“It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban, tech entrepreneur
Most people are surprised to discover that in order to succeed as an entrepreneur, you’ll need to work hard and come across a bit of luck, especially in the world of technology. The following tech entrepreneur stories describe how successful entrepreneurship works even when the odds are not in your flavor, inspiring you to strive harder to achieve an identity in this world.
Mark Cuban – Self-made Billionaire
This tech entrepreneur has perfected his business skills to rise above the rest of the world. Mark Cuban stands as an ideal example of a man in love with business and dedication. His passion for business was evident when he was studying business administration at undergraduate level at Indiana University. He bought a bar with some $15,000 that he had scourged and turned it into a successful student bar using his skills in business.
This risky yet successful endeavor propelled Mark to start a computer business right after completing university. He later sold his company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million to CompuServe. Mark Cuban was born with an entrepreneurial desire, which is clear from the fact that he owns a national basketball team, a media company, the first satellite channel in HD, and many other investments that make his estimated worth as high as $3.3 billion.
Cher Wang – An Exception In A World Dominated By Men
Today, Cher Wang has a net worth of $1.1 billion, and is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most powerful women today. Cher is the founder of HTC, a name that is synonymous with smartphones, and her struggle to bring superior technology to the world is a milestone that most individuals can only dream of. Her education in the College Preparatory School, Oakland, followed by a degree in economics (University of California), ushered her into the field of technology.
Despite her failure of her first company, Leo Computers, Cher moved on to build another company, HTC, in collaboration with her friend and Microsoft. Soon HTC became the first company to launch an Android phone, but with a vision to become the world’s leading smartphone brand, HTC struggled its way to reach to the top. Today, HTC ranks among the best mobile phone brands globally, making Cher an inspiration for women all over the world.
Dooma Wendschuh – Revolutionized Gaming World
After graduating from the Princeton University, Dooma Wendschuh revolutionized the world of gaming. However, his interest in writing drove him to the School Of Cinema/Television Peter Stark Producing Program of the University of South Carolina. After obtaining his Masters from here, Dooma partnered up with his friend to start a company, Sekretagent Productions, Inc., with the funds they received on selling their first very first screenplay during their course of study in California.
Dooma, as the co – CEO as well as co-founder of the company, brought to the world wildly popular video games such as Assassin’s Creed, Batman- Arkham Origins as well as Prince of Persia (3 games in overall franchise). Sekretagent Productions soon found its way to the top of world’s most prominent video game and film production companies, with net worth over $2.5 billion.
These are some of the most inspiring stories that will make you believe in the fact that one can succeed only when one is willing to beat the odds. If you are confident about your talent and skills in entrepreneurship, and are willing to sail against the wind to achieve your goals, then no one can stop you from being the world’s next most successful tech entrepreneur.