In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - July 2020 #3

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Congressional Testimony Examined: Lawmakers Question Big Tech CEOs About Dealings With Competitors, Startups
On Wednesday, CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified before a congressional subcommittee. Many of the questions asked of them focused on topics relevant to the entrepreneurial space. This article reviews some of their answers, pulling out highlights about competitive behavior, interactions with small companies and collecting data.

Five key lessons from founders who launched social impact startups
At this moment in time—with a global pandemic coinciding with a race relations reckoning in the US—you might be trying sort out how you can make a real impact. Whether you already have a business focused on social impact or you’re thinking about starting one, this article reviews some important tips to make sure that impact is lasting.

The office as you know it is gone
I think we’re all wondering what the office will look like once we go back. Researchers from University of Massachusetts, Lowell think that it’s relationships that make an organization, so traditional offices aren’t gone yet. Researchers from Arizona State University have found that what employees want most is to preserve flexibility. This article goes into more detail on their findings and predictions.

Can’t Find a Mentor? Try This Instead
You know having a mentor is important, especially when starting a business. But how do you find a mentor during COVID-19? One way is to broaden your definition of what counts as mentorship. This article discusses how you can DIY mentoring.

How ‘the Motherhood Penalty’ Plays Out for Startup Founders
The motherhood penalty refers to the trend where women’s earnings decrease with each child. It’s no secret that women struggle with the decision of how to share their pregnancy in a professional setting, and are often concerned about how others will perceive them. This article details one woman’s experience with fundraising while pregnant, offering some advice to others in the same boat.

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