Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Daniel Lambert

No. 1 Mistake: Not realizing how high the bar is for Series A and Series B funding.

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
August 17, 2015
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Today's Entrepreneur is Daniel Lambert, CEO at Board Vitals Inc. BoardVitals helps physicians, medical students, pharmacy students, dental students, surgical techs, PA students, nurses, and nurse practitioners prepare for health and medical board exams, re-certifcation exams (MOC), and in-service exams. The company offers a series of exam preparation question banks covering more than 30 different exams.Board Vitals brings together content from major publishers, universities, and individuals on an ongoing basis, making Board Vitals the largest and most up to date training ecosystem in Medicine. 

Lambert is a Harvard Business School Graduate with a previous venture backed exit (Pushpins) and six years software development experience. Lambert is a former IBM executive and is currently the CEO of Board Vitals.

Board Vitals self-categorizes itself in these areas: HealthcareHealthtechMedicalMobile health

Here's a little about Lambert: 

I am a(n):  Entrepreneur

Achievements (products built, personal awards won): 2015 New York Venture Fellow, Over 15 Healthcare and Analytics Patents, Graduate of Harvard Business School

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

My favorite startups: ForMD

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

I think the general overhead of a company (payroll, regulatory compliance) can be frustrating. But the reward - seeing a fast growth product that impacts hundreds of thousands of people is one of the most rewarding things that I have experienced.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make? Not realizing how high the bar is for Series A and Series B funding.

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

1. Sales matter just as much as product. 
2. Find an untapped niche in an unsexy industry. 
3. Hiring is the most important role you have as a CEO.


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