Sal Casillas
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Sal Casillas

Daily writer, avid runner, and consistent reader. Existential conversations and spending time with animals are part of my DNA.

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since April 30, 2014
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2011 University of California, Santa Barbara , BA , Sociology, English
2013 Hult International Business School , MA , International Business
2012 Hartnell College , BA , Real Estate

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

DevelopersWeek Hackathon 2015 - Yammer and Mongo Labs Challenge First Place Winner

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

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:


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

Not having enough hours in the day or man power to develop every idea is frustrating.

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

Fail and not getting back up. If they do get back up, they fail to learn from the mistakes of their prior venture and avoid to repeat history.

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

1. Partner with individuals who complement your own skills. 2. Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but fear of failure and mental limitations debilitate success 3. What is your willingness to learn and accept change?

Full bio
Analytical, competitive and passion-driven. Passion to build the world inside my head before someone else does. Curious with an unquenchable thirst to learn. I am an individual who embraces being uncomfortable and constantly networks outside of my social circles. My ambition has been shaped as the oldest sibling and first generation Mexican-American. By age 15, I was an apprentice to a veterinarian surgeon, had started a company with my parents, while ranking top 10% in my student body. During my enrollment at UC Santa Barbara, I also become a part-time student at Santa Barbara City College to complete coursework in real estate and banking that later help me obtain the California Real Estate Brokers license. An international business graduate degree alongside 600 students from 99 different countries built my effectiveness on diverse teams. I am interested in adding value to a core team looking to carve a footprint in the global marketplace with a focus in renewal energy.