, the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), is launching an ambassador program. “CAI Ambassadors” will lead regional efforts to spin out startups and boost entrepreneurial platforms. CAI, a Maryland-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, has leveraged its award-winning, virtual challenge-accelerator program to deliver lessons from Wall Street and Silicon Valley to 2000+ entrepreneurs across the globe since 2013. From these efforts, which were recognized by the White House, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Laboratory Consortium, CAI has launched 80+ companies and amplified 200+ entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Like its partner, the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute, CAI understands that entrepreneurs and investors can come from anywhere in the world. Yet, outside of a few coastal cities in America, there are significant barriers to joining the startup community. To tear down these barriers and boost inclusion in the startup community, CAI is strengthening its connections with burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystems across the world by establishing the “Center for Advancing Innovation Ambassador Program”. Through the efforts of CAI Ambassadors, carefully selected from an applicant pool of industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, CAI will attract even more entrepreneurially-minded individuals from underserved areas, integrate them in the startup community, cultivate them in a more…