Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Cody Barbo

No. 1 mistake: Not seeking out mentors

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
October 26, 2016
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Today's  Entrepreneur is Cody Barbo. Cody is a Founder and CEO at  Industry. He is an entrepreneur from California.

Industry is a professional network, marketplace, and hiring solution for top talent in the service and hospitality industry.

Here's a little about Cody:

I am a(n): Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded: Industry, Niche

Companies I work or worked for: Apple, Microsoft, University of California, San Diego

Achievements (products built, personal awards won): Student Body President at San Diego State University, TEDx Speaker

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

My favorite startups: Warby Parker, Casper, Harry's, Slack, Industry.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation? The most rewarding aspect of our business is the millions of lives we hope to change through our platform. Helping service and hospitality professional get jobs and advance in their careers is awesome!What's the

No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make? Not seeking out mentors. Not finding personal time (gym, hobby, significant other). Giving up.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur? Surround yourself with people who compliment your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You will fail, just make sure you learn from that failure and keep moving forward.

Full bio:

Cody Barbo is an entrepreneur from San Diego, Ca.  Cody attended school at San Diego State University where he quickly involved himself in various leadership roles across campus and went on to lead 35,000+ Aztecs CEO and President of Associated Students.Cody was able to have a successful undergraduate career that sprung him into the entrepreneurial world. He is currently working on his second startup: Industry, a professional network, marketplace, and hiring solution for the service and hospitality industry. Think of Industry as the LinkedIn for the restaurant industry. Their goal is to become the trusted platform for service and hospitality careers and disrupt the way people get jobs in the industry.

Editor's Note: Splash is Vator's startup conference, gathering top CEOs to share their lessons learned, and highlighting promising new ones. This year's winner and runner-up were Industry and Arbiclaims, respective.

Our annual Post Seed conference is around the corner on Dec. 1 at The Village in San Francisco. Speakers include Chamath Palihapitiya (Founder & CEO, Social Capital LP) and Jeff Lawson (Founder, CEO & Chairman,Twilio) and many more. Join us! REGISTER HERE.  Be eligible to get a complimentary ticket to Post Seed. Join the Vator Investment Club before Thanksgiving.  Join VIC.

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Description: Industry is a professional network, marketplace, and hiring solution for top talent in the service and hospitality industry.  
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