Ade Olonoh
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Ade Olonoh

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since July 14, 2011
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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

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

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.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

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.

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

Realize it's a long journey, surround yourself with great people, never stop learning.

Full bio

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.