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This Week’s Top Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-06-14

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

This week's top articles include the top 3 traits of successful entrepreneurs; the one thing that almost always destroys a startup; kickstarting your local startup ecosystem; and more.

Check out the top startup and entrepreneur articles from the week of June 8th.

3 Traits Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have

By sifting through recent articles, guides, top ten lists, and infographics written by experts around the web, we've distilled the Top 3 pieces of advice that entrepreneurs need to know on a key topic. Featured across 10 sources, this week's topic features the traits of successful entrepreneurs.

The One Thing that Almost Always Destroys a Startup

In this week's Investor Minute, Thomas Korte, Founder of AngelPad, speaks with Founder Showcase on-camera host Helen Park about the importance of selecting your founding team and the consequences if you choose poorly.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Over on his blog, Both Sides of the Table, Mark Suster goes into detail about the steps it takes to jumpstart a startup ecosystem in your locality. He writes, "I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future."

The Top 10 Lessons Learned in the Trenches of Startup Year 1

Writing on, Blake Smith, breaks down his top 10 lessons that he learned while working on the first year of his startup. He talks about everything from pitching, mentors, fundraising, and everything in between.

The Impact Of VCs In Seed Rounds In Seven Charts

Over on his blog, Tomasz Tunguz, venture capitalist at Redpoint, gives a detailed analysis of VCs in the seed-round funding stage. Based on his research, he reports, "The seed market five years ago was a much quieter market than it is today. As VCs have entered the market, they have increased the number of seeds and the dollars entering the market dramatically.

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