As a new entrepreneur, after experiencing everything in just 6 months – from anxiety, uncertainty, rejection and confusion to excitement, acceptance and euphoria – I understand now how some can become addicted to the process of building a company. There is nothing and then there is something. Something that you have built with your own hands, that makes an impact in other people’s lives and businesses. Something that not only gives you revenue but also a sense of purpose and self worth. Because they come with this awareness, the first customers are a gift and their stories blend with my own as they are remembered later on.
Enrique was my my mentor in the Impact Hub business accelerator (the business model challenge) I joined to understand better the needs of social startups. Sylva is the owner of one of the startups – HGMOP (http://hetgrotemiddenoostenplatform.nl/) – that participated in the program. I will let them tell the story of our collaboration, in the 2 videos below: