The Future of Building Creative Companies
Dive into the future of building creative companies
Jenny Lawton is the Executive Vice President of Bolster, a marketplace to connect high-growth companies with executive talent. Previously, Jenny was the Chief Innovation Officer and COO of Techstars, she was also the CEO of MakerBot Industries, a global leader in desktop 3D printing.
In this episode, learn what it takes to navigate the process of an acquisition, when to sell your company, why self-care is critical in leadership, how to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem, why having a mentor is essential, and more.
Here's the timestamps for the episode.
(00:30) - Introduction
(02:00) - Early years as a young mother and entrepreneur
(16:14) - Selling a business and the acquisition process
(26:45) - Pitfalls and tough times
(39:00) - Makerbot Industries
(47:00) - Challenges of going public
(49:45) - Transitioning to LittleBits
(51:57) - Bringing structure to innovative disruption
(54:50) - Creating entrepreneurial ecosystems in cities
(1:05:09) - What is Bolster?
(1:08) - Importance of having a mentor
- Bolster: https://bolster.com/
- Makerbot: https://www.makerbot.com/
📚 Book Recommendations
- The Third Wave by Steve Case: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Wave-Entrepreneurs-Vision-Future/dp/1501132598
- Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark Winters: https://www.amazon.com/Rocket-Fuel-Essential-Combination-Business/dp/1942952317