The Soaring Startup Circle welcomes a different founder, CEO, or influential individual from the startup atmosphere every Wednesday. Matt Murphy, Owner of Boston Virtual Imaging and Organizer of Boston PHP Meetup, shared his founding story and helpful advice with the SSC on Wednesday, August 5th at WeWork South Station. Headquartered in Boston, Boston Virtual Imaging provides visual media to the New England Real Estate industry. Boston PHP Meetup is the largest education-focused Meetup in all of New England!
While sharing the beginnings of Boston Virtual Imaging, LLC, Murphy commented on hacker culture, "I consider a hacker to be a person that pushes forward on some level; [he/she] pushes the boundaries forward." Murphy's definition focused on innovation (not illegal hacker culture). Whether you're delving deeper into an existing area of interest or developing a new skill set, pushing yourself forward towards your goals is important. Murphy shared the following quote with the SSC:
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
An avid learner, Murphy listed the following two books as among his favorites.
The SSC sincerely thanks Matt Murphy for meeting with the SSC teams on multiple occasions to provide advice and share his wealth of experience and knowledge.