Jason McCann, founder of Varidesk

January 15th, 2019 · 46 mins 52 secs

About this Episode

Today’s startup story comes from Jason McCann, founder and CEO of Varidesk. While Varidesk is a global company today, Jason's story is not one where you assume everything he has ever done has been a success. Today he shares his early beginnings from selling beach chairs all the way to the burst of the dot.com bubble and later, how Varidesk came to be.

Jason’s startup story is one of resilience. You will learn that every challenge or obstacle has a key learning principle. In fact, Varidesk’s success is a result of Jason's ability to listen and learn. This episode is your opportunity to be mentored by a founder who has built a company with over 270 employees and ships product over 30 different countries daily. Get ready to learn and be inspired. Here is Jason McMann with his Startup Story.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Jason’s early beginnings in Galveston, TX, including being introduced to the first entrepreneur/CEO in his life; his mom and how her energy, passion and leadership had an impact on him
  • How he started his very first business at the age of 14
  • His start in the hotel management industry and how it led to owning his first restaurant
  • Moving on from the restaurant industry to selling pogs while working on his Masters degree, plus his time at DSI Toys
  • Creating a dot.com business, recognizing the dot.com bubble was bursting, his mental space after the ultimate collapse and what happened next
  • How the idea of Varidesk started with a cardboard box
  • Prototypes, presentations and adrenaline rushes in the early days of Varidesk
  • Varidesk’s customer and employee relationship mentality and Jason’s vision for the future

Resources from this episode:
Our Sponsor Movocash: https://movo.cash/
Share your Varidesk Story: Varidesk.com/startupstory
Connect with Jason McCann on LinkedIn
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Good to Great by Jim Collins https://amzn.to/2HgRID1
Thrive, by Arianna Huffington https://amzn.to/2CYIiYy

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