I never cease to be amazed at the wealth of talent in the London startup community; the only thing that stands out even more prominently is the generosity of spirit and real commitment to helping others by sharing the community’s collective wisdom. The interconnectedness is what really seals the deal- it’s truly a community, not just a bunch of people with similar interests or a particular quality in common. This competition is such a lovely example of it, and there are so many deserving startups out there!
I’m unabashedly proud of the way How Do I? is coming together, but we’ve still got such a long way to go. Even at our early stage, I think we have a lot to contribute to the landscape: our business model is unique, and is the product of passionate people coming together to make something meaningful. We work hard to be as inclusive as possible and we have insight to share as to what that really means (which is to say that we shouldn’t really have to say it at all- inclusive and accessible will one day be the standard!). Mainly, we want to give back to the community that has supported us in whichever way we can.