Today's Entrepreneur


Today's entrepreneur: Nathaniel Hunter

No. 1 mistake: Being naive about the time, money, and resources needed to get things done

Innovation series by Katie Gatto
January 13, 2011 | Comments
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Entrepreneurs, and those who work at startups, are a special part of the workforce.

They embrace innovation and disruption. They live on the edge, and, at times, chase the latest shiny object. But their willingness to fail and try something new often enable them to make a big difference.  

The Vator community is made up of these unique people. To that end, we've changed our user profiles to allow entrepreneurs to express their interests and lessons about entrepreneurship. 

These profiles will allow us to highlight an entrepreneur every day.

Today's entrepreneur is Nathaniel Hunter, the founder of SiXiTS.

I am: an Entrepreneur


Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

Spiders Den Comics, Lumens Studios, Skeleton Crew Cinematics and SiXiTS

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to be at the forefront of defining persistent new media experiences.

List your favorite startups:

Twitter, Dropbox, GroupOn, Pandora, Tumblr, Square, Zynga

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Most Frustrating: Time... It always seems to go faster when you dont want it to, and slows down to a crawl when you're awaiting a certain date.

Most Rewarding: Seeing your idea shape int reality, and along the way watching it become more than you had hoped for.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneur's make?

Being naive about the time, money, and resources needed to get things done. Everything always takes 2-3 times as long as you think it will, costs about 2-3 times as much, and you never have enough resources.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Know your space better than anyone: when something pops up that was unexpected (and it will), you can make decisions quickly and with confidence.

Beware of false positives: Stay the course on your plan, making minor adjustments only as needed. Don't allow opportunities that don't fit into the plan to distract you from your goal.

Believe in yourself, your company, and your coworkers: The respect and energy will become infectious, and will spread far beyond your four tiny walls.

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