Today, I'm mentoring at Boulder Startup Weekend. I do this because startup weekends are one of the best spots to launch your startup, or make the jump of quitting your 9to5.
I figured writing about this would accomplish two goals:
One, I could ask each team for their 'elevator pitch,' which is the quick overview of what their idea or startup is. Startups often times get so deep and into the work, they fail to be able to describe it in two sentences. No one understands it and your startup is not going anywhere until others can quickly grasp it.
Two, I could share with YOU, the reader who is entrepreneurial, but hasn't made the jump yet, why you should attend a Startup Weekend.
Last January, I attended the Domain Name conference NamesCon 2016 and learned a ton about domain name investing. If you haven't heard of this, it's actually really important for new entrepreneurs. You have own your domainname.com, since that is basically the equivalent to owning the land that you build your house on.
Additionally, if you can purchase your competitions land, you're going to have the upper hand (no I don't recommend investing in trademarked domains). Or if your competition owns your domain, you'll learn how to get it back (if possible) and not overpay.
One of the most common arguments when it comes to networking is that introverts struggle more than extroverts. This is not only false, but introverts have many qualities that actually make them more strategic networkers than extroverts