Kerry Schrader & Ashlee Ammons are the co-founders of Mixtroz, an app that helps meeting attendees more easily connect and engage with one another. Although Kerry answered our questions, both are members of the EC, and it's their turn to be featured in our Member Spotlight.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD:
WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
After casually coming up with a simple solve for a big problem with modern day networking...entrepreneurship got interested in me!
IF YOU COULD MEET ANY ENTREPRENEUR, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Mark Cuban (go big or stay at home!)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF THE EC?
The collision with various stakeholders that the EC environment fosters.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE SEEKING TO CREATE, LAUNCH, OR GROW A BUSINESS?
Jot your idea into a business model canvas to ensure the written version makes sense to you, validate the initial idea with trusted, OBJECTIVE friends, take a deep breath and leap!
HOW DO YOU BALANCE THE ENTREPRENEURIAL LIFESTYLE?
I don't. I have accepted the fact that entrepreneurship is 24/7 (especially in the early stages) so I make the most of it. I believe in Mixtroz 200% so it's easy for me to integrate the business into my life. Thanks to Brene' Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection...Oprah and I both suggest reading it!), I am becoming more comfortable with my "perfectly, imperfect" self and realize that everyday I do my best at balancing Mixtroz, family and everything else; win, lose or draw, I'm good with that!