StartUp StorySlam | Storytelling for Entrepreneurs | Page 2

Austin Haines told about his startup Free Will Dream and won the first ever StartUp StorySlam at Benjamin’s Desk in Philadelphia on October 29th, 2015.

We heard several fun stories from entrepreneurs, stories about the trials and tribulations of starting their career or the spark that inspired them to take the plunge.

Our next StartUp StorySlam is scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM at Benjamin’s Desk in Philadelphia. The theme for December is “Traction.” Tickets can be ordered HERE.

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Video of Austin’s story can be seen below. To view other stories, check out the StartUp StorySlam Youtube Channel.

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Photos by Jay Breslin.

StartUp StorySlam debuts at Benjamin’s Desk, Philadelphia’s premier co-working space, in October 29th at 6:30 pm! Reserve your seats here.

Come out to hear stories about Start Up successes and failures. Our first StorySlam is themed “Start With Why!” We want to hear what inspired you to take the entrepreneurial path. What sparked you to try building a Start Up organization? Tell us about the moment where it clicked for you, or about the moment where you measured the risk and the reward and decided to take the plunge. We want to hear what worked and what hasn’t, what you’ve learned the hard way and how your start up has morphed. We do NOT want to hear your investor pitch! We want you to wear your heart on your sleeve and share the inner turmoil, the most painful crisis, the most hilarious quandary, and the angriest moment you’ve endured.

If you want to tell your five minute story, email us at [email protected] to throw your name in the hat. If we have openings on the night of the StorySlam, we may take some entrepreneurs from the audience also. Storytellers will be asked to sign a release so we can upload videos on our YouTube channel. Your story may be shared on our podcast.

To whet your appetite, here are a few of our favorite business stories told at different story slams.

Eli tells a classic story about how business projects don’t always turn out as expected.

Some stories may focus on skills that entrepreneurs need to be successful. Richard tells a story about his fear of public speaking and how a compassionate voice saved him.

Tim tells a story about the importance of clear communication in the workplace.

Nancy tells about being disrespected in the workplace and how she earned the boss’s respect.