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Recommended Reading: The High-Demand Tech Job … No One Talks About

Recommended Reading: The High-Demand Tech Job … No One Talks About

Earlier this year, Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO of Hootsuite, shared some personal insight into one of the most significant challenges facing startup founders - where to find top talent to grow their companies. 

Often in the startup world, the conversation around talent focuses on the competition for technical expertise.

But, recruiting, retaining, and supporting technical talent isn't the only hiring challenge facing startups. 

Do you have questions about Preflight?

Do you have questions about Preflight?

A few weeks ago Stephanie and Shay sat down for a conversation about Preflight.

Get to know Shay and her approach to mentorship and programs. She also gives a great overview of what you can expect from our Preflight membership. Shay is currently facilitating Preflight 2 and has a new session of Preflight 1 starting on April 12th. 

Preflight 1 is a great fit if you want to start moving forward with your tech-product idea. You don't need to know how to build a tech product! This session is all about researching and finding proof that your customers actually want your product before you start to build. 

One of the coolest parts of our Preflight membership is that you can join in at any stage of your product development or launch. If you're ready to start talking to investors or you want to map out marketing and sales plans, Preflight 3 is your best option. Over 5-weeks, you'll build out your pitch deck, get lots of feedback, and create 12-week marketing and sales plans to launch in the market or reconnect with your customers. 

Lessons From SXSW

Lessons From SXSW

Earlier this month, I had the chance to go to Austin, TX as a member of the SXSW Global Advisory Board for the Accelerator Pitch event. In last weeks' Facebook Live session, I shared my top three takeaways from the conference. 

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. 50 companies in ten categories, selected from hundreds of applications, receive coaching and then pitch live to a panel of judges and a live audience. 

One of the best parts of taking part of a massive global conference is hearing all of the questions from entrepreneurs from all kinds of startup communities. More often than not, the questions asked to panellists are the same ones we hear every day. And now, I have some fresh perspectives, tools, and resources to point you!