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TechStars New York Episode 1
The entrepreneurs battle for the few spots in the Loft. Meet the Davids, who run the elite incubator, and the top minds in tech who will mentor the companies through the toughest three months they’ll ever face as entrepreneurs. Who’s got problems with their business right off the bat?
The biggest thing we all knew was that cofounders tend to do better than single founders; more controversial will be the finding that younger founders do better. That’s a hotly debated idea at TechCrunch, and the key is looking at companies that either have had or are expected to have outsized results. When it comes to the macro-startup economy, that’s what keeps all of us in business.
Many corporations test products during the development cycle but not early or often enough with actual customers. R&D is the most expensive step in the innovation process. If you wait until you have something close to a finished product before getting user feedback, large sunk costs will make your team reluctant to employ significant changes.
Mark Suster, Partner at GRP Partners and author of BothSidesOfTheTable, discusses the mistakes he made in his early ventures and offers advice to emerging entrepreneurs
SalesSchool event with Jan Schultink, Mark Suster talks about the importance of the narrative, sharing his insight on a good sales pitch and presentation in the world of investing and the entrepreneur. This is the Q&A from that discussion.
Investors are not interested in business plans. They are interested in businesses.
I can’t promise you will succeed if you stick with your startup. What I can promise is that if you give up, you won’t possibly succeed.