An Unexpected Turn Led Her To Be An Early Pioneer And Thought Leader In The Blockchain Sector
Episode Notes (by Minutes):
-3:00: Getting the startup itch while working at Buzzfeed, where she had a multi-faceted role.
-4:30: How Ashwini bootstrapped her business to support herself, while building OpenUp
-5:00: Her interesting experience at 500 Startups in San Francisco. She ended up meeting a lot of great people through it and which she created 22x Fund with many peers there.
-7:00: Quickly became an expert in the emerging blockchain technology. Completed a residency at TED.
-8:00: Effective time management and community can be needed to balance being a soloprenuer
-14:00: How writing has always opened up creativity for her.
-16:00: “I think really surprising things can happen because of if you just show up and do the work every day.”
-17:00: Using writing and data insights to bootstrap PR
-20:00: Involved with a few projects, workshops, and regular brainstorm sessions with friends to explore, test, and pitch ideas… some will grow. some will not.
-23:00: the startup community has a lot of empathy for one and another
=27:00: make sure you are financially ready to explore new ideas