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8 great quotes from the Startup Grind Global Conference

The Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, was the venue for the Startup Grind Global Conference. (Submitted photo by Sean Sutherland)

The Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, was the venue for the Startup Grind Global Conference. (Submitted photo by Sean Sutherland)

Sean Sutherland, director of accounts of Kapowza, a full-service creative agency in Baltimore, sent BetterSMB these quotes from the Startup Grind global conference, held in February in Redwood City, California:

“The way we’re doing most things nowadays is wholly unsustainable. Everything will be different in twenty years.” – Marc Tarpenning, co-founder of Tesla, on manufacturing.

“Entrepreneurs go looking for problems. (Within the context of your business), make sure the problem you’re solving is worth solving. Don’t just be a feature.” – James Park, co-founder and CEO of FitBit.

“Develop a routine that works for you and your situation. Taking advice can only get you so far; your best bet is knowing yourself.” – Isaac Saldana, co-founder of SendGrid, on when to take your startup public.

“Everyone should make time for marketing and as startups, you’re not a natural marketer.” – John Foreman, vice president of product management at MailChimp, on when to bring in a marketing partner.

“Don’t just invest in human capital, but the technology that supports it.” – Henry Kaestner, managing partner of Sovereign’s Capital.

“Rarely are great entrepreneurs experts in the field they are in when they start out; they’re just masters at rapid learning.” – Mike Jones, founder and CEO at Zendesk.

“There are more than 2.4 billion gamers on the planet. More people watched a championship for League of Legends than Nascar and the NHL. Passion drives the growth.” – Leo Olebe, global director of games partnerships at Facebook on why eSports is the next billion-dollar industry.

“We’re looking to disrupt disruption with a disruptive technology.” – Anonymous

READ SEAN SUTHERLAND’S TAKE ON THE CONFERENCE >

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