Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Jay Gibb

No. 1 mistake: Not correcting their mistakes

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
March 23, 2011 | Comments
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Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams.

Our newly-designed profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story.

So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

Today’s entrepreneur is Jay Gibb, founder of CloudSponge.

According to his VEQ (Vator entrepreneur assessment test), Jay is good at technology design, product management and project development



I am: An Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

CloudSponge, Arizona Bay

Name companies you've invested in:

Quirky, Abine, FeeFighters

Name startups you worked for:

Dozens (not kidding)

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

List your favorite startups:

Quirky, Abine, FeeFighters, LaunchRock, HipChat, GetSatisfaction, Zoho

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

It's rewarding to solve problems that are frustrating.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

The most common mistake that entrepreneurs make is not correcting their mistakes.

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

1. Be honest.
2. Be realistic.
3. Be consistent.

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Description: CloudSponge provides software-as-a-service that handles address book importing from all major sources (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, MSN/Live/Hotmai...
Jay Gibb
Bio: After years in the binary trenches, Jay finally crawled into the light in 2000 to become his own boss. As co-founder of Arizona Bay, Jay ...

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