Nasdaq coming to San Fran
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Hoping to catch the next big startup out of Silicon Valley before it goes public, Nasdaq is hanging a shingle in San Francisco’s South Financial District.
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center has opened the doors to its 13,000 square-foot, ultra-modern facility in San Francisco’s South Financial District located at 505 Howard Street. Established by the Nasdaq Educational Foundation as a nonprofit organization, the center will serve as a central hub for entrepreneurs from all industries to learn to build and run successful businesses, and connect with an established global ecosystem of industry experts, mentors and resources.
“The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a landing spot for founders, where they can learn from each other as they move their start-ups through the different challenges and growth stages of the entrepreneurial journey,” said Nicola Corzine, executive director, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. “Our mission is to educate and to deliver programs that are top of mind for founders to help ensure a strong pipeline of entrepreneurial talent and innovation in the Bay Area and beyond.”
The center is focused on fostering a thriving start-up community representing all industries. It offers entrepreneurs free educational and training resources, hands-on mentorship programs and entrepreneurial events and programs developed in partnership with Nasdaq and with some of the world’s leading academic institutions, companies and business leaders. In addition, the center will also conduct original and actionable research on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs interested in programming and events at the center can complete an application on the center’s website.