It's been a heavy week so we're keeping today short. This email's usually your go-to spot for startup laughs and hacks but what the world's been watching since Thursday has been devastating. The toughest days as a founder are nothing compared to what Ukraine is facing right now. So today's gonna be a mix of things we're reading and projects we're following in light of the news that's developed. Let's dive in:
💚 Things We're Following This Week
It's tough to drum up startup ideas when others are in trouble. We wanted to round up some neat ways the startup community is stepping up to help the Ukraine efforts:
- 💻 This is a great curation put together by privacy lawyer Whitney Merrill of creative ways the internet has helped respond to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Some include Google Maps manipulation, GitHub resource crowdsourcing and strategic fundraising efforts
- 💸 Packy from NotBoring outlined some great ways to support Ukraine like the government's ask for donations or web 3 enthusiasts contributing to the UkraineDAO. It's collected millions in donations.
- 📰 This speed of information article by Hustle's Trung is a fascinating read on how surreal the Ukraine-Russia situation has been to watch unfold on Twitter
- 🏠 Airbnb has offered 100,000 homes to refugees fleeing the country
- 📝 A team curated this Notion doc of helpful ways people can step up
- 🗓 A startup friend of ours that works with Ukrainian partners, Pavla Bobosikova, is hosting a virtual fundraiser on March 9th you can attend
- 🛰 Your friendly neighbourhood Elon raised his hand to get Starlink setup
- 🛳 A teen hacker is revealing Russian Oligarch yacht locations on Twitter
What have you been following? Reply in the email to comment on this tweet we posted.
🐦 Tweet of the Week:
Ukraine's social media manager needs a hell of a raise:
Have a restful weekend friends. We'll be back to startup jamming next week.
💚 Kernal Fam