Jen McCabe’s Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs [Video]

January 31, 2014

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About five years ago, Jen McCabe moved from Washington D.C. to Silicon Valley with just a suitcase and ambition. She was leaving a nonprofit healthcare background in DC, where she volunteered for Matthew Holt who had just started The Healthcare Blog and Health 2.0.

In her mind, McCabe was absolutely convinced that somebody should build mobile health technology that connected patients and providers: hence the move to the Valley. And what she initially thought would be easy was far from it, and her trials set a theme for the rest of her startup life.

Along the way McCabe learned three major lessons. She first learned that most entrepreneurs who swing for the fences will never work for anybody besides themselves again. The second lesson, which she learned the hard way, was to pick your people carefully. Last, but not least, you have to push yourself beyond your assumed limitations.

McCabe eventually moved to Downtown Vegas, where she got involved with Romotive: she had found her calling. She shared her thoughts about designing and building something that people can hold in their hands and how important this was to her at TCWEEK this past November.

Here is the video:

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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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