After studying and failing my final NBME (I think it was the 4th attempt) while living in Fairplay, CO, I finally published my first iOS application for the iPhone. Distance Rides was my very first startup that captured the attention of a few Venture Capitalists that I reached out to during Collision Conference in New Orleans, LA. It was criticized for… pretty much everything. UI/UX, functionality, overly complex logo, etc. I was learning and in the beginning you will have 99% of your competition encouraging you to quit. I did not.