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Hilary Weber

Hilary Weber, founder of Opportu, does "whatever it takes” for startups to thrive. She is a Berkeley-Haas MBA, seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, leadership consultant/coach, and a Skydeck Venture Advisor.

Others: http://opportu.com/
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since June 28, 2013
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Entrepreneur

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I believe it's the way to a better future.

My favorite startups:

Eventable, TuneClout, CoreMobile, Divergent, Opportu.

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

The moves of one small team can make or break an entire company.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Allowing emotions (fear, ego, etc.) cloud their judgment and react rather than act.

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

Stay positive. Always provide extraordinary value for your customers. Never give up.

Full bio

Hilary Weber is passionate about startups because they will shape the future of our world. Her mission is to enable promising entrepreneurs, co-founders and startup teams to develop their leadership abilities, business acumen, and communication and collaboration skills so that their new companies will grow, thrive and add value, which in turn fuels the economy and improves the quality of life for the community at large.

Hilary comes from a long line of entrepreneurs that goes back (literally) hundreds of years.  She is a Berkeley-Haas MBA, seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, leadership consultant, experienced professional coach and the founder of Opportu Startup Leadership Consulting, a nexus organization of skilled professionals that provides startup leadership development, business skills training, organizational design consulting and customized coaching at the individual, co-founder, team and organizational levels.  Prior to founding Opportu, Hilary directed digital strategy and ran departments in both small and large enterprises across industries, mainly in healthcare (Kaiser Permanente), information management/technology (Thompson) and publishing (Macworld). In those roles, her own leadership approach encompassed being a mentor, coach and trainer to hundreds of colleagues, direct reports and senior executives, and she also hired multiple coaches and leadership consultants for her own local and remote teams over the years. She has presented at many national conferences and other venues, has written multiple print and online articles; additionally, Hilary is now writing her first book on leadership.  Hilary is an adjunct coach at U.C. Berkeley, a Venture Advisor at Skydeck Accelerator and an Advisor for Astia. Email: hweber@opportu.com  Phone: 415.755.7266  www.linkedin.com/in/hilaryweber/