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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-06

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

This week's top articles include an impressive milestone from the Founder Institute, advice from a non-technical CEO of a software startup, tips for CEO transparency, how LatAm became a booming startup hub, and more.


Check out our must read articles for the week of September 30 - October 6:

Founder Institute Says It Has Graduated More Than 1,000 Companies
Adeo Ressi, founder of the Founder Institute startup incubator, recently told me that FI has hit a big milestone — more than 1,000 (1,003 at the time of our conversation) companies have graduated from the program.
Advice to a Non-Technical CEO of a Software Startup
One of the challenges of an early stage software start-up is whether to have a non-technical CEO who has a good set of relationships with prospective customers, or to have a CEO who really understands the technology and the art of software development. Like all tough questions the answer is “it depends.”
How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

CEO transparency. It almost sounds uncontroversial. A CEO should tell her staff everything! Right? Right?!? Of course not.
It’s a hard topic to write about because it’s almost an accepted norm that total transparency is good. It is not.

Here’s a snapshot of innovation, entrepreneurship in Latin America
Unbeknownst to many, the country of Colombia is positioning itself as the Silicon Valley of Latin America, vying against Chile and Brazil for this title. In a country where bloodshed once occurred regularly, new businesses now flourish, including a burgeoning tech scene.

What problems do VCs face?
As a startup founder, you may have a certain image that comes to mind when you think of the almighty VC. But unlike the archetype we imagine, VCs have their fair share of problems too. 


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