Ethan Austin

Ethan Austin

Co-founder and COO
GiveForward

Companies

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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... ”
“ 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:... ”
“ Values matter. A lot. Sure, every company has a set of stated values. But the great companies live these values, which permeate the culture and drive every company decision. Moz and Gnip are two such companies. GiveForward is another. GiveForward is... ”
“ 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 produc... ”

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: 201
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: 383
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: 369

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