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October 31, 2020  |  By: Kristin Garcia & Drew Tulchin

Entrepreneurs, Find Your Dazzle!


What’s a Zebra???

Are you a start-up exec, social entrepreneur, or intrapreneur exhausted by the effort to fund your endeavor? 

Would you benefit from a community of peers who understand what you are going through? 

Do you need to bounce ideas off people who understand what you are talking about? 

In our Covid-19 world, are you too isolated behind your computer screen?

Then, join the Zebra movement! 

Zebras are enterprises that will better the world. They are more often found than Unicorns (a start-up that grows fast to be worth more than $1 Billion). And, a group of them is called a Dazzle (who knew?). 

So, form a Dazzle through Zebras Unite. Join other locals in a chapter for collective action. Gain national visibility and even international community. 


What is the Movement? 

Zebras United is an effort to find community, capital, and culture. It is a movement focused on bringing people together that are creating businesses that will better the world. What sets it apart is it is founder-created and founder-led. Zebras Unite has evolved into an organization made up of a co-op, fund, and non-profit.

Its core purpose is overcoming challenges startups face. These businesses are not the ideal candidates for venture capital support, but the Zebra community can help create financial solutions. It offers community centered forums to support finding financial alternatives.


How to get involved? 

It’s easy and free. Join the movement today – become part of our dazzle. Find supporters for your efforts. Read case studies of successes that better match your models.  Offer your advice to like-minded people with questions and get advice on your own questions

We have committed to growing the movement and hope you will too! Help us become a Gold Level Ambassador using our link to signup. New Mexico Chapter Coming Soon! Keep an eye out for announcements!

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Zebra Question

-Shel Silverstein

I asked the zebra

Are you black with white stripes?

Or white with black stripes?

And the zebra asked me,

Or you good with bad habits?

Or are you bad with good habits?

Are you noisy with quiet times?                          

Or are you quiet with noisy times?

Are you happy with some sad days?

Or are you sad with some happy days?

Are you neat with some sloppy ways?

Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?

And on and on and on and on

And on and on he went.

I’ll never ask a zebra

About stripes


Kristin Garcia is a consultant with UpSpring Associates working with clients on strategy around business development, marketing and communications. After 9 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kristin made a huge shift working as part of the leadership team of local Albuquerque startup, Electric Playhouse.