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Ep 24: A Conversation About Start-Ups, Resiliency, and Climate Innovation with Will Wells

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Will Wells, venture partner, investor, advisor, and cancer survivor, joins the show today to share his journey and the transformational experience that inspired the creation of his start-up, Hummingbird Technologies Ltd. In this episode, Will candidly talks about the challenges and lessons learned from his entrepreneurial endeavors, shedding light on the intricacies of raising funds, navigating existential crises, and the importance of wise financial management in the startup landscape. Listen in to hear his thoughts on overcoming challenges in the climate-smart industry, making sustainable solutions more accessible, and more.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How Will became interested in science, healthcare, and the climate.
  • How his battle with cancer changed his life.
  • What inspired Hummingbird Technologies Ltd.
  • What the business exit was like for Will.
  • The importance of learning from your mistakes.
  • The challenges of growing a start-up.
  • How we can solve the issues the climate-smart industry is facing.
  • How to make climate-smart solutions more accessible.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Raising money is not always hard. Raising money with the right people is hard. Raising money at the right time and then spending it wisely is even harder.” – Will Wells
  • “Every start-up goes through 2-3 existential crises in their life cycle.” – Will Wells
  • “Climate companies need to provide solutions that are better than existing ones—and preferably cheaper, as well.” – Will Wells

Resources In Today’s Episode:

You can view a video of the conversation on VECKTA's website here: http://tinyurl.com/5n94xj88

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Will Wells, venture partner, investor, advisor, and cancer survivor, joins the show today to share his journey and the transformational experience that inspired the creation of his start-up, Hummingbird Technologies Ltd. In this episode, Will candidly talks about the challenges and lessons learned from his entrepreneurial endeavors, shedding light on the intricacies of raising funds, navigating existential crises, and the importance of wise financial management in the startup landscape. Listen in to hear his thoughts on overcoming challenges in the climate-smart industry, making sustainable solutions more accessible, and more.
What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • How Will became interested in science, healthcare, and the climate.
  • How his battle with cancer changed his life.
  • What inspired Hummingbird Technologies Ltd.
  • What the business exit was like for Will.
  • The importance of learning from your mistakes.
  • The challenges of growing a start-up.
  • How we can solve the issues the climate-smart industry is facing.
  • How to make climate-smart solutions more accessible.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Raising money is not always hard. Raising money with the right people is hard. Raising money at the right time and then spending it wisely is even harder.” – Will Wells
  • “Every start-up goes through 2-3 existential crises in their life cycle.” – Will Wells
  • “Climate companies need to provide solutions that are better than existing ones—and preferably cheaper, as well.” – Will Wells

Resources In Today’s Episode:

You can view a video of the conversation on VECKTA's website here: http://tinyurl.com/5n94xj88

  continue reading

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