Ethan Austin

Ethan Austin

Co-founder and COO
GiveForward

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Co-founder and COO

Connections

Tessa McLean
Director of Content | Built In
Nick Yecke
Founder, CEO | PVPower Inc.
Mike McGee
Co-founder | The Starter League
Jenna Benn Shersher
Associate Regional Director | Anti-Defamation League
Jerome Johnson
Software Application Developer | Tukaiz
Christopher Van Dunk
New Media Specialist | BlueMetal Architects
Jennifer Chesak
blogger and content strategist | GimmeAnother
Mahrinah von Schlegel
Managing Partner | I365
Jeremy Weisz
Founder of INspiredINsider.com | InspiredInsider.com : Interviews with Inspirational Entrepreneurs and Leaders

my activity

“ Former Chester French frontman, D.A. Wallach wrote an essay on Medium the other day called“When Mother Teresa Drives a Ferrari: Why Compassionate Capitalism is Kind of a Scam.”In it, he argues that compassionate capitalism is not a viable p... ”
“  Last week Techcrunch reported that GoFundMe was raising capital at an expected $500 Million valuation.  Some folks have been surprised at how big the valuation is but when I heard the number I was surprised how small it was.I’ve been... ”
“  When TechCrunch reported last week that GoFundMe was raising capital at a $500 Million valuation, I decided to write a two-part blog post discussing how a crowdfunding site not named Kickstarter could attract such a high valuation. The short an... ”

recent blog posts

Ethan Austin
 When TechCrunch reported last week that GoFundMe was raising capital at a $500 Million valuation, I decided to write a two-part blog post discussing how a crowdfunding site not named Kickstarter could attract such a high valuation.
05/04/2015
VIEWS: 311
Ethan Austin
I had a great conversation with Jeff Carter yesterday on Twitter about the evolution of the Chicago startup ecosystem. (H/T to Chicago Inno and this interview of J.B Pritzker for prompting the conversation).  The question at hand was: how do you build a startup ecosystem?
04/20/2015
VIEWS: 506
Ethan Austin
Winning companies have either a remarkable product that ‘sells itself’ or a strong product with remarkable distribution. As a startup founder, one of the fundamental questions you have to ask yourself early on is: should we focus our energy on product or distribution?95% of the startup world...
03/16/2015
VIEWS: 460

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