Ali Syed

Ali Syed

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since August 02, 2011
Build something useful & they will come. Quote_down
  • About

I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I love Bringing ideas from concept to reality. The thrills, and unknown challenges of a start-up life fuel me.

My favorite startups:

VentureHacks, LifeWater, Zynga, Dropbox, 99Designs, MunchOnMe

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

Its the Art of Turning Frustration into Innovation !
Time is another thing that an entrepreneur can never have enough of.
The best Part is to see your Products helping users and making their lives easier by taking away the frustration they had prior to your product.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not Networking Enough ! Entrepreneurs need to Talk and Ask more questions, from peers and industry experts.

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

Never be shy to go up to someone and ask for feedback or advice.
Create a Prototype before pitching or talking to anyone.
Be Ready to dedicate 168 hours a week to your Start-up.