#07: Neal Blackburn: Lesson Learned From Starting a Business Overseas

Written by John Ippolito | Nov 2, 2017 8:30:54 PM | 0 Comments

Written by John Ippolito | Nov 2, 2017 8:30:54 PM | 0 Comments

#07: Neal Blackburn: Lesson Learned From Starting a Business Overseas

On this episode, SnapApp's Neal Blackburn discusses the obstacles of entrepreneurship overseas and the skills he built while doing so. Those skills would later be transferrable to his sales experiences in the Mar-Tech space.

What's the biggest challenge of starting a business overseas?
"The startup scene/culture in every country can vary drastically which directly impacts the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs.  Luckily in Singapore you are able to incorporate online and, with the proper visa status, you can be up and running in 20 minutes.  Regardless of where you set up shop the biggest challenge is always finding the right team to turn the vision into reality.  You'll spend more time with them than you will your significant other - Being able to 'embrace the chaos' together and still respect each other is challenging but an absolute necessity."
 
About the Guest:
 
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Neal joined the Navy via ROTC after college and lived in various continents over the past 10 years.  In 2013 he jumped into the Bitcoin space as an enthusiast before co-founding a Singapore-based tech startup.  He's currently living and working in the Boston area and continues to "spread the word" on blockchain technology.