Pittsburgh: A City Fueled By a Culture of Innovation and Community


Pittsburgh Has a Culture of Innovation. A Strong Community. On stage, we heard over and over again about the city’s culture of innovation. ” “Without community, this would all be a lonely road.” What I’m trying to do, instead, is highlight how important underlying motivations and culture are to create a thriving startup ecosystem in any given city. We just finished the first leg of the GAN Momentum Tour in Pittsburgh.

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture


I recently participated in a webcast hosted by SHRM on “Three Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture: Learn how to attract, manage, and build entrepreneurial talent.” This might be a for-profit business, but it might also be community building, changing their local community for the better. . That’s absolutely the kind of culture I want to work in—and I suspect you do, too! Build Entrepreneurial Culture.


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Navigating the Stages of Community Growth


A Model for Starting and Sustaining an Entrepreneurial Community. Entrepreneurial culture is changing. Despite suffering significant economic loss which spawns a culture of grim survival, a growing number of communities are beginning to break free of the past in an unexpected comeback. A new type of entrepreneurial culture is springing up everywhere. Each community is different. My own community, Chattanooga, TN, is one of these fortunate outliers.

Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities. After a recent discussion I had with Steve Blank it made me remember that I had left off one of the most critical factors – a culture of failure. At this time I can tell you that the Brits definitely didn’t have a culture of failure. Failure in startups seems to now be embedded in startup communities like NY and LA. 14:00 How can we bring that culture to other places?

SBA Announces Community Navigator Model and Funding Opportunity

Source Link

We’re thrilled the SBA goes on to recommend that effective network building must also adopt a data-driven approach , something we’ve been championing with communities via our SourceLink Pro entrepreneurship CRM and decision support system and Resource Navigator technologies. The U.S.

Leading Culture During COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. At Lextech, one of our biggest Culture Czars happened to live in Ecuador.

When Community Works


If you’re a leader anywhere, a large part of your role will include bringing people together from different backgrounds and sometimes even different cultures—people who hold varying or even conflicting value sets. At GAN, we often bring our global community of accelerators together in person in order to build relationships, share insights, and to not only work through challenges with their peers but to share their wins as a group.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan


What role does startup culture play in a country that measures success via Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product? . This is the remarkable story of a country building a startup culture from the ground up. Anurag worked with local community organizers to bring the second Startup Weekend to Thimphu in June 2016, and this time they got 55 attendees. . Your ideas reach out to community and the environment. Growing startup culture across the nation?

One social entrepreneur and activist’s mission to defend the environment and indigenous communities in Venezuela

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

He found his calling in environmental and human rights law and works to protect indigenous communities in his region. I think what I am most passionate about is having the opportunity to connect my interests, my career and experience with the change I want to achieve in my community.

Does a VCs Culture Really Matter? The Upfront Story

Both Sides of the Table

” We won’t be the right cultural fit for every entrepreneur but if we’re truly WYSIWYG then it helps entrepreneurs decide if we’re aligned. Community. We also believe it’s important to be strong pillars of our community. But as LA as a tech community grew massively the percentage of our LA deals went from 15% to 50% from 1996 to 2010 and it has remained solid since then. In short: We want to be pillars of our community.

Wrap-up of the Startup Community Leaders Mission USA 2018

Startup Catalyst

The second Startup Community Leaders Mission to the USA took place from 11-18 March 2018, with 20 participants taking part, including 14 from 11 different regional towns in Queensland, 3 from Brisbane, one from Sydney, one from Adelaide, and one from New York (assisting the Beach City film crew). It also has a robust sense of community, and is a leading example of how robust startup communities can be built in regional areas. Entrepreneurs are a cultural norm in the US.

Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform


The platform, produced by Vivendi, includes documentaries, podcasts, articles and interviews between experts and known players in the chess community. In many ways, it’s a vertical-specific version of the chess MasterClass he did years ago, with a big focus on community and variety.

Creating a community and brand beyond the product

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Wrapping up this three-part series on entrepreneur David Dávila, the YLAI Network gains insight to how David establishes a community and brand for his coffee company showcasing the rich history of Haiti and Nicaragua, by highlighting the talented producers and artists on the ground and by engaging with his customers through a variety of new and traditional platforms. Culture affects every part of what you do, and the way you think is affected by how you’ve grown up,” David says. “I

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rafael, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and an entrepreneur in Honduras, saw years later a need for his skills in the country’s cultural heritage sector. “My The Malengu name, an amalgamation of Maya, Lenca and Garífuna, harkens back to some of the country’s largest indigenous communities. “I’ll Today Rafael is working with Xiomara and other artisans to market their products, all the while preserving traditional Honduran culture. We are a mix of Spanish, Indian, black and Mayan culture.”.

This YLAI Fellow is influencing sustainable behavior in his Dominican Republic community

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Green Depot , based in the Dominican Republic, aims to make the planet, and his community members, more eco-conscious. At Green Depot, we manufacture biodegradable tableware, using naturally fallen palm leaf, collected by the local community. By Jewelle Saunders.

I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die.


The post I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die. appeared first on GCUC Community. Uncategorized Community Coworking TrendsLet’s look at the definition: hus·tle (Verb) force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction.

SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community


Bahrain has a reputation for being a warm and hospitable country with an exceptional lifestyle and welcoming culture. Bahrain’s startup community is pleased to have the GAN Momentum Tour taking place in Manama, Bahrain! Being part of the GAN Community, we are thrilled and proud to be one of the hosts of the Manama Momentum Tour. The post SeedFuel–Rowad, Flat6Labs, and Nest on the Bahrain Startup Community appeared first on GAN.

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Dr. Ebony Edwards

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. She is a member of our ESHIP Communities Council in Kansas City. A: When I moved back to Kansas City from undergrad and grad school (Atlanta and Chicago), I craved the community I felt I had in those places.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions. And of course a place of idyllic weather, culture and a lifestyle. Deviant Art, led by Angelo Sotira, which is one of the largest online communities on the Internet [Hollywood].

Sneaker enthusiast group SoleSavy raises $2M, setting the stage for a community-driven commerce boom


SoleSavy, a community built around buying hot sneakers and related items that are increasingly hard to acquire at retail, raised $2 million in a round that closed late last year. SoleSavy is a group of communities that is currently mostly hosted on Slack. .

ESHIP Communities Ecosystem Builder: Gerald Smith

Forward Cities

More information about the ESHIP Communities program can be found here. Gerald and his wife Dianna co-founded Plexpod, a coworking space where they champion entrepreneurs and the power of community to achieve success. ESHIP Communities

5 Ways To Keep Your Team Connected With Split Working

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Sam Hill, head of people and culture at BizSpace. . Reinforce your company culture. As a leader , make sure you are proactive in nurturing and reinforcing the company culture, since healthy company cultures have a direct impact on the performance of teams.

Cheese raises $3.6M for its digital bank aimed at the Asian-American community


Many things have accelerated in the world of fintech over the past year, not the least of which is the trend of digital banks aimed at specific communities in the U.S. In the past few months alone, a number of neobanks targeting the Black and Latinx communities have emerged.

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Building a startup community, or startup ecosystem, is no easy task and requires a lot of intentional work. An interconnected startup community is one that shares common values and whose interests support the entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the startup community as a whole. What is a startup community? Chantalle describes a startup community as “a network of people and institutions that add value to each other and help each other succeed just like any network.”

Orbit raises $4M for its community experience platform


Orbit , a startup that is building tools to help organizations build communities around their proprietary and open-source products, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Martin Casado.

Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: Insights on Product Development

Smart Hustle Magazine

Once he started building a community, he also learned they had a specific need he could fill. Not all niche communities have large, interactive followings. Here's an article and podcast interview I enjoyed called: Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: [link] Click To Tweet.

Revel pulls electric mopeds after failing to make a dent in Austin’s car culture


Instead, Reig cited the combination of Austin’s “deep-rooted” car culture, which has only become further engrained during COVID. “In addition to having a less dense urban core than our other markets, the city’s deep-rooted car culture has proven difficult to penetrate, especially during COVID.” Shared electric moped startup Revel said Friday that it will shut down its service in Austin later this month.

Can a culture of entrepreneurship be created?

Carol Lauffer

Can you really create a culture of entrepreneurship, or must it occur organically? Here in Silicon Valley the culture of entrepreneurship permeates just about everything. In other communities, the strategy must be more intentional. In my experience working with large and small communities across the U.S., I have witnessed numerous communities that are actively fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.

The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The caring culture he developed also points to his genuine concern for stakeholders. Caring culture. Conscious capitalism contributes to a culture of trust, care and cooperation among the company’s employees and all other stakeholders. Contributed to EO by Kent Gregoire.

The Duo Blueprint: How Ann Arbor’s Duo Security is Changing the Midwest Startup Scene


The fact that so many people have put in many years at the company and then progressed in their careers speaks volumes about a culture centered on learning and empowerment that Duo Security fosters for its employees. “I Related: Bamboo Detroit Co-Founder Shares Tips for Creating an Inspiring Shared Work Culture. Song recognizes the important role the community plays in all this. The culture of Michigan is exported in such a big way around the world.”.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021


That, plus the growing number of startups, affordable cost of living, and vibrant community, make it a great place to live and work. Tapping into your local business community can be tough, but Plain Sight is making it easier.

The Startup Community Way: Five Lessons for U.S. Policymakers

Ian Hathaway

The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is essential reading for entrepreneurs, community leaders, policymakers, and other key stakeholders looking to entrepreneurship as an engine of innovation and economic growth. Each startup community is unique.

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships


Studies show how much we need community for our happiness and health: This study out of the University of Michigan found that friendship alone was seen to be a solid predictor of positive overall health at later ages. .

Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021


Community organizations like Shine & Rise provide support and mentorship to women who work at tech companies, and coworking spaces like Cahoots offer dedicated tech entrepreneurial spaces for the community. Duo has a culture centered around inclusion and belonging.

NYC's Innovation Community: What Came Before and What Comes nextNY

This is going to be BIG.

These days, it's kind of hard to miss what's going on in the NYC startup community. That's why the early efforts to build NYC's community were so impactful, even if the people who are just joining the ecosystem today don't realize what came before. Two key efforts really set the tone for the community we have today. I don't think we'd have the same meetup culture here had anyone else kicked things off.

Announcing the Founder Support Fund


As we did some research in the GAN Community, we learned that founders frequently identify as their company, causing their sense of self-worth to fluctuate with the fate of their company. This means the impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been particularly devastating for the founder community.

Innovative businesses that support local communities

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

YLAI Network members Juliana Nieva de Castillo from Tucumán, Argentina and Julio César Bueno Cruz from Cali, Colombia illustrate two forms of social innovation and community support through unique business concepts. With a focus on sustainability, Juliana’s vision may inspire others to take action to diminish the quantity of waste in communities around the world. Her work highlights the impact that everyone can have on their community and the environment through small choices.