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Do’s and Don’ts - Presentation by Bambi Francisco on Entrepreneurship


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What I learned as an entrepreneur and a human

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Do’s and Don’ts - Presentation by Bambi Francisco on Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Do’s and Don’ts What I learned as an entrepreneur and a human
  2. 2. Not a VC, investment bank, or media company, rather an ecosystem Software platform Events, gatherings Research Advisory Vator Investment Club (VIC)
  3. 3. Highly regard by entrepreneurs and investors Vator Splash was a great momentum- builder for us as we were getting ready to fundraise. The victory provided social proof to prospective investors and increased our chances of successfully attracting investment. We went on to raise $1M from a great group of angel investors! Gagan Biyani Founder of Sprig, Udemy Vator's competition platform made it simple to judge contestants… It's the most efficient solution to judging competitions and it makes the process of judging a lot more fun!e Vator Splash competition makes it easy and efficient to review a large number of early-stage startups that I would not otherwise have been exposed to. Jeremy Liew, Partner, Lightspeed To be back on stage at a Vator event at this exciting time in Thumbtack’s history is a kind of homecoming for us. Winning Vator’s first competition helped launch Thumbtack. Marco Zappacosta, Founder & CEO Thumbtack
  4. 4. Who am I? CEO / Founder Vator Columnist/Correspondent for Dow Jones/Marketwatch, CNBC, Fox Tech Anchor for CBS Managed $1B money market fund for AIG Random facts: Mother of 4 boys Trekked to Everest Base Camp Rode the Tour de France (Pyrenees); Ran the Camino de Santiago Rode the Death Ride (California Alps) Worked for Donald Trump
  5. 5. Do one thing every day that scares you Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. 6. Do start every day with an accomplishment “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed” Admiral William McRaven
  7. 7. Do sell what they need Mark Cuban
  8. 8. Do “read things that are not yet on the page” Steve Jobs
  9. 9. Do always ask why Will (10 yrs old): Why do you always ask why? Race (5 yrs old): Why don’t you ever?
  10. 10. Don’t be lazy “Anything that has been done can be done better” Vivek Ranadive, Owner Sacramento Kings; CEO Tibco
  11. 11. Do iterate and find your value-add
  12. 12. Do be determined and resilient Scott Banister, CEO Ironport acquired by Cisco for $800M Paul Buchheit, creator Gmail; Founder Friendfeed, sold to Facebook for $50M
  13. 13. Just DO it Sometimes it’s just “Time to make the donuts” Dunkin Donuts 1984 commercial
  14. 14. Don’t take shortcuts
  15. 15. Do put in your 10,000 hours Malcolm Gladwell
  16. 16. Do embrace constraints and boundaries Jack Dorsey, CEO Twitter, Square
  17. 17. Don’t accept more than you need Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff (Ring acquired for $1B by Amazon)
  18. 18. Do desire, but don’t have strong expectations “Vision is bumbling around” Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures
  19. 19. Do be patient “Some of the best investments occur late in the life of a technology,” Mike Moritz, Sequoia Capital
  20. 20. Don’t blame circumstances Don’t be a victim
  21. 21. Don’t complexify things “The truth is so simple, we often miss it” Peter Thiel
  22. 22. Do start with the premise that we deserve nothing Then everything becomes a gift and we can be grateful
  23. 23. Don’t take advice; Make your own mistakes Pete Cashmore, Founder Mashable