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International Startup Fest 2015: Words of wisdom

We asked the people behind some of the most innovative startups at this year's festival to answer one question: What was the best advice you ever received?

Successful entrepreneurs and aspiring moguls share their best piece of advice

The annual entrepreneurial extravaganza set up shop in the Old Port this week. (Thomas Ledwell/CBC)

We asked the people behind some of the most innovative startups at this year's festival to answer one question: What was the best advice you ever received? 

Here's what they told us:

"Don't get lost in features," - Francois Poirier of MakerBloks

We asked the people behind some of the most exciting startups at this year's fest one question: What was the best advice you ever received? 0:14

"Don't be afraid to fail," - Oliver Bleuer of Go Bleuer

We asked the people behind some of the most exciting startups at this year's fest one question: What was the best advice you ever received? 0:14

"[Limit] your goals to three a day," - Géraldine Holliday of E-Panneur

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"Being right is not enough," - Michael Kosk of XYZ Interactive

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"It's about the work you put in, not the good idea you have," - Kevin Li of Ahvoda

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"Don't be afraid to pivot," - Victor Gomez of Mojo!

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"Know your customer," - Gurmeet Tagore of Laritzy

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"The worst that can happen is they say no," - Sean English of Food Room

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"It's never too early to talk to customers, "Charlotte Rydlund of Pacta

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"There is no job beneath you," - International Startup Festival founder, Phil Telio

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