Empty Bench

FI – 3 more days …

3 more days to go and the Founder Institute experience is over. It’s been 13 intensive weeks, we learned a lot, worked a lot and got our companies set-up and “running”. Running is probably a bit exaggerated. We are all incorporated, have met our first potential clients and some earned their first pesos. Not sure if we can call that running, but we are definitely moving in the right direction …
  
The real work is just starting now. We made it up to here because of the constant pressure of the Founder Institute, the weekly assignments and tasks, which helped us define where we are heading and what we are trying to achieve. It brought us a step closer to our goal.
From now on we are on our own. Whether we can keep this pace or even accelerate only depends on us. The same applies to the next steps we are going to take. Will they be the right steps? Who will tell us when they are not? And what do we do if they are not?
Somehow it always depended on us. No one forced us to do what we were doing, right? No one told us what to do either. The only thing that changes is that no-one will make us drop out if we don’t move fast enough in the right direction – we will just fade away if we do …
  
Those 13 weeks were less about what we’ve learned and what we’ve been told during the weekly FI Sessions. There were great, helpful and very interesting sessions and without doubt we definitely did learn important things. Still, in my opinion those 13 weeks were about us working on our ideas, enhancing them, changing them and pivot based on the feedback of more than 30 great mentors and our peers. They were about pushing us in the right direction.
They were also about meeting people and making new contacts. The people that pushed us through this experience and people that hopefully keep pushing us very much further …
  
Did the program meet my expectation?
Mostly. There’s one important thing that I was missing:
Feedback on the assignments themselves. Why did we write thousands of lines explaining our ideas, our products, our business model if no one really cared?
Well, I did get my feedback in the end, but I had to find and ask those people independent from the assignments. I guess that was part of the game, too …
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