The StartupNation community received the very sad news today that a beloved member of our family passed away just before Christmas.
Vincent Wilcox, nickname iouone2, is someone I consider a friend, even though we never met in person. He has been one of the greatest contributors to the StartupNation community ... certainly in the number of posts (1,289), but much more importantly in the manner in which he brought a smile to all those who connected with him and the value that he gave to us all.
Vince recently brought inspiration to so many of us who followed his personally challenging decision to close one chapter of his life as he pursued his passion for music. He successfully landed the drummer gig with a band he was so impressed with, and he shared that journey with us in the community forum.
Vince sent a wedding gift to Suzanne and me, a hand-crafted earthborn vase that now graces an antique chest in our home. We have treasured the vase and even more the glad sincerity with which it was given. I am so honored that Vince will forever be a physical part of our home.
It`s perfectly fitting that Vince`s final post in our community ended with a "thumbs up" icon after telling a fellow entrepreneur that they just made an "Excellent point".
Vince`s wife Mai shared the sad news with us all today. Mai, we grieve along with you at the loss of such a beautiful man. But Vince`s legacy lives on with all of us here in the StartupNation community.
We miss you Vince. Thanks for inspiring us and for making us happier. You rock.