Access resources and read stories of resilience and inspiration from the startAD community.
It is clear that many SMEs and startups are seeing their businesses heavily impacted by the measures being taken to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus worldwide. startAD is transitioning to fully support our community virtually for the coming months and launched ‘Runway Grants’ totaling $30,000 in association with VentureSouq and Scalable CFO for affected alumni.
Through #LengthenTheRunway, we are compiling resources that can help startups address the impact of Covid-19 on their busineses. If you are taking steps personally or as a business to address the impact of Covid-19 on your local or global startup community, please share your story with the hashtag #LengthenTheRunway so we can add it to our Covid-19 Resources compilation that can be accessed by global startups.
To participate, all you have to do is:
- Impact Statement: Write on a blank sheet of paper what you are doing to support startups, or businesses weather the impact of Covid-19 in under 3 bullet points. These could be efforts you take personally or as a company.
- Click a picture of yourself holding that sheet of paper with your impact statement. You can use a selfie, or have someone else click it for you. If you wish to not show your face in the picture, you can also send us just the picture of the sheet of paper. For ease and simplicity, we would recommend keeping it simple and using a marker on a white sheet of paper. However, creative interpretations of your impact statement are welcome.
- Post the picture on LinkedIn nominating 5 people you find inspiring to share their impact statement with the hashtag #LengthenTheRunway . These could be colleagues, brands, companies you’ve worked with, friends, members of the media or world leaders. Please also include details on how startups can access information about your offering (webpage link or contact details). Feel free to tag channels, people, and hashtags that would find the post interesting.
- Here is a suggested caption. You can use the same verbatim or tweak it as you see fit : Caption for post Adversity has always given rise to people coming together and helping each other in building impactful solutions. My friend <Name> nominated me to share the efforts I’m taking professionally or personally to address the impact of Covid-19 on the startup community. This is my #LengthenTheRunway Impact Statement. I’m nominating <Friend Name> to upload a picture of your impact statement with the hashtag #LengthenTheRunway for this @startAD initiative. Now it is your turn. Nominate five visionaries helping startups address the impact of COVID-19 using the hashtag #LengthenTheRunway. Let’s come together to share stories of resilience and inspiration for the startup community from around the world.
Let’s come together to share stories of resilience and inspiration for the startup community from around the world.
We nominate you to address the impact of Covid-19 on the global startup community!