The news is unusually hard to watch right now. Locally, regionally, and internationally there is so much suffering.
In the spirit of keeping things positive, I’m sharing a source of some good news and reminding us that the FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. This in addition to one very uplifting story about a family who was successfully evacuated out of Afghanistan, made my last few weeks. How about you?
As always, below is a recap of the key CEO threads, Don’s corner, “perk of the week,” as well as a preview of what’s on tap.
Until then, be well and kind to one another.
Rena, Seth, Ryan, Moody, Jaclyn, Lindel, Brad, Lynch, Lena, and Don.
Dates TBD at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
Updates: We are still working closely with our event organizer to pinpoint new dates and transfer rooms. We will have an announcement on or before Sept. 9th.
Brad Feld hosted “A Fireside Chat” with Jeff Lawson, Co-Founder & CEO, Twilio and author of Ask Your Developer.
PARTNER NEWS &
Headlands West Advisory
Please email Don if you’re interested in talking about any of these companies/people, especially those scheduled for the
next couple of weeks.
Don’s upcoming meetings
in the next 2 weeks
Reflection of over 40 episodes of the Give First Podcast
By David Cohen and Brad Feld
Angel Invest Boston Podcast
by Brad Feld, “Nietzsche for Founders”
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As we look toward the second half of the year, we continue to grapple with questions surrounding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. One thing, however, is for certain: the health and safety of our network (and your families) are of utmost importance to us.
Due to the recent spike in cases around the U.S. and world, we have decided to postpone our CEO Summit from October to Spring, 2022. It will still take place at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, so if you’ve reserved your room already, we’ll simply move your reservation. If you’ve booked your flights, please contact your carrier to make arrangements. The new dates for the summit in the spring are still TBD, but we hope to determine this in the next few weeks. We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience.
In the meantime, we are busy planning other potential programming including regional/outdoor meet-ups and other digital content. We will send around another survey to gauge interest and to make the most out of the remainder of this year.
We want to thank those who have voiced their opinions and participated in the surveys and open dialogue surrounding this event and what is best for the network.