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Today's Entrepreneur: Ken Chester

No. 1 mistake: To create businesses not out ones' passion, but out desire for increased wealth

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
January 6, 2012
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/234c

Today's Entrepreneur is Ken Chester, Co-Founder and the CEO of CultureMesh. According to his VEQ, Ken is a through leader and is good at product and marketting management.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our 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.

I am a(n):
Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
CultureMesh, Refugee/Immigrant Young-Adult Neighbor (RYAN), NewBusinessOPT.com

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:
Airbnb, Crowdrise

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The chance to transform how the world works and better peoples' lives is amazing, yet not without huge struggles and hurdles while striving toward that goal.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
The number 1 mistake that entrepreneurs make is to create businesses not out ones' passion, but out of one's desire for increased wealth. Passion drives the most successful businesses.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. Be Flexible: things don't always go according to schedule
2. Be Persistent, but not stubborn
3. Follow your dreams

(Want to be profiled? Just fill out your Vator profile and we'll find you! Or you can email newsroom@vator.tv)


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CultureMesh
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Description: CultureMesh, LLC, seeks to establish itself as the standalone platform for crossing cultures, borders, and language barriers through dire...
Bio: Cross-Cultural Social Entrepreneur, Founder of CultureMesh, LLC & Refugee/Immigrant Young-Adult Neighbor (RYAN).

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