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Today's Entrepreneur: Ken Lynch

No. 1 mistake: Giving up too early

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
March 21, 2012 | Comments
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Today's Entrepreneur is Ken Lynch, Founder and CEO of Reciprocity, Inc. According to his VEQ Ken is a thought leader and is good at team motivation and product 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):

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Reciprocity, Inc

Startups I worked for:
Consilient, Avolare, Outlook Technologies

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

My favorite startups:
4sq, opower, and kiva

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Startup life is holding onto success by the skin of your teeth.
It's growing a tree across a chasm.
It's fly fishing for the stars.
It's dreaming up a thousand futures, and choosing which one you will make real.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Giving up too early.

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

  • Trust your dream
  • Trust your team
  • Genius comes from fixing 10 thousand small mistakes.

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Description: San Francisco-based Reciprocity, Inc. offers employee feedback software that is customer-focused, fun, and easy. This social-enterprise c...
Ken Lynch
Founder and CEO,
Reciprocity, Inc
Bio: Ken Lynch is founder and CEO of Reciprocity (, an enterprise gamification startup, focused on team performance an...

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