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Joey Gurango has a solid track record in forming and running successful software companies. He founded Match Data Systems (MDS) in Seattle WA USA in 1987, MDS Philippines in 1991, and MDS Australia in 1996. In 1999, he sold MDS to Great Plains Software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2001. Joey served as the Asia Pacific Regional Director for Microsoft Business Solutions, before he left in 2003 to form Gurango Software. In 2007, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals, in recognition of his mastery of software technology and business. In 2006, the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship acknowledged him as one of the country's Ten Most Inspiring Technopreneurs. In addition to leading Gurango Software as the most successful Microsoft Dynamics partner in the Philippines, Joey has co-founded several other software start-ups, and is the President of the Philippine Software Industry Association.

Failing Your Way to Success

I am a failure. If one were to be defined according to the sum of their accomplishments, I can only shamelessly describe myself as a failure. Because the truth is, I’ve failed many more times than I have succeeded. What’s Wrong with Failure Anyway? From a statistical standpoint, for every 100 attempts to succeed at

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

In this first of many more articles that I will be publishing on this site, I thought it would be helpful to chronicle my entrepreneurial journey.  I hope you enjoy this walk down memory lane with me. Running a Business in College When I was in college, I found out that students were either too

The 3 Most Important Startup Questions

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing a startup? Is it funding or finding co-founders? Is it constructing a dream team of tech wizards or sales and marketing rock stars? Is it all about conceptualizing and building the winning product idea? How about the bureaucratic hurdles that startups have to overcome to get