When Founders Become Leaders ➔

When Founders Become Leaders ➔

As two longstanding Startup Edmonton member companies grow into new spaces, Ken reflects on the entrepreneurial journey and the role of founders.  

Last week, we celebrated as four founders and two longstanding companies left the nest to grow in their new offices. 
The best part of my job is watching first-time founders grow and develop as entrepreneurial leaders during their time with us. I get to see them go through the range of emotions that come with the highs and lows of first customers, sluggish sales, building a team, raising capital, and the crushing stress watching the cash run out. Through it all, I get to join their journey as mentor, peer, pitch coach, hard-ass, and friend.