The Dark Side of Crushing It w/ 3x Founder & CEO Ryan Vaughn

Jan 21, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

"Crushing It" has become a way of life for many startup founders. But "Crushing It" also has very real consequences. After raising $21m and scaling his company into a market leader reaching nearly 20% of all US high schools, VNN founder Ryan Vaughn reveals the very human costs of "Crushing It," and how a founder's persona of success can make it exponentially harder to succeed.

Virtual event

About this event

ABOUT RYAN VAUGHN

Ryan is a leadership coach to entrepreneurs, the founder of Inside Out Leadership, and a serial entrepreneur. 

He has helped leaders from dozens of companies design a more conscious life, and make key changes to improve their performance and satisfaction. 

Previously, Ryan scaled companies to over 11-million users across 45 states, raised over $20m from leading VCs, built teams of nearly 100 world-class employees, and acquired or partnered with nearly a dozen companies.

You can check out some of his thoughts on his blog: Second Mountain startup, and here.

ABOUT THE EVENT

"Crushing It" has become a way of life for many startup founders. 

 Regardless of the details of the business, presenting an image of success and competence has seemingly become a critical part of leading a startup, particularly in attracting talent and raising capital. But "Crushing It" also has very real consequences. 

 After raising $21m and scaling his company into a market leader reaching nearly 20% of all US high schools, VNN founder Ryan Vaughn reveals the very human costs of "Crushing It," and how a founder's persona of success can make it exponentially harder to succeed.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Ryan Vaughn

    Inside Out Leadership

    Founder

When

When

Thursday, January 21, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC

Agenda

5:00 PMFireside Chat

Hosts

  • Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

  • Stephanie Scott Kolakowski

    Grow Business Today

    Founder

Organizers

  • Corey Hart, Startup Grind

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Renee De Haan

    Equitable Advisors

    Chapter Co-director

  • Vanessa Mahoney

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Margaret Periard

    Startup & Venture Capital Intern

  • Whitney Allred

    WhitMarie Media

    Social Media Manager

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Dell Technologies

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Code For Good West Michigan

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West Michigan Tech Talent

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