Christian Plagemann – Founder of Classic Trader

Step away from your daily business and talk to your staff and the real people surrounding your business. Christian Plagemann is one of three founders and Managing Directors of the Classic Trader GmbH. The extremely classic car enthusiast is responsible for sales, customer support and cooperations at classic-trader.com . In the past 5 years, the […]

Jonathon Ohayon – COO of Brilliance.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Report, Review, React. Report, Review, React – It is crucial for businesses to look at the data. Too often do people act off what they think and not what actually is. By reporting, reviewing, and reacting, often and every step of the way, you ensure that you make informed decisions based off data. [/quote] […]

Sam Prochazka – Co-founder of Novosbed

[quote style=”boxed”]Ask lots of questions, including dumb ones.[/quote] Sam Prochazka co-founded Novosbed.com – the zero-risk memory foam mattress company – in 2009 to give consumers an alternative to the ubiquitously pushy, deceptive, and expensive mattress buying experience. As CEO, Sam Prochazka participates closely in product research and development, and has focused the company on expanding […]

Heidi Zak – Creator of ThirdLove

[quote style=”boxed”]I work out 3-4 mornings per week. By starting the day with a workout I clear my head, and sometimes even creatively solve problems, all while gearing up for the busy day ahead.[/quote] While Heidi Zak was bra shopping a few years ago it dawned on her, that with today’s technology there had to […]

Jin Koh – Founder of Original Stitch

[quote style=”boxed”]Say no to many good ideas. Stick to your best idea.[/quote] Jin is the founder of Original Stitch, the leading online destination for buying customizable dress shirts. Jin also serves as the Executive Vice President of Mobile Solutions at Splashtop Inc, a mobile solutions for the enterprise market. He started Splashtop KK to expand […]

Sydney Loew – Founder and Chief Cuteness Officer of Poketti

[quote style=”boxed”]I try not to think of things that don’t go our way as “failures” because we’re just getting started and everything has been a learning experience.[/quote] Sydney Loew is the 14-year old “Cuteness Control Officer” of Poketti LLC. After being inspired by her 7th grade entrepreneurial class, she convinced her parents to turn her […]

Naithan Jones – Founder and CEO of AgLocal.com

[quote style=”boxed”]I would not think about scale at all early on, I would focus on acquiring knowledge first and foremost, even if the best way to acquire knowledge isn’t the scaleable business model it will likely produce it. [/quote] Nait Jones is the CEO and  founder of AgLocal.com (recently named “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies […]

Patrick Speijers – Founder of ROBIN

[quote style=”boxed”]Focus as fast as you can on the outside. Talk with (beta) customers, let them work with the (beta) product and stay closely in touch. That’s how you can fail fast and learn fast.[/quote] Being in the customer service industry for the majority of his life, Patrick embarked on the journey to start his […]

Xander Oxman – Co-Founder and CEO of Club W

[quote style=”boxed”]Read. Stay curious. Keep learning. Identify smart people and ask them questions.[/quote] Xander Oxman is Co-Founder and CEO of Club W, an e-commerce company providing a better way to discover, buy and share wine. Club W stemmed from the company’s founders experiencing first hand a shortcoming in the way wine is sold at retail. […]