Do More Faster by Brad Feld & David Cohen
TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

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The essays are written by TechStars entrepreneurs and mentors and aimed at first-time entrepreneurs. It's a solid collection of advice and wisdom.
-Ben Casnocha

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Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investorsand entrepreneurs

TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator withoperations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it fundsabout ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital andsurrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs andinvestors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of thecompanies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount ofangel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons toAccelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comesfrom individuals who have passed through, or are part of, thisproven program. Each vignette is an exploration of informationoften heard during the TechStars program and provides practicalinsights into early stage entrepreneurship.

Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme withinthe TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising,legal and structure, and work/life balanceCreated by two highly regarded experts in the world of earlystage investingEssays in each section come from the experienced author team aswell as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders ofcompanies

While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions aboutwhat's right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStarsLessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurialendeavor headed in the right direction.

 

About Brad Feld & David Cohen

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David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. He previously founded and successfully exited several companies and is now an angel investor in over 100 Internet startups.BRAD FELD is a managing director of Foundry Group, an early stage venture capital firm. He has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty-five years.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Wiley. 353 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Jared O'Toole on Dec 31 2010

Mastering the seven themes may not ensure success, but understanding the issues, reading the stories, and getting advice pertaining to these issues will increase your chances dramatically.

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Ben Casnocha

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on Oct 04 2010

The essays are written by TechStars entrepreneurs and mentors and aimed at first-time entrepreneurs. It's a solid collection of advice and wisdom.

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