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