Startup Games Featured in Coca-Cola Journey

Startup Games Featured in Coca-Cola Journey

Startup Games HQ is excited to share that SG was featured in Coca-Cola Journey, along with quotes from SG President Gillian Wilson. The article explores how millennials are motivated by giving back and the impact that has on the places they work. Check it out!...
Why We Play: Going Out on Top

Why We Play: Going Out on Top

This is the first in a series of posts by past and future Startup Games participants exploring how startup culture intersects a charitable mindset. We each play for a company and play for a charity – but the motivation for giving back often lies deeper, and that is Why We Play. We’d love to hear why you play – tell us your story here. Going Out on Top Adam Greenspan, Startup Games I have a new team this year – I made a tough call and walked away from a company I’d seen grow from 20 to 200. I grew myself, rising from a mere intern (a Link Monkey, as we were called) to spending my twilight masquerading under some ridiculous executive title I made up. For nearly seven years, uShip taught, fed and clothed me, and I’m grateful for every moment I spent there – yet when I started telling people I was leaving, everyone’s gut reaction was “Man, what are we going to do about shuffleboard?” For you see, I am kinda good at shuffleboard. I don’t know why I am good at pushing a little metal thing dead straight just gently enough to knock another metal thing off a board but not fall off said board itself. I just am. Thanks to the two partners I played with, you can ask my three consecutive SG gold medals. Silly as it may sound, it kills me that I can’t compete this year, and I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t weigh at least a little into my decision. There’s a metaphor here (I promise) beyond me just glorifying...

Starting Up

As the Austin Startup Games are fast approaching, it’s time to get down to business at Startup Games HQ. Thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored, donated and volunteered over the last three years, we’ve been able to prove out the Startup Games model, and now we are working full time to take it to the next level. In true startup spirit, we’re still figuring things out as we go – but big things are ahead for SG in 2015, so we figured we’d use this space to take you along for the ride. Gilly is a bit of a nomad these days. She has a desk on the illustrious 16th floor of Capital Factory, but has been spending most of her time out wrangling teams and sponsors. We’re pumped to see all sorts of new folks coming on board. For our first all hands meeting, we borrowed some space on the floor in a corner of a gracious super-secret-stage Austin startup. We’ve since determined chairs, and perhaps some sort of elevated horizontal surface, can do wonders for both productivity and your back – but as I said, we’re learning as we go. As for what lies ahead, we don’t want to give too much away, but we can tell you this: There will be chairs. There will be multiple events in Austin in 2015. And there will be multiple events outside of Austin, as well. We’ve got ambitious goals, but we’re going big because we believe we can make a difference for a whole lot of folks out there. We know we can’t do this without you – so drop us...