Steve McKean defines an entrepreneur as “someone who sees an opportunity or a problem to be solved and marshalls the people and resource to build a product or service to solve that problem.” Over an expansive career, he embodies that definition. His most recent success, Acceller, was built entirely for the purpose of solving a problem: Acceller negotiates bills with major telecommunications companies for their customers. He’s also working with two additional companies built on the philosophy of solving problems for customers: BillShark, a personal finance company similar to Acceller, and a robotics software company that focuses on private data.
How do you find the courage to make the leap into entrepreneurship? Brian Brackeen had a comfortable job with a highly successful company. But Brackeen felt a calling to build something of his own. He is the founder of Kairos, a technology responsible for facial recognition and emotional analysis. ENTREPRENEURradio shares his story on “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind.”