Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs

TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it funds about ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital and surrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs and investors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of the companies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount of angel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship.

  • Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance
  • Created by two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing
  • Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companies

While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions about what's right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurial endeavor headed in the right direction.

  

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Contains practical tips for budding entrepreneurs. - Goodreads
Much of the advice in this book can be found elsewhere. - Goodreads
Or advice on when not to take venture capital. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Contains practical tips for budding entrepreneurs. Particularly a good read if you're just starting your first scalable company and want to take on investment. Read full review

Review: Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

User Review  - Cy Megnin - Goodreads

Great book, I liked hearing from various companies he has come in contact with and the stories behind them. It is easier to relate when you hear the back story. Read full review

Contents

People
61
Execution
113
Product
171
Fundraising
203
Legal and Structure
243
WorkLife Balance
273
The Evolution of TechStars
303
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About the author (2010)

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. He previously founded and successfully exited several companies and is now an angel investor in over 100 Internet startups.

BRAD FELD is a managing director of Foundry Group, an early stage venture capital firm. He has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty-five years.

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