One of the reasons I started blogging again was to meet my kind of people. People of like mind who are entrepreneurs and understand the daily challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship. An added plus would be discovering those who hold like values and similar interests. It’s really difficult to meet other entrepreneurs. Sure there have been many entrepreneurial groups emerging during recent years, but overall I have found that most true entrepreneurs are adverse to groups. They would rather be prototyping, coding, or creating some other form of value as opposed to networking. In the past the “entrepreneurs” I have met at such groups are usually part timers, looking for their next corporate gig, and are not making their living directly from the value they are creating.
That’s where Teamstory comes in. I recently discovered Teamstory through Product Hunt and have been checking it out for the past few days or so. Typical with a new app I downloaded it, after a bit watched activity within the app and finally just yesterday started contributing my own content. Teamstory is in beta so the community is small, but appears to be highly focused at the moment.
If you’re unfamiliar with Teamstory, a comment from the Teamstory Co-Founder, Kevin D.H. Kim describes it well as posted on a Product Hunt comment thread. According to Kevin D.H. Kim Teamstory is:
“A picture based platform for startups and entrepreneurs to share the BTS and moments of their startup journey. We’re doing this because there seems to be a disconnect between all startups globally.”
Overall the concept is fairly simple. There is a feed of photos where you can like or comment, or post your own. Photos are of moments that entrepreneurs are experiencing. Similar to other social networking applications you can follow those that you find interesting. The aspect of Teamstory that appears to really differentiate itself is the focus of the user generated content. Images posted by entrepreneurs feel truly entrepreneurial. People post pictures of their work environments that are unique to each person, but they all seem to have an entrepreneurial feel and much different from a routine corporate work environment. Others post photos of late night coding or challenges they are attempting to overcome. Teamstory seems to be establishing a truly entrepreneurial community.
Members of the Teamstory community also post key moments of their entrepreneurial journey – moments such as incorporating their business, code releases, product update – basically anything entrepreneurs within the community feel like sharing.
I look forward to seeing Teamstory progress and am happy to have found it early so I can witness the evolution of their product. I hope to meet some new and interesting entrepreneurs that I would not have met otherwise!