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For 2020: Consider the Collective Power of 13,000 Startups

To the 13,000 startups in the GAN Community, thank you.

Running a startup is so hard. At every point along the way, it feels like you could go out of business. It seems like there are potential competitors emerging every second. It’s hard to hire and build cultures that last. And it’s hard to continue to build things that the world needs.

Still, even for all of the difficulties you encounter every day, you wouldn’t choose to do anything else, would you?

That’s exactly why we need you.

So, as we end the year and begin this new one, I just want to say thank you.

Why I’m So Appreciative

To close out 2019, I wrote about startup mission statements and how they’re so often focused on just making more money.

But GAN Startups — the more than 13,000 companies that have gone through a GAN Accelerator — are different. When I talk to GAN Startup founders, I’m so impressed. So many of them are focused on changing the world for the better.

They’re building and creating things that have a positive impact.

And there are thousands of other stories like these. It makes me truly grateful that I and our team can support what you’re up to.

The Bigger Picture

As we go into 2020, though, I have a big push for all 13,000 GAN Startups.

You’re a special breed. The world is so lucky to have you. But I want you to think about the kind of combined power that 13,000 startups working for a better world can actually have. You’re a part of something far bigger than one company could ever tackle on its own. One startup alone can only do so much. Together, though? Together you can:

  1. Solve big problems — and more of them.
    Startups are in business because you see things that others don’t. You’ve found ways to do business that are different from what anyone else could figure out. And you doing it all in a way that’s efficient and nimble. You can adjust and adapt as you need to, which positions you to attack some of our world’s most challenging issues.

The collective power of more than 13,000 startups across the globe and a worldwide network of high-quality connections can change the future. And the future needs a lot of bright ideas and big solutions. So again, thank you. I can’t wait to see what you continue to do in 2020.

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Helping to give startups the power to create and grow their business wherever they are as CEO of GAN: @GANconnect

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