Today's Entrepreneur: Larissa Acosta

Kristin Karaoglu · August 22, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Penny wise, pound foolish.

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Today's Entrepreneur is Larissa Acosta, Co-founder of Tú Cuentas

According to her VEQ Larissa is a thought leader and is good at  marketting management and team motivation.

You are a(n):First-time entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

Tú Cuentas (You Count / You Tell)

Name companies you've invested in:Tú Cuentas

Name startups you worked for:Tú Cuentas

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

List your favorite startups:

Kiva, TripAdvisor, OpenTable,

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

As we get user feedback on our site, the biggest reward is confirming that our idea has value and relevance with our user base, so all this hard work has been worth it. Most frustrating? I wish I could speak and /or write code!

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Don't try to DIY key elements of your development that you are unfamiliar with... penny wise, pound foolish.

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

Every failure is a learning opportunity. If you get good advise from someone who knows more than you, follow it. If you don't like the ups and downs, then this is not for you.

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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Tú Cuentas


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Tú Cuentas (You Count / You Tell) is the first and only Hispanic targeted product review and brand discussion online community.

We provide marketers with fresh consumer insights about U.S. Hispanics and at the same time facilitate word-of-mouth campaigns. We do this by using a proprietary content management platform that attracts Hispanics with the promise of giving them a strong voice with manufacturers, which nobody is currently offering. Our community tests products and services offered to them at no cost and in return they participate in tailored surveys and forums.


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