Q&A with Frida Rustøen
Co-Founder and COO @ Mingl
What are your plans for the future?
Mingl wants to become the global go-to solution for contact management.
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
This is my first entrepreneurial adventure, and it happened simply because I really fell for the Mingl idea and the company.
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
I lived in California for a year when I was in high school. When I was recently back in Cali to take part in accelerator program TINC, I was able to meet up with old friends I hadn't seen in 15 years. It was magical! Keeping in touch with the people in your life is what allows for these things to happen, and we at Mingl believe managing contacts and networks should be easier and better to build and maintain meaningful relationships.
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Be open, work smart, surround yourself with good people! Working by yourself or in a small company requires more from you in terms of initiative, so try to figure out where or how you can boost your energy. Personally I exercise, read about personal development or chat with my co-founders - that always gets me inspired!