Trendster Mike Stemple on Business Ideas, Overcoming Hardship, and Affinity Marketing

In June, 2020, we wrote about an emerging opportunity in custom decorative skins for video game consoles. In that article, we mentioned one major player in the space, Skinit.

We were quickly surprised to learn that the original founder of Skinit, Mike Stemple, was actually a member of the Trends community.

Stemple, who has had 5 successful exits, and is Director-Emeritus at The Founder Institute and a mentor at Techstars, met with us to talk about his time starting and running Skinit, and offered up the following advice to founders looking to get into any industry:

1. Pay Attention to “I Wish”