My Founder Institute experience, was definitely a test of endurance and motivation. Previously I has spent 2 years trying to get something off the ground it wasn’t until I attended the Founder Institute that things started to change. I tried my best to prepare for this experience. I found several articles online, which helped me prepare for some of the challenges I faced. This is my turn to give back. Here are are things I learned at the Founder Institute:
- Nothing in the business world is gospel. I realized as an entrepreneur information, opinions and static data, its all about how you interpret information.
- Organize all your information/assignments using google docs
- Practice your pitch almost everyday
- Talk to (pick the brain) of every mentor if you can have the opportunity. (Meaning go to the bar)
- During the mentor presentation, take notes - soak up the knowledge and wisdom even if you feel it might not apply to you. Don't browse the web.
- Be honest with yourself and others with their ideas. Don’t censor your opinion if you think an idea is not good. Hearing a wide range of opinions on your idea is valuable