Adam Cooke — Don’t overcomplicate your ideas from the start. Keep things simple and don’t try to do everything at once. When your project has some users, you can ask them what else they want and add it then. The most valuable thing you can have is a usable product.
Daniel Brusilovsky — One of the biggest pieces of advice that I took away from being an entrepreneur, especially a young one, is to never let people discourage you from your idea, even if they don’t believe in you. If you believe in your idea enough to risk it all, then you’re ready to go for it all.
Pete Barry — Great ads (and products) start with a great idea. So always think first, and design later. Start with literal, obvious ideas and then say the same thing in different ways. The more ideas you generate, the more likely you’ll come up with a great one; a promise that rings true with the consumer
Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Start Up methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Start up Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and in 2009 he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership.