HAWC honored Ms. Marina Hatzopoulos with the “Aristeon Award”.
Ms. Hatzopoulos, a successful entrepreneur and investor in startup high tech companies was most inspiring ……
“Wisdom is knowledge. When you’re doing a startup, you need to know everything that’s happening in your field, which requires continual dialogue with your customers.
You need a strong mentor who will tell you what you don’t want to hear. Many entrepreneurs who have early success begin to believe they have all the answers and they stop listening. This is very dangerous.
Recognize your strengths and weaknesses and fill them in with others on the team. My biggest weakness was management itself as the company grew: being a mentor, teacher, and helping each employee grow. Ironically, I learned management skills from a couple of the people I managed…..