Float or Founder Podcast

Float or Founder: Episode 4 - Jeanette Stock, Simon Mills of Venture Out

June 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 4 - Jeanette Stock, Simon Mills of Venture Out
Chapters
00:00:38
What is Venture Out?
00:00:59
Jeanette Stock gives the founder story of Venture Out
00:01:56
Why was it important to start a community for LGBTQA+ in tech?
00:04:36
How did Simon Mills become co-chair of Venture Out?
00:06:52
How have the Venture Out conferences changed over the years?
00:09:34
The power of community!
00:10:32
Being your user versus the founder - the double-edged sword
00:12:41
Setting yourself up to be replaced - Jeanette's role from founder to board member
00:14:55
How do you balance full-time roles with Venture Out?
00:18:17
Should personal values and business values align?
00:20:19
What are the goals for conferences in the future?
00:22:29
How can any company get involved in Venture Out?
00:23:00
What do you do for fun?
00:24:12
How important is it for people to step out of their comfort zones?
00:25:33
If a listener is looking to run an event or community, what skills do they need to have?
00:27:54
What value does Venture Out bring to their community?
00:28:51
How can those not in the LGBTQ+ community get involved?
00:30:23
Rapid Fire Questions!
Float or Founder Podcast
Float or Founder: Episode 4 - Jeanette Stock, Simon Mills of Venture Out
Jun 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Float or Founder Recording, Inc.
Jeanette Stock and Simon Mills talk to Float or Founder about their journeys within running an organization, the truth behind operating a non-profit, and how to better serve your users.
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Founding and building a community is no easy feat. Jeanette talks about launching her community organization in the early days, the double-edged sword of being both a user and creator of a product, and taking a backseat in decision making when moving from active founder to board member. Simon Mills walks us through his involvement and how he became co-chair of Venture Out, a community that connects LGBTQA+ people in tech and how your company can get involved.

What is Venture Out?
Jeanette Stock gives the founder story of Venture Out
Why was it important to start a community for LGBTQA+ in tech?
How did Simon Mills become co-chair of Venture Out?
How have the Venture Out conferences changed over the years?
The power of community!
Being your user versus the founder - the double-edged sword
Setting yourself up to be replaced - Jeanette's role from founder to board member
How do you balance full-time roles with Venture Out?
Should personal values and business values align?
What are the goals for conferences in the future?
How can any company get involved in Venture Out?
What do you do for fun?
How important is it for people to step out of their comfort zones?
If a listener is looking to run an event or community, what skills do they need to have?
What value does Venture Out bring to their community?
How can those not in the LGBTQ+ community get involved?
Rapid Fire Questions!