Introducing the Happy Startup Canvas
General Startup Resource (outside the co-op realm):
Too much of the startup world focuses on the mechanics of starting a business. Whilst it’s good to move fast and stay lean, it’s time we made our businesses more human and in the process gave them a better chance of survival.
At the Happy Startup School we’re helping this new breed of entrepreneur to realise their dreams. Startups that put people first and place happiness before profits. In the words of Dave Kashen, a prominent figure on startup cultures:
In the startup world, thousands of entrepreneurs focus their ingenuity on finding ways to make millions of dollars. They look for market inefficiencies and focus on questions like: “Will consumers pay for this?” without asking “Will this make people’s lives meaningfully better?” It’s not that we shouldn’t try to make money, it’s just that money should be merely one of many factors we strive for, and it’s played far too central a role for far too long.