Give First

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David Cohen and Brad Feld explore what Give First means to them

What exactly is Give First? David Cohen and Brad Feld explore what this philosophy of living means to them. In the startup world, Give First means simply trying to help anyone, especially entrepreneurs, without any expectation of getting anything back. 

When a network of people—such as a global community of entrepreneurs—live in a Give First way, each is helpful whenever they can be. This builds a powerful network of caring people, all flourishing because they are all giving to each other. That sounds great in theory, but how does it work in practice? How does mentorship help others?

Listen for answers and stories in every episode of the Give First podcast.


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What is Give First?

In the startup world, Give First means simply trying to help anyone—especially entrepreneurs—with no expectation of getting anything back. It's the pay-it-forward principle that builds strong startup networks. Hosts David Cohen and Brad Feld—Techstars cofounders, lifelong entrepreneurs, and startup investors—talk with mentors and founders about what giving first looks like in action, and how it makes great entrepreneurship possible.