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Dream Big, Die Trying. What I Learned at the San Francisco Founder Institute, by Garrick Hismatullin
Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches.
Below are three simple - yet impactful - lessons, Founder and CEO, Garrick Hismatullin, learned while building his company in four short months:
"We have graduated from the Founder Institute.
It has been an interesting journey which had exceeded all of my expectations. I originally came into the Founder Institute program with an idea for a social media application. Just two months later we have a medical company with a growing user base.
Here are the most important lessons I learned at the Founder Institute;
1. Don't build stuff until you have validated your idea.
2. The only people who can validate your idea are your customers.
3. Dream big, die trying."
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