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Ideas are Really Simple - It’s the Execution That’s Hard, by Matt Mandell

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-08

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Serial entrepreneur, Matt Mandell, knows a thing or two about launching successful startups. Throughout his career, he has learned by doing, and can boil down entrepreneurial success to a few simple things: 1. Decide early on what your goals are, and 2. Forget the idea, because it’s all about execution.

Matt Mandell is a serial entrepreneur, having operated companies in the food, logistics, technology, entertainment and consulting space throughout Washington DC. His ventures include,, and several others.

Watch the video below for more sage advice from Matt, and if you could benefit from expert feedback and training to launch a startup in Washington DC, apply now for the Autumn 2013 semester. Final applications are due Sunday, November 10. Click here to learn more and begin your application today.




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