This month Best Startup Texas published a profile on Ian Uriarte—detailing his rise to CEO & Founder of Timbergrove and what he’s learned along the way.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Ian:
What lessons have being an entrepreneur taught you?
“Over the years, I’ve learned how to be nimble—pivoting and adapting when necessary.”
If you could go back in time to when you first started your business, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
“Sell more, know your value, and don’t back down from approaching potential customers and new challenges. New entrepreneurs often get intimidated by others who are more established in the business, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you are a team of 1 or 200. If you know your value and what you can deliver, then you have what that company needs. Don’t wait until you are “ready,” or you’ll always be waiting. If you know it’s within the scope of what you can do; you can bring a team together and do it.”
Give us a bit of an insight into the influences behind the company.
“While working at larger companies like IBM, I discovered how powerful technology and technology teams can be. I also saw a lot of the barriers companies face when trying to implement this technology and produce real transformation in organizations. One of my biggest influences when starting Timbergrove was to find a way to bring change and transformation to companies so that technology can make people’s lives easier within those organizations, not harder.”
You can read Ian’s full interview here.