Eric Shelton

Eric Shelton

Co-Founder, Operations at Wurlpool.

El Sobrante, California, United States
Member since January 07, 2013
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain Quote_down
  • About
2010 UC Davis , BS , Landscape Architecture

I am a(n):

Aspiring entrepreneur

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

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Lyft, Udemy, Fivestar

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

Frustrating: The salary.
Entrepreneurship: The people that I have met along the way.

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

Implementing too many features into product.

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

Connect with.people.
Listen to your customers.
Know your numbers!

Full bio

For the last few years I have been directing startup operations.  I founded and operated my first company Cityhype, a local nightlife-event aggregator, in 2010.  We raised around $25,000 and received runner-up honors at Innovation Quest in San Luis Obispo, CA in the spring of 2010.  Cityhype’s IP and team is now under ownership of my newest startup, Wurlpool, Inc.

At Wurlpool, I am co-founder and director of operations.  Our services provide mobile marketing of digital products in a giveaway environment.  In late 2011, we pitched Wurlpool at PitchCrawl in San Jose, CA and won out of a pool of 40 applicants.

My strengths are in operations management, organizational management, business management, outsource management, and network marketing.

I love helping others reach success on all levels.  Whether you know me or not, feel free to reach out and I will try to help in any way I can.