No. 1 mistake: Not having a mentor
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I am a: First-time entrepreneur
Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
Name companies you've invested in:
eCareDiary (startup), MyHealthBank (startup), American Airlines (public), IBM (public)
Name startups you worked for:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I'm bursting with ideas!
List your favorite statups:
Twitter, Digg, Evite, GroupOn, TalkingPointsMemo, Dakim Brain Fitness
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur is seeing your idea launch, begin to grow and finally gain traction.
The most frustrating part of being an entrepreneur is that too many things take longer than you want.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not having a mentor. You need someone who has been there and can help advise you when you need help.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. The importance of having a strong team and strong advisory board. It took us a while to developed both and I don't know where we would be without them.
2. Everything takes longer than you think it will so calculate that into your planning process.
3. Being an entrepreneur is an incredibly rewarding and exciting experience but also scary at times. The good news is the rewards outweigh everything else making it all worth it.
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eCareDiary is an award winning resource that provides secure tools, content and social networking for family caregivers. It permits caregivers to manage care more efficiently and with less stress. It has created a successful business model by licensing its technology in a SaaS model to major health systems,health plans, long term care providers and healthcare technology companies. eCareDiary was founded by healthcare industry experts who have also been family caregivers.