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The co-founder of one of the world’s highest-profile artificial intelligence events highlighted the skills he believes set apart successful tech entrepreneurs.

Charlie Muirhead, who helped create the AI ​​CogX festival, told CNBC’s Tania Bryer in an interview that aired last week that being an entrepreneur meant getting used to feeling like you were “walking through walls every day.” .

Even in the face of these obstacles, Muirhead said it was important “to be able to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back to it immediately.”

He added that it was also essential to remember that failures are “just a stepping stone on the road to success”.

These stumbling blocks can range from a bad meeting to someone leaving your company, Muirhead said. “Sometimes it has something to do with you, sometimes it has nothing to do with you.”

“These little setbacks happen every day, and you just have to build that rhino skin and that kind of waterproofness,” he added.

“If you do that – whether you want to call it courage or determination – I think you have a huge chance of success.”

Muirhead and tech entrepreneur Tabitha Goldstaub launched the 2017 CogX Festival after founding the company behind, CognitionX. The festival has attracted many high-profile speakers over the years, from Hollywood actors Robert Downey Jr. and Matthew McConaughey to iPod inventor Tony Fadell.

Prior to CogX, Muirhead founded software company Orchestream, content studio t5m, and video rights network Rightster, now known as Brave Bison.

Muirhead is said to have even worked as a roadie as a teenager, for musicians like Prince, before going to college.

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