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What I learned in two weeks running an online startup community

Two weeks ago I launched TwitchVC, an online Discord community for founders, developers, students, and investors. My goal was simple, create a shared ‘third space’ for startup founders and developers. I wanted to provide a space for founders to learn from each other as they build their companies, connect with smart developers and occasionally learn from investors.

Platform Selection — Why Discord?
Today, there are a lot of platforms for building online communities:
DiscordSlackTelegramWhatsappSpectrumGroupMeFacebookLinkedIn
All these platforms were interesting because of their high usage and daily active users. However, I chose Discord for three main reasons:

Role Management
Discord allows you to create and highlight separate roles and categories. These roles are visible in the sidebar and through chat based name colors. This was important for my community since I was trying to create a shared space for similar yet different audiences. Thus, highlighting roles was important to so users c…