Some times you have to fight for what you want
Our company CTO called me yesterday and said that I had “re-kindled the face-to-face business networking movement”. While there have been some companies launching in this space it seems that after our launch in November of last year that more and more are joining the fray.
Just this weekend I watched as someone tried to present our company as their idea under a different name. Then Monday another company, this one out of Silicon Valley, got covered by TechCrunch for launching in Silicon Valley. I suppose since we aren’t in the normal start-up communities we weren’t good enough to be covered when we became live.
Both companies are trying to do something similar to GoGrabLunch albeit through small variations in functionality. As the creator of GoGrabLunch I haven’t taken any of this lying down. In fact I have made it a point to make people aware of our existence prior to many of our competitors. Granted on some occasions I have gone about it nicer than others.
My point is some times you have to be scrappy. If you won’t fight for your idea then who will.
So I am curious: who else has experienced these type of struggles and how have you combated them?
Posted on February 2, 2011, in Timelime and tagged business, business appointment, business introduction, business lunch, business luncheon, business network, business networking, lunch, mashable, network, networking, referral, referral exchange, referral marketing, start-up, startup, techcrunch. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.