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Francesco Baschieri
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Francesco Baschieri

Founder of Spreaker, 2x Entrepreneur. First company (Waymedia) bootstrapped and sold. 10+ years of experience in IT/Web.

Website: http://www.spreaker.com/user/the_bask
Bologna, Italy
Member since March 03, 2010
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Square, Airbnb, Evernote

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

You get too passionate about your product. Any praise sends you to 7th heaven, and a criticism is like being stabbed

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Giving up.

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

1) Do something you really like: you'll be spending all your time on this and there will be no other rewards for a while
2) Know your customers well. Ideally you have been in their shoes before
3) Nothing can prepare you for the emotional rollercoaster (and the 2nd time is even worse). So it's essential to be prepared for all the rest!