A Tale of Three Startup Cultures

How do you create a unique culture and continue to motivate your team? Learn from the entrepreneurs who are inspiring their folks to participate and hear how their work is a reflection of the teams' cultural identities. These co-founders realized from the start that they were part of the company's cultural compass and they haven't looked back since. Join us for an in-depth talk about why startup culture helps companies succeed. Our guest speakers include Greg Kunkel, SVP & Co-founder at NextJump, James Psota, CTO & Co-founder at Panjiva, and Jason Henrichs, COO & Co-founder at PerkStreet Financial.

Jason Henrichs is the co-founder and COO at PerkStreet Financial and an advisor to several startups. He believes in transparency and knows that the health of the culture is threatened when rumors start. 


Greg Kunkel is a co-founder at NextJump, which was founded in 1994. NextJump's focus on internal culture has helped the company grow to its 4 locations and 200 employees. Greg points to humility as a common value that has helped the company define their identity.


Jim Psota is a co-founder at Panjiva, which was founded in 2006. Jim is a believer in empowering the team of nearly 50 to take part in the culture and bringing everyone's ideas to fruition.

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  • Corey McAveeney

    In case you missed our last event, here's the podcast & video: http://www.kulturenvy.com/2013/...­

    October 24

    • Slava Burdman

      Thank you Corey for organizing and facilitating this great event! Great Job!

      October 24

  • Corey McAveeney

    Great discussion - thanks to all those who attended! See you again November 19.

    October 23

  • Alison

    Thanks for hosting the event.

    October 23

  • John D Roberts

    A great way punctuate the importance of culture in its many forms. The short stories we heard were the work of strong leaders who gave a lot of attention and effort to fostering a culture worth belonging to. Great stuff. My observations: http://www.bigidea.cc/lessons-f...­

    October 23

  • BrowMaster

    I wish I could have been there,but I did have another commitment. Hopefully information about the metting will be available.

    October 23

  • Bruce Hecht

    Great help and inspiration ! Thank you

    October 22

  • Slava Burdman

    Very interesting topic... Great presenters! Thank you for organizing.

    October 22

  • Charles Starrett

    I'm disappointed that at the last minute events have conspired against me attending. Will there be a podcast of this event later?

    October 22

  • Clara Arroyave

    Clara Arroyave

    October 21

  • Vicky Liang

    Market research analyst.

    October 1

  • Clara Arroyave

    Clara Arroyave

    October 1

  • Varun B

    Look forward to meet other entrepreneurs with a starutp idea and in need of developers.

    September 2

  • Dr. Felix Moesner

    Looking forward to hosting the event again! Great initiative, Corey.

    August 13

    • Corey McAveeney

      We make a great team, Felix! Many thanks for hosting!

      August 14

  • Alison

    I was NextJump first full time employee and worked for Greg and Charlie for 2 yrs. Really looking forward to the event!

    August 13

    • Corey McAveeney

      Hi Alison! Great to see your interest in startup culture. Looking forward to meeting you in October!

      August 14

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