It's official! Venopi will be joining the Antler program in May 2019.
Last November I was super psyched and honored to represent Venopi as one of the finalists of TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup Award 2018. Since then, I have been working my arse off to finance the project, meeting bi-weekly with our mentor, networking like crazy to build a great Venopi team, & of course my favorite part, making a great product together with my lead developer based on the feedback from our users.
The journey has been fun, I regularly work 80 - 100 hours per week to make sure that Venopi moves forward, but I must admit -- it's super challenging.
Some of the reasons why it has been challenging:
- Time. I meet venues every week, and it's not easy due to my 40h commitment at my freelance job. I code at night, but meeting venues could be tricky to schedule.
- Brain capacity. I need to shift my brain to work on two different projects that use two different programming languages.
- Progress. We got more leads! Which is a great thing! But this process requires my brain and time too.
At the beginning of 2019, I set my mind to find a way to work on Venopi full time. My partner played a massive role in this, she put the seed of "Imagine working on Venopi for 80 hours!" and I was like "F**K yeah!" - I didn't know how, but I channel my brain in that direction.
How did I get this amazing opportunity?
Long story short, by the power of the universe => a newsletter sign up turned into an interview => passed interviews and tests => someone who I'd love to be a co-founder also joins the program => Venopi will join Antler in May 2019.
Wish us luck!
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