The Product Leadership Podcast from Lighthouse London

#23: Starting up, shutting down and enabling the next generation of entrepreneur with Tristan Watson of Ignite

Episode Summary

We've had a couple of Ignite alumni on the show already (Ben from Chew.tv and Gilbert from Leaf.fm to name a couple) - this time we have a director! Tristan Watson was an entrepreneur himself who mentored Ignite at the very beginning, before joining the team full-time. In this episode he tells us about success and failure; what they look and feel like as well as what sets a team up for each! We talk about whether London is really the best place to start your startup, and how best to prepare your application for Ignite (or any similar accelerator). Tristan also shares some of his biggest surprises encountered in running Europe's #1 seed-stage accelerator!

Episode Notes

We've had a couple of Ignite alumni on the show already (Ben from Chew.tv and Gilbert from Leaf.fm to name two) - this time we have a director! Tristan Watson was an entrepreneur himself who mentored Ignite at the very beginning, before joining the team full-time. In this episode he tells us about success and failure; what they look and feel like as well as what sets a team up for each!

We talk about whether London is really the best place to start your startup, and how best to prepare your application for Ignite (or any similar accelerator). Tristan also shares some of his biggest surprises encountered in running Europe's #1 seed-stage accelerator!

Tristan: @tristanwatson
Ignite: @igniteaccel