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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged mainly because of an unexpectedly busy half a year. A lot of stuff has happened and I want to take a moment to reflect back on my experiences and off course take a look at what’s coming up next.
Reality 2 – Me 1. Let me explain.
During last half a year three significant events have shaped the path of my entrepreneurial career. Two failures and one success.
Reality 2 – Me 1.
What I would like to do is reflect point by point on why I think things happened the way they did. I hope that all of you who will hopeful read this have something to take away. Lets start with Pinevio.
Pinevio.com is a startup, which got more PR and press coverage than users traction. J Here is why I think it failed.
That’s why I’m super happy with experience I had with working on Pinevio along side my co-founder and wouldn’t change it for the world. I think failing your first start-up this way is probably one of the better ways to go. Fail harder, right?
Now, the Switch. The idea has failed because we didn’t manage to fund raise in time. Unlike the Pinevio failure, this wasn’t as rewarding or worthy of time invested mainly because it failed for subjective reasons which are rather obscure and would take a long time to explain properly.
However, there is one thing I know for sure. Lithuania needs a quality events and start-up orientated co-working centre because it will be the backbone structure for startup activity in the country.
I sure hope someone executes something similar. Otherwise we’ll definitely come back to this idea in the future.
OK. Finally – Startup Monthly Vilnius conference. That’s the success and I barely look back on it anymore.
Success is difficult to learn from because it covers up the small set backs on the way, which are worthy of analysis.
I think the main reasons for the success were:
All an all, it was super awesome. I remember the feeling I felt on the last day of the conference was similar to the one, when we’ve raised capital for the first time. It’s absolutely remarkable.
What’s even more astounding is that after 3 months of super-hard work our team became better friends then we were before, which is a dream for any leader.
Huge thanks to Mindaugas, Julius, Jonas, Egle, Ugnius and the amazing volunteers who made it happen.
Reality 2 – Me 1
So… what’s next?
I am coming back to startup mode. Hell yeah! Something I really love.
I’m now turning a new page in my career and look forward to meeting new people, startup teams and growing together.
So if you a getting together a great team or think that my skills would complement an existing one lets get together have some coffee and talk about it. I’m completely open.
It’s been a wild beginning of a long journey. Can’t wait for what’s coming up next.
Thanks for a half-year to remember.
All the best,