“If you fall you’re dead.”
Not the most encouraging words ever uttered to someone who’s scared of heights and in the process of scaling a 400 foot tower to place an antenna. Yet, this is exactly what rang through the ears of Anthony Franco as he stood 20 feet off the ground. The words of encouragement came from one of his SkyBeam co-founders. The story has a happy ending though. Franco persevered through his acrophobia and got the antenna installed. SkyBeam went on to become one of the nation’s largest wireless internet service providers.
Franco was the featured guest at the latest Denver Founders meetup on May 27th. Speaking to a standing room only crowd, Franco discussed his entrepreneurial beginnings, several of the successful companies he’s founded, and what lies ahead for the serial founder.Continue Reading