This post is part of a series where we interview Chisos portfolio company founders.
Let’s get started with some fun facts.
Educators juggle too many digital tools, diminishing student engagement. Joticle exists to centralize and automate education tools and place focus on student engagement while incentivizing the educators. We describe it as an educator empowerment ecosystem!
I co-founded Joticle in 2017. Since then, we've won awards and received some very positive recognition:
Joticle is also currently fundraising on WeFunder.
The moment is perfectly clear. I was showing my co-founder what I had built, and his response was how much this could be applied to his area of education expertise in golf. The fire caught on quick. Even with a couple pivots, refining the idea has only caught that much more fire in me.
I don't think you can teach rebounding from failure or a bad decision, those are important things that a founder needs to go through. I would ultimately say I wish I had a better grasp at shiny object syndrome early on.
I think about success at a level of the whole team and not myself. I view failure as an inept moment of not leading the team appropriately, but learning from it and move forward, not stepping back and being in fear of next choices.
Flipping the switch from prototype stage to a production ready platform & the first customer.
"Accept constructive criticism, ignore people that tear you down and provide no thoughtful insight or suggestions for improvement."
Chisos funding enabled us to bring to life the feedback from our early adopters and enhance the platform, as well as dramatically improve our messaging for our community round on Wefunder. Chisos has been exceptional at supporting us and our mission and providing excellent feedback.