notes from a digital joe
My enduring ask is that people take an interest in the range of #startups in #NewcastleNSW and our region, think what you can do to provide the lift they need - a boost on social media; words of encouragement; intros to an enabler or potential customer; a chore done that might have been overlooked; accomodate kids in a meeting if they're short on care; compassion if they try and fall, for they will try again. I know there are moments where I or my teams have fallen short by being spread too thin and trying to move too far, too fast - what matters is what comes next in recovering from that overreach.
If they're strung out from striving, encourage a walking meeting somewhere restorative (we really are spoilt for choice here), encourage #mindfulness - it's the spirit of the #entrepreneur to try, to persist, to explore.
Be the wind beneath their wings.
For more on how, take a read of #startupville by @bradfeld / @kauffmanfdn #lovenewy #bekind #becurious #newiawards #newydex
If you don't know where to begin looking locally, start with some reading about the teams that have taken part in the Slingshot Accelerator ICON Program, head along/tune into the StartupStories hosted by University of Newcastles Integrated Innovation Network, or come and start your own journey at one of our venture catalyst events. Take the time to stay up to date with the evolving technologies that underpin our connected world, promote the patterns that unite us, question those that diminish us.