I generally split my time between working on my own products in my home city of Austin, TX and traveling around the world teaching other entrepreneurs how to raise their odds of success. I've been fortunate to have been able to work with thousands of entrepreneurs over the last 4 years by way of the workshops and bootcamps I teach which has given me some unique perspectives that I'd like to share with you today...
First, I've found entrepreneurs everywhere I've gone which is very exciting. While we may all look different and speak different languages, we all share the same goals, aspirations, challenges, and fears. What I find even more exciting is that, for the first time in history, we all, more or less, have access to the same tools, knowledge, and training. Thanks to the internet, and technologies enabled by open source and cloud computing, there has been no time better than the present to launch a new product or start a new business - cheaper and faster than ever before.
I truly believe we are going through a global entrepreneurial renaissance which represents an incredible opportunity for all of us.
But, there is a dark cloud in all of this.
While we are building more products than ever before, the sad reality is that the success rate of these products hasn't changed much. The odds are still heavily stacked against starting a new business and most of these products will unfortunately fail. And that's a real problem because we pour a lot of our time, money, and effort into these products. Especially for a first-time entrepreneur these failures can be a real setback both emotionally and also financially.
The good news is that a lot of these big bang failures can be outright avoided and instead replaced with a more systematic approach to building successful products.
That's what this program is about.
If you are ready to stop wasting needless time, money, and effort building stuff nobody wants, I promise you the Bootstart team of mentors and I will personally help you get there.
Look forward to seeing you in class...
Founder of Spark59 and Author of Running Lean