GAN Community

A highly curated community of accelerators, partners, and investors.


Where no startup stands alone.

Patrick Riley

Helping to give startups the power to create and grow their business wherever they are as CEO of GAN: @GANconnect

Latest Posts

What the Data Says about Getting into An Accelerator — GAN

Last week, GAN released its annual data report and, while the full report is only available to accelerators in the GAN Community that…

Being a Victim Won’t Make You a Good Boss — GAN

This past Sunday, someone on our staff sent me a text about a payroll issue. Everyone on our team gets paid at the end of the month and a…

Using a Staycation to Stay Sane — GAN

I get about a month of vacation each year and I like to use that time well. After all, a month is a lot of time, but it’s actually not…

How to Bring Up Issues With Your Business Partner or Leadership Team

I help run two different businesses: GAN and GAN Ventures. At GAN, Dani runs the day-to-day operations as the company’s COO. And, at GAN…

Why We Invest in Authentic Founders

When GAN Ventures considers whether to invest in a startup, we look for four primary things:

When Community Works

Written by Patrick Riley | May 15, 2019

Before Ever Applying to an Accelerator, Here’s What You Need to Know — GAN

There are 115 accelerators spread across 160 cities in the GAN Community. Their breadth, impact, and results are amazing.

One Thing That’s Skyrocketing My Productivity — GAN

For the past two months, I’ve been keeping close track of the rhythms in my life.

When You Pitch, Focus on Your Essence

Last week, I spoke at InBIA’s International Business Incubation Conference in Minneapolis. InBIA brings together a curated group of…

We Can All Stop Caring About What Our Competitors Are Doing — GAN

If you’ve spent any time around me lately-at ALL-you know that I can’t get enough of SoulCycle. It’s a gym where you ride a stationary…


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