“You can A/B your way to better. You test your way to awesome.” – Dharmesh Shah
I returned home late on Thursday night from FounderCon, the annual TechStars retreat for all things alumni. This year we gathered in the Back Bay area of Boston. Once a year, we get together to introduce founders across program locations, years and industries. We had some incredible speakers this year including Fake Grimlock, Dharmesh Shah, Nabeel Hyatt, and Seth Godin. With nearly 300 people clustering together for four days, there’s a whole lot of networking, PowerPoints, breakout sessions, and intravenous coffee. In addition to FounderCon this year, I attended the Global Accelerator Network‘s founders’ conference and TechStars Boston’s Fall 2012 demo day. As grateful as I am for the opportunity to have face time with our entrepreneurs and mentors in real life, I am most definitely an introvert. I felt like a hologram of myself on the flight home to Denver on Thursday night. After work on Friday, I slept and slept and slept. Oh, and slept.
David wrote a better post about the experience here. Photographic evidence is brought to you by Birdbox here. I wanted to at least mention the trip here on CYT because it’s one of my favorite times of year. It manages to improve each time, both on my part and in terms of attendance / happiness ratio. Christmas, you got nothin’ on FounderCon.
I like to think that I’ve made my own luck but it doesn’t detract from the excitement I feel about waking up to this job every weekday.
“Our culture thrives on people who are proud enough to stand up and say, ‘Here. I made this.’” – Seth Godin