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Startup Opportunities:

Know When to Quit Your Day Job

Dr. Sean Wise & Brad Feld
Brad Feld
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About this book

This year more than five million entrepreneurs will launch a new venture. Many of them believe they have the Next Big Thing. But very few startups live to see five years, and even fewer make it to ten. Even fewer still go on to become a global success stories.

This book is a practical guide to evaluating your business idea and a must-read for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

You’ll learn:
-that if your new venture doesn’t follow the 10x Rule, you should not quit your day job and why;
-how early customer development can transform a good idea into a great opportunity;
-which opportunities are worth selling everything for.

Brad Feld and Dr. Sean Wise have been assessing startup opportunities for more than two decades. They have witnessed more than 30,000 pitches and participated in more than 500 startup launches. Now two of North America’s leading minds in venture capital share how they determine which startups will succeed and which will fail.

This book is indispensable for anybody who has ever thought about starting a business or fumbled their way through giving advice about starting a business.

About the author

Sean Wise

Sean Wise (born September 23, 1970) is a Canadian expert on venture capital. He uses this expertise in his various roles as mentor capitalist (mentor to young firms), international business speaker, business columnist for The Globe and Mail, and as a consultant for CBC on the venture reality show Dragons' Den. In addition, he is the host of his own blog/podcast/vodcast which focuses on current technology and venture...

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Brad Feld

Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars. In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair o...

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March 2015

Startup Opportunities