Hustle Con's Blurb
Hustle Con is a one-day startup event where the world’s most successful non-technical founders (1) Tell their origin stories (2) Teach the practical tactics they used to start and grow their startup (3) Share behind the scenes insights on their wins and losses.
Two speakers had an impact on me:
“I founded a lot of things, Twitch was the one that worked.” - Justin’s opening line
When describing Atrium (his latest startup)...I loved that he started with the end state. No solutions, just where he wanted to go. “I wanted to make the legal process for start ups easier.”
Too many people look for solutions and don’t keep the end in mind
Reiterates hire top talent - Your team is literally the lifeblood of your company
He humbly states - “I thought it was going to be easier (after starting Twitch and justin.tv), but it wasn’t”
Most important aspect of raising money - How to pitch your narrative - You need to get your story and flow down if anyone is going to understand you
How you think about risk is VERY different than how your investors think about risk.
Investors have a portfolio of companies and they expect some to fail. However, for you, your company takes vital years of your life. You have much more risk investors do.