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lessons from entrepreneurs on starting your own business, Part 5

Be open to new opportunities

Katrina Donaghy, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Civic Ledger

Mapping the blockchain and bitcoin ecosystem in 2015 was an easy feat. The ecosystem was small, and I could see the networks emerging. I learned so much from Primavera De Fillipi, whose focus on blockchain technology from the governance and regulatory lens was brilliant and so different from the discourse at that time. Vinay Gupta was another person I followed with great interest.

But it was Leanne Kemp, Founder and CEO of Everledger (Technology Pioneer 2018) who challenged me to do something with blockchain technology. It was because of Leanne that in April 2016 I went to my first Bitcoin meetup, where I met my soon to be co-founder, Lucas Cullen. Civic Ledger, a provider of blockchain solutions for government and industry ecosystems, was founded a few months later. This month Civic Ledger will commence working with Everledger on the Australian Government’s Critical Minerals blockchain project – the largest funded blockchain project to date.

So, the most important learning from my founding experience, is that any opportunity is waiting for you if you are willing to see the path and do something about it.

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