One year ago, the folks at Nasdaq launched the Entrepreneurial Center, a non-profit with a mission to “educate, innovate, and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs.” NewCo is a Center partner — we produce the Shift Dialogs in their extraordinary studio. In its first year, the Center’s founding team set themselves a lofty goal — to bring 2,000 entrepreneurs through their programs in the first year. By July, they’d hit their goal, and as of today — their one-year anniversary — they’ve crushed it: More than 3,000 have benefitted from the Nasdaq’s unique ecosystem of founders, VCs, and business leaders.
We’re putting the finishing touches on a Shift Dialogs interview with Nasdaq Vice Chair Bruce Aust, who also serves as the Center’s president. That interview will debut next month, but we thought it appropriate to post a couple of outtakes in honor of the Center’s first birthday. Congratulations to Bruce, Nicola, Celena, Cristina, Mitch, Jessica and the entire Center team. We’re proud to be a partner of yours!