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Today's Entrepreneur: Ryan Stoner

No. 1 mistake: You can’t do it all yourself

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
January 23, 2012
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Today's Entrepreneur is Ryan Stoner, CEO of MoPix. According to his VEQ Ryan is a thought leader and is good at negotiation and sales. 

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I am a(n):

Companies I've founded or co-founded:

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to be my own boss, and be in control.

My favorite startups:
Dropbox, Square, Zinio, Comixology, Flipboard

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
There is no silver bullet . There is not a single solution that can make your company. The success of a startup is the compilation of luck infused with many little wins along the way.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
You can’t do it all yourself – It is not possible to scale the company with just two to three people. In reality, that just results in being overworked and unfocused.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1.) Bring the funk- If you are not passionate enough about what you are doing you won’t have the heart, desire and commitment needed to succeed.

2.) Always be launching. Best way to grow a business is learn by doing. Launch a product, test the product, and quickly engage the feedback. Innovating is a constant experiment so launch and pivot. Don’t force yourself down a path if it is not working. Make a correction.

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Description: MoPix provides the framework content creators need to brand, distribute and sell their work via the web, Apple iOS and Android devices an...
Bio: Founder/CEO of MoPix. Board member at 100UE. Former brand strategy professional worked w/ Academy Awards, EA, Fox, Microsoft, N...

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