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Stage Two: The Shift

Ideas are a dime a dozen in Silicon Valley. What counts is how fast you jump on the opportunity. We call this stage in the entrepreneurial journey the Shift. The Shift is a fundamental move from thinking to doing. Simply…

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Stage One: The Awakening

Entrepreneurs make stuff happen. Obstacles, tough times, these are signs to innovators that the time is right to strike. Now, mid-pandemic, is the perfect opportunity to find that bolt of lightning, the surge of adrenalin and energy you need to…

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The Collaborator: Joe Boggio

There’s power in self-awareness – in truly discovering who you are, what fuels your passion, and what superpowers you bring to a team. Case in point: Joe Boggio, who grew up an extremely shy kid in Michigan with what seemed…

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The Accidental: Mait Müntel

Chasing your dreams is the bold mark of an Accidental. The classic archetype with the familiar but strikingly individual origin story. The Accidental starts with a passion project, that all-consuming obsession that was never designed to become a full-time gig….

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