Blood, Sweat And
Fears
Being A Tech Entrepreneur
A Few Quick
Disclaimers
This Talk
1. What is entrepreneurship
2. Why it sucks to be a tech entrepreneur
3. Why it’s great to be a tech entrepreneu...
Liam Gooding
A Quick Recap…
What Is (Tech)
Entrepreneurship?
Jumping Off Of A Cliff, Then While Falling Attempt To
Design & Build An Aeroplane, And Sell Enough Tickets
On The Plane To...
It’s Like Being A Magician
•

You create something from
nothing

•

You try to make people to see
their world through YOUR...
Entrepreneurs Surround
Themselves With Amazing People
Why It Sucks To Be
A Tech Entrepreneur
You’ll Often Be The Odd One Out Socially
You Friends Will Be Busy Climbing The Salary Ladder… £25K,
£35K, £45K, £55K…. You...
It Can Be Lonely
Sometimes You Have Questions Or Problems With Work
That Only Another Entrepreneur Would Understand
You Can Quickly Lose It All
(Brazil’s Richest Man, Eike Batista, Recently Lost $34.5Billion)
It’s Much Harder To Switch Off
Why It’s Great To Be
A Tech Entrepreneur
…
…
…
…
None Of The Above
(In My Experience!)
Why It’s Great To Be
A Tech Entrepreneur
(Remembering That You Aren’t As Smart As
Mark Zuckerberg And You’re Not Trying To...
Freedom To Work Anywhere, Anytime
Never Having A Boss
And Having The Power To Guarantee You'll Never Have To
Work With Dumbass Douchebags Again
It’s About Working
Smarter, Not Harder!
You Can Be Something Different Everyday
Who Doesn’t Want To Be Optimus Prime?
http://kimaventures.com

Non-Douchebag Billionaire Investors
Who Give You Lots Of Money And Total Freedom, But Tons Of Hel...
Now Go And Do A
Startup!
@LiamGooding
@trak_io
Digibury: Liam Gooding - Blood, Sweat and Fears
Digibury: Liam Gooding - Blood, Sweat and Fears
Digibury: Liam Gooding - Blood, Sweat and Fears
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Liam Gooding is serial entreprenuer and founder of trak.io. In this talk he lifts the lid on his recent start-up journey, from concept to six-figure investment… warts and all. Lets just say, it's been emotional (and a little bit sweary!).

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Digibury: Liam Gooding - Blood, Sweat and Fears

  1. 1. Blood, Sweat And Fears Being A Tech Entrepreneur
  2. 2. A Few Quick Disclaimers
  3. 3. This Talk 1. What is entrepreneurship 2. Why it sucks to be a tech entrepreneur 3. Why it’s great to be a tech entrepreneur
  4. 4. Liam Gooding A Quick Recap…
  5. 5. What Is (Tech) Entrepreneurship?
  6. 6. Jumping Off Of A Cliff, Then While Falling Attempt To Design & Build An Aeroplane, And Sell Enough Tickets On The Plane To Make The Flight Economically Viable… (Be Prepared To Hit The Ground And Burn 9 Times Out Of 10)
  7. 7. It’s Like Being A Magician • You create something from nothing • You try to make people to see their world through YOUR interpretation of reality • You will often sell illusions
  8. 8. Entrepreneurs Surround Themselves With Amazing People
  9. 9. Why It Sucks To Be A Tech Entrepreneur
  10. 10. You’ll Often Be The Odd One Out Socially You Friends Will Be Busy Climbing The Salary Ladder… £25K, £35K, £45K, £55K…. You’ll Only Be Getting ‘Sweat Equity’
  11. 11. It Can Be Lonely Sometimes You Have Questions Or Problems With Work That Only Another Entrepreneur Would Understand
  12. 12. You Can Quickly Lose It All (Brazil’s Richest Man, Eike Batista, Recently Lost $34.5Billion)
  13. 13. It’s Much Harder To Switch Off
  14. 14. Why It’s Great To Be A Tech Entrepreneur
  15. 15.
  16. 16.
  17. 17.
  18. 18.
  19. 19. None Of The Above (In My Experience!)
  20. 20. Why It’s Great To Be A Tech Entrepreneur (Remembering That You Aren’t As Smart As Mark Zuckerberg And You’re Not Trying To Become “Go To Space” Rich, You Just Want To Be “Fuck You” Rich)
  21. 21. Freedom To Work Anywhere, Anytime
  22. 22. Never Having A Boss And Having The Power To Guarantee You'll Never Have To Work With Dumbass Douchebags Again
  23. 23. It’s About Working Smarter, Not Harder!
  24. 24. You Can Be Something Different Everyday Who Doesn’t Want To Be Optimus Prime?
  25. 25. http://kimaventures.com Non-Douchebag Billionaire Investors Who Give You Lots Of Money And Total Freedom, But Tons Of Help Too Because They Also Want You To Become “Fuck You” Rich!
  26. 26. Now Go And Do A Startup! @LiamGooding @trak_io

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