Paul Ford is not your typical suit. He has one of the more colorful backgrounds of our mentors–from being one of five official “Entrepreneurs-In-Residence” for the United States to his time as a paratrooper jumping out of airplanes in darkness and blowing things up (necessary skills for any founder).
This is why I love being involved with Techstars–meeting entrepreneurs like Paul. For now, Paul is an at-large mentor, traveling all over on behalf of (Techstars 2009 Company) SendGrid as a traveling ambassador, in addition to acting as a resident mentor for Techstars Cloud and Techstars Austin. But who knows if he has another few companies in him. For now, I just love sitting within earshot of his mentoring sessions.
Enjoy 8 minutes of Paul, including his advice at the end for companies getting mentorship.