147: Building people that build startups - David Brown, CEO Techstars
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David Brown

David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. David is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical servicesmarket.

David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role as President.

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Top Tip

Failure is the best teacher

The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude towards failure. In order to grow, you need failure. Understand and accept failure as a part of life.

We often experience that learning is more effective in failure than in success because failure teaches us what works and what does not. When we embrace our strengths or limitations – we become better.

People are often so afraid they’ll fail at something that they don’t try. Don’t be one of those people. Everyone has failed at something in his or her life, but not everyone tries again and again.

World hard every day to reach your goals and you will. Keep going and you will find success.


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