Damien Patton Keynote: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Serial Groundbreaker

Written by Jessica Cox | July 20, 2015
Photo by Josh Hawkins

In Damien Patton's Monday keynote at SXSW V2V we discovered how an untraditional journey often makes for a great entrepreneur. Varied experiences enabled Damien to bring a diverse perspective to the table and offer more value to his audience. Determination proved greater than expertise. This powerful takeaway is just one of the many inspirational anecdotes shared during Damien's keynote. View a collection of audience quotes and recaps below:

  • "All the motivation I needed was to hear 'you're not going to be able to do that." – SRVDapp

  • "Be passionate and committed to your biz idea but honest enough to change it if it's doesn't live up to your vision" – @martinwaxman

  • "As entrepreneurs we have to be able to identify and distinguish between opportunities and distractions for our vision" – ‏@BjornSimmons

  • "Celebrate the things that really matter. We don't celebrate fund raising @banjo. I'm proud of that." – @BuiltByLocal

  • "Good advice from Damien Patton: don't throw a giant party when you raise a bunch of money, celebrate things that really matter" – @netripy

  • "$100M I raised was on Crystal Ball vision..5 min after team knew they were back at their desk cranking" – @helenstravels

  • "Is this an opportunity or a distraction? The team is all in this together. Find your happy place." – @jess2non

  • "Everything is opportunity or distraction." Sift through ideas & advice. When you have a vision, must filter." – @michelletripp

  • "Find a partner you want to execute" (with @webbizceo on raising money w @jmbrv) – @banjo

For more quotes and updates on SXSW V2V happenings, follow SXSW V2V on Twitter and use #sxswv2v.

Photo by Josh Hawkins Teaser photo courtesy of speaker