When it comes to innovation Justin Beck (this week's live chat host -- RSVP here) believes experimenting, messing up, and getting things wrong are all part of the startup process -- after all, he says, "failure is just learning which way to go."
In fact, that's exactly how Justin, the co-founder and CEO of PerBlue (a mobile and social gaming company) has grown his company so quickly.
PerBlue, which started as a five-person collaboration between college friends, has grown to a team of 40 full-time employees -- and millions of users -- and just this year was invited to the White House for the Empact100, which honors the top 100 startups in the United States.
Best known for its flagship product, Parallel Kingdom, the first location-based RPG, PerBlue has expanded into developing new location-based MMORPGs like Parallel Mafia, Bugduster and Bob vs. Bear. Plus, Parallel Kingdom has some of the highest revenue per player in the industry!
And Justin isn't done yet:
"You've got to believe you're fighting for something worthwhile and you just can't give up! If you can conserve your cash and keep the team motivated you'll eventually cross some finish lines. The only thing that truly kills a startup is giving up."
This Thursday, January 24th at 3PM EST, join us for an opportunity to ask Justin firsthand what it's like to build a company in college (late nights and pizza?), develop the first location-based RPG, manage fast-paced company growth AND be CEO of a business you love, during our hour-long #StartupLab live chat presented by Citi.