I love this site. It’s awesome to be able to share and hear stories from other fellow entrepreneurs, but there’s a trend that I find rather disturbing: Tons of people blame their failures, the fact that they got less funding than others, or their unfunded fears in the fact that they are not from an Ivy league school/not well connected/women/gay/african american/white/gingers/insert other groups here…
Come on guys and gals, cut the whining. I get it, it’s not a fair world, and all of us tend to think we are so fantastic, that if we are rejected by an investor, a client, an accelerator or whatever, it has to do with the fact that that person or team of people are racists, sexists, bigots, or some other thing.
It’s true, sometimes women get underfunded, and some times people who did not drop out of Harvard have a harder time building a network. Hey! Life isn’t always fair.
If you got into this industry, it’s because you like a challenge. You didn’t get the same investment those white guys next to you did? Take the money and prove you can do twice as much as they can with half the funds. A mentor hits on you when you are both drunk? Laugh at him, and move on. This VC was rude to you and wouldn’t answer your e-mails? Chances are, he’s a douche to everyone, and it has nothing to do with your weight.
Come on people, cut it with the constant whining. If you want equal treatment become a school teacher and join the union. We are supposed to be the leaders of the future, so let’s not act like spoiled kids.