Tyler Sterkel

Tyler Sterkel

Website: http://about.me/tylersterkel
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since April 07, 2011
  • About

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

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

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

TagWhat, RedRover, Waze

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

Wanting to do it all -- now! -- but needing to whittle down a huge, awesome idea into something achievable...and still awesome.

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

It will take longer than you think!

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

1) There is no substitute for the founders' passion. Some things just can't be delegated or outsourced -- sometimes it's the passion and the vision that makes the sale or gets the job done.
2) Some things can't be rushed, and some people can't be made to rush.
3) Deciding what not to do is just as hard as deciding what to do.

Full bio

Tyler is a specialist in web and online media management, museum exhibit development, and history and archaeology public education. With a decade of experience creating interactive properties for institutions like the Smithsonian, SFMOMA, and others, as well as technical project management and localization at Macromedia, Tyler brings inspirational geo-curation to MondoWindow.

His experience in the museum world, which has recently gone through complete disruption thanks to the spread of the mobile internet, stands him in good stead as he takes on in-flight entertainment, the next sector to be upended.