Excitement. Anger. Sadness. Disappointment. Passion. Hope. Fear. Love. Frustration. Joy. All of these (and more) are part of the emotion behind a startup.
Most stories you hear about tech startups are after they hit it big, past the “I’ve failed a bunch of times” stage, and their future is a graph always trending up and to the right.
We’re not that. We’re a startup in process, unsure of the future.
Over the past two months, the emotion of it all was elevated because of the High Tide startup competition. There’s something that kicks you into high gear when there are tangible stakes on the line.
For us, there’s a lot happening underneath the surface, and it can pretty much be summed up into five incredibly powerful emotions: Fear. Desire. Excitement. Love. Gratitude.