startups

A 9-post collection

Startups, Burnout and Running

Almost exactly a year ago, I joined Entrepreneur First with three intentions: Create a startup Avoid a boring job at all costs Change the music world, somehow The last year has been exhilarating, euphoric, and anything but boring, and I'm so proud of everything we've achieved with Encore so far. That said, startups are fairly fashionable and often glamourised these days, and something people can be reluctant to talk about is how quickly they can become overwhelming, gruelling, and at times, depressing. I've always turned to

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Demo Day

Entrepreneur First demo day has been and gone! Just like that, six months of blood, sweat and tears were bundled up into a four-minute presentation, and luckily, everything came together on the day. The EF team are presentation Gods, and really helped me raise my game during the final few days. Here are some lessons I learned about public speaking: Pauses feel twice as long to yourself as they do to the audience, and they are extremely effective. "Make yourself big. You're a small guy, James"

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