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By Brad Feld, David Cohen

ISBN-10: 0470929839

ISBN-13: 9780470929834

Practical recommendation from a few of today's most sensible early level traders and entrepreneurs
TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in 3 U.S. towns. every year in every one urban, it money approximately ten web startups with a small volume of capital and surrounds them with round fifty most sensible net marketers and traders. traditionally, approximately seventy-five percentage of the corporations that battle through TechStars increase a significant volume of angel or enterprise capital. Do extra speedier: TechStars classes to speed up Your Startup is a set of recommendation that comes from people who have undergone, or are a part of, this confirmed software. every one vignette is an exploration of data usually heard through the TechStars software and offers useful insights into early degree entrepreneurship.* includes seven sections, each one concentrating on an enormous subject matter in the TechStars software, together with proposal and imaginative and prescient, fundraising, felony and constitution, and work/life stability* Created by means of extremely popular specialists on the earth of early level making an investment* Essays in each one part come from the skilled writer staff in addition to TechStar mentors, marketers, and founders of companies
While you'll finally need to make your personal judgements approximately what's correct to your company, Do extra speedier: TechStars classes to speed up Your Startup can get your entrepreneurial recreation headed within the correct course.

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We never knew what experience or ideas would come from the people we met and we believed people have a sneaky way of surprising you with the unexpected. As we progressed, we realized that even experienced entrepreneurs forget to get enough feedback on their ideas. We regularly experience this every time we use a piece of software or web service that isn’t well thought out. Now, even as we become a more mature (although still very young) company, we still share ideas early and often, not just with mentors, but also with our customers and partners.

Most of the people who were being affected by the problem didn’t even know it! One weekend I thought about how ironic it was that a solution to one problem (spam filtering technology) had introduced another critical problem. Spam filters were filtering out most of the spam e-mails but legitimate e-mails were also being filtered! I wondered how many other subtle problems relating to e-mail existed, and to my surprise, there were many. I started wondering if I had e-mail deliverability issues with other ISPs.

Nate and Natty wouldn’t have been accepted into TechStars if they hadn’t been naturally good at sharing their ideas early and often and seeking feedback. We met them about six months before they applied to TechStars. At first, we were skeptical because they were just two ex–Wall Street guys with no technical skills or experience. We kept in touch with them while they taught themselves how to program and made significant progress on the product in a short time. We were amazed, and encouraged them to apply to TechStars.

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