Hello again: Day 1 of Techstars London

Many reasons for the radio silence – last post was from more than a year ago and a lot has happened since then! Today though, I felt it was a good day for a come back (and beware, I might come back with a vengeance!).

Where to start…

A year ago I left Mendeley (the company I worked for about 5 years) to start my own venture, Headliner, with my two co-founders and friends Maria and Stan

We’ve been working very hard for the last year to make it all happen. Last April we launched to the public and it’s been awesome, unbelievably busy and slightly frenetic at times since then. Even though it has been hard (working from home, though flexible and convenient, it can get lonely and  make you a hermit), it has been a great ride and I would do it again without hesitation.

Today is a good day to come back, because today we started our journey as a Techstars company and we can finally announce we are part of the Fall 2015 cohort. Needless to say I (we) am (are) incredibly excited.

Left to right Headliner's co-founders: Stan, Maria and myself. Slight look of fear I am pulling, but I promise you this is just down to the fact that I might be the most anti-photogenic person. I am actually super excited! Also, I need a haircut.
Left to right Headliner’s co-founders: Stan, Maria and myself. Slight look of fear I am pulling, but I promise you this is just down to the fact that I might be the most anti-photogenic person. I am actually super excited! Also, I need a haircut.

Aware there are tough times ahead – 3 months of intensive work, non-stop meetings, KPIs, deep dives, mentor madness… still, I get the feeling it is gonna be good fun and well worth it and really gonna help us grow. 

Inspired by Dom Davis’ 100 days of TechStars, I have decided to document my experience – mainly so I can reflect on everything that happens and analyse how I feel as the program progresses. And just before I forget, I am incredibly thankful to have Jesper, who is the most supportive boyfriend in the world(*). 

Today has been a great day(**) and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring. I think we are definitely onto a good start. And with this thought, it’s time for me to hit the sack.

Welcome back to my little corner on the Internet…

 

(*) First thing they told us to do was to thank our family for their support, since they will see very little of us during the next three months. Hopefully, i’ll still get to see him almost every night (will report on this later)…

(**) Check out the picture we took at an unexpected stop during our surprise activity…

From left to right: Martin from Sorry as a Service, myself and my co-founder Maria
From left to right: Martin from Sorry as a Service, myself and my co-founder Maria

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