2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Top Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs

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Common mistakes most entrepreneurs make along the way and how you can avoid them. The team at Napkin Venture will share with you the pitfalls and obstacles you can avoid in your own startup or business, saving you time and money. Most textbooks talk about what you should do. Learning from mistakes is sometimes the better lesson!



Raul Calvoz


Napkin Venture

Raúl is co-Founder and partner in Napkin Venture, as well as Managing Partner of Tuggey Calvoz LLP.

Tina Cannon

Co-Founder & COO


A seasoned entrepreneur, Ms. Cannon is a Partner with Napkin Venture, an entrepreneurial advisory firm that provides assistance with legal, branding, strategy and drop-in C-level support for startups. Ms. Cannon is the co-founder of PreAccelerate, a pre-seed stage incubator in Austin, TX. She was the CEO and co-founder of PetsMD.com, the leading online pet health resource acquired in 2011. She is also the co-founder of Book-a-Vet. Ms. Cannon served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Texas State University and has been a guest blogger for CBS (BNET.com). She has been a featured presenter at various technology events and has mentored numerous start-up businesses. Prior to her entrepreneur experience, Ms. Cannon was a financial auditor and business consultant in the private sector. Cannon graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

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