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No. 1 mistake: Not being relentlessly resourceful enough
Today's Entrepreneur is Jason Shen, co-founder of Ridejoy. Ridejoy is a community marketplace of friendly people sharing rides. They help drivers and passengers connect and get where they need to go in a fun and cost-affordable way.
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I am a(n):
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If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I love eating Ramen.
My favorite startups:
Airbnb, Kiva, Mailchimp, Okcupid, Twitter, Runkeeper, Evernote
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Frustrating: the constant feeling that there is more work to do and more obstacles thrown in our path everyday.
Rewarding: the chance to work with people you trust and respect on a product that has a real and positive impact on people's lives.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not being relentlessly resourceful enough.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
- Everything takes longer than you think
- Uncertainty and ambiguity will always be there
- Stay focused on your top priorities
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Ridejoy is a community marketplace of friendly people sharing rides. We help drivers and passengers connect and get where they need to go in a fun and cost-affordable way.
Ridejoy currently helps thousands of people find rides between 300 cities on the West Coast from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Reno/Tahoe and Las Vegas.
Joined Vator onJason is the cofounder of Ridejoy, a YC backed community marketplace for rideshare. He blogs at The Art of Ass-Kicking & graduated from Stanford where he led the gymnastics team to an NCAA title.