Working on a start-up can be exciting and fun. However, this endeavour is full of demands that can impact founders’ life: how they sleep, feel, perform, or their relationships. Startup life sucks you in and you’re constantly rethinking and iterating your business model, your product offering, your UI, your marketing and sales approach, your… This constant process tends to blind and wears out even the best of us. That’s why every now and again you need to take a step back and look at what you are doing from a distance. That’s why every now and again you need to look in the mirror and question whether you are doing the right things or just doing things right. That’s why every now and again you need to have deeper conversations with other Founders because they are the only ones who can truly understand you. Conversations that allow you to break through the conscious and unconscious assumptions that are holding you back from achieving the results you want. The Founders Anonymous is a meetup of Founders which facilitates such conversations.
Veerle Huygen, co-founder from Shots of Ginger will moderate the discussion. This can be anything going from working with co-founders to keeping your passion burning, balancing your professional and private life, struggling with investors, your morning routine, the impact on your health,… If it’s part of your life as a Founder, anything goes. The aim of the Founders’ Anonymous is to open up your perspective, by sharing, by listening, by giving feedback, by asking questions, by being present. It’s a moment to slow down, catch a breath, connect deeper with your inner drivers and other Founders. One of those moments you need to accelerate afterwards.
30 imec.istart founders already joined our live and online sessions where they learned how to cope with leadership issues, stress & conflicts, and how to create more team energy. Catch their 5 key learnings:
About Shots of Ginger
As an entrepreneurial couple Jochen Bessemans and Veerle Huygen know first-hand Startup life means. They combine this experience with the insights they have gained over the last 5 years through their involvement in transformation projects, in building teams and communities, as mentors and advisors to founders, CEO's and managers. In this time span, they have facilitated over 300 people in various group trajectories. Earlier this year they launched Shots of Ginger, an initiative to empower entrepreneurs and their teams.
Note: Bring your own drinks and food! We will send the links to the participants per email.
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