Shawn Poh

Shawn Poh

Singapore, Singapore
Member since May 06, 2011
I believe that a life without passion, professional or otherwise, is dead. That's one of the reasons why I am travelling the U.S. right now, telling people about my idea and finding partners and possibly investors to help make my vision come true. Quote_down
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I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Qwiki, View, Xobni, Sincerely, Airbnb

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

Frustrating: "Not having any guidelines."
Rewarding: "Not having any guidelines."

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

I can only comment on the mistakes I have made. Ranking right at the top, is not looking for a team earlier.

Having a team has various benefits!
1) Justifies the idea
2) People to brainstorm ideas with.
3) Forms commitment
4) Shares workload
5) Lends credibility
6) Brings different skillsets to the table
7) Widens network

Now imagine having none of the above.

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

I don't think I have anything new to bring to the table here. But here goes:
1) Get a team
2) Build fast, launch fast
3) Just do it.

what are some of the ways you have found your partners?

I'm asking. =D

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Building a life that will fill this field.