Can being a parent be viewed as an asset – a reason investors want to invest in a startup?
This was an exciting question that came up at the Popup Think Tank event that I (Molly) co-hosted with FINNOVATION Lab last month.
Being a parent can be an isolating experience… so can being a founder.
My experience of launching Taking Stock’s shelf stable bone broth months after giving birth to my daughter compounded two life events that had me searching for identity and meaningful connection.
That stressful time in my life could have been shelved indefinitely. Instead, it became the launching pad for a potentially game changing new community.
A shift in mindset: being a parent is a strength, not a weakness.
Having dependents at home changes a person’s availability – something I’ve been concerned is a liability to my businesses path to securing investment. However, having dependents at home can indicate a level of commitment, task management and delegation skills that are learned especially through the experience of being a parent.
Connie Rutledge, CEO of FINNOVATION Lab, heard in my story an opportunity to establish a network and develop resources to support the unique experience of being a parent and a founder of an early-stage startup.
Our commitment to our community
Taking Stock Foods’ company philosophy – A Modern Solution For Real Nourishment – is a guiding star for the work that I’m putting towards this idea.
Finding nourishing solutions for founders and parents is what I’m hoping this budding community could do. If this idea resonates with you, Contact Us!