I’m a big fan of meeting entrepreneurs for coffee. Now that I’m doing a lot more financial consulting, I find that it’s harder and harder to stay involved in the “scene”. People in this industry are mortally afraid of new technologies like twitter, blogging or web technologies, so sometimes I find myself straying from my startup roots. Thats why I’m thankful for being able to work with AccelGolf, and that’s why I love to meet up with other startup guys.
Today, I had back to back meetings with some interesting guys at the Andala Cafe in central. First I met with Waldron Faulkner of GraphEdge who is working on his pivot and needed some marketing help and introductions. Waldron is a passionate guy who’s got a lot of work ahead of him, but isn’t afraid of it. Waldron inspires me because making those pivots is hard, and sometimes barreling ahead is the easiest thing to do, when in reality, it’s the worst thing you can do.
Next, I met with Dustin Dolginow of Atlas Ventures. Dustin’s a newbie to both Boston and the VC world, so he’s trying to get his feet under him. As coincidence might have it, he’s also a fellow Kansan – from my same town too! Startup guys please welcome him to Boston, and if you are interested in meeting a junior VC with the ear of some pretty powerful guys, let me know and I’ll put you in touch. Dustin inspires me because he’s in a whole new world and he’s attacking it with a vibrance and energy that we should all aspire to – and he’s a genuinely nice guy.
Ah coffee talk…