by: ryan

This week’s episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast features Dave Olson (@daveohoots), VP of Community at HootSuite – the leading social media dashboard for managing social networks. Dave discusses best practices for entrepreneurs looking to create, engage and leverage their community of users and supporters. As VP of Community at a company that provides users with tools to better manage their own communities, Dave is ideally positioned to provide listeners with actionable advice in this critical area of enterprise development.

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Dave also discusses HootSuite’s tremendous international growth and the advantages and challenges associated with the creation of a global community. As is often the case with HootSuite, the company turned to its community of users to to assist with these inherent challenges. As a result of these efforts, any of our global listeners who would like to get involved as HootSuite Ambassadors are encouraged to reach out to @HootClub or on the HootClub facebook page.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of Everyone Funding Startups. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions to ryan@growvc.com or connect on twitter at @rdavidwill.


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ryan Based in New York, Ryan combines legal training and startup experience to position Grow VC’s global platform within the United States' emerging equity crowdfunding market. Ryan has experienced the hurdles that prevent promising startups from securing funding and maintains strong opinions on how to ensure the JOBS Act actually lowers these hurdles. He (shamelessly) shares these views as host of Grow VC's Everyone Funding Startups podcast. Ryan recently graduated from NYU School of Law and will begin his legal practice as a capital markets and securities associate at the New York office of Morrison Foerster.

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