START began as a simple idea…create, help people, repeat.
At its core, START is a collaborative space for people that care about the value of education and mentoring others. Through a variety of creative services, START blends education, business, and community to move ideas and people forward.
Welcome to our co-creating space. We look forward to meeting you.
See the good in people and creatively move each of us forward
THIS IS WHY WE CHOOSE TO COME TO START EVERYDAY
1. WE CARE ABOUT GROWTH OF PEOPLE NOT PERSONAL ACCOLADES
Our purpose is to help all of us become better. This is more rewarding than any personal award.
2. INVEST IN THE PASSION OF OUR STAFF AND OTHERS
We learn the passions of people, and help foster this passion through random acts of kindness.
3. FAIL, SHIFT, IMPACT
We champion failure. We reinvent and then impact people with the idea. If we are not failing we are not creating growth.
4. HUMAN ELEMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DATA
We use data to improve our systems but we do not ignore the daily human interactions that can improve our culture.
5. TALK IN FRONT NOT BEHIND
We are brave and caring enough to discuss issues with all staff. We co-work not co-conspire. We remember our purpose.
6. SIMPLIFY IDEAS
We remove all options of an idea to the most basic, then remove one more time. We remember the user and do not waste their time.
7. SCHEDULE TIME TO SHIP IDEAS NOT MEETINGS
In order to make ideas happen, we schedule the majority of our time to work on projects not meetings.
8. MENTORSHIP IS NOT A ONE WAY STREET
We believe experiences and skills drive mentorship. Age is irrelevant.