IMG_5914StartUp StorySlam debuts at Benjamin's Desk, Philadelphia's premier co-working space, in October 29th at 6:30 pm! Reserve your seats here. Come out to hear stories about Start Up successes and failures. Our first StorySlam is themed "Start With Why!" We want to hear what inspired you to take the entrepreneurial path. What sparked you to try building a Start Up organization? Tell us about the moment where it clicked for you, or about the moment where you measured the risk and the reward and decided to take the plunge. We want to hear what worked and what hasn't, what you've learned the hard way and how your start up has morphed. We do NOT want to hear your investor pitch! We want you to wear your heart on your sleeve and share the inner turmoil, the most painful crisis, the most hilarious quandary, and the angriest moment you've endured.

If you want to tell your five minute story, email us at startupstoryslam@gmail.com to throw your name in the hat. If we have openings on the night of the StorySlam, we may take some entrepreneurs from the audience also. Storytellers will be asked to sign a release so we can upload videos on our YouTube channel. Your story may be shared on our podcast.

To whet your appetite, here are a few of our favorite business stories told at different story slams.

Eli tells a classic story about how business projects don't always turn out as expected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkA9sA19LKs

Some stories may focus on skills that entrepreneurs need to be successful. Richard tells a story about his fear of public speaking and how a compassionate voice saved him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARUwZ9NPvT8

Tim tells a story about the importance of clear communication in the workplace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImcmVmo9M_8

Nancy tells about being disrespected in the workplace and how she earned the boss's respect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILv2387nbe0