Question: What do Disney, Airbnb, Microsoft and Venmo have in common?
Answer: Besides global disruption and multi-billion-dollar profits, they all share a common origin story:
- Each had a visionary founder who was working another job;
- All were launched in the depths of an economic downturn;
- Every one became a global disruptor in its industry.
Consider this a call to all of the side hustlers, freelancers, moonlighters and digital nomads who live, work or play in Loudoun County. At a time when many businesses are risk averse, opportunities remain for startups to mitigate risk with the right resources.
Maybe you’ve been developing your innovation for years, dreaming of the day that you quit your day job and focus on solutions that change the world. Maybe you’ve dipped your toes in the waters of entrepreneurship but aren’t confident enough to take the plunge.