Tom Heeter

Tom Heeter

I have had a passion to make a simple easy to use mobile payment app for a long time. This just a lot bigger than I expected. I really like to make things, and then seem the succeed.

California, United States
Member since January 23, 2011
I think being an entrepreneur is something like an infection that you just can't get over. I have personally found that if you knew all the work and effort being an entrepreneur requires, you wouldn't do it because looking back it's WAY more work that you originally thought it was going to be. So, if you have a lick of sense my advise to you would be: take the easy path and DON'T become an entrepreneur. HOWEVER! IF AND ONLY IF, you are so filled with passion to see something succeed that you find yourself eating, sleeping, and living it. Then you have "caught the bug"! YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR! Like the salmon who will swim any river to reach their spawning grounds, you will do anything to see your project get launched. As a fellow entrepreneur, I understand that it is this passion that fuels us; but it is our advisors, friends and family that keep us from getting off track. Listen to your own inner wisdom, listen to others, but most of all listen to your customers. Quote_down
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I am a(n):


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

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

I like the ones I have seen on Vator a LOT!

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

Where did I put my dang glasses!?!---I'm absent minded.

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

To no longer be willing to make the next mistake.

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

1. For an idea that does not at first seem insane, there is no hope --Albert Einstein.

2. The man with a new idea is a crank--until the idea succeeds --Mark Twain

3. TIE: You gotta have faith! Don't give up! Don't underestimate yourself! Help often comes from the most unexpected places!

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