Today's Entrepreneur: Mitch Lowe

Kristin Karaoglu · May 25, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Not putting enough focus on hiring extraordinary people

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Today's Entrepreneur is Mitch Lowe, Founding Partner of Greenstart.

(Editor's note: Greenstart is taking applications.for its accelerator program. Be sure to apply for a chance to get $25,000, plus mentorship.)

According to his VEQ, Mitch is a  thought leader and is good at team motivation and fund raising.

I am: An Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
Jumpstart Automotive Media

Name companies you've invested in:
Quirky, FeeFighters, Greenleaf

Name startups you worked for:
Quirky, Jumpstart Automotive Media, OpenAuto

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Love the mix of audacity, passion and creativity. Always energizing and never boring.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not putting enough focus on hiring extraordinary people

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

  1. Hire well
  2. Get culture right
  3. Prioritize brutally



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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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Greenstart is an accelerator program providing a fast runway to success for entrepreneurs addressing the energy challenge at the intersection of cleantech and IT.  Greenstart provides seed funding, mentoring, and connections with fellow entrepreneurs and investors in order to give startups an advantage in launching the cleantech ideas of tomorrow.


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