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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-05-19

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include insights from Adeo Ressi on Startup Ideation, building a startup community, raising capital, finding a great startup idea, and more.

Check out our must read articles for the week of May 12th - May 18th:

 

Turtles and Flywheels: How to build a startup community
by Chris DeVore
Chris DeVore gave the keynote speech at Thursday night’s GeekWire Awards. These are his prepared remarks, with full video of the talk above).

I want to talk to you tonight about two things:

Turtles

And flywheels.
Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea
By Megan Rose Dickey
There's a common misconception floating around Silicon Valley that ideas mean nothing, and execution means everything.

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.

Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.
Why Raising Capital Is a 4-Step Process
By Peter Cohan
Entrepreneurs care most about turning their vision into a real business, but often lack sufficient capital. Yet going hat-in-hand to investors asking for money could lead a startup CEO to lose control of their company. Sell a big stake in your business to an outside investor and that investor may decide your vision for the company is wrong or that you lack the capabilities needed to realize that vision.
San Francisco's Real Start-up Secret Sauce
By Philip Rosedale
Everywhere from New York City to Omaha would like to be the next tech start-up capital. Here's what actually makes Silicon Valley and San Francisco hotbeds of tech start-up activity.
How to Find an Idea for Your Startup, Even if You Don't Know Where to Start
By Wade Foster
If you’re like me, the startup Gods didn’t bless you with a magical idea that was “love at first site.” Maybe you came up with an idea or two in the shower. Or maybe a buddy had a decent idea that you modified to make your own. In fact, I didn’t have any aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur until a fateful internship my junior year of college with a megacorp. So I never even thought once about what kind of startup or company I’d like to run someday.
Essential Entrepreneurial Advice for Every Graduate
By Steve Blank
Serial entrepreneur and author Steve Blank gave the commencement speech at the University of Minnesota. His advice is relevant for anyone starting up.

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