THINK BIG: WHAT STARTUPS CAN LEARN FROM SURVIVAL STORIES
August 6, 2018
That private internal reward is what I think drives entrepreneurs to challenge convention and take personal risk. Accordingly, I thought we should support Bryce’s trip as an example to current and future entrepreneurs seeking a great challenge. We joined a handful of sponsors, and hundreds of friends, students, fellow teachers, and strangers who have contributed to Bryce’s journey.
To his students, Bryce is a trusted advisor, an engaged instructor, and a tough grader. And he is also someone who, by example, challenges them to radically change their sense what is possible.
We also want to ensure that this journey — which involves elements of technology, biology, geography, meteorology, psychology, and physiology– inspires students beyond his local classroom. Abre, a smart, teacher-founded edtech platform and CincyTech portfolio company, is working with Bryce to develop curriculum to share with students everywhere online, in line with their mission to help extraordinary teachers teach.
This weekend Bryce not only completed his journey, but, pending approval of the Ocean Rowing Society, set a new world record for this feat. It’s been harrowing at times, as Bryce has capsized, had to repair a cracked centerboard, and early on had to dramatically alter his course to skirt the edge of the remnants of Hurricane Chris. Remnants could mean anything, but in this case it meant 72 hours of 10+ feet waves and 40 MPH winds. And through all of that Bryce was alone on a 20 foot boat in 40 degree water.
Congratulations, Bryce on an inspiring journey, born in southwest Ohio, that reminds us all to think big, challenge convention and be prepared for an uncertain journey. You can learn more about Bryce by visiting brycerows.com.