Today's Entrepreneur: Andrea Vaccari

Kristin Karaoglu · November 18, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Worrying about making mistakes

Today's Entrepreneur is Andrea Vaccari co-founder and CEO of Glancee. According to his VEQ Andrea  is a thought leader and is good at product management and technology design.

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I am a(n):


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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Foursquare, Instagram, GrubHub, GroupMe

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

The most rewarding aspect is to see others using your products. There's something magical in knowing that you created something that is making other people's lives more fulfilling. The most frustrating is to get to that point.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

I guess everyone is different, and different entrepreneurs will make different mistakes. What's probably the most common problem, however, is to start worrying about making mistakes, worrying about not being good enough. You will make mistakes, and you will get better. Move on.

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

Find peace within yourself even when things are not going as you planned. It's easy to work more and more, thinking that coding day and night is the solution to your problems. It's a mistake, a big one: find the time to talk to your family and see your friends. I'm still working on this, so I don't have other lessons for now.

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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