In honor of Redskins training camp frenzy, we are hosting our own set of 54 hour mental drills at Startup Weekend (#rvasw).
Last night the big show started with coach Shawn Bowyer, founder of Snagajob, sharing candid truth about StartUp life. "After maxing out every credit card, friends and family contributions and my own parent's savings, success or failure was a lot more than just a personal issue. If you are committed to a startup life it is a family affair no matter what you think!".
Indeed, finding and pursuing your next big idea can be a serious challenge and exhilarating thrill ride. Shawn also shared the importance of team beyond friends and family, "A UX designer, developer and good product lead seem to be the best way to go" along with the classic advice "if you are not embarrassed by version 1 then you spent to long developing your idea!". Now that is excellent coaching worthy of a championship run and with those insights over 40 brave souls stood up and pitched. 60 seconds to inspire votes and attract team interest!
And now our mentors and surviving teams are rocking the final 40 hours! So forget two-a-days ...this training camp is prepping its participants for more than a season, it is sparking the possibility of a lifetime of innovation!