Build a stronger entrepreneur support network

Connect entrepreneurs in your ecosystem with support and resources. Increase visibility for your startups among investors and other support resources.

Want to build a network on Abaca?
Ecosystem builders -  incubators, accelerators, universities, governments, and more - can help bring together entrepreneurs, supporters, and resources on Abaca. Reach out to learn more.

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Increase Visibility of Resources

You’ve worked hard to build a wealth of resources for entrepreneurs in your network. Abaca shines a light on all of your resources and provides entrepreneurs with highly curated matches to the resources that are the best fit for them.

Share your progress

Have more productive conversations with investors, mentors and your team by saving and updating your Level as part of a profile. Share your profile and learn a common language for talking about your progress and identifying milestones critical to growth.

Increase Visibility of Startups

You have great entrepreneurs but they’re finding it difficult to attract the attention and capital they deserve. Abaca increases your startups’ visibility and highlights them for investors and support resources that are a good fit from the community level to the national and global stage.

Learn Your Ecosystems’ Strengths & Weaknesses 

Abaca benchmarks the strengths and weaknesses of your ecosystem’s entrepreneurs and leverages its data to aggregate the strengths and weaknesses of your network as a whole. Armed with this information, ecosystems can target the challenges their entrepreneurs face and prioritize and refine new and existing programs to address those needs.

Identify Resource Gaps and Measure Effectiveness

Abaca maps the landscape of available resources and current resource gaps for entrepreneurs in your ecosystem. Backed by data, ecosystem builders can work to deliver new resources to their communities and redirect existing programs to target gaps.

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Coming Soon: Measure Impact

Use Abaca to track the long-term impact of your network, metrics like job creation, capital raised, and revenue earned. Emailing surveys to your alumni for years to come is time-consuming, tedious, and entrepreneurs have little if any incentive to respond. Abaca is developing an impact metrics tracking feature to provide value to you and your companies. Cut out the work, get better impact data to better support entrepreneurs in your network. 

Join or start a coalition

Ecosystem builders and investors can also form coalitions on Abaca to create a shared pipeline, and establish a “common application” so that entrepreneurs can rapidly apply to several organizations easily and quickly. Coalitions can focus on sector, region, or issue.

Our Networks

Meet our networks and find out what they have to offer.

COVID-19 Investor Coalition

While much of the investing world is cutting back on new investments, this coalition is committed to entrepreneurs tackling the enormous challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Maine Technology Institute

MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. We support new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation.

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners: Southeast Pennsylvania

At Ben Franklin, we are partners guided by a singular purpose; to guide the region’s technology community to new heights. Through our unique model, we provide the capital, counsel and connections that empower innovators to accelerate their ideas and investors to expand their impact.

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Join or start a coalition

Ecosystem builders and investors can also form coalitions on Abaca to create a shared pipeline, and establish a “common application” so that entrepreneurs can rapidly apply to several organizations easily and quickly.

Coalitions can focus on sector, region, or issue. Learn about the COVID-19 Investor Coalition.

Contact us to learn more about starting a network or coalition.