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Stoa Digest #01: Did you save your imagination today?
Fantasy worlds deserve iterative measures.
Highlight of the Week:
On Deck 🤝 Stoa
Last Sunday we had a majorly hyped, very exciting session with Karthik Puvvada, Program Director for On Deck's No-Code Fellowship.
For those of you that missed it, it was on "Leveraging No-Code as Enterpreneurs". 💸
One of the first ways an individual can be an entrepreneur is by building something to solve your pain 😖 points with No-Code.
To find more context about the conversation, and find the tools 🛠 he mentioned, you can find the recording📹 here
Let’s Rewind: Last Week at Stoa 📆
We were all allotted new teams - how are those doing?
Cohort 2 fellows got assigned their new teams for month 3&4 of their six month journey at Stoa.
Townhall with Manoj, Co-Founder at Stoa School
We had our first fellow-run townhall, moderated by Abdul Poonawala🤵🏻♂️ who navigated extracting information from our highly experienced👨🏻💼 co-founder Manoj Kambadur, himself.
Unfortunately, it was super candid, so we don’t have a recording saved!
Suffice it to say, between the battle of Stoa vs the VC world, Stoa won!!
What is VC?
Three of our Cohort 2 fellows Kshitij, Sindhu & Yash decided to break down what working in VC is like. If you’ve wanted to understand what VC is, what a day in the life of VC entails and how they find bet-table founders, they ran a session elaborating these three topics, and much more! You’ll find the recording for the session here. If you find yourself confused post this, you know you can always get in touch with the three of them on Discord!
There’s also a bunch of recommendations they have on the resources they use for their information in the VC world, you can find those here.
This Tuesday’s Speed Meeting event has been postponed to the 29th of June, on account of the assignment review session for Cohort 2.
If you fill out the community feedback form Shriman/Shelton sent you, we will promise to improve as best we can!
We’d like you to finish & book up your remaining coaching slots within the month, also don’t hold off too long on sending in your Coaching feedback.
On the 15th, we will have a synchronous session over Zoom from 7:30pm - 9:30pm to provide you with feedback on your Marketing II assignment with your new teams.
Please make sure your whole team is there, this session will not be recorded.
Our Career Centre on Stoa Hub is now live for Cohort 02 fellows - you can now see a list of job openings, track your application within the app, and also place a request for an opening that matches the profile you’re looking for, if none of the listed ones match your profile.
Please welcome to the Community the fresh crop of Cohort 3 fellows that joined us last week on Discord!
Siva Sandeep, Abhishek Banerjee, Dheeraj Lobo, Pranav Manie, Brijendra Kumar, Vaishak Gowda, Hrishikesh Wadki, Priyanssu Jajodia, Eeshan Singh, Navendu Jha, Priyank Mody, Akshit Gupta, Sivaprasad Kancharla, Alok Chauhan, Pallavi Gupta and Anshul Kumar!!
Glow Ups ✨
🥳 Mayank Jain moved to a new job role & will now be Head of Marketing & Content for FinBox. 🥳
🥳 Sameer Mohan is joining PayU-backed Fisdom's in a Product Marketing role. 🥳
🥳 Rahul Ranganathan will be joining FlashPrep as an APM 🥳
Bro, treat? 🎂
Chintan Bavishi - 19th June
Feel free to slide into his DMs, shout him out, and just make him feel special on his birthday, this Saturday!!
Community Buzz 🐝
You're right, our Discord IS always ablaze with content on multiple topics, It can get a bit 2 Fast💨 2 Furious 🏎 with how much people have been consuming.
Last week's fellow-led releases
Our in-house podcasters Noah, Noor and Srinidy put out new episodes of their podcast 🎙 last week!! While Srinidy is a bit of a veteran prodder, Noah's not been following the leader for a while, and Noor is only a new Maker of Theory. #iykyk
Twitter Gang! 🚀🚀🚀
Niket curated a list of psychological triggers that we engage when purchasing something.
Kunika came, she saw & then conquered her first Twitter thread!!!
Ishaan was so 🤯, he went and really wrote us this thread post-KP's session.
Noah tries to un-follow the leader, you can help him reach his audience here!
Mayank wrote of the small mistakes big companies make in Marketing.
Purvi might’ve put her blog to rest, but her twitter’s coming alive!
Shriman went viralll!!!
A bright 🍊orange beacon 👕of good marketing by Vikrant.
Renga (Bob) seems to be cultivating a LinkedIn writing habit, connect & share his work 🔊
Rahul Ranganathan keeps his LinkedIn engagement at pretty steady rates.
Vikrant took our no-code workshop in his stride and found that he'd created something of his own tiny little no-code tool to service his own pain point when it came to collecting Crypto news 🧠
For Stoans by Stoans ✍🏼📚⏯
Pratyush has been kind enough to be documenting all the takeaways from the books📚 he's read in the past year.
Predictably Irrational - a book recommendation from Sameer & Chintan on "Behavioral Economics"
A mock interview with a PM at Facebook
Informative content on Netflix's personalised data system
Who is Amit's favourite artist?
Why do memes matter?
A Superhuman framework on Product Market Fit
Looking to learn from experienced professionals?
Tweets to engage with:
What is Social Proof & how does it work for Marketing?
No-code fans, where you at??
The art of Business Writing.
Meme Wars 🥲
Mayank started the fire🧨, and it resulted in these attacs. 😩
This week’s shiny new winner of Best Meme goes to …………
guess which one his was!
To end, we’ll leave you with this:
See you next Monday!
Keep reacting, keep sharing, keep posting, keep learning!