Art Shectman of Elephant Ventures
In this episode, Hall T. Martin conducts an interview with Art Shectman of Elephant Ventures. Art is an MIT engineer by training, who founded Elephant Ventures because he had a vision of bringing great people together and giving them the space and means to play and explore. His underlying philosophy in life is also his core philosophy in business – “our differences make us better,” and every day, Art encourages people to tap into their unique strengths to share a new perspective with the people around them. Elephant Ventures is a company comprised of people who reflect the power of diverse thinking, diverse backgrounds and quirky personalities, united by a single desire, to freely explore what can be done at the edge of possibility.
Hall and Art speak about Art’s biggest success: a social impact venture company called Ultra Testing. Ultra is a software testing service that provides opportunities for people on the Autism Spectrum to tap into what makes them different, so they can excel. Four years after being founded, Ultra is not only a profitable business, it’s a sustainable engine for social change and one of the largest employers of Autism Spectrum talent in the world. They also speak about why being on the spectrum can provide advantages in the Q&A process.
You can find Elephant Ventures at https://www.elephantventures.com/
Art can be reached on LinkedIN at https://www.linkedin.com/in/pachyderm
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