Ryan Stoner
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Ryan Stoner

Founder/CEO of MoPix. Board member at 100UE. Former brand strategy professional worked w/ Academy Awards, EA, Fox, Microsoft, NBC, and T-Mobile, among others.

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since January 14, 2012
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I am interested in improving the user experience of discovering, owning and watching digital movies from any device. Join me in defining the future of content consumption & distribution. Quote_down
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2004 Indiana University , BS , Business

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to be my own boss, and be in control.

My favorite startups:

Dropbox, Square, Zinio, Comixology, Flipboard

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

There is no silver bullet . There is not a single solution that can make your company. The success of a startup is the compilation of luck infused with many little wins along the way.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

You can’t do it all yourself – It is not possible to scale the company with just two to three people. In reality, that just results in being overworked and unfocused.

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

1.) Bring the funk- If you are not passionate enough about what you are doing you won’t have the heart, desire and commitment needed to succeed.

2.) Always be launching. Best way to grow a business is learn by doing. Launch a product, test the product, and quickly engage the feedback. Innovating is a constant experiment so launch and pivot. Don’t force yourself down a path if it is not working. Make a correction.

3.) Listen to core customers. Respond to everyone, but have a strong rule of authority.

Full bio

Ryan Stoner has spent the past 10 years helping large international companies and small start-ups use entertainment and new technology to better engage with customers. Ryan founded MoPix to empower content creators to easily get their movies or videos in the hands of consumers.  Prior to MoPix, He launched the strategic division of a branded entertainment agency in LA and was a brand strategy professional worked w/ Academy Awards, EA, Fox, Microsoft, NBC, and T-Mobile, among others. Ryan is also currently on Advisory Board of 100 Urban Entrepreneurs.