Backing Up Startups To Generate Impactful Solutions For Global Issues - Alex Farcet of Rainmaking
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Alex Farcet is Founder of Rainmaking and Startupbootcamp, and these are just two of the many hats he wears. Rainmaking harnesses the power of entrepreneurship to help corporate companies implement innovation and impact initiatives, and Startupbootcamp is currently the largest industry-focused startup accelerator in the world. 

In this episode, Alex shares what led him to starting these companies and what drives him to keep them going. As someone with tons of entrepreneurial experience, he shares his advice and experiences for founders on fundraising, startups, the impact space, and the like. He even talks about the shift from corporate to startup, and why he works with both. Whether you’re a first-time founder or serial entrepreneur, you’ll want to listen to what Alex has to say.

Alex’s key lessons and quotes from this episode were:

  • “There's no secret sauce. You have to be extremely adaptive and aware… There's no formulaic approach. We've evolved over time.” (18:33)
  • “We have to work on these problems. We're talking about my kids' well-being here, the planet's well-being.” (40:23)
  • “The number one difference I see between a doing well Startupbootcamp alumni and not is how well they know their customer… It's, again, customer discovery, customer discovery, customer discovery. There is nothing else.” (48:42)

In this episode, we also talked about:

  • Alex’s entrepreneurial journey (9:51)
  • How to make startup and corporate collaboration work (18:29)
  • Mainstream funding for impact-driven startups (35:27)
  • How to secure the right investors (46:57)
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