YouNoodle connects top startups with opportunities for growth. Corporations powered by startups grow faster and outperform their peers. Investors with the right dealflow produce better returns. Cities and colleges with thriving startup ecosystems produce more jobs and economic growth. This is what YouNoodle is all about – powering the global startup revolution.
YouNoodle powers hundreds of startup competitions and innovation engagement programs around the world, giving us a unique picture of the global startup ecosystem. Based on opinions and evaluations from thousands of expert investors and advisors around the world, YouNoodle knows which startups are cut out to be tomorrow’s leaders. They put this to use through introductions between top startups and corporate executives, investors, or even endorsements for government grants or prizes. They want to bring you the magic of Silicon Valley, no matter where and how you work.
You may already know them from their work on projects like Start-Up Chile, Verizon Powerful Answers Award, or your local college startup competition. They work with competition organizers to solve big challenges with the power of startups and entrepreneurs. You can also run your next competition or startup engagement program on their platform, source amazing startups, invite external judges and find the right winners. Try YouNoodle Judge today, no matter the size or scope of your challenge.
YouNoodle was founded by Torsten Kolind and Rebeca Hwang in 2010, and is funded by VTF Capital and an international group of business angels. The company was spun off an ambitious project started by Bob Goodson and Kirill Makharinsky in 2007 with support from Peter Thiel (Founders Fund), Max Levchin (PayPal) and Charles Lho (Amicus Group). YouNoodle is run by a dedicated team of 11 different nationalities with a global headquarters in San Francisco and a growing presence in Santiago, Chile and Barcelona, Spain.
They provide tools and services to support startup challenges and competitions in recruiting high-potential entrepreneurs, tracking marketing efforts, screening startups and running judging processes, all in order to grow their startup ecosystems. Having facilitated more than 550 international startup programs across 175 countries, YouNoodle has created a global talent network over 125,000 startups, and has become a universal resource for the best ideas and brightest talent across the globe.
Powered by Diversity
The diversity of their team and the startups they serve makes them stronger. It inspires how they shape the global Silicon Valley of tomorrow.
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs #E4E
They get entrepreneurs because they are entrepreneurs. Everyone wins when the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of startups thrive.
Growth through Contribution
Some of their best ideas have come from unexpected places. Regardless of your formal role you can shape the future of YouNoodle with fresh perspective and tenacity.
Happiness is Key
They are happy when their clients are happy and they strive to build strong relationships infused with delight.
Drive Change and Be Bold
They enable people to drive positive change by sweeping away obstacles and fostering meritocracy. They are open-minded, driven and even a little rebellious.
Clarity through Transparency
Transparency fosters both trust and accountability in all that they do. Clients trust them like they trust their team to do a great job.
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