Confessions of a Startup – The move forward

Anyone who has started their own venture knows there are many false dawns, things are done wrong, promises are made & broken, but everything/day is a learning process.

It would be safe to say that eventhough there is still a mountain 10 times the size of Everest to climb, professionally this has been the most intense learning experience that one could hope for. It is said time and again at startup events that

Failing, is failing to start…

That is as true a statement you will ever hear in your professional career.

Startups as most things in live can be looked at as a puzzle where you are charged with finding all the pieces that fit. Confidently we can say that we have found another massive piece of the OPD puzzle and it was Jakub Strama shaped. The breath of fresh air that he has brought to the team has been fantastic!

To be honest, though there were a lot of things going on behind the scene, One Player Down was in somewhat of a holding pattern as the adjustments to the “other” founder roles (fatherhood) that both Matthias and Nick were experiencing were beginning to take their toll. Now with Jakub, fresh perspectives and more hands on deck we are all able to consentrate on what we do best or can learn quickest.

This means there will be more updates, changes etc to the platform soon. Of course we are working though the fantastic amount of feedback we have gotten with a priority list but we are always up for more feedback. Just send the feedback/feature requests to support@oneplayerdown.com and we will work it into future releases.

Young entrepenure motivational tip: Read the book Rosie Revere, Engineer for inspiration to keep dreaming, this book is all about how to keep dreaming and trying as success is just around the corner.

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Get in the Game – More than just a slogan

After the World Cup hangover has disappeared and the football transfer craziness has started, we are back to talk about One Player Down.

It has been an exciting few weeks for the team, some very interesting opportunities arose but are not allowed to be talked about, but keep your fingers crossed for us.

We want to talk about our slogan, “Get in the Game“. Though it comes across as a very traditional slogan, it means a lot more to us here at One Player Down. In fact it is more like a philosophy to us.

As some of you may or may not know the idea behind One Player Down is more than a few years old and to get to this point we have had to sacrifice a lot of time tand put in a lot of effort. That has meant less time with loved ones, less time for sports, and less time traveling.

After discussions, pros/cons we eventually said that an idea is fun to have but we need to Get in the Game i.e. put our money where our mouth is, and get this out there. We read blogs, books like The Art of the Start 2.0, The Lean Startup,a few books by Seth Godinand talked to a lot of people in the Startup game to help us on our way.

Life is a game and the sooner you start to compete the quicker you can reach your goals.

With One Player Down, we are asking you to Get in the Game and join us, or if you are already “in” talk to your friends, invite them, post it all over the internet, that the Sports Socializing Network revolution is here.

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Remember we are buliding this for you but you can help grow the Network too. Don’t let life pass you by, don’t be just another keyboard warrior “Get in the Game