Have the guts to go it alone
Lucy Marcus, founder and managing director of Marcus Venture Consulting, a company that works with entrepreneurs and financiers in the technology sector, says the first rule of being an entrepreneur has to be the ability to recognise your limitations as well as your strengths. “It is about understanding what you can and what you cannot do,” she says. “Just because you have a good idea, it does not mean that you are necessarily the one to build the company. One of the smartest things you can do is to surround yourself with really capable people.”
The wonders of Wap and other telecoms developments are the subject of the next meeting of HighTech Women, a mentoring group for women in technology-related jobs. Taking place in London on November 1, the evening event will examine the changing face of the telecoms industry, from mobile internet access to broadband technology. Founded by Lucy Marcus, recently named by Business Age magazine as one of the top 10 women leading new media developments in the UK, the group aims to support hi-tech women with networking and partnering. Details: www.hightech-women.com.