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Episode Info: Mission 3: Keeping it Simple Featuring Agent Gabe Mountjoy: Mechanical Engineering Position: Co-Founder at Common Fibers Current Projects: Carbon Fiber Wallets Description:  The team at Common Fibers has created “hinge” out of carbon fiber that they have patented for various uses. Gabe and his teammates are showing off the features of carbon fiber, which is a versatile, strong material that can be used for various things. Total Raised: $164,775! Advice and Tips for Success: Gabe says, “KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid!” Sometimes simple is best  A valuable idea can be an “open door”. Gabe and his team found that their idea for the carbon fiber hinge could be applied to many things. They took advantage of that fact and are selling their idea. If you are going to be an idea based company, make sure to protect your intellectual property. Patent it, copyright it, trademark it. Gabe says, “KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid!” Use strategic marketing to your advantage. Have people come to you! Motivation Keep yourself in a state of uncertainty. There is always something to learn, never believe that you have learned everything. Keep a balance in life. Targets and Goals The mission of Common Fibers is to “make carbon fiber casual. Gabe and his team are working to produce merchandise to demonstrate the versatility of carbon fiber and educate people on the many uses of it. Weapons and Gadgets (Resources) Help Book:Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Mission Review Mrs. Paik: Sometimes, it can be just the idea. Mr. Paik: Marketing is the most important thing in and type of business. You can’t sell your product or business if no one knows about it! Mission Complete Thank you for joining us on this mission! Tell us what you thought below or send us an email. If you liked the show, please subscribe to our iTunes channel and leave us a rating. Also subscribe with your email for great giveaways and updates.
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