Jim Shulman won our April 7th "Courage" Story Slam at Benjamin's Desk (Philadelphia) with his tale of how a bit of investigative work, combined with courage and tenacity, led to buying a company for a very agreeable price. Jim won a One-Month Mobile Pro Membership to Benjamin's Desk and bragging rights for the night.

We heard thirteen stories on the night from many talented storytellers. We heard about the passion needed to pursue dreams, the courage to recover after career catastrophes, how startups often succeed with a bit of good luck and more.

Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges, and everyone who came out to cheer on the stories. Also thanks to the Philadelphia Inquirer for covering our event!

Our next StorySlam at Benjamin's Desk will be on Tuesday, May 10th and the theme is Rebel! Think of it as a person - Rebel - or as the verb - as in to Rebel! You can order tickets off our Tickets Page.

We also are producing a StartUp Story Slam for Philly Tech Week! Join us May 5th in Media, PA for a StorySlam themed "Disruption." Scroll down to learn more.

Check out Jim Shulman's winning story below and click over to the StartUp StorySlam's YouTube Channel to see all our stories from the night.