However foreign to me, I find comfort in the appearance of wear on this path toward the unknown. This path, an inimitable walk through what I imagine being a combination of fear and excitement, triumph and pain, lies dead ahead. I assume there are lessons I should have learned, books I should have read, and networks I should have in place. Perhaps there were maps handed out at some forgotten waypoint. Perhaps I must make my own. Nonetheless, I go forward.
So this is it. My first post on my first day at my first tech startup. Despite the attempt at a grandiose opening paragraph, the feeling of looking into a giant void of unknown is definitely there. I neither think I have copyright on this feeling nor my experience is all that unique, but damn son - this joint up ahead, whatever it may be, is a bit daunting. Luckily, the unfamiliarity of the way forward is matched equally by my enthusiasm for getting there. I could not be more excited about what Govtribe is going to do.
If all goes according to plan, we will roll out our grand scheme for change over the coming months and years. At this point, I can tell you that we are building products designed to unsuck the business of government contracting. The folks at Govtribe had that gig for years, and we know firsthand the people in this line of work are often drastically underserved by technology. I can't count how many times I felt like an antelope, given a ballpeen hammer, and asked to make cupcakes. Sure, the job gets done. But did it have to be so.... awkward?
We think not. At Govtribe, we believe in building products for you, the person - not them, the Company or IT Department. We believe you can make the right decisions about what tools you need to do your job. We not only believe there is a better way, but have the stones to try and make it a reality.
Thanks for stopping by and please do come back. We'll keep you posted about our progress, tell a few stories, and hopefully build something that makes your day at work a little bit better.