by Michael Kazmier
What I LOVE about Startup Weekend is the ENERGY! We all know from our high school physics classes that work requires energy. As entrepreneurs, we are no different, to do the work we love we have to charge our batteries. There are few events that produce the raw energy that you’ll find at a Startup Weekend, its a great way to recharge and accelerate your startup!
I am a firm believer in the top 10% – I believe that those who operate in the upper percentiles of life are 10X more productive than the average person. Thats a pretty bold belief if you really stop and think about it: 10 TIMES! So what happens when you take a bunch of upper percentiles and put them in a room together? MAGIC! The results are not additive, they are exponential! The energy produced is both addictive and contagious!
As we know, energy does matter. I have seen far too many entrepreneurs start down the path of launching their great idea only to run out of energy and throw in the towel. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! This is should NEVER happen. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of ups and downs in a startup, and rarely (if ever!) does the original idea become reality. Each one of those “downs” drains your energy, and if you are not careful, you won’t have enough left to recover. So plugging into events like Startup Weekend are a necessity for any entrepreneur that is serious about success.
Everyone needs to have their batteries recharged from time to time. The bible teaches that “as Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another” – so why not come get sharpened and RECHARGED at Glacier Startup Weekend? Some of the greatest minds of the state AND the pacific northwest will be there, and everyone’s energy will be recharging everyone’s batteries! I hope to see you there!