We’re Joining 500 Startups

GiftStarter + 500 Startups

The Invitation to 500 Startups:

On Monday, July 6, 2015, we received an invitation to join 500 Startups in San Francisco, CA.  Our team was quite excited and thrilled (and honored) for the invitation.  The first date of Batch 14 (our cohort in 500 Startups) is coming up fast, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  It’s going to be quite an adventure.

To learn more about 500 Startups and the accelerator we will be joining, click here: http://500.co/accelerator/

The Logistics Getting to 500 Startups:

Being based in Seattle, WA, there are some logistical challenges we’ve worked through as a team this past week.  Arry, our CEO will be in San Francisco weekly holding fort for the team in the Bay Area over the next 4 months.  Yes, commuting from Seattle to San Francisco.  Christie, our other cofounder and Design Lead will be headed in about every other week (commuting in from Rhode Island!).  The rest of the team (Jon, Sharon, and Joel) will be headed to the valley about once a month (team commute from Seattle).  We’re hoping to stream any necessary classes to each other via Facetime or Google Hangout – so that we can embrace and optimize the use of technology to help us as a distributed team for the time being.

Both Arry and Christie are flying tomorrow, Monday, July 13, 2015.  Cheer us on and follow our 500 Startups journey over the next 4 months!  Go team!  POW!

Founder and CEO at GiftStarter. I am passionate about finding shiny people and ideas. I love to create art, music, and businesses. I write about our lessons learnt, tips on bringing joy to others, and updates to GiftStarter.