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Today's Entrepreneur: Jedd Gold

No. 1 mistake: Being too in love with their own idea

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
February 25, 2013
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Today's Entrepreneur is Jedd Gold, founder and CEO of The Kive Company, the People's Choice winner of Splash SF 2013.

The Kive Company allows parents to take, tag, and chronologically store your child's art and school work - then turn it into a hard cover book with little more than the touch of a button.

According to his VEQ, Jedd is a thought leader and is good at team product design and marketing management.

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I am a(n):

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
The Kive Company, Tandem Learning

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

My favorite startups:
Currently it's: Lyft, Loyal Dash, Squabbler

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The most frustrating thing is having an idea that you believe is a winner and not being able to get the support, for any number of reasons, needed to make it a reality.
Most rewarding is getting up everyday knowing that you get to work on something you believe in and getting to prove to the world you can make it happen.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Being too in love with their own idea and so at times making emotional rather than strategic decisions for the business

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

1) Be patient - everything takes longer than you think
2) Having a partner makes things exponentially easier (in so many ways) than going it alone.
3) Stay true to your vision but don't be afraid to pivot if necessary

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Bio: CEO & Co-founder of the The Kive Company.

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