Lessons Learned: Realize things will change

Bambi Francisco Roizen · March 27, 2008 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/16c

YouNoodle, started in March 2007 by two Oxford University grads - Kirill Makharinsky and Bob Goodson - hopes to automate part of the process of predicting a successful startup by analyzing the people or the team behind an idea. To that end, it's not a surprise that Kirill's main piece of advice is to get the right team on board. His other piece of advice that is definitely something many people don't understand is that the startup environment is fluid. Once a roadmap is in place, get ready to throw that out the door. it's constant adjustment and change. A startup CEO environment is like whitewater river rafting. The CEO is the guide. There are a lot of little adjustments (rocks) to avoid and get around. As Kirill put it, "Realize things will change."

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Bambi Francisco Roizen

Author of "Unequally Yoked"; Co-founder Vator and Invent Health; Former Columnist/correspondent Dow Jones MarketWatch; Business anchor CBS affiliate KPIX

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YouNoodle also provides business competition, event, networking and mailing list functionality for real-world groups that support startup communities; as well as technology for investors to help inform their decision-making.

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