Welcome to the Find Your Passion Career Podcast! In my first episode, I interview Martin Ringlein, the Global Head of Research & Development at Eventbrite. He joined Eventbrite pre-IPO through the acquisition of his startup, nvite. Prior, Marty was a Presidential Innovation Fellow at The White House working directly within the Executive Office of the President for the Obama administration.
Marty’s first company, nclud, a research and design consultancy, was acquired by Twitter pre-IPO where he went on to become their first Design Manager, helping build and lead the R&D team. Martin is also a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners where he invests in early and late-stage startups, such as Hyperloop One.
On the podcast Marty talks future-proofing innovations at Eventbrite and how he transformed his college side hustle experience into his first startup. He also shares how to create your minimal viable product (MVP) solution, inspired by his mom’s DIY Lysol wipes creation. “This idea that we have to be perfectionists, that often holds us back,” said Marty.
For this serial entrepreneur, what keeps him from failing? As much as he loves his mom, it’s the fear of running out of money and having to moving back home.
In part two of my interview, Marty shares how he sold his first business, how he launched his second and how he viewed everything as a stepping stone in between. After listening to Marty, find out how you can find a project to build your skillset like Marty did with the Greek Yearbook.
Then take the time today to start researching companies, especially smaller companies that you haven’t heard of before. This is where you’ll get to flex your skillset and leap into your career journey like never before.
Once you’re inspired by Marty’s story we would love to read your review. Thanks so much!