1 hr 8 min

20: Nick Hughes and Building a Global Community of Entrepreneurs Folk Stories

    • Society & Culture

Nick Hughes is the founder of Founder's Live, a global entrepreneurial community started by Nick to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world.

Prior to starting Founder's Live, Nick had already done multiple startups. It was through the process of recovering from a failed startup that Nick started "Feature Friday", an event for early stage entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas in 99 seconds and network with others in the Seattle community. This event proved extremely popular and led to Nick scaling it out globally with events now in over fifty cities.

I know Nick from going to the Seattle Founders Live events. While Nick didn't pay me to say this, I'm happy to say that I've always end up meeting interesting people from the event and come out of it feeling highly motivated about doing my own thing. In today's episode, we talk about Nick's entry into entrepreneurship, lessons from having a startup fail, and Nick's vision with Founder's live and where this is going.

Quote

Have enough courage to say things aren't going well and I'm feeling down and have you had this before? Most people are gonna say "Oh yeah , I know what you're going through and here's what I did!"


– Nick Hughes

Notes

how Nick got interested in business
study habits and business lessons
first startup experience and lessons learned
marriage aka finding a co-founder
founders depression and Nick's experience with it
starting Founders Live and expanding globally
Nick's world tour and living up to your potential


Closing

inspiration

being at Founders Lives events and seeing early stage founders getting on stage and pitching


surprising fact

studied kinesiology and human psychology - used to be a strength coach


principle

Founders Live core values
open doors for people


closing notes

close to announcing something cool around social impact




Links

The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently
Founders Live
Social Impact Program

Nick Hughes is the founder of Founder's Live, a global entrepreneurial community started by Nick to inspire, educate and entertain entrepreneurs around the world.

Prior to starting Founder's Live, Nick had already done multiple startups. It was through the process of recovering from a failed startup that Nick started "Feature Friday", an event for early stage entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas in 99 seconds and network with others in the Seattle community. This event proved extremely popular and led to Nick scaling it out globally with events now in over fifty cities.

I know Nick from going to the Seattle Founders Live events. While Nick didn't pay me to say this, I'm happy to say that I've always end up meeting interesting people from the event and come out of it feeling highly motivated about doing my own thing. In today's episode, we talk about Nick's entry into entrepreneurship, lessons from having a startup fail, and Nick's vision with Founder's live and where this is going.

Quote

Have enough courage to say things aren't going well and I'm feeling down and have you had this before? Most people are gonna say "Oh yeah , I know what you're going through and here's what I did!"


– Nick Hughes

Notes

how Nick got interested in business
study habits and business lessons
first startup experience and lessons learned
marriage aka finding a co-founder
founders depression and Nick's experience with it
starting Founders Live and expanding globally
Nick's world tour and living up to your potential


Closing

inspiration

being at Founders Lives events and seeing early stage founders getting on stage and pitching


surprising fact

studied kinesiology and human psychology - used to be a strength coach


principle

Founders Live core values
open doors for people


closing notes

close to announcing something cool around social impact




Links

The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently
Founders Live
Social Impact Program

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