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Mark Leruste
Mark LerusteMaker@markleruste · Founder & Host of The Unconventionalists
Hi everyone, Unless you've been hiding in a cave for the past few years, the world has gone Startup crazy. In fact, successful entrepreneurs are idealised like rockstars. To the point where everyone thinks they should become an entrepreneur. But what does it actually take to start a business? And is everyone capable of becoming an entrepreneur? Today's guest is Jonny Miller, co-founder of Maptia and a Techstars graduate (the odds of getting accepted on this startup accelerator programme are apparently harder than the odds of getting into Harvard and Yale combined!) who also happens to co-lead the Startup Tribe at Escape the City. So if you're startup curious, run your own business or are thinking of joining a startup, Jonny is a ridiculous encyclopaedia of wealth of information when it comes down to what it actually takes to start your own business. In our intimate conversation, Jonny shares his journey of how two friends and him accidentally became entrepreneurs after daring to apply for a grant in Chile. And how that journey led him to be mentored by the likes of Chase Jarvis and Brad Feld and launching a startup revolution in Morocco.. Thanks for listening and if you have any questions, give me a shout in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer!