en·tre·pre·neur [ahn-truh-pruh-nur, -noor; Fr. ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] noun: a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Creating businesses from scratch is very hard work, and to do so successfully requires a unique mix of skills, industry knowledge, personality and perseverance. We know because we’ve been there and done it.
The entrepreneurs that Castile backs are unique people with widely diverse backgrounds, yet they share a common set of defining characteristics:
A vision they desperately want to achieve: Vision and passion are not sufficient independent of each other; to make a start-up work they must work in concert with each other
Unique insights: Whether it’s a cutting-edge technical breakthrough or an unanticipated market opportunity, Castile’s entrepreneurs see things that others do not
Charismatic personalities: Disruptive enterprises are not built by a single person; the best entrepreneurs surround themselves with world-class talent and galvanize a team to achieve what others cannot
Toughness and aptitude to solve hard problems: By definition there will be bumps in the road; effective entrepreneurs know how to maneuver around them
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