Last week I drove back up to Milwaukee for the first time since my move in early August to speak at Web414. I was asked by the founder of Web414, Gabe, to share my experience of failing at a startup (SocialDreamium), a topic that people usually shy away from sharing.
The main reason that I accepted the offer to share this experience and expose myself and the weakness’s of my first startup is the fact that I think sharing, claiming, and learning from failures is likely the single best way to promote trying. Doing a startup is tough and risky but what we need more of, EVERYWHERE, is trying. Eliminating the fear of doing a startup is important. We can do that by realizing that if things don’t go well your career won’t be over, you won’t be crucified, and you’ll likely be better off for it!
I would love to get your thoughts on the talk, please comment!
Below is the presentation that went along with the talk.