“Having a felony makes me a better founder” - Harley Blakeman
Harley Blakeman, Founder & CEO of Honest Jobs, talks about how having a felony helps him be a better entrepreneur in this article for Denver Startup Week.
Paul Graham, the co-founder of Y Combinator, coined the concept of Problem-Founder Fit. Harley spent more than a year in prison and got rejected for nearly 100 jobs he was qualified for. To address this problem at scale, he founded Honest Jobs, a Denver-based startup helping people impacted by the criminal justice system find better jobs faster.
Read Harley's article here: https://www.denverstartupweek.org/articles/621-problem-founder-fit-how-having-a-felony-makes-me-a-better-founder