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Dana Severson
Works at Wahooly
Attended University of Minnesota
Lives in St. Michael, MN
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For those of you that aren't aware, I started a weekly series on Inc.com recently called Founder Confessions. This is the third installment. Would love for you to check it out and let me know what you think.
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Every entrepreneur has secret fears that they've never shared with anyone, but these entrepreneurs were willing to open up.
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Dana, I'm a friend of Ryan Dehnel's father and saw your picture and wondered if you might be related to the Severson's that come from  the St. James-Godahl area?  I am a relative of these folks.
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Started a new beef jerky subscription box called, Stick in a Box. First shipment goes out tomorrow and would love to have you on board (US only). http://stickinabox.co/pages/subscribe
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My name is Dana Severson, cofounder of StartupsAnonymous.com, and I have a bone to pick. For an anonymous site owner, posting on an anonymous series, you may wonder why I'm starting off by identify...
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[This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear o...
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My latest post on +Inc. Would love your feedback. 
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Founders confess the greatest lies they've ever told to drive sales and build their business.
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Founders share their worst experiences in starting their company with a partner
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Starting up is hard and often riddled with mistakes and mishaps. Missed launch dates, bad hires, poor cofounder due diligence, etc. As an entrepreneur, you often feel alone in your mistakes, largel...
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Latest story on StartupsAnonymous.com ...
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Occupation
I come up with ideas
Employment
  • Wahooly
    Co-founder, 2011 - present
  • Rockler Companies
    Advertising Director, 2007 - 2011
  • IDesignYourLogo.com
    Living the dream, 2010 - 2011
  • Sight Creative
    Business Development, Lead, 2004 - 2006
  • Greer and Associates
    Director of Business Development, 2006 - 2007
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Currently
St. Michael, MN
Previously
Plymouth, MN - Sadly, just Minnesota
Story
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Ad guy, writer and entrepreneur. Full-time ideator. Co-founder/CEO of Wahooly.
Introduction

Born with a large forehead and natural ability to develop absurd ideas, Dana Severson was immediately drawn to the advertising industry at a very early age.

Growing up, he’d often get caught sipping a three-finger apple juice (disguised as cognac), smoking candy cigarettes, dressed like his favorite superhero, David Ogilvy. Clearly, his favorite show is MadMen.

Now we find Dana in his happy place, down three-shot espressos, writing things that make very little sense to most people.

Dana has found therapy by writing for Fastcompany.com, Adage.com, TCBmag.com and of course, the lovely clients of IDesignYourLogo.com.

Also the head hustler at Wahooly. 

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I have a two-year old that was conceived on the same day, same year as my five-year old twins. Any guesses how?
Education
  • University of Minnesota
  • St. Cloud State University
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Gender
Male
Birthday
July 8
Other names
Dane Robert