JUAN GREAT LEAP

Get up and DESTROY those blinders!

My whole entrepreneur life has been a series of episodes where my eyes were opened to a greater reality. I can still remember when STORM collected its first payment back in 2005. My partner Pao and I gave a gaming company 2-weeks of access to our new online survey software for P5000. (which was completely, idiotically underpriced!)…

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Can We Call Them “Finish-Ups” Instead?

At this time last year, I was looking around our Southeast Asian neighbors with startup-scene envy. Why wasn't our startup scene as vibrant? What a difference a year makes. In just one year, we've seen a couple of Startup Weekends, the rise of Twitmusic, the launch of Kickstart and Ideaspace, a booming economy, Streetfood Tycoon, co-lab amenities…

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Leap, But Don’t Forget To Live

The entrepreneurial life can be exhilarating. Receiving your first payment, landing a first client, landing a first BIG client - these experiences can rarely be matched by anything the corporate world can offer. Then this whole new social network/internet/mobile landscape just takes that experience and injects it with WWE-level steroids. There is so much to do. People…

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No Money? No Experience? No Problem!

After she graduated with her degree in Psychology in 2010, we hired Ofelia Linchangco in STORM to do HR analysis and consulting. What was pretty evident from the get-go was that she loved design-related work. She would always volunteer to do design work for STORM's marketing materials and would tinker with the website design. While she would…

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Startup Funding: The FIRST option should always be doing it on your own

I've been blessed to have talked to a growing number of young entrepreneurs over the past few months. One common concern for the would-be-startup-owner is funding. How do you get the funding to start? The two general answers are bootstrapping and raising investment money. There are other interesting fund-raising strategies arising, like crowdsourcing, but that's a topic…

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You can choose your own adventure!

It's not just about the money. It's not just about making a dent in the world. It is very much WHAT SORT OF DENT  and WHERE YOU WANT TO MAKE IT. Ultimately, the answer boils down to WHO YOU ARE. What do you like doing? How and when do you do your best work? What are you good…

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