It’s ok to make mistakes

Few weeks ago, I was invited to be part of a “secret underground group of young cofounders” in Singapore, and we had the first meetup yesterday. All of us who went were kinda young, ranging from 18 – 25. There were about 30 – 40 of us, representing some 20 or so startups.

There was this introduction session where everyone would share on the projects that they are doing and tell everyone why they are awesome. So essentially everyone of us pitched our projects and tell the rest how they could help. What really inspired me was really the energy level and the spirit that everyone has, the willingness to try and get things done. Some of them are only about to enter University and yet have some projects going on. It was simply amazing. Another thing that I really liked was the fact that we are all young and mistakes are somewhat acceptable. There were a few pitches where the founder would say their website sucks, and there was one who accidentally unsubscribed his domain, and now his company site is lost. It was hilarious, but to all of us, we could relate to the fact that “Hey, it is ok to make mistakes sometimes, and we DO make mistakes”.

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