Announcing the Founder Support Fund

GAN

I’m excited to announce the Founder Support Fund. It’s an evergreen microgrant-making fund dedicated to supporting founders’ mental and emotional health and well-being. Now, let’s support the people behind those businesses— founders.

How Employers Can Support Workplace Mental Health

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While it’s not completely accepted in every culture , many find that remote counseling is both effective and timesaving. Managers greatly benefit from relevant training designed to support staff with mental health problems. Contributed by Bethany Seton.

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at Your Organization

TechStars

At Techstars, we talk a lot about “cultural transformation” and how we can support large corporations’ core objective to become more innovative and agile. As corporations strive to innovate in order to survive, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become a critical advantage. The truth is, large corporations can learn a great deal from startup culture as it relates to fostering a more adaptable, nimble, and entrepreneurial mindset.

Supporting Latinx Entrepreneurs Means Building Relationships of Trust

CO.STARTERS

As entrepreneur support organizations seek to support Spanish speakers starting new businesses, they need to understand that engaging this community effectively and respectfully may require some new ways of thinking. “In Supporting the Latinx community demands not just trying to understand and respect their unique culture, but also recognizing that some fundamental assumptions about outreach might need to be rethought.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

TechStars

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. Since 2016, Techstars Startup Weekends have been introducing entrepreneurship to the Bhutanese people—with strong support from the government—and little by little, this agrarian economy is changing to make space for innovation. .

State embraces collaborative culture with Oklahoma Innovation Model

Innovation 2 Enterprise

Our vision is that this state becomes recognized as a technology corridor by embracing partnerships and collaboration between our academic enterprises, our industrial complex, and supportive government programs and policies.”. By Scott Meacham.

Unsung Heroes of Ecosystem Building: Meet the Voices Championing “Universal Support”

CO.STARTERS

ESHIP GOAL 6 | Universal Support: Expand external stakeholder understanding of and support for ecosystem building. We asked ecosystem builders why expanding external stakeholder understanding of and support for ecosystem building is important to them. “We,

Company culture still needed when working from home

Innovation 2 Enterprise

But working remotely also has an impact on a company’s culture, and on collaboration and team building among a company’s most important asset—its people. By Scott Meacham. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Don’t get my wrong – a great looking product can really help support a sale. Their customer support is much smaller and therefore won’t be able to respond to your needs as quickly. Sales people will always ask for more sales support. They want lots of post-sales support. Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills.

3 Ways Leaders Can Support Balance in a Connected World

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Here are three ways technology and work-life balance can operate in tandem to support employees: 1. After you gather that feedback, it’s time to massage your policies to ensure they work for your organization and create the culture you want. Encourage a culture of accountability.

People Ops Question: How do we define our company culture?

TechStars

We attract, retain, develop, and support Techstars employees globally and aim to uphold our culture and values, in a manner that is inclusive to all.” . Q: How do we define our company culture? Accelerators Resources Company culture People Ops Techstars TalentBy Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of Talent.

8 Simple Strategies for Founders To Improve Startup Culture

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Leaders want more efficient workplaces, and founders are in the unique position to set the cultural tone of their organization. When founders invest in their team, it results in greater cohesion, performance, and a more supportive atmosphere.

Supporting and empowering children with autism in Nicaragua

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed December 3 to be the International Day of Disabled Persons to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and to raise awareness of the situations they face in political, social, economic, and cultural aspects of life. By Ana Gonzalez.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. 11:00 How do you think the ‘failure’ culture emerged in Silicon Valley? 14:00 How can we bring that culture to other places? 33:15 Thank you to Detroit Venture Partners for supporting the show.

5 Reasons Entrepreneur Therapy Enhances Startup Culture and Founder Performance

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash Despite its shine in pop culture, there’s nothing glamorous about being an entrepreneur. Here are five reasons entrepreneur therapy can improve startup culture and founder performance: 1. that colors the culture of your organization.

A Coronavirus Job Description

GAN

Not only will this help us keep our jobs, but it’s also the most helpful thing we can do to support others in this unusual time. It’s vital that we just keep moving through our to-do lists, calls, and actions we need to do every day to support clients, teams, and families. You have people in your sphere who you have the opportunity to support. Make sure you understand how they’re doing and how they need support at this time.

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Support Our Early-Stage Founders

Revolution

And the concern over future funding is likely even greater for startups outside of the coastal tech hubs, where there is less capital to invest and a typically more risk-averse culture.

Raising Awareness about Entrepreneurship as an Economic Development Strategy

Ecosystem Builder Hub

The work of supporting the entrepreneurs in our communities is challenging as it is. Who in government or the business world also has a mission to help and support entrepreneurs, startups, or small businesses? Featured Original Content Universal Support

The Intense Power of a Strong Company Culture

Tomasz Tunguz

It was an inspirational moment for me because I observed the intense power of developing strong company culture. Supportive environment. As a few of the executives shared with me, culture is a key part of the company and this annual meeting is a key part of that strategy. Culture is managing at scale. Culture starts at the top, and must be a key priority for the executive team. Earlier this week, I spoke at 2U’s annual employee conference.

Cities Championing and Expanding Awareness of Entrepreneurship

Ecosystem Builder Hub

This video highlights and celebrates the hustle of Detroit entrepreneurs, the culture of entrepreneurship, and is sure to make everyone in Detroit proud of the entrepreneurs. Epicenter wanted to share truths they learned from building a culture of entrepreneurship in Memphis.

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. I have witnessed numerous communities that are actively fostering a culture of entrepreneurship. Culture helps to create fertile ground for the startup of new businesses. Remember that creating a culture of entrepreneurship is a long-term strategy, and economic developers CAN have an impact

Startup Culture Rot

This is going to be BIG.

You''re just not actively managing the culture because you''re busy doing other things. Great cultures have values that everyone can be a part of--and these values need to be built in to everyday life at your company, no matter how small it is. You wanted her to just get s**t done like the guys on your team do and she was frustrated by the lack of direction and support. God forbid a negative cultural reputation gets out in the market. Do you feel supported?

How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

From Scott Jeffrey Miller with Todd Davis and Victoria Roos Olsson, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager provides the support and strategies you need to be a better leader. we share an excerpt from the chapter, “Creating a Culture of Feedback.” The post How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback? The leadership experts at Franklin Covey have released the essential guide to transforming into the great manager your team deserves.

Take A Seat In Our No-Cost Startup Boot Camp And You Might Take Home Up To $10,000!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

A partnership designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location.

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

StartupNation

Their culture is flexible and collaborative, making it a top Detroit startup to work at, and they’re constantly innovating and helping small businesses find the banking tools they need. Their culture of growth, teamwork and opportunity is at the heart of everything they do.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.

Ruby Virtual Support: Making Connections That Grow Businesses

Smart Hustle Magazine

Ruby is here to support businesses that need help answering the phone and being on line to answer chats in real time. The post Ruby Virtual Support: Making Connections That Grow Businesses appeared first on SmartHustle.com.

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. Juliana has dedicated herself to supporting the environment and developing a vision to “generate an ecological and sustainable awareness through a new form of design.” Julio’s clients ask for products associated with social responsibility and community support.

An Introduction to Happiness: Relationships

GAN

I told her how I was trying to make sure I had a great relationship with my wife, be a solid dad, grow the GAN community, build our venture capital fund, support my team, and come alongside our members—all while keeping strong friendships along the way.

Top Ann Arbor Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

StartupNation

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.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Beth Zimmer

Ecosystem Builder Hub

We have been really successful in changing our community’s culture. We were identified as having a culture that was extremely risk averse and complacent, with very low levels of entrepreneurial activity. Data today, 3-5 years later will not support that notion though.

An Introduction to Happiness

GAN

” The authors went on to describe that when companies like Google invested more in employee support, Google’s employee satisfaction went up by 37%. Company Culture The Future of Work The Industry company culture generation z happiness happy mental health productivity unhappiness

Dixa acquires Elevio, the ‘knowledge management’ platform helping brands improve customer support

TechCrunch

Dixa , the Danish customer support platform promising more personalised customer support, has acquired Melbourne-based “knowledge management” SaaS Elevio to bolster its product and technology offerings.

Unsung Hero Spotlight: Adam Arredondo

Ecosystem Builder Hub

Direct entrepreneur support is critical but only a part of creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our events (aka EXPERIENCES) have connected thousands of people and started even more conversations that have been instrumental in creating KC’s burgeoning startup culture.

Defending your organization from misinformation with neuroscience

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Remember that it’s very easy to cherry-pick stories to support whatever position the narrator wants to advance. Instead, look for thorough hard numbers, statistical evidence and peer-reviewed research to support claims.

Doing More Together: Techstars Foundation and Western Union Foundation join forces to support underrepresented entrepreneurs

TechStars

The mission of the Techstars Foundation is to support and develop underrepresented entrepreneurs in order to stimulate innovation and positive social and economic global. The alignment between these missions showed us that both of our organizations have strong, purpose-driven cultures and that we both want to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide. .