Going back for ‘Founder Faith’ refills
These startup events are such a double-edged sword. You’re so inspired but then you realise that you still have to solve the problem in front of you. So perhaps, the whole point of these things are not so much about the inspiration, but that they give us faith to carry on despite the problems in front of us.
The red herring is the networking. I have to be clear in my head that I’m out for some ‘Founder Faith’ and not confuse myself with meeting potential stakeholders, customers, mentors etc. If someone I meet happens to be interested in working together (in whatever form) that would be a bonus.
Either way, I always have a great time despite the blue balls ;)