Rania Hoteit, Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur (Founder and CEO of ID4A Technologies)

Rania is an inspiring serial entrepreneur and a fierce global business and social impact leader that I am excited to have on the show. She is the CEO of ID4A Technologies, a design-tech company that was named “Best Entrepreneurial Company in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine at the end of 2016 recognizing it as a well-rounded company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership. Only 360 Honorees of privately-owned companies in America were distinguished on the list. Which is quite impressive! She acts as an advisor to a variety of startups in Silicon Valley and beyond, and is a sought after expert judge and angel investor on global entrepreneurial and startup competitions. Her resume goes even further, to prestigious awards, nominations and recognitions from the White House, to writing and international public speaking engagements and more. You can find a complete list on her website, subscribe to her newsletter, and make sure to follow her social media pages. I included links in the show notes.











Questions Asked:

  1. Can you share more about your company? What made you decide to start it? What were the experiences that led up to it?
  2. This is your third business after making 2 previous exists. What has worked well for you in growing your company within 3-4 years? Is there anything you’d do differently if you had to start over?
  3. How does success look like and mean to you personally?
  4. What are your thoughts on the Law of Attraction? Is it a useful framework?
  5. What traits make a successful entrepreneur? Can these traits be developed? Any thoughts you can share on how someone can become an entrepreneur, or at least start making changes in their life to get to do what they love?
  6. How about the concept of failure? What are you thoughts on that?
  7. How has being a woman influenced your journey? What challenges have you experienced? how did you deal with them? and what can you advise other women who aspire to become entrepreneurs and business leaders?
  8. Lastly, I’d really like to share some powerful advices from you on entrepreneurship, business, and leadership. What can you leave all our listeners with to think about?

Book Recommendation:  The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation of Knowledge and Action by John Dewey

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