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Why Mentorship Matters for Startup Founders

Finding the right mentors at the right time is key to building a successful career. Mentors provide advice, feedback, coaching, and introductions that can take your career to the next level. Meaghan Casey, Global Startup Partner Manager at AWS and former CEO and mentor, shares her experiences and outlines how you can best use mentors to help your startup succeed.

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Tough Feedback that Bounces Off, Always Thinking Bigger & Why Your Smallest Unit of Time Should Be a Minute

Sage Franch and her co-founders at Crescendo have all faced their own set of barriers in their work lives, whether that discrimination was based on gender, race, or any number of other cultural biases that can be endemic to many workplaces. They founded their startup to help companies learn about — and improve — their cultural competency, with software designed to promote diversity and inclusion.

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Sarah Nahm, CEO of HR tech startup Lever, shows what a day in the life of a CEO is like.

Being Sarah Nahm: A Day in the Life of a Software CEO

Sarah Nahm is the CEO at Lever, a software company in San Francisco that’s building modern talent software to help companies power their next-generation recruiting. For Nahm, a typical day is shaped by a series of highly intentional interactions with her team. Some of these are scheduled, some are serendipitous, all are crafted to prime her employees, and therefore her company, for success.

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Freehunter Connects Freelance Talent With Opportunities

Meet Freehunter, a social network that connects creatives directly with clients. CEO Harris Cheng got the idea for the company while struggling as a freelance photographer and designer. Not only did Freehunter end up solving his own problem of finding meaningful and steady work, but it showed Harris that there was an entire market of like-minded folks facing similar struggles.

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Startups Helping Startups: Will You Help Another Entrepreneur?

As Reid Hoffman says, starting a company is like “jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down.”  It’s hard. Very, very hard! And being an entrepreneur can be one of the loneliest places on Earth, especially when you’re staring down a challenge that you’ve never seen before and don’t know who to turn to. That’s why AWS and Masters of Scale are partnering to create this unique opportunity for startups to help startups. 

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