Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

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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 investorsand entrepreneurs

TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator withoperations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it fundsabout ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital andsurrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs andinvestors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of thecompanies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount ofangel or venture capital. "Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons toAccelerate Your Startup" is a collection of advice that comesfrom individuals who have passed through, or are part of, thisproven program. Each vignette is an exploration of informationoften heard during the TechStars program and provides practicalinsights into early stage entrepreneurship.Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme withinthe TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balanceCreated by two highly regarded experts in the world of earlystage investingEssays in each section come from the experienced author team aswell as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders ofcompanies

While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions aboutwhat's right for your business, "Do More Faster: TechStarsLessons to Accelerate Your Startup" can get your entrepreneurialendeavor headed in the right direction.

 

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

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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

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Excellent helpful read. Easy to read real life experiences of entrepreneurs / startups in Techstars (Foundry Group) incubator. 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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