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Venture Out is a network of people going from big to small. Our blog compiles the stories, advice and inspiration of our network.
May 21, 2020

Robin Eastman, Founder of Versatackle

Telling your startup story is rarely easy. Sharing these experiences can be uncomfortable and vulnerable. Robin Eastman, opens up on the lessons she learned from leaving her HR job at Amazon to launch her startup, Versatackle, and the honest conversations she had along the way.

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May 18, 2020

Venture Out Investors & Launch Program Announced

Venture Out started as 20 builders and technologists and has grown into more than 200 founders building some of the world’s next big tech companies. We are excited to announce we have gained the support from M12 and a group of 30+ early stage investors who help make moonlighting possible.

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May 5, 2020

Sayce William Falk, Founder and CEO at Earner

The anticipation of quitting your job to launch your own startup is often worse than the act itself. Falk led global Product and Design teams at a $4B tech company, Axon, until he left to build his own creation. He shares tips on how to overcome cold feet about quitting your job, reframing failures and accelerating your startup learning.

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April 8, 2020

How a New Program Helps Seattle’s Big-Tech Workers Become Founders

Leaving your job in big tech can take a long time. Attractive financial packages make it difficult to pursue your startup idea. Venture Out offers a classroom approach to startup basics at a lower commitment level to accelerators in its field. Learn more about the origins of Venture Out and the programs they offer to big-tech vets and alums.

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February 2, 2020

Garrett Vargas, Co-founder and CTO at LegUp

You’ve probably heard of the statistic that over 90{7da1b4016315e6906389b7680f0f0ab0dbfee16dff356723890b92cef8bfc446} of startups fail. For Garrett Vargas, Co-Founder and CTO at LegUp, the risks of a startup are exactly what drew him to this world. Learn more about his 3 P’s framework that helped him understand what he was looking for and why he wanted to venture out.

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December 10, 2019

New program in Seattle aims to help tech workers leave big companies and launch their own startups

Seattle is a global epicenter for tech talent, yet its startup ecosystem does not have this same reputation. That’s how Venture Out, a bridge for founders working at large tech companies building their startup, was born. Read this GeekWire Press Release, to find out more about Venture Out and why Sternbach, Co-Founder of Venture Out, believes great founders will come from large companies.

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May 29, 2019

David Adams, Founder and CEO of Sniffspot

This founder quit his job not once, but twice. First he quit Microsoft, then he quit Crowd Cow. Learn how David Adams, Founder and CEO of Sniffspot, grappled with the fear of losing career momentum and how to know if being an entrepreneur is right for you.

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May 27, 2019

Will Gordon, Co-founder and COO of Latchel

Will Gordon is Co-founder and COO of Latchel, a 24/7 maintenance service for property managers. Learn why Gordon emphasizes the importance of achieving product market fit and his advice for persevering through startup lows.

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