“I couldn’t even cross the road,” says entrepreneur Dina Kaplan ’93, commenting on the fear that permeates the start-up world. In this interview with Venture Village, the founder of blip.tv talks about flying into freedom, being authentic, and how to conquer fear.
“My everything was the company, but my everything had to change.”
Kaplan describes the situation that was her turning point: “After seven years of working there, and eventually running six departments, the Founders Club, Calliope Group I started to feel a sense of panic. I was afraid to walk down the street. I would feel dizzy, afraid, like I was about to pass out. I lived in fear of passing out in the middle of a busy New York city intersection. So I started to take cabs. Everywhere.”