Archives: Entrepreneurship

Jan 17    Roya Sabeti

3 Ways to Improve Your Company Culture Today: A Chat with the Co-Founder of 15Five

Today startups are synonymous with perks like ping pong, beer, and free lunches. In the race to attract the best talent startups have resorted, for better or worse, to a generic set of perks that…

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Dec 8    Galvanize

Galvanize Holiday Gift Guide and Discount Codes for 2017!

Cyber Monday has come and gone, but we have you covered with both our member companies and portfolio companies for your tech shopping! Galvanize is very proud to highlight some great gifts, courtesy of the…

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Dec 5    Galvanize

To Grow Talent, Don’t Move Fast and Break Things — Move Slow and Build Them

  Credit: Facebook This post originally appeared on and Alida's personal website and has been republished with permission from its author, Alida Miranda-Wolff, Director of Platform, Hyde Park Angels as a Galvanize Guest Post. Please check out Alida's other…


Nov 30    Roya Sabeti

Why “Inbox Zero” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

In the last few years everyone has become obsessed with the concept of Inbox Zero. Inbox Zero is exactly what it sounds like, to have zero emails in your inbox. As if somehow seeing the…

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Oct 24    Roya Sabeti

TaskRabbit and the Future of the Sharing Economy

“In the early days of TaskRabbit I would talk to ANYONE that would listen to me, like anyone. It didn’t matter if it was the guy sitting next to me on the bus, or a…


Sep 26    Elisa Goldberg

Austin Startup Week 2017

After much talk and planning, Austin Startup Week is only a few short days away! Last year, we had over 2,000 visitors join us for panels, investor speed dating, and networking. We can’t wait to…

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Aug 8    Adam Griffin

Politics Won’t Fix It: Empowering Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Solving the Startup Visa Problem

Can we solve the Startup Visa problem with rocket science? Not likely. But a former Caltech rocket engineer just might be able to. Craig Montuori is the brains and leadership behind Global EIR,  a nonprofit…


Jul 21    Adam Griffin

Galvanize Entrepreneur Impact Report: Q2, 2017

The 2nd quarter happenings in the Galvanize community included 9-figure funding rounds, industry awards, and company acquisitions. In this second ever Entrepreneur Impact Report, we outline the impact, successes, and growth of our community members.…


Jul 6    Adam Griffin

Pitchers & Pitches Denver Recap

What happens when you put 9 startups, 3 judges, 2 kegs, and a 100+ audience members together for 2 hours? Well….lots of cheers, laughs, and suds to start. Last week Galvanize reignited its signature Pitchers…


Jun 29    Adam Griffin

The Future of Entrepreneurship: An ESHIP Summit Recap

The future of entrepreneurship is bright. That is, if myself and 400 of my new friends that attended last week’s ESHIP Summit have anything to do about it. The ESHIP Summit, put on by the…


Jun 22    Adam Griffin

A Simple Guide for Giving a Great Startup Pitch

Pitching. It’s as much a part of startup life as building products and acquiring customers. If you can’t successfully pitch your company, you likely can’t raise money or sell to prospects either. Point is, it’s…


Jun 16    Adam Griffin

How to Write Sales Emails That Work

Imagine yourself in a prospect’s office. You’re giving your pitch, trying to intrigue the prospect into learning more about you and your company. You’ve tried to build some rapport, presented compelling information, and turned it…


Jun 2    Roya Sabeti

It Was All A Dream

“I never know what I’m doing until I figure it out. I realized that half the time none of us know what we’re doing until we land it. So, we’re all experimenting and trying things out…


Jun 1    Adam Griffin

How to Build a Content Marketing Funnel for Your Startup

For most of recent history, humans have purchased the brands they recognized. And the brands that were recognized were the ones with enormous advertising budgets that could spend their way into the forefront of your…


May 26    Roya Sabeti

You Are Worthy

Galvanize teamed up with Worthy Women to host a different kind of event supporting female entrepreneurs. Worthy Women started with a vision and a belief that everything we do stems from a place of whether…


May 23    Adam Griffin

Mi Dinero Mi Futuro: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap One Millennial at a Time

“What do we do next?” This was the unexpected question of the night with Ramona Ortega on the receiving end of it multiple times. She had just hosted an event in Los Angeles where Latinos…


May 17    Emilie Kintner

Calm Mind: Amid a High Tech World of Distraction

In a world full of distractions - especially for those of us in the tech space who tend to geek out over the latest gadgets on Product Hunt - focusing on the task at hand…


May 11    Adam Griffin

Finding the Bright Spots: How to Elevate Your Entire Sales Team

Sales teams often mimic the bell curves we remember so dearly from our days of high school and college exams. Some people stand above the rest, some people lag behind, and the majority lie somewhere…


May 4    Adam Griffin

Galvanize Entrepreneur Impact Report: Q1, 2017

Starting a company is easy. Building and scaling a successful company is hard. At Galvanize, we measure our success on our ability to materially impact the latter. The more we can help move the needle…


May 2    Galvanize

5 Steps to Building Your Startup’s Social Media Strategy

So you have a super cool startup, now what? Sometimes the hardest part of starting a new company isn’t creating the product or service itself; it’s communicating what it is, what it does, and why…


Apr 7    Haley Gray

Major League Data

From the perfect spot to catch a foul ball to the closest proximity to the tastiest eats, IdealSeat gives fans the power to find the best seats for the sports experience they want. Top of…


Mar 28    Roya Sabeti

Transformative Storytelling Series: Naveen Jain

“The entrepreneur's job is not to look at what it is, but to look at what it can be.” At Galvanize, we provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn, connect, and grow their startups through…


Mar 9    Galvanize

How a Passion for Cheap Travel Turned Into A Thriving Business

Three years ago, Scott Keyes purchased the best flight deal of his life from New York to Milan for $130 roundtrip. He thought the airline would catch the mistake and cancel it. Upon returning from…


Mar 3    Roya Sabeti

7 Steps to Creating a Compelling Story

We recently teamed up with Erin Berman from Blackbeard Studios, a digital marketing agency based out of San Francisco, to host a Storytelling workshop. Erin has helped dozens of startups learn how to share their…


Feb 27    Riley Petersen

3 Steps to Prioritizing Your Startup’s Growth

We had the pleasure of hosting Ryan Metzger, Director of Growth Marketing at Madrona Venture Group, for a Growth Study Hall. Previously, he was Director of Acquisition Marketing for zulily. With extensive knowledge in SEO/SEM,…