This post was originally published in OnStartups. I hope to be doing further guest posting on that site, which is one of my favorites. Thanks to Dharmesh Shah for his edits.
Don’t have an idea yet for a startup?
Then get off your butt and go work for someone else’s cool startup! And the first place I would want to work would be a company that has momentum, powerful friends, and has been thoroughly vetted by pros.
How can … Read More
The Original Mentor
Most angels who volunteer as mentors cite noble reasons to do so: “paying it forward”, “giving back”, educating the next generation of entrepreneurs, and so on. I love people who help others purely for altruistic reasons, and I hope such motives stay foremost in mentors’ minds. The more favors you do, the more come back your way. At AngelBootCamp on 6/14 in Boston, there’s a great session with Katie Rae (TechStars, Project 11) , David Skok (Matrix), … Read More
Vermont New Business Prescription: Second in a Series
Pulling it all Together
Tomorrow I’m meeting with Vermont House legislators as well as an official from the State Commerce department to talk about startup competitions. As I said below in “Vermont New Business Prescription: First in a Series”, Vermont would do well to create a statewide startup business competition. The State Legislature evidently agrees: they commissioned a committee to put together a plan for a “StartUp Vermont” competition. Why … Read More