The Rainforest teaches us that the foundational parts of a healthy ecosystem is the active presence of Leaders and Role Models. The A100 certainly fits that bill. One of the most important and effective ways of doing this is through storytelling – to our colleagues, to aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs, and to our community.
Not all stories have a “happily ever after”. Some of the best lessons as many of you are well aware are those that convey the sometimes brutal truths of being an entrepreneur – of failure, missteps and mistakes.
Our former Chair and A100 member Gregg Oldring has written an excellent piece that shares his journey as he made the painful, but necessary decision to wind down his company InkIt.
Please have a read below and share with your colleagues and the community at large. Storytelling is something we don’t do well in Alberta. Let’s change that and start helping the next generation of entrepreneurs with the amazing lessons and journeys of being an entrepreneur.
“Afraid of failing at a startup? Let me tell you what it feels like” by Gregg Oldring