by Dilyan Dimitrov, founder at Eleven
In one year we’ve done a lot (see info.Eleven.bg) and we’ve learned a lot. We feel ready to step up our game a notch, so welcome to Eleven 100.
A new year starts, a lot of new resolutions ensue. In startup business, that usually means working even harder, going to more high-level networking events to make contacts and scaling your business tremendously. But what does it mean on a personal level? Is working hard the only key to success?
Telling a good story is far more difficult than people expect because each one of us finds different things interesting. Very often, when we speak at conferences or do interviews, people ask us which are our favorite startups. Firstly, we don’t have more favorite and less favorite startups – we are very democratic towards our startups and we like them all equally. Secondly, no matter how hard we try, we cannot make a good story out of this question. However, if you ask us “Tell us one of your success stories”, then we will be more than pleased, flattered and disposed to tell you all the catchy details that make a good story really awesome. Here’s one.
Less than three months ago, in September, we announced our fourth batch of fantastic startups that joined the family. Today, we are happy to share our latest additions from batch 5, to enter the Roof early next year, but not before we share some insights and brag a little.
At every startup conference (we’ve been to a lot) there’s usually at least one important d*ck to propagate the bullsh*t fail fast mantra in his or her presentation. Usually it goes with other copy paste advices for startups, including the exact opposite perseverance slide.