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

Grand Rapids
Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)

About this event


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.


"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.



Thursday, Jan 21
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

Brought to you by

  • Corey Hart

    Corey Hart

    Startup Grind Grand Rapids

    Chapter Director

    See Bio
  • Stephanie Scott Kolakowski

    Stephanie Scott Kolakowski

    Grow Business Today


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