Each month I spend time analyzing our long-term projections budget document. The purpose of this exercise is to determine our runway: How much money do we have in the bank and how long do we think it will last?
I realized this week that I might be suffering from the Spring Break Blues. As someone who attended school in America, I grew up knowing and loving spring break and being off from school.
But now, as someone working at a business in the education sector, my feelings have turned from love to loathe.
Preventing evildoers from getting their hands on your data comes in many forms: how we restrict access to our servers, how we interact with service providers, and how we transmit content to users. A secure system is one which can be explained in great detail and yet remains impervious to attack.
For a startup, exhibiting at a conference is not as easy as just showing up in the booth. Many things need to be sourced, sent, and ultimately assembled to create the right experience for your clients and potential clients.
It’s not every day you get to meet the president of a country. For a private discussion. About your company. But this is exactly what happened this past August.
Building a strong team is about finding people who want to help achieve the vision of the company. So this is a Valentine’s Day greeting for the Edthena team.
Ultimately, it came down to providing whatever we needed to ensure users could be successful with the entire video observation and feedback process. And it turned out that, the process was more than just how to interact with videos online. We had to help users get the videos online.
As an IT engineer I always felt like I was a cog in the machine. I continually asked myself how it could be that one person could make any difference to the bottom line. The lack of a satisfactory answer to that question was one of my primary motivations for becoming an entrepreneur.
This week I take a moment to remind us all how this whole thing usually ends up: Most startups fail.
With an ed-tech startup there are a lot of less exciting, but necessary moments in between the headline-setting, gold-medal events.