Today's entrepreneur: Nick Such

Meliza Solan Surdi · January 27, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/1656

No.1 mistake: When they try to do everything themselves

Entrepreneurs often choose the path of innovation, without realizing the kind of lifestyle that comes with it.

They will often live unstable lives. But as they courageously take risks, they'll make several mistakes which become valuable lessons for the rest of us.

They have their ups and downs. But at the end of the day, these creative daredevils are the ones who are changing the world.

Within our community you will find a number of talented innovators. We've just created new profiles for our Vator members to share their story. So if you are a first-time, serial, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

 

Today's entrepreneur is Nick Such, co-founder and director of Awesome Touch.

I Am: An Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

AwesomeTouch

Name startups you worked for:

Awesome Inc

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

List your favorite startups:

Occipital, SCVNGR

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

Frustrating: battling the unknown unknowns
Rewarding: seeing other people using the stuff we make

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Trying to do everything themselves. Delegate.

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

1. Choose your team wisely
2. Release your product to your customers uncomfortably early
3. The playing field is actually level, there are no advantages. Go win.

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CEO at BuildingLayer. Past at GE/Toyota/KSTC. Used to race solar-powered cars. Got into Stanford MBA, but chose startup path. I love assembling teams of smart people to solve hard problems.