“No class and no book can teach you startups. Just do the startup.”
By Anna Vital (Founder, Funders & Founders)
Stop checking email. You will never get an email about how to do your startup. Check once a day.
Turn off the “noise”. Eliminate bills, neighbors, insurance, social networks, deals, restaurants, distant relatives. Unsubscribe from everything and put blockers. Information that does not help your startup is worthless.
Hide your phone. Answer calls once a day. Use the phone when YOU need it.
By Jennifer Toney (Founder & CEO, WeMakeItSafer)
When Cass asked if I would be willing to write a post for FailCon, I was honored and pleased to oblige. WeMakeItSafer was part of the very first FailCon demo pit. Back then, we weren’t much more than an idea. I remember showing up to the conference very “underdressed” with our poster-board and alpha (read: not pretty) website.
Soon after, we began blazing a trail, or make that two trails. Our goal was, and is, to be an information hub for manufacturers, retailers and consumers –- a place where important information gets to the people who need it in a timely manner without compromising