Bo Parfet is co-founder of Denali Venture Philanthropy, an impact investment organization that supports advocacy and education, helping fund entrepreneurs who are committed to driving social change.
Thomas Gentle CEO of Shotcall, a platform and marketplace that connects content creators and communities of gamers with their fans.
“Certify My Company is dedicated to the supplier diversity community as a whole as it works with companies and corporations to raise the bar.”
“Word of mouth. There is nothing better than having someone who you helped to win advocate for you.”
“If we can help musicians make enough money that they can quit their day job, we’ve done our job. If we can help a musician focus on making music without having to give away the rights to their music, we’ve done our job.”
“If you do what you love, you’re more likely to be successful. I’ve had plenty of naysayers in my life, claiming that I’ll never be successful with a music career.”
“Bringing ideas to life is one of the most challenging points in the startup world. But trusting people and working with the right people makes it achievable.”
“I urge founders to focus less on fundraising and more on testing the product out with real users and gaining traction.”
“Test your concept first. Make a landing page and grab email addresses. Try different ideas around your central vision to minimize pivots later.”