Do More Faster
TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup
Brad Feld & David Cohen
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Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investors and entrepreneurs
TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator with operations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it funds about ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital and surrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs and investors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of the companies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount of angel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comes from individuals who have passed through, or are part of, this proven program. Each vignette is an exploration of information often heard during the TechStars program and provides practical insights into early stage entrepreneurship.
Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme within the TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance Created by two highly regarded experts in the world of early stage investing Essays in each section come from the experienced author team as well as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders of companies
While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions about what's right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurial endeavor headed in the right direction.
Dictionary of experiences and experiments
We are another startup in Boston area struggling to keep it alive. This book in 6 hour reading, gave me enough hope and pointers than ever I learnt by myself. I met so many of see folks in person and I can easily relate to see the value.
Awesome collection. Good work Dave & Brad.
Must read for anyone starting a business
This book offers priceless advice on starting a business. By reading it you will avoid many of the pitfalls and gain insights into how to organize and implement your plans. Highly recommended!
Wish this book was around 10 years ago.
I've been working non-stop for 10 years trying to gain critical mass in my company and recently felt it was time to close up shop. I can't remember who suggested this book, but I had the sample in iBooks and was instantly hooked to buy and read the full book. Brad and David did a wonderful job compiling so much helpful wisdom for the technology entrepreneur. They gave me confirmation in what I have accomplished with my company, yet really pointed out the things I'm way off with and provided the remedy. I have since changed my whole perspective and applied their advice to see a complete turn around in my business and personal life.
This is a must read for any tech entrepreneur whether you are at the beginning, middle, or end of your business. Also I will be making this a mandatory read for all staff and partners.
My heart felt thanks to David and Brad and all the other awesome mentors that contributed. Hopefully one day our paths will cross where I can personally shake both of your hands.