SPECIAL EPISODE 300. Back on Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, Bryan Menell was guest number one in 2014. He talks entrepreneurship, success, trends, and blockchain.
A finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, Bryan has 25 years of experience founding and growing Exact Systems (1991), Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) (1997), Fusion Learning Systems (2001), and Mahana (2013).
He is active in Austin’s technology scene, and is a co-founder and Mentor of Capital Factory, a seed stage mentoring program for technology companies. Bryan is an investor and advisor to a select group of early stage technology companies and runs the popular Austin Tech Happy Hour.
This episode is a great conversation about the long-term journey of entrepreneurs and how to understand trends before they happen. What’s the new new thing? Bryan says it might be Blockchain. There is currently a paradigm shift happening and there are more resources available than ever before. No matter what new technologies are coming, there will be many who will figure out how to get involved, stand out, and penetrate new markets.
There is a more level playing field, but it is more competitive than ever for ideas. But while much is changing, some things stay the same. The need to work with great people is still as important as ever.
Check out episode #300 of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do and you will be exposed to some great thoughts about business and life.