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Donald Doane States Problem Solving Skills Learned At Cornell Helped In Entrepreneurial Ventures

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Donald Doane

  • Founder, ConnectYard
  • male
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1974 (Age: 48 years old)
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Biography

Donald Doane is the CEO of ConnectYard. Founded in 2007, ConnectYard specializes in helping colleges and universities tap the power of social media for student recruitment, retention and alumni re-engagement.

Previously, Doane founded OpenDemand in early 2000 and served as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Doane has been involved with testing and analyzing the performance of Web sites and applications since the first commercial Web load/stress testing tools were introduced on the market and was one of the early visionaries to recognize the business need for companies to quickly adapt to the "open", or unlimited, demand of the Internet.

Prior to OpenDemand, Doane held various senior-level and key management positions with companies including Ovid Technologies, Qwest Communications, Icon CMT Corp. and Interworld Technology Ventures, and has provided consulting services to large accounts such as UBS, CBS, CitiCorp, Bear Stearns, US Clearing Corp., and PR Newswire.

Donald Doane received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cornell University, College of Engineering.

I don't know if there is one particular course or experience that I could point to, but, I do think it was the aggregate of all these experiences that helped prepare me for my entrepreneurial ventures. In particular, what I learned here at Cornell, was how to think outside of the box and to look an...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Early Desire To Be An Entrepreneur
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Video 2 of 20 Donald Doane States Problem Solving Skills Learned At Cornell Helped In Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Video 3 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Pros and Cons of Having Engineering Background In Business
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Video 4 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Changing Definition of Success With Increasing Professional Experience
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Video 5 of 20 Donald Doane States Financial Model Has Been Biggest Challenge In Business Planning
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Video 6 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Importance of Having a Defined Business Plan For Pitching To Investors
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Video 7 of 20 Donald Doane Provides Background on Company OpenDemand
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Video 8 of 20 Donald Doane Shares Anecdotes About Being Challenged Early On In Career
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Video 9 of 20 Donald Doane States Optimism Is A Factor For Success As An Entrepreneur
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Video 10 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Background of Company ConnectYard
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Video 11 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Differentiation Between ConnectYard And Other Companies
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Video 12 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses ConnectYard Business Model
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Video 13 of 20 Donald Doane Explains Value Proposition Of ConnectYard
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Video 14 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Value Of Team During Bootstrapping Phase
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Video 15 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Challenges In Maintaining Company Culture
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Video 16 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Excitement Of Initial Stages Of Business
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Video 17 of 20 Donald Doane Shares Anecdote About Early Exposure To Entrepreneurship
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Video 18 of 20 Donald Doane States Entrepreneurs Have To Be Comfortable With Risk
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Video 19 of 20 Donald Doane Discusses Motivation Needed To Be An Entrepreneur Through Challenging Times
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Video 20 of 20 Donald Doane States Importance of Having A Sales Process
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