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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-10-12

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

This week's top articles include how to storyboard your pitch in 10 steps, seven common dilemmas entrepreneurs face, why you need to learn how to code, one startup's tips for success, and more.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of October 6 - October 12:


How to Storyboard Your Pitch Deck in 10 Steps
While working with AngelList, accelerators and startups, I've seen hundreds of pitch decks and been pitched to many times. A weak pitch is boring and awkward. A great story is electrifying. Here's how to build a great story into a pitch deck.
Seven Dilemmas for First-Time Entrepreneurs
In this post from his blog, San Francisco Founder Institute mentor, Rajesh Setty, outlines seven common dilemmas many new entrepreneurs face - and offers tips for how to cope with the inevitable uncertainty.
Fred Wilson: Wannabe Co-Founders Need to Learn How to Code

A few years ago, I was doing some sort of public speaking thing and during the Q&A, a young man asked me for advice for founders who aren't technical. I said, "If you aren't technical, I suggest you get technical." And I meant it. I learned to code when I was a teenager. It wasn't that hard. I think anyone who has the motivation to start a company can find the motivation to learn to code.

6 Tips for Startup Success: What Ansquick Took Away From Barcelona FI
Startup founders: Think twice before you get started - are you are really willing to do anything for your ambitions?  In this post from the Ansquick blog, Co-Founder and CEO, Rafael Calle, outlines 6 important points he took away from his four months at FI.

Comparing Entrepreneurs in the US and Asia
Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute assesses the challenges of accessing capital in Asia compared to their U.S peers.

 

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