After giving a tour of the Atlanta Tech Village last week to a C-level executive of a local Fortune 500 company, he asked, enthusiastically, how he could help out. I cited the normal ways like mentoring, hearing curated pitches from startups (see One Way Government Can Help Startups), and spreading the word about the innovation taking place in their own backyard. Then, he asked something else that stuck with me: what are some other ideas you’re considering to help entrepreneurs?
Here are a few more ideas to help entrepreneurs and startups:
- Host a weekly/monthly AMA (ask me anything) in-person where a successful entrepreneur answers questions (straight Q&A)
- Lead a regular webinar that’s open to anyone with a different entrepreneurship topic each week (e.g. product management, engineering, sales, marketing, fundraising, etc.)
- Facilitate an entrepreneur bootcamp program
- Run more programs to help founders meetup, internship fairs, and domain expert roundtables
Ultimately, increasing the collaboration and flow of information will help more entrepreneurs succeed.
What else? What are some more ideas to help entrepreneurs?