About this event

*Event in English*

Survive the Drive is a monthly meetup which will revolve around what founders can do in order to survive the challenges that often accompany the entrepreneurial drive.

Join John Stokes (Real Ventures, OSMO)*** and his guests every 3rd Wednesday of the month for a genuine and inspiring discussion on the challenges, and solutions to those challenges, that are faced by founders and those close to them as they build startups.

***(Exceptionally, the November edition of Survive the Drive will be hosted by Andy Mauro instead of John Stokes)

The goal is to get you to anticipate the emotional challenges that you will face so you are better prepared to navigate them and able to openly share your experiences with others.


  • Every third Wednesday of the month at Notman House.
  • Second edition, Wednesday, November 16, 6 to 8pm

For who?

  • Founders, coaches and others who have an interest in developing and enhancing their growth mindset

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Andy MauroSalesfloor, Chief Technology & Product Officer, Founder of Automat & qualified leadership coach

Andy is the former founder and CEO of Automat (acquired by Salesfloor), and before that the global head of AI innovation at Nuance (acquired by Microsoft). He’s been working on making computers talk for 21 years, but spent 2022 getting certified as a professional coach and thinks he might spend much of the next 21 years listening to and supporting founders instead.

Robina Dhindsa – Founder, Intuitive Leadership by Robina


Real Ventures

Real Ventures is a pre-seed capital risk company which caters to entrepreneurs that dare to create thriving international companies by supporting the entrepreneurs from day one and helping them grow their company and flourish at the same time.