Bill Scheurer
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Bill Scheurer

Peacebuilder, Writer & Social Entrepreneur | Startup Guy | Budding Hacker

Personal blog: http://www.linkedin.com/in/billscheurer
Lindenhurst, Illinois, United States
Member since September 17, 2009
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"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." -- A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Quote_down
About Bill
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Education
1972 SUNY at Buffalo , BA , Religious Studies
1976 SUNY at Buffalo , JD , Law & Jurisprudence

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

If I could figure this out, then maybe I could stop!?

My favorite startups:

Kiva, DonorsChoose.org, Change.org

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

Most frustrating, you never know how it will turn out.
Most rewarding, you never know how it will turn out.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Drinking their own Kool-Aid.

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

1. Don't be stubborn.
2. Be stubborn.
3. Don't be stubborn.

Full bio

Bill founded three tech startups that played roles in transforming the consumer payments & incentives industries, and then dedicated ten years of his life as a fulltime volunteer in the nonprofit sector. His vision for using Web 3.0 dynamics to help transform the world of doing good grew from these experiences.

At Welcome America!, a transaction processing firm with 15+ years of growth & profitable operations, his development team created & spun off PocketCard, a leading Internet company with $15M+ in venture capital, 100+ employees & substantial marketing, sales & revenue success.

As PocketCard CEO & public spokesperson he led a marketing team that generated hundreds of millions of earned media impressions in print, broadcast & electronic media, and won two national credit card industry awards (Internet & TV) for brand management campaigns, and negotiated multimillion dollar sales contracts with leading financial services institutions.

Bill can pull tools out of the shed for use in public relations, marketing & message leadership, financial management, technology, and business development – from both, the nonprofit and for profit worlds – to help social enterprise startups help make the world a better place.