Creating a Culture of Trust

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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.

It Really Is All About The Founder

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It’s All About World Domination

It’s pretty easy for a startup’s goal in life to be “world domination”. You hear it in pitches all the time.

How many founders do you know who have said: “Once we get all of the customers in this segment, we’ll be a billion-dollar company.”

It’s a trap that many startups fall into. They believe that if they get every customer they will be okay. They will survive. They will get an exit. They will have reached the pinnacle of their existence.

Announcing the Corporate Partner Network

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Giving entrepreneurs the power to create and grow their business doesn’t stop with accelerators. Corporations around the world are uniquely positioned to support growing companies by providing resources, tools, connections and services that help startups run well.

Recently the White House made several announcements alongside the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) that were focused on supporting inclusive entrepreneurship & innovation in America. Included in those announcements was news of GAN’s launch of the Partner Network.

Six Awesome Accelerators

It takes a village to start a company. GAN accelerators do a great job surrounding entrepreneurs with a supportive network, which is why we wanted you to know six awesome things GAN members are doing for the startup industry!