Shawn Ivey

Shawn Ivey

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Member since August 02, 2010
  • About

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Splore, Digital Home Systems, QualXpert Software
Companies I work or worked for:
Folio, Open Market, NextPage
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

Fortune cookie told me to...

My favorite startups:

Evernote, Dropbox, Tumblr, Flipboard

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

Patience (don't have enough!), and the satisfaction of seeing real people benefit from innovation.

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

Lack of focus. Always too much to do and too little time...

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

It always takes longer and costs more than you thought.
The right partner makes all the difference.
Keep a notepad handy on your night stand...