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!

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