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John Lynn

John Lynn

Co-Founder at The Studio Project
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    So excited this is happening -- and hopeful that more people/orgs equip the office hours model to expand access and deepen connection.

    And to your point, Sumeet, this is instituted by the female VCs who organized the VC version last fall -- we shout them out in the medium post, check it out!

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    Helped relaunch Techstars in NYC, raised part of the Techstars Venture Fund, created an association of tech accelerators in NYC, built accelerators in non-tech verticals, and am the EIR at NUMA New York -- all this is to say that I am confident that accelerators are not only critical foundations for startup ecosystem development everywhere, but that they serve as prototype for the next stage of education and work in general. This article is a great review of why that's true, as well as what's at

    Helped relaunch Techstars in NYC, raised part of the Techstars Venture Fund, created an association of tech accelerators in NYC, built accelerators in non-tech verticals, and am the EIR at NUMA New York -- all this is to say that I am confident that accelerators are not only critical foundations for startup ecosystem development everywhere, but that they serve as prototype for the next stage of education and work in general. This article is a great review of why that's true, as well as what's at stake if the space isnt professionalized sooner than later.

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    While biased as a literature major myself, might be stronger to say that having some traits for wholistic learning and skills (which liberal arts degrees sometimes intentionally cultivate) is more important for company growth and resilience than engineering depth. Either way, I'd agree that many successful entrepreneurial teams seem to have a significant cohort of members with a soft skilled background (regardless of their current role), which allow for more plasticity and analogy in both knowledge acquisition and application.

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    The success of tech giants -- and even legacy corps that are transitioning somewhat gracefully to the new economy -- show the problem is not strategic, as described here. Google, Amazon, and others organizationally support value creation from a much wider scope of roles and units in the company, and easily divert resources to those successes -- this may be the real instruction banks are showing a readiness to adopt.

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    FWD.us is doing great work to support outcomes like these in NYC and beyond -- ultimately, protections that enable immigration to the US like this are foundational to continuing US leadership in entrepreneurship

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    the key here will be understanding how Cargill + Ecolab can internalize all layers of innovation -- technology, team, systems, as well as culture -- through the accelerator partnership. the best results for these kinds of programs is when they create a platform for resilient innovation within the corporate partner.

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