So I am into third month of my stay in San Francisco attending the Launch incubator, for someone who was always sceptical of incubators being helpful to a business like Clect it has been a real learning experience. First of all being part of a cohort of similar staged businesses really builds strong bonds with other founders, peer support and being able to bounce ideas around people facing the same challenges is very helpful. In general the speakers who have attended have been best in class and there is always valuable insight to be gained from those who have both failed and succeeded, and most often both, before you. The key takeaway for me to date has been the pitch itself, the number of times we do this coupled with the refinements we receive as suggestions is invaluabe.
I have gone from fear of pitching to one person to actively looking forward to pitching to thousands at the festival!