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This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Amity Sims on 2013-11-16

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

This week's top articles include Founder Institute's profile on the New York Times; tips for starting a business in 10 days; how to know whether or not VC money is right for your startup; and more.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of November 10 - November 16:


An Entrepreneur Who Manufactures Entrepreneurs
In a conversation that has been condensed and edited, Mr. Ressi, 41, said that more than 1,000 companies had come out of the program, which he said had flipped the failure rate to 10 percent from 90 percent and created 10,000 jobs. His goal is to create 20,000 jobs a year by 2020 and to “globalize Silicon Valley.”
How to Start a Business in 10 Days
With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was an unexpected communiqué from the IRS demanding immediate payment of a "huge sum" owed from a prior business in which she was a partner. Poof! Her seed money was gone.
What Problem Will You Own
The world would look drastically different if we spent more time identifying a problem to own, rather than fighting for more space, more time, or more money in our own little part of the world. There are three steps to doing this­: identify your problem, prioritize it, and then work to solve it with the resources you have.
Is VC Money Right for Your Startup?

In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, shares insights from his experience fundraising. While many founders dream of big checks from a brand name VC firm, Dan says “you really have to think hard about whether or not VC money is right for you."

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