I am in love with startups. The energy, the enthusiasm, the collaboration, and the dreams that come together to create something tangible are my driving force. I wasn’t always this way however. My college years where filled with pursuing a career in skiing, but a backcountry accident almost left me paralyzed with a break in both my lower and upper vertebrae. This sharpened my focus on academics and an entrepreneurial class led to the creation of my first startup Axxis Audio in 2002.