Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Nicola Mattina

No. 1 mistake: Not looking for product market fit

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
October 24, 2012
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Today's Entrepreneur is Nicola Mattina, co-founder of Stamplay. Stamplay is building a unique catalogue of web applications to build and manage marketing campaigns. Apps are designed and created by game and software developers and “uploaded” to the store; brands choose the application they need, customize it and run the marketing campaign.

(Stamplay  is one of the promising startups competing to be one of the top 10 finalists to present on stage at Vator Splash NY in December. If you want to see Nicola on stage, or another startup in the competition, vote for them here.)

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:

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

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Frustrating: somethimes it happens to fire people because you made a mistake.
Rewarding: when you achieve you objectives.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not looking for product market fit.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Be focused on your objectives.
Listen to more experienced entrepreneurs.
Hire people better then you and learn from them.

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