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Thomas (Tom) Vellaringattu
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Thomas (Tom) Vellaringattu

Tom Vellaringattu is a computer professional with over 25 years experience in data processing and social media. He is also a trained chef. He owned a spice & seasoning company ‘Spice N Flavor’ with award winning products & over 60 recipes he wrote.

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/tomvell
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tomvell
Others: http://facebook.com/thefoodpulse
San Jose, California, United States
Member since June 08, 2010
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Education
1977 Loyola College Chennai India , BA , B. Com - Course Completed
1987 Grumman Data Systems NY Mainframe Computer Programming

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Helped clients create websites and do social media marketing

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

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

Getting others to buy into your idea when most of them think only about money.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Think money first and not being passionate about their idea.

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

Be kind, passionate and try to do something good every day.

Full bio

Tom started his IT career in 1987 at Doubeday Book and Music Clubs in New York. Later he managed the largest mainframe appication at Smith Barney (Citibank) for 6 yearis. In 1998 he started a spice blend company and marketed products under 'Spice N Flavor' for 6 years. In 2000 he got involved with Internet doing website and content management development for small businesses.

He is focusing on food again with a real time location based app to reduce food waste and help shoppers get better prices for perishable food.

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