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Ask Scot Wingo: Coming Up With Your Big Idea, i.e. The Startup Idea Pattern

Scot Wingo is co-founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, a public company in Morrisville, N.C. that helps e-commerce retailers optimize sales across channels. Wingo and team took the company public in May 2013. This is a regular series, and you can read the kick-off post here for background. Ask him a question by commenting or emailing news@exitevent.com. Aaron writes:———————Hey Scot, I’ve always had so many ideas swirling around but never felt drawn towards any one idea over the others. How were you able to come up with 3 ideas that were able to create such value? I just bash my...

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How to Judge a Startup Competition

I’m not usually the kind of guy you find judging a startup competition. In the jungle-like ecosystem of entrepreneurism, I’m the worker bee, or maybe the howler monkey, but definitely the guy who likes to work on cool new stuff and talk about that stuff. Constantly. That’s why I write so much. I don’t want to be a writer, I just can’t shut up. My point is, I’m not really into startups for the glamour (of which, as an aggregate, there is very little anyway). I like it when products sell (not launch), and I like it when companies...

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