Experts participating in the FACE (Failure Aversion Change in Europe) Entrepreneurship project agree that one of the most common fears that new entrepreneurs have to face is social fear. “Fears related to social perception are in a dominating category,” assures Jan Brinckmann, professor at ESADE Business School, in a DELPHI study that also pointed to the financial fears and the fear of losing it all as two of the other greatest concerns for entrepreneurs. It is always hard to leave behind a stable job or to invest your savings in an idea that may or may not work out, but sometimes it's even harder to tell your loved ones about your project.
Starting a company is sometimes considered a “crazy”, not the norm or “not normal” choice and founders may fear to be exposed to friends, family, coworkers and other people who may doubt or even ridicule the intended venture idea. Moreover, they may consider the founder that failed a failure for life and may not provide further opportunities later.
To help young entrepreneurs deal with and overcome these fears, an encouraging and networking event named “FACE Prague. Umh! I have something to tell you” will take place next March 3rd, from 17:30 to 20:30 GMT at the Ministry of Industry - Politických vězňů 20, 112 49 – in Prague. Four experienced entrepreneurs will share the doubts they faced when letting the people around them know that they’ve decided to embark on the entrepreneurship path: Kristina Tsvetanova, Ragnar Sass, Marek Fodor and Dennis Tan.
Join the FACE Entrepreneurship Community
Can’t you attend the event? Don’t worry; you can follow it through live streaming! Just register on the FACE Entrepreneurship platform, click on box 46 of the board game next March 3rd at 17:30h and enjoy!
Besides offline events, FACE Entrepreneurship offers a wide range of advantages for registered users on their platform:
- More than 100 quality interviews with top of the line entrepreneurs
- Direct tips about what investors value the most and are looking for
- Resources for starting up a business
- Contests that provide users with the chance to win trips and tickets to events, guided visits to consolidated startups and companies of reference in Europe and much more.
Do you want to enjoy all these benefits? Join the FACE Entrepreneurship Community here.
For further information on the FACE Entrepreneurship project please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org