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My Entrepreneurial Journey at PODIM Conference by Tristan Pollock

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This is my 'How I Got Here' talk after being awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 award for my work on my startup Storefront in 2015.

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My Entrepreneurial Journey at PODIM Conference by Tristan Pollock

  1. 1. HOW I GOT HERE Tristan Pollock @writerpollock tristan@500.co
  2. 2. TRISTAN
  3. 3. STOREFRONT IS AN ONLINE MARKETPLACETO CONNECT MAKERSTO SHORT-TERM RETAIL SPACE
  4. 4. ~ 2YEARS OLD ~ RAISED $8.9M ~TEAM OF 20
  5. 5. OVER 1,000 STORES OPENED
  6. 6. ~ Most ActiveVC ~ 5Years Old ~1,000 Startups Invested
  7. 7. Tristan Pollock tristan@500.co
  8. 8. LESSON #1 You don’t need to grow up in SiliconValley.
  9. 9. WINTER HAS ARRIVED
  10. 10. MINNEAPOLIS =
 ART, MUSIC, FOOD
  11. 11. Tristan Pollock tristan@500.co
  12. 12. LESSON #2 Experience new ways of doing things.
  13. 13. + +
  14. 14. LESSON #3 Test everything. Double down.
  15. 15. LESSON #4 Relationships matter. Find mentors.
  16. 16. ~ 200 Contributors in 25 Countries
  17. 17. LESSON #5 Surround yourself with ambition.
  18. 18. WHY?
  19. 19. MAKERS FOR LIFE
  20. 20. [ GREY SPACE ]
  21. 21. 1 IN 10 STORES ARE EMPTY
  22. 22. 28 MILLIONsmall businesses and entrepreneurs in the US. *1/6 work in the creative industry.
  23. 23. KANYE
  24. 24. TRENDS 1.THREE ECONOMIES 2. PERSONAL SELLING REVOLUTION 3. RETAIL = EXPERIENCE
  25. 25. SHARING ECONOMY efficiency + trust
  26. 26. WINTER HAS ARRIVED
  27. 27. LOCAL ECONOMY
  28. 28. 4ON- DEMAND ECONOMY
  29. 29. PERSONAL SELLING REVOLUTION SQUARE + TWITTER + YOUTUBE
  30. 30. RETAIL SALES95%
  31. 31. LESSON #6
  32. 32. BE PASSIONATE MAKE THINGS THAT MATTER
  33. 33. SAY HELLO @WRITERPOLLOCK TRISTAN@500.CO

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