Today's Entrepreneur: Michael Levit

Kristin Karaoglu · July 6, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Trying to do too much and not focusing on one real customer problem at a time

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Today's Entrepreneur is Michael Levit co-founder and president of Spigot, Inc.  Michael is a thought leader and is good at marketing management and team motivation.

You are a(n):

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
Founders Den, Spigot Inc,, Redbooth

Name companies you've invested in:
Dot Cloud, Green Tree Apps, Spigot Inc

Name startups you worked for:
Hearme, Paltalk, Vendio, Spigot Inc,, Redbooth

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.

List your favorite startups:
Spigot, Branchout, Quora, Square, Dot Cloud

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Things never go as fast as you hope no matter how much you will them to do so

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Trying to do too much and not focusing on one real customer problem at a time

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Focus, focus, focus (is that one or three?), don't count on a deal until the check clears, concentrate on building a great product that customers adopt in a big market and almost everything else takes care of itself

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