John Bower

John Bower

Palo Alto, California, United States
Member since November 29, 2010
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I am a(n):


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

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

eBay, YouTube, Club Penguin

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

People, People, People

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

Hiring the wrong people

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

Do it yourself before you ask others to do it
Spend money only as a last resort
Do more market research than you believe is necessary

Full bio

John C. Bower brings 20 years business experience managing high growth companies to uBoost, Inc.  Prior to uBoost, Mr. Bower co-founded Sennet Capital and was the CFO and COO at Hawaii Biotech where he helped to secure over $50 million in equity and grant funding.  He came to Hawaii from Chicago where he co-founded and operated HealthRev, a national healthcare front office outsourcing company. In less than three years, Mr. Bower expanded HealthRev to ten states, over two hundred employees, and $20 million in revenue and $4 million in annual cash flow.  In 1999, Mr. Bower sold HealthRev to a Chicago based private equity firm where he remained for two years to assist in the transition.  Prior to HealthRev, Mr. Bower was a founder and Managing Director of a boutique investment company that specialized in debt and equity funding for start-ups and high growth companies throughout the United States.  He graduated with honors with his BS and MBA from Cornell University.