Qiuyan and Michael talked about why someone would leave a comfortable job at a large financial institution (OK, Goldman Sachs) and continue to try to build startups. It can get very stressful at big companies, but building something from scratch is another level completely.
Benefits and drawbacks definitely need to get weighed, but the freedom to create and the direct influence over outcomes that one has as a startup founder are super impactful.
We also discussed what it is like to spend a lot of time on client acquisition, only to have that client say, “No, thank you.” We cover a lot of these implications and discuss how the support of one’s team really matters.
We end on a high note…and the positive response and feedback that Hive Up received from its recent Finance 101 event. One of the participants was so impressed that it could lead to further collaboration.