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The Orbits of Startup Supporters

Founders need mentors, sponsors, and champions, which all function differently and on different frequencies.

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Nice to meet you, please be my mentor

One common mistake founders make — including me — early in their startup journey is rushing into mentor relationships with people they’ve…




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Annette Miller

Annette Miller

Outgoing introvert, social change advocate, behavioral psych pro/therapist, finance writer, ex-fintech founder, gardener. Salesforce, analytics stan. She/her

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