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10 Startup Tips from Heyzap CEO, Immad Akhund


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Immad Akhund is the CEO and co-founder of social gaming company, Heyzap. Akhund blogs about business, is an advisor for Seedcamp and speaks at events on social and mobile gaming. Akhund Spoke in 2010 at DiscoveryBeat, Digital Hollywood and Social Developers Summit and is often cited for his expert opinion. In 2012 Akhund was named in the Inc. (magazine) 30 under 30 2012 for his contribution as CEO and co-founder in building Heyzap.

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10 Startup Tips from Heyzap CEO, Immad Akhund

  1. 1. PRESENTS10 Inspirational Moments:IMMADAKHUND
  2. 2. CEO and co-founder ofsocial gaming company, Heyzap.Advisor for Seedcamp and speaksat events on social and mobile gaming. .com/Immad-Akhund
  3. 3. Insight #1Your success will be indirect proportion toyour level of effortand persistence .com/Immad-Akhund
  4. 4. Insight #2When you view your business and personal growthas an ongoing process of iteration,YOU NEVER STOP LEARNING .com/Immad-Akhund
  5. 5. Insight #3When framing your business story –connect it to a greater context .com/Immad-Akhund
  6. 6. Insight #4 Vanity metrics will only distort your success -measure only real numbersthat matter .com/Immad-Akhund
  7. 7. Insight #5Hiring for cultural fitbeats hiring to fill a role (1.03m) Immad discusses the importance of hiring for culture .com/Immad-Akhund
  8. 8. Insight #6Be humble and know that partnershipaccelerate only when you’re open toyour partners’ point of view –don’t let your emotionsget in the way .com/Immad-Akhund
  9. 9. Insight #7To get traction early on -tell your story to influential journalistsand tell it often .com/Immad-Akhund
  10. 10. Insight #8Approach success as a step function –small wins lead to bigger results .com/Immad-Akhund
  11. 11. Insight #9Don’t let the impostor syndrome lurk –always own and celebrate your success .com/Immad-Akhund
  12. 12. Insight #10To know how the greats think –READ ABOUT THEIR LIVES .com/Immad-Akhund
  13. 13. Really reflect... ...tcefler yllaeRDo you have a hacker,hustler and an artist? .com/Immad-Akhund
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