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Great Advice for Start Ups

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Quotes from successful entrepreneurs to help you start up, scale up, and be successful -- from San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event, compiled by Denise Lee Yohn

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Great Advice for Start Ups

  1. 1. From San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  2. 2. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Scott Tilton Co-Founder & CEO of Hookit.com Beaver Theodosakis Founder of prAna Steve Lake Co-Founder & President of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. Mitch Thrower Founder & Chairman of Events.com Bill Walton Basketball Hall of Famer
  3. 3. The worst time to raise money is when you need it . Scott Tilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Hookit.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  4. 4. Ask for help. Don't ask for money. Mitch Thrower, Founder & Chairman of Events.com, Co-Founder Active.com, Former President & COO of Triathlete Magazine San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  5. 5. Steve Lake, Co-Founder & President of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Find comfort in the uncomfortable.
  6. 6. If you take the customer's perspective on every decision, it's usually the best long term decision for the brand. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Beaver Theodosakis, Founder of prAna
  7. 7. It takes talent to get to top and it takes character to stay there. Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Famer and Executive Chairman of the Board, SDSI San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  8. 8. Steve Lake, Co-Founder & President of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn You have to wake up every morning ready to battle. There will always be someone bigger, stronger, faster that you, so you have to love to compete.
  9. 9. You need integrity, motivation, and intelligence. If you've got any two without the third, you're screwed. Mitch Thrower, Founder & Chairman of Events.com, Co-Founder Active.com, Former President & COO of Triathlete Magazine San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  10. 10. Everything takes longer and costs more than you think. Scott Tilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Hookit.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  11. 11. Going up in altitude is really important. Get out of the space you're in and get a fresh perspective. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Beaver Theodosakis, Founder of prAna
  12. 12. You'll never learn what you don't want to know. Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Famer and Executive Chairman of the Board, SDSI San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  13. 13. Steve Lake, Co-Founder & President of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn We learn about what we want as much by what we don't want.
  14. 14. Don't mistake action for traction. Scott Tilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Hookit.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn (Quoting Maynard Webb, former COO of eBay)
  15. 15. Find in what you love where the money is flowing and insert yourself there. Mitch Thrower, Founder & Chairman of Events.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  16. 16. Beaver Theodosakis, Founder of prAna Create a forum where's OK to be super-critical of everything. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  17. 17. Entrepreneurs are athletes -- you have to have the endurance and the mental and physical stamina. Scott Tilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Hookit.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  18. 18. A dream without a plan and a deadline is little more than a prayer. Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Famer and Executive Chairman of the Board, SDSI San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  19. 19. The learning is in the struggle. When things come easy, in many cases, you may have success but you don't know how you got there. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Beaver Theodosakis, Founder of prAna
  20. 20. Just keep going....no matter what happens. Mitch Thrower, Founder & Chairman of Events.com, Co-Founder Active.com, Former President & COO of Triathlete Magazine San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  21. 21. It's OK to say no. Scott Tilton, Co-Founder and CEO of Hookit.com San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn On backing out of a deal:
  22. 22. Steve Lake, Co-Founder & President of Sector 9 Skateboard Co. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn Be polarizing. It's always easier to be loved or hated than anywhere in between.
  23. 23. Those who aren't willing to risk going too far will never know how far they can go. Bill Walton, Basketball Hall of Famer and Executive Chairman of the Board, SDSI San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  24. 24. San Diego Sport Innovators “Eye of the Innovator” Event April 2, 2019 By Denise Lee Yohn
  25. 25. WWW.SDSPORTINNOVATORS.ORG/ HTTP://DENISELEEYOHN.COM

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