Startups are hard.
We get that. But no matter where you are- funding, no funding, pivoting, putting one idea to rest and searching for another- we are pretty sure there is always something you can find to be thankful for. For opportunities to try new things and take chances, for people who support us, for transportation to get where we need to go, for clean water and food on our table, for the courage we have to chase our dreams, and for those who have come before us to make those dreams possible.
At the Village we work hard and we dream big.
And in our first 5 years, you guys have achieved more than we ever dreamed possible. In 5 short years, Village startups have raised over half a BILLION dollars. We hosted over 500 events just this year, and well over 500 startups have called the Village home. Our community is more than space. It is about the Village family of 1,000+ people strong that support and encourage each other.
So in celebration of the season we want to say we are thankful for each of you, for your spirit of innovation and for all the brave entrepreneurs who are working hard to change the world. Cheers to you, friends.