Starting up, Thoughts


Recently I spoke to an entrepreneur about this other founder, whom we all went to Silicon Valley together last year, whose startup just got acquired from some connections he made over there.

The entrepreneur said, “He (the founder) was lucky.”

Something in that statement didn’t sit well with me, but I couldn’t put my finger to it. Then I know what it is – that founder didn’t get lucky, he made luck for himself.

He actively chose to board the plane to SV, he actively chose to attend events and he actively chose to talk about his startup.

This is no luck.

It’s a conscious effort.

Which means that it can be created.


Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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