Today's Entrepreneur: Eden Godsoe

Kristin Karaoglu · January 27, 2012 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/23c0

No. 1 mistake: Over-thinking and over-analyzing things

Today's Entrepreneur is Eden Godsoe, Founder & CEO of SkinnyScoop. According to her VEQ Eden is a thought leader and is good at team motivation and networking.

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I am a(n):
Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
SkinnyScoop

Startups I worked for:
SkinnyScoop

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

My favorite startups:
Eventbrite, Evernote, Uber

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
It is incredibly rewarding to see people using SkinnyScoop's platform and tools in new, exciting ways. And to hear that they are addicted to us (in a good way!)

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Over-thinking and over-analyzing things. I know people who took a year to write a business plan. Some analysis is good but then - as the Nike tagline goes - you got to just do it.

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

1. Don't over-think things - no analysis or person will give you *the* answer; sometimes you just need to take the leap of faith and do it.

2. Things will not go according to plan - there will be both downside and upside surprises; embrace and learn from it all.

3. Team is everything - take the time to find the right people and don't hesitate to change things if someone is not working out.

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

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Eden Godsoe

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Eden Godsoe is Founder and CEO of SkinnyScoop. Prior Eden spent 15 years in leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, Covad and Comcast. Eden has an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Univ of Western Ontario.