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Casama is dipping its toes into Web3, and
Jose's experience with her two previous
businesses has taught her many lessons.
But more than just numbers and projects,
Jose learned how to pace herself to avoid
“During my first company, I only thought
a little about tradeoffs. I burned out
quickly. Now, I realize it's a long road
and ultimately, starting a company is one
facet of my being. I'm mindful of how I
spend my time, and I try to make time
for things outside of my company that
matter in my life too. In some ways, it was
harder to start now -- there are more life
implications! But during the pandemic,
I was reminded that life is short, and I
spend so much of my life working that I
might as well work on things that matter."
Tricia Jose's advice to entrepreneurs is to
maintain a balanced life outside of their
As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to
become consumed by your work and
forget about other areas of your life.
This can lead to burnout and a lack of
fulfillment. Jose advises entrepreneurs
to make time for things outside of their
business that matter to them and to build
a strong support network of teammates,
champions, and allies.
She emphasizes the importance of
remembering that your identity is not
your startup and that it is important to
have a fulfilling life outside of work. This
balanced mindset can help entrepreneurs
to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy
teammates, champions and allies - you
will be better off for it."
Entrepreneurship is not just about
finding who you are and finding product
market fit. It's about recognizing that the
journey of building a business is long and,
therefore, best when shared with a strong
support network and good teammates.
In Tricia's businesses and her life outside
of entrepreneurship, people are at the
heart of everything she stands for. And
if her message needs to be more explicit,
she encourages entrepreneurs to have a
fulfilling life outside their business.
"The most important thing I've learned is
that you can move fast alone but farther
together. Whether in startups or life, the
people you choose to come along the
ride will make all the difference. Choose
a strong support network and good
" Your identity is not your startup, no matter how
much it may feel that way at times. It is an immense
privilege to work on something you care about, so
remember to lead with your "why" and surround
yourself with people that inspire you every day."
NEXT 36 ALUMNI
2017: Reza Satchu presenting Tricia Jose an
award at Venture Day 2017.
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