FP0022: My Startup Failed & Here is What You Can Learn From it with Nikki Durkin

 ·  02 Jan  ·  2 Comments
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This is a story not to be missed.

So often in the startup world, we only hear about the successes, the acquisitions, and how much money this person/business is making.

But how about the real story of entrepreneurs? The struggles? The failures?

Enter Nikki Durkin.

Nikki Durkin founded 99dresses, a company that allowed women to trade fashion items with other users.

99dresses was a Y-comibnator backed startup that had thousands of users and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for it, but recently had to shut down.

In this interview you will learn:

The best way to approach launching a startup

What her biggest lessons and realizations were as an entrepreneur and what you can learn from her mistakes

How Nikki started her business

How to overcome the fear of failure

Why you have nothing to lose when starting a business

& much more!


Nathan Chan
nathan@foundrmag.com

Nathan Chan is the Publisher and Editor of Foundr magazine. He is an avid table tennis player and a lover of everything entrepreneurship.

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