One of the great privileges of travelling to conferences is you get to meet extraordinary people – people who inspire you. About two years ago, on a long day after speaking at Web 2.0, I bumped into Ryan Carson. We’d never met, but we’d exchanged emails and talked on the phone. We decided to grab a quick bite to eat and a long story short, over the next three hours I discovered I’d found a kindered spirit.
Ryan is a sharing entrepreneur. Using his blog, other peoples blogs and his conference company, he invests a tremendous amount of energy sharing what he has learned building several businesses – including two web applications (DropSend and Amigo).
Ryan is going to speaking at mesh about “founders stories” and meshU about making the jump from your 9-5 to becoming an entrepreneur:
Leaving your 9 to 5 to launch your own company is exciting but a bit scary. With everything riding on your success you need to make sure that you have the best advice from the folks who’ve done it all before – that’s where this start-up workshop comes in.
I’m delighted to have Ryan (who’s flying from England to join us) at meshU and mesh, and I want to congratulate him and his wife Gill on their one week old boy Jackson. Thanks for coming Ryan; especially during such a special time.