Nick Such

Nick Such

CEO at BuildingLayer. Past at GE/Toyota/KSTC. Used to race solar-powered cars. Got into Stanford MBA, but chose startup path. I love assembling teams of smart people to solve hard problems.

Personal blog: nicksuch.com
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Member since December 06, 2009
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CEO & indoor map-making evangelist at BuildingLayer. Co-founder of AwesomeTouch, BikeKY & the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Product of the University of Kentucky, Awesome Inc and Betaspring. Quote_down
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2009 University of Kentucky , BS , Mechanical Engineering

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Entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Occipital, Crowded Baseball, Crambu, Tagapet, Rate-my-rental, Fanbouts

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

Frustrating: battling the unknown unknowns
Rewarding: seeing other people using the stuff we make

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Trying to do everything themselves. Delegate.

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

1. Choose your team wisely
2. Release your product to your customers uncomfortably early
3. The playing field is actually level, there are no advantages. Go win.

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CEO at BuildingLayer. Used to race solar-powered cars. Worked at GE, Toyota, and VC firm. BS Mechanical Engineering from University of KY. Got into Stanford MBA, but chose startup path. I love assembling teams of smart people to solve hard problems.