Startup Kids, a documentary about young entrepreneurs around the world, gives a glimpse of what it’s like to be starting a company in your twenties.
One of the many people interviewed was Zach Klein, the man who started CollegeHumor as well as Vimeo. What inspires me about Zach is that he spends half of his week in the woods, unreachable by phone or internet.
There’s something about the Thoreau esque approach to life that really gets to me. Simple, minimalistic, but yet still involved in the world and making a difference. Perhaps more people should take time like that to be with themselves, away from the constant input of data from the cloud. Maybe we should look at some real clouds for a change. (tweet that)
The more recent trend of bootstrapping startup companies, or starting a company with a little funds as possible, requires a very unique personality similar to a modern day Thoreau. All of the kids interviewed in this film have a unique boldness and high tolerance to risk. They’re the ones that are crazy enough to start companies, build cabins in the middle of the woods, and change the world.
But seriously. If you’re interested in startup companies, give this documentary a watch.