Obama's Legacy for Startups

“[I]t has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things—some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor—who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”_ – President Obama, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2009

As the 44th President of the United States bid farewell to the nation in his final public address this week, we couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic as we recalled everything this administration has done over the past 8 years to prioritize entrepreneurship and support startups in this country, and around the globe.

Hubspot Scholarships Bring Founders to US for GANRally

By: Sebastian Levin, Co-Founder of Merit HR
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The GAN Rally is an event that unites a cosmopolitan group of entrepreneurs, (in seed capital stage) with managing directors of accelerators, and entrepreneurs who have already climbed that stage.

I think the initiative is spectacular, you go into a room in which you do not know anyone and a place to sit is not predetermined. Therefore, you can sit next to anyone without knowing who it is or what does he/she do.
After a while, you discover that the person sitting next to you is an expert in a certain field and is in charge of some workshop or talk that can be useful for you.

Thinking about applying to an accelerator?

This post originally appeared on VentureBurn

If you were starting a business 20 years ago, you’d typically spend most of your time running around town searching for customers, investors, and mentors. In a single day, you might only have time for one meeting with a customer and another with an investor. If you were lucky, you could squeeze in a meeting with a mentor. Carving out time to work on your actual product generally meant sacrificing sleep.

Creating a Culture of Trust

This post originally appeared on Medium

How the “Appreciate” Changed our Company Culture for the Better

I’m always a little amazed that we can work around other humans on a regular basis. It’s no surprise, I mean if we take an inventory of how often we feel slighted or moderately bothered by one of our colleagues, it’s probably at least once every few weeks if not more. I guess to a certain extent, it’s to be expected. We all have different goals, visions for the future, and personalities.

Founders found Founders at Rally 2016

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Reflecting on the Rally
We’ll see hundreds of blogs over the next week that reflect on 2016-I hope this one is unique for you. Entrepreneurs deal with many ups and downs every day, and recapping a year is often too daunting — so I’ll make it quick.