Ole Eichhorn: Startup Success Tips From Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Reid Hoffman.
Last Thursday an acclaimed entrepreneur, software engineer, architect, and manager gave a presentation at Santa Clarita’s premier Startup Community and Tech Accelerator, SCV Startup. With experience ranging from the SVP/Engineering at PayPal and the GM of Online Billpay at Intuit; Ole Eichhorn founded eyesFinder in 2013, a company developing leading-edge Visual Search solutions. In 2011 he co-founded DoubleBeam, which develops mobile payments solutions, and currently serves as their CTO. Ole was the founding CTO of Aperio in 2001, the leader in digital pathology solutions, and actively participated in developing applications of this technology for patient care. Previous to that Ole served as SVP/Engineering at PayPal, GM of Online Billpay at Intuit, VP/Engineering for Digital Insight, and Director of Technology for XP Systems.
At PayPal, Ole worked directly with Elon Musk (founder of Tesla and Space X), Peter Thiel (first investor in Facebook), Reid Hoffman (Founder of Linkedin) as well as Max Levchin and he shared lessons learned. His resume is enough to pack the room full of people at Small Dog Creative, the location where he gave his presentation. Ole gave his insights about what it takes to truly make a successful business. He believes that the main ideas can be broken down into the sections of; “refining your idea, fundraising, building a great team, and marketing.” Topics that can be entire university taught courses, Ole went to great lengths to break these concepts down for the startup community.
Read the article about the event.