Sascha Calkins

Sascha Calkins

Tustin, California, United States
Member since January 06, 2011
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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I love eating Ramen.

My favorite startups:

InnovaTek, LLC (it sort of is my life at the momment)

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

I'd have to say the unforeseeable nature of day to day events. Around every corner are frustrating lows when you hit a snag as well as huge highs when you land even a minor victory. It definitely is a roller coaster ride, but one I'm enjoying immensely.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

From what I've heard of startups that don't make it, it seems like a lot of them over commit financially too soon. While having office space is nice, the garage works just as well until you have a semblance of a stable income.

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

Network - it is all about the contacts. Often times someone that you know peripherally will end up being really important to your success.

Have a plan - if you can't convince yourself, you aren't going to convince anyone else.

Determination can overcome just about any hurdle.

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