Arik Waldman

Arik Waldman

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since January 11, 2011
It's all about passion, persistence and perseverance. Entrepreneurship is a roller-coaster - fun, scary and exciting. Quote_down
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2004 UCLA , BA , Business Economics
2010 UCLA , MBA , Entrepreneurship

I am a(n):


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

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

TekTrak, of course...

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

Rewarding - Doing something you are passionate about, getting up in the morning and going to sleep at night waiting anxiously to work more and do more - because it's yours, and it's for you. Seeing a finished product that originated in your idea. Priceless.

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

Relying too much on assumptions and expectations (so many unforeseen things will happen). Even worse is not being able to adjust to these changes because we're too emotionally invested in our companies to see the logical, business-oriented solution.

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

1. Don't waste time and energy on people who do not get it. Not worth the heartache and headache. If they got it, they would have done it themselves.
2. Things will not go as planned, so plan accordingly...
3. Talk to people about your idea/company. You need an objective opinion, and you might get some great ideas that will help your business.

Full bio

Arik was NCO in the Israeli Defense Forces and a Team Manager at the largest consulting firm in Israel, BDO Consulting. Arik had accompanied start-up companies from seed stage into successful IPOs. Arik has a B.A. and MBA from UCLA.