Renaud Visage is the CTO of global event technology platform Eventbrite. He co-founded the ticketing company in 2006 and nowadays it powers more than two million events around the world each year. In this guest blog, Visage debunks three common myths about being a startup founder. “Taking breaks gave me a healthy distance from the daily stress of scaling a business.”
Misconception perfect founder
Aspiring startup entrepreneurs often struggle with questions like “do I have what it takes to turn my idea into a successful business?”, “what sacrifices will I have to make to build my startup?”, and so on. My advice to them is to not give in to the misconception of the perfect founder. We all come in different sizes and shapes, with different backgrounds, strengths and talents. A big part of the entrepreneurial journey is to learn about yourself, to identify who you are, what you excel at and what is best left for others to figure out. So allow me to debunk three common myths about what founders supposedly need to be like and what they have to do in order to be successful.