Joni Girardi
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Joni Girardi

MoWaiter - Co-founder & CEO. DataSelf Corp - Founder & CEO. BSEE & MBA. Has led 5 high-tech startups since 1995.

Santa Clara, California, United States
Member since February 28, 2012
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1998 NSU , MBA , MBA - Intl Business
1995 UFRGS , BS , BSEE

I am a(n):


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

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

MoWaiter. DataSelf. Groupon. OpenTable.

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

Most frustrating: changing people's habits.
Most rewarding: changing people's habits. :)

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

It’s not adapting their ideas and plans quickly enough to what the market will really embrace.

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

Be persistent.
Be watchful of the money you have.
People in your organization and with whom you engage will make you or break you.

Full bio

Results-driven professional with extensive experience dealing with technological innovations and their commercial applications. Major strengths stem from a solid technical and entrepreneurial background with successful experience in Marketing & Sales, Business Development, eBusiness & Mobile, Professional Services, Manufacturing and Programming. Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish