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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-26

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

This week's top articles include tips for getting the most out of your startup accelerator, sage advice from Joe Abraham, how to launch a startup without writing code, and Dan Shapiro's take on how to be a great mentor.

 

Check out our must read articles for the week of October 20 - October 26:


9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Accelerator
Not all accelerators are created equal, and the decision process can be a tough one. Once you’ve chosen a great accelerator and been accepted to their program, here's how to maximize your time there:

Only Fools Launch Startups for Fame and Fortune
In this exclusive Q&A, Chicago Founder Institute mentor, Joe Abraham, shares valuable insights from his experience as a serial entrepreneur. His most prudent piece of advice: don't do it for the fame or fortune.
How to Launch a Startup Without Writing Code

There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code. Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even building that "Lean MVP" - the conventional wisdom is that without tech abilities you're nothing more than a dude (or dudette) with a Powerpoint.

Paying it Forward: How to Help New Startups Rise to the Top
As part of our Top Mentor Q&A series, we recently asked Seattle Founder Institute mentor, Dan Shapiro, 'why it's so important for experienced entrepreneurs to mentor new founders?'. To answer our question, Dan directed us to this gem of a blog post. Read on to learn more about How to Help New Startups.

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