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Lonely, Bankrupt, Riddled With Doubt -- Life Of An Entrepreneur

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Slides from my talk about the dark sides of entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. Creative Morning, Gdańsk, June 2014.

Slides from my talk about the dark sides of entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. Creative Morning, Gdańsk, June 2014.


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  • 1. @michuk@michuk Lonely, BANKRUPT, RIDDLED WITH DOUBT LIFE OF AN ENTPREPRENEUR Borys Musielak, Creative Morning, Gdańsk 2014 Lonely, BANKRUPT, RIDDLED WITH DOUBT LIFE OF AN ENTPREPRENEUR Borys Musielak, Creative Morning, Gdańsk 2014
  • 2. Not about your ideaNot about your idea @michuk@michuk
  • 3. Not about your ideaNot about your idea @michuk@michuk Order food from your cell phone! http://bit.ly/13PmWkg Confidential data on mobile devices http://bit.ly/18nyXC3
  • 4. IT's ABOUT YOU!IT's ABOUT YOU! @michuk@michuk
  • 5. ...AND YOUR TEAM...AND YOUR TEAM @michuk@michuk
  • 6. @michuk@michuk So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!So, NETWORK LIKE CRAZY!
  • 7. TALK TO PEOPLE!TALK TO PEOPLE! @michuk@michuk “The More People Know You, The More People Can Help You” “The More People Know You, The More People Can Help You”
  • 8. Concierge MVPConcierge MVP @michuk@michuk
  • 9. ZAPPOSZAPPOS @michuk@michuk
  • 10. ZAPPOSZAPPOS @michuk@michuk “I went to a couple of stores, took some pictures of the shoes, made a website, put them up and told the shoe store, if I sell anything, I'll come here and pay full price.” Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/nick-swinmurn-zappos-rnkd-2011-11
  • 11. KEKEMEKEKEKEMEKE @michuk@michuk
  • 12. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk
  • 13. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Is Lonely”“Being a Founder Is Lonely” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  • 14. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Is Riddled With Doubt” “Being a Founder Is Riddled With Doubt” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  • 15. NOT ALWAYS SWEETNOT ALWAYS SWEET @michuk@michuk “Being a Founder Bankrupts You” “Being a Founder Bankrupts You” http://onforb.es/199X9Jr
  • 16. Three BE'sThree BE's @michuk@michuk
  • 17. Three BE'sThree BE's @michuk@michuk Be Persistent Be Open Be Characteristic Be Persistent Be Open Be Characteristic
  • 18. BE PERSISTENTBE PERSISTENT @michuk@michuk “Now that we've exhausted all the possibilities... let's get started! “Now that we've exhausted all the possibilities... let's get started!
  • 19. BE OPENBE OPEN @michuk@michuk “I'd better sign my own NDA... because you never know...” “I'd better sign my own NDA... because you never know...”
  • 20. BE WEIRD :)BE WEIRD :) @michuk@michuk
  • 21. @michuk@michuk WHAT's NEXT?WHAT's NEXT?
  • 22. @michuk@michuk GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS
  • 23. @michuk@michuk GET ADVISORSGET ADVISORS Ideally better than this one. Ideally better than this one.
  • 24. @michuk@michuk JOIN an ACCELLERATORJOIN an ACCELLERATOR Y Combinator, Tech Stars, 500 Startups, Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, Wayra, TechPeaks... Y Combinator, Tech Stars, 500 Startups, Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, Wayra, TechPeaks...
  • 25. @michuk@michuk Startup Fest, Aulery, The Europas, LeWeb, PIONEER, The Next Web, EPS, TechCrunch Disrupt, DEMO, Launch... APPLY TO STARTUP CONTESTSAPPLY TO STARTUP CONTESTS
  • 26. @michuk@michuk GOOD LUCK!GOOD LUCK! You're Gonna Need It. You're Gonna Need It.
  • 27. @michuk@michuk @@ Borys Musielak E: borys@musielak.eu T: twitter.com/michuk F: facebook.com/michuk Q: quora.com/Borys-Musielak Tel: +48795158581 Filmaster.TV | ReaktorWarsaw.com | borys.musielak.eu