Day 1 will forever be Oct 23, 2017. It is the day HWarp Inc. became an officially incorporated business entity.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made the idea that it’s always “Day 1″ at the company a sort of mantra meant to convey that Amazon will never stop being a startup. Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death,” he said. “And that is why it is always Day 1.”
Our goal, from day 1 and on, is to build momentum. Momentum is the lifeblood of a startup. Momentum turns what was previously an immovable object into an unstoppable force. Momentum itself is rarely the byproduct of any one big thing. It’s the byproduct of little things done consistently over time.
As one of the founders of HWarp, it’s easy to get caught up in your own ambition and pursuit of a noble mission – “helping people take charge of their health”. However, it’s definitely true that startups are ridiculously hard.
The early-stages of any startup requires making smart decisions. My team understands that we have a plan that is well-thought-through, and does not rely on luck (i.e. low probability events), nor hope — but rather, speed and execution. At my very core, I believe in order to succeed, we need to build a relentlessly resourceful team. There will be times where I will need to ask each and every person to make sacrifices, whether it be extra time at work as opposed to time at home, or helping out a team member whose latest committed code crashed our entire platform or even asking my team to build something over from scratch because we need to change direction, or as they say in start up lingo – pivot.
The degree to which any early-stage teams are willing to respond to decisions absolutely affects a startups ability to succeed (perhaps more than any other factor). If people are going to follow me into battle, then as a leader, I must serve them well. There is a military doctrine, “mission, team, self”. In a startup, it’s pretty much the same.
I believe everyone deserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture, and we will work tremendously hard to make sure everyone at HWarp has the support they need to thrive.
If you’re interested joining our journey, feel free to contact us. We have the opportunity to truly transform health together. You can learn more about us here.