The False Promise of Free

It’s time to value our partners in the startup community


“So, how do you manage to network within the community?” asked a fellow service provider as we were talking over tea (fun fact, I do not drink coffee).

He and I had connected when we sat on a panel together. We’d hit it off before and after discussing the startup ecosystem and why we had chosen to work in it. He came from Wall Street law and was looking for something more impactful. I knew all along I wanted to work alongside someone who had real skin in the game.

It seems that everyone today is starting a business. Shouldn’t it be easy to network?

Katie Burkhart