Of course, you felt bad for a while
Every month, everywhere in Europe, hundreds of motivated entrepreneurs get on stage to show their pitch in search for money. Pitching competitions are a lifeline for startups to attract their first funding. Winning a competition boosts a startup, and gives its leaders a short “moment de gloire”. Losing a pitch, however, might make you feel bad for a longer time. And yes, you could try over and over, but maybe it is time to think differently.
At least you tried …
Yes, you tried. That means you had the idea of being part of the entrepreneurial team of a business. That intention already means a lot to us. It means you want something different than a year-long career in a large company. Okay, the combination of idea, product, market, team, money, plan, intent, and show, did not make you win this last startup beauty contest. But, again, it shows you have the intention to take your future in your own hands.
The question is not “why did you lose?”
The question you should ask yourself is “what did you like to win?” when you took part in that competition. Were you looking for glory and status? Did you dream of exiting with a huge amount of money? Or did you want to have a say in how a venture could change the world around you? How it could impact work and life of humans for the better? In the latter case, we are really interested in meeting you.
Pitching is not the only way of becoming an entrepreneur
We offer an alternative with our greenfield ventures. In a greenfield venture, the potential clients are already around the table from day one. They enter their vision, their needs, and their network. They attract a team of two or three leaders. That team is coached by a venture builder like ImpactBuilders. We help the team focus on creating a solution for the needs of the early-stage clients, and build a successful business around it.
We are looking for two-three leaders
We do not look for C-whatevers. In a small venture, there is no room for corporate management. A greenfield venture needs entrepreneurs who want to go the extra mile, together, as a leadership team. Typically such a leadership team has one leader who likes to reach out, one who knows all the details, and one who keeps the entire company happy together.
Who of these leaders will dig into the financials, who into recruitment, who will have the signing rights, … that are details for later. Most important is that each company attracts two leaders on the short term, to start the company off. Later on, we will find the third one that keeps the whole team together, when the company starts to get some traction.
Interested to find out more? Reach out, and let’s set up a one hour online meeting to get to know each other.