If you’re interested in becoming a founder, investor, or even just exploring the startup ecosystem hoping to find a role that fits like a glove, you’re going to need to build a network. Not just any network of random connections, but a network specifically curated to your interests, goals, and passions in life. Here's a plan for building your network intentionally.
If entrepreneurship and venture capital are ever going to be environments where everyone will be able to fully participate, we need to start opening our eyes to the holistic needs of humans we interact with every single day.
In the first article for the Notion Impact newsletter, I cover the role of identity in my overarching social investment thesis, breaking prototypes, finding your tribe, and discovering your superpower through vulnerability.
The reality of current DEI isn’t that our definitions have changed, but that our understanding of the complexity with which people desire to bring themselves to their work is evolving to be more empathetic to the human condition.
There are many more people in our communities who would pursue the founder path if they knew someone was looking out for them, not just their company. The opportunity cost of not listening to the needs of underrepresented founders is too great to ignore.