Ideas Last
Ideas Last
The Building Blocks of Startup Success

Passion is what drives the entrepreneur to create and innovate, but it must be managed and balanced with dedication, open-mindedness, and patience. Nicos Vekiarides delves into the importance of building a stable foundation within a startup to guarantee its longevity. 

In this episode, we discuss…

  • Why it’s ok…sometimes even preferable…for a startups to grow slowly
  • The fundamental pillars that every startup must adhere to, regardless of the industry
  • The qualities to look for when building your team 
  • Why you should always look beyond your initial idea and your original product 

About Nicos Vekiarides

Nicos Vekiarides is the Chief Executive Officer & co-founder of Attestiv. He has spent the past 20+ years in enterprise IT and cloud, as a CEO & entrepreneur, bringing innovative new technologies to market. His previous startup, TwinStrata, an innovative cloud storage company where he pioneered cloud-integrated storage for the enterprise, was acquired by EMC in 2014. Before that, he brought to market the industry’s first storage virtualization appliance for StorageApps, a company later acquired by HP. 

Nicos holds 6 technology patents in storage, networking and cloud technology and has published numerous articles on new technologies. Nicos is a partner at Mentors Fund, an early-stage venture fund, a mentor at Founder Institute Boston, where he coaches first-time entrepreneurs, and an advisor to several companies. Nicos holds degrees from MIT and Carnegie Mellon University.

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