I want to change the world.
Without a doubt, the most rewarding thing is feeling the love from users whose lives have been changed for the better by your products or services. The most frustrating thing is the time it takes to get from start to fulfillment of your vision.
Falling for the "overnight success" myth. It's a long journey, and you have to go into it prepared for the emotional roller coasters every entrepreneur encounters.
Realize it's a long journey, surround yourself with great people, never stop learning.
Ade Olonoh is the CEO and Founder of Formspring, a rapidly growing service with over 25 million members that gives people a fun, new way to find out more about each other. Before founding Formspring, Ade founded and managed Formstack, a profitable startup based in Indianapolis. Ade ran two other startups, including Recursive Function, where he created several web-based apps, and Bottled Software, a custom software development consultancy. He has a B.A. in Computer Science & Mathematics from Anderson University.