Ans: How to build electronics. San Francisco and Seattle. 150k members. 10k projects. 120+ partners.
Q 2. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: Masters in entrepreneurship, worked at google, left to start own company, sold hackster.
Q 3. What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)?
Ans: Worked in crowd funding. Master thesis in crowd funding. Project was late in financing. Discovered people couldn’t manufacture product. Originally hackster was to help manufacture products.
Q 4. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Persistent, don’t get discouraged when things take time. Find good people to work with.
Q 5. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Execution, luck, luck.
Q 6. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Q 7. To what do you most attribute your success?
Q 8. How do you go about marketing your business?
Ans: Initial stages reached out to people directly, show up at events, social media, google search.
Q 9. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it?
Ans: How did you obtain investors for your venture? Small amount of money from hax a hardware accelerator.
Q 10. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Keep true to your values. Develop a community.
Q 11. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: Biggest community for hardware learning, expand around the world. All languages. Go to China.
Q 12. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Tesla, Autobon.
Q 13. How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: Extremely important. They do all the work as the company grows.
Q 14. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: Longer and longer until you start to get traction. But don’t give up.
Q 15. How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: When we have problems we find solutions to fix them.
Q 16. How do you define success?
Ans: Are we helping anyone or providing jobs to people. Get thanks.
Q 17. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: Being your own boss is the best motivation.
Q 18. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: The hackathons. Because you get feedback.
Q 19. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: Perception of risk. Risk aversion. How much work you’re willing to put into it.
Q 20. What kind of culture exists in your organization?
Ans: Laid back and open. Empower people to get things done individually.
Q 21. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Ans: Would study something different because didn’t learn hard skills.
Q 22. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: Doesn’t spend much time at home. Try to separate both but sometimes brings bad moods home.
Q 23. How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans: San Francisco just kinda happened but it stuck of all the tech support and mentality of silicon valley.
Q 24. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Luck and work.
Q 25. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Ans: Elon Musk
Q 26. How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
Ans: Mistakes will happen it is about how fast you react to them. Providing good customer sport and being responsive. Its about going above and beyond to fix issue.
Q 27. What are your hobbies?
Ans: What do you do in your non-work time? Running, cycling, backpacking, hiking,
Q 28. What makes you happy?
Time at home with partner. Eating food.
Company Detail : Hackster.io