Today's Entrepreneur: Fahad Kamr

Kristin Karaoglu · December 21, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Giving up or Pivoting too quickly

Today's Entrepreneur is Fahad Kamr, founder of Stocial. According to his VEQ Fahad is a thought leader and good at  product management, technology design.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our newly-designed profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:


If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Ideate. Change. Impact.

My favorite startups:

Square, Twitter, Path, Uber

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

The fascinating highs and the lowest lows. It's a journey of relationships, ideation, and creation.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

- Giving up or Pivoting too quickly
- Not thinking business model
- Hiring only based on need

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

1. Team is your family. Make sure everyone on the team is either super smart or super motivated. Ideally, both.

- Team requirement #1: Smart/ Talented. Doesn't matter what the need is, if someone smart wants to be a part of it let them in. Super smart people fill multiple holes. You get Kobe even if you have Jordan on your team.
- Team requirement #2: Desire to bring change and innovate is in their DNA. Motivation is not needed. You don't think hours worked, but think "F**k, I didn't get to it today".

2. Balancing life. There is no life, you have to breathe your startup. So there is no question of balancing life. Work hard, play hard, and enjoy the ride.

3. Pay it forward. It's amazing how many people will want to help you and will ask for help. Embrace the randomness.

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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