Ollie Horn is a stand-up comedian from the UK. He got his first taste of stand-up comedy while treading the boards while a student at Oxford University. After failing to be a lawyer, and doing fairly well in the world of startups, Ollie now tours the world performing stand-up comedy and is a mainstay at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He helps growth-stage startups with their messaging, storytelling, and growth strategy.
Ollie reveals the skills he has learned as a stand-up comedian to help startup founders raise money, hire people, and make sales. and why he believes that storytelling is one of the most powerful tools that any tech entrepreneur can use to connect their big ideas with the real world.
I also learn how the role of a stand-up comedian is to have empathy for the audience, and that’s precisely what a startup founder needs – empathy for their end-users (to truly understand their persona and the problem they’re solving), their investors, and other stakeholders.
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