Ha Phan – Product Design Vision at Porch.com

[quote style=”boxed”] Design is about solving problems, so ideas have to come from listening to users and observing the world around you.[/quote] Ha leads the Product Design vision at Porch.com. An award-winning designer whose work has won Webbys, Ha is responsible for making the Porch.com experience beautiful, simple, and engaging. Ha’s goal for Porch.com is to […]

Rob Biederman – Co-founder and CEO of HourlyNerd

[quote style=”boxed”]I’d try to ramp up even faster. Toward the beginning, we were excessively deliberate or too thrifty in a few key areas, namely technology. I wish we’d spent more on them sooner. Product is king.[/quote] Rob Biederman is the co-founder and CEO of HourlyNerd, a service that connects businesses to top MBA students and […]

Will Mitchell – Co-founder of StartupBros

[quote style=”boxed”]Brute force. Ideas don’t happen unless you make them happen. If you want an idea to come to life, then it’s your responsibility to figure it out and make it happen.[/quote] Will has been an internet entrepreneur since he started skipping school to build businesses in sixth grade. By 16, he had built a […]

Alex Gonzalez – Co-founder and CEO of Chatalog

[quote style=”boxed”]I would have talked to more people about my idea earlier on and I would have released a more minimal MVP to users faster.[/quote] Alex Gonzalez is the co-founder and CEO of Chatalog, an online product reinventing the way people shop online by mirroring the real-time meaningful experiences you have shopping with your close […]

Ioannis Verdelis – Co-founder and COO of Syntellia

[quote style=”boxed”]I just think about our users or clients. How would they use a product? What would an idea mean to them? I draw stuff on our whiteboard, and sometimes, we’ll just sit in the meeting room and argue until we all get our best creative selves out to solve our problems.[/quote] Ioannis Verdelis is […]

Zeke Camusio – Co-founder of Windcatcher

[quote style=”boxed”]”Don’t lose focus and go after the next shinny bubble you find along the way.”[/quote] Zeke Camusio, our head of business development, is a serial entrepreneur who started seven companies and sold three of them. Zeke is also a published author, an avid traveler (96 countries so far and counting), and semi-professional rugby player. […]

Rameet Chawla – Founder and Developer at Fueled

[quote style=”boxed”]”If you have an idea, just make it happen. It’s not worth it to wait.”[/quote] Mr. Rameet Chawla is a developer, product specialist, and the founder of Fueled, an award-winning design and development company based in New York and London. Combining a decade of experience architecting Web and mobile applications with his innate sense […]

Henk Jan Bijmolt – CEO of Suggestme

[quote style=”boxed”]”A good night’s sleep can do wonders, let your idea settle, even if you want to get started straight away.”[/quote] Henk Jan Bijmolt graduated in 2001 from the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen with a degree in Commercial Economy. During his study he was active in the internet industry, and after his graduation he launched Travelmap.nl, […]

Joshua Siler – Founder and CTO of HiringThing

[quote style=”boxed”]”Being okay with failure lets me try all sorts of things I might not have attempted otherwise. Almost all of my best successes came out of this process.”[/quote] Joshua Siler is the Founder and CTO of HiringThing, a Saas provider that helps companies post jobs online, manage applicants and hire great employees. Prior to […]

Siddharth Batra – Co-founder of Mine

[quote style=”boxed”]”As an engineer, I can solve small scale problems but properly attempting large problems requires a brilliant, diverse and dedicated team that truly wants to solve the problem.”[/quote] Siddharth Batra is a graduate of the Computer Science Master’s program at Stanford University where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence. He’s a Lightspeed Fellow and has […]

Aly Khalifa – Founder of Gamil Design

[quote style=”boxed”]To do something big you have to start at the ground level yourself so you can appreciate what really needs to be done as things scale up.[/quote] Aly Khalifa is addicted to inventive culture. His firm, Gamil Design, has specialized in invention development and launched products for some of the most exciting sports brands […]

Insanely Simple Secrets for Winning Startup Ideas

[quote style=”boxed”]”…if you want to build a business, going on vacation might be the best money you’ll ever spend.”[/quote] Where do good ideas come from? Entrepreneurs find inspiration everywhere around them. From the people they meet at conferences, and unconferences, in universities and classrooms, across the Internet on websites like TED, even here on IdeaMensch. […]