John Jackovin: It’s OK to cry

(Guest post by John Jackovin) I could write about a lot of things this week. I could write about the trip I took to San Francisco. I could write about the awesome meeting I had with this really inspirational connector/investor from the Valley. I could write about how awesome it was to spend a day

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John Jackovin is the founder and CEO of Des Moines-based Bawte, an app that allows users to tag purchased items and receive product manuals or service information. In July, Bawte was accepted to Techstars Boulder‘s 90-day accelerator. Jackovin’s been writing about his experiences in Techstars and his company’s growth.

Thanks to Jackovin for letting us share his posts, which originally appeared on Medium. Read Jackovin’s previous posts here


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An emotional week 10 culminates on my plane ride home

I could write about a lot of things this week. I could write about the trip I took to San Francisco. I could write about the awesome meeting I had with this really inspirational connector/investor from the Valley. I could write about how awesome it was to spend a day in San Franciso with the Dwolla team. I could write about a fantastic meeting I had with one of the largest retailers on the planet. I could write about all of those things, but I won’t.

This week, as week 10 of Techstars comes to a close, I am going to write about something totally off topic. I am going to write about an overwhelming feeling I had as I was flying home from San Francisco to Denver.

So I am sitting on the plane and I have my music on shuffle. On comes this music from Keane. I first remember hearing this music in the movie theater with Melissa and the girls. I have no idea what children’s movie we went to, but this trailer for Winnie the Pooh was shown and it stuck out in my mind, so much so that I tracked the song down and bought it.

Four years later the music comes on and it totally reminds me of the girls, so I open my photo library, which goes back to 2008, and start flipping through pictures of the girls when they were younger. I couldn’t have been more than three or four pictures in and tears started rolling down my cheeks. I felt a bit foolish sitting on a plane, looking at my phone, wiping away tears.

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