Paiman Vahdati
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Paiman Vahdati

Graduate of Finance/Economics SJSU. Founded a 300 member org focused on leadership. Founded a mobile app startup called Social-Flyer, which morphed into the current product, that helped online sellers create customizable flyers for their items.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/paimanv
Twitter: @paiman_vahdati
Mountain View, California, United States
Member since September 17, 2013
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I am a passionate leader for change and impact when it comes to people, organizations, and the world -- I am interested in startups, technology, and social innovation. I currently lead Marketing & Bus Dev for Flickflyer and manage a Marketing and Brand Manager internship program across several Bay Area campuses. Quote_down
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San Jose State University , BA , Finance, Minor in Econ

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Entrepreneur

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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?

It's frustrating that everything that you're trying to do, you've most likely never done before and so you feel lost, but ultimately, you find a way to leverage what you have and execute and the results are often very rewarding.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Focusing too much on one area of the business, when the focus should be somewhere else. For example, focusing on creating the best product ever and ignoring marketing, when you should really just create something good and not too over the top and then redirect efforts into your marketing strategy.

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

1. Creativity > $, if you're trying to get users, hire people, create partnerships
2. Negative Feedback > Positive, better to solicit feedback that you can act on to create a better product
3. Building relationships > building a company, you can't grow a company without the former

Full bio

Paiman Vahdati is the Co-Founder of Flickflyer, a peer-to-peer marketplace that helps users sell items faster and easier through mobile video product descriptions.  Prior to this, he was the Founder of Social-Flyer, an iPhone app that helps users create and share customized HTML flyers for online marketplaces.  He is a graduate of Finance and Economics from San Jose State University, where he founded The National Society of Leadership and Success, a 300+ member organization dedicated to leadership, goal-setting, and community involvement.  Paiman is a Meyers-Briggs certified practitioner, and enjoys volunteering his time to local organizations and supporting other Silicon Valley startups as an Elance Mobilizer.