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Mike Pratico Discusses Experience in Starting First Business

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  • Date Added : 3/27/2001
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Mike Pratico

  • Director of Sales and Marketing, DaVanita Design
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1977 (Age: 44 years old)
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
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Biography

Mike Pratico, Jr., graduated from Cornell University with Honors in 1998. Prior to graduating from Cornell, Pratico along with two other partners formed Davanita Design, LLC, an e-strategy and implementation consulting firm. At Davanita, Pratico was responsible for many of the business operational needs including new business development, human resources, finance, and legal. Most notably, Pratico oversaw a capital infusion and the later sale of the company to Avatar Technology, Inc. in 2000.

The path that we took to start our business was also kind of chaotic. I don't think when most people start a business, they say, "you know what? Let's start a business today, this is going to happen." I think a lot of people end up falling into it, or it falls into their lap, and that was much th...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 38 Mike Pratico Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 2 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Experience in Starting First Business
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
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  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 3 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Balancing School While Starting Company
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 34 sec.
Video 4 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Personal Sacrifices for Being an Entrepreneur
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 36 sec.
Video 5 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Recognizing Opportunities at Inopportune Times
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 6 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Background of DaVanita Designs
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 7 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Finding Office Space To Legitimize The Startup To Customers
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 8 sec.
Video 8 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Using Student Labor to Grow Company
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 15 sec.
Video 9 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Performing Competitive Analysis
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 19 sec.
Video 10 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Becoming Involved in an Acquisition
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 22 sec.
Video 11 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Developing Trust During an Acquisition
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 12 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Determining Valuation of the Company
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 7 sec.
Video 13 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Working with Partners and Establishing Trust
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 14 of 38 Mike Pratico Gives Advice on Forming Partnerships
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 41 sec.
Video 15 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses When Differences Occur in the Partnership and Deciding on One Leader
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 18 sec.
Video 16 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Leaving the Company
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
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  • 0 min. 58 sec.
Video 17 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses How to Handle Advice From Outsiders
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
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  • 0 min. 51 sec.
Video 18 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Continually Learning through the Acquisition Process
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 21 sec.
Video 19 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Long Term Vision and Exit Strategy
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 7 sec.
Video 20 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Customer Base and Customer Service
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 6 sec.
Video 21 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Professional Role After Acquisition
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
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  • 0 min. 41 sec.
Video 22 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Changes in the Internet Marketplace
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 51 sec.
Video 23 of 38 Mike Pratico States Company Made Mistake In Not Writing A Business Plan
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 24 sec.
Video 24 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Influence of Parents
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 38 sec.
Video 25 of 38 Mike Pratico Shares Advice Regarding Undergraduate Education
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 3 min. 7 sec.
Video 26 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Importance of Cash and Honesty
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 31 sec.
Video 27 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Challenges of Growth and Handling Personnel Issues
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 2 min. 18 sec.
Video 28 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Handling Negative Feedback
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 45 sec.
Video 29 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Differences in Internet Business versus Traditional Business
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
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  • 0 min. 41 sec.
Video 30 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Importance of Being a Good Listener
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 15 sec.
Video 31 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Some of the Goals He Has Achieved
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 3 sec.
Video 32 of 38 Mike Pratico Shares Surprises About Being An Entrepreneur
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 39 sec.
Video 33 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Ethical Issues and the Importance of Checks and Balances With Partners
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 11 sec.
Video 34 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Ethics and The Potential to Lose Money But Keep Integrity
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 35 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Handling Difficulties
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 28 sec.
Video 36 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Shifting Business Strategy Post-Acquisition
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 31 sec.
Video 37 of 38 Mike Pratico Discusses Importance of Mission Statements
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 38 of 38 Mike Pratico States Importance of Learning to Listen
  • Mike Pratico - Interview - DaVanita Design
  • 3/27/2001
  • Mike Pratico
  • 1 min. 11 sec.

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