What we're about
Two years ago I decided to take the plunge into starting a tech business. I had this idea that was eating away at me and I just needed to take a shot and see if I could make a go of it. I figured someone else would end up doing it if I didn't and I couldn't see where it could possibly go wrong. Fast forward two years and this has been the most stressful journey I have ever been on. The ups and downs happen weekly, daily and even hourly. Around every corner, theres more uncertainty and with it comes a new learning curve and increased stress. I find myself searching online and reading book on how to deal with each new senario and often wish I could meet more likeminded people rather than just reading words on a screen.
Being an entrepreneur means going the path thats less followed and this can be lonely. Family and friends dont always understand what your going through and sometimes you dont know what to do next. You have no money, you have no customers, you have customers but they dont return, you have money but its running out, you dont have a big enough wage to live. Problems everywhere....
I want this group to be like an AA for entrepreneurs. Not to complain week in week out, but to get stuff off their chest, look for advice and realise your not on an island. If theres one thing I have learned over the past few years, it that whenever I get the chance to meet startup entrepreneurs we are usually going through the same journey. All of a sudden I'm not alone and with that comes increased confidence and motivation. I wish I could bump into people more often and thats what this meetup is all about. Lets help each other, learn from each others mistakes and be the best we can be.