Breaking Into StartupsAdam BesvinickDecember 8, 2011
Who Am I?       adam.k.besvinick@gmail.com              @Besvinick            ventureminded.me
So you want to get into startups…                             • Recognize your value                               • Finan...
Looking the part
[HTM]
Hustle – what does it mean?
If you have a startup idea…
Additional Reading• “Tech Startups Need Non-Techies to Succeed”   • http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/tech_startups_need_non...
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Breaking Into Startups

  1. 1. Breaking Into StartupsAdam BesvinickDecember 8, 2011
  2. 2. Who Am I? adam.k.besvinick@gmail.com @Besvinick ventureminded.me
  3. 3. So you want to get into startups… • Recognize your value • Finance background • Modeling • Investor decks • MBA • Work experience in general • Coursework (yes, it can be helpful) • Personal networkBut most importantly…• Know what you don’t know• Be humble• Be hungry• Be ready to learn• Hustle HOW ?
  4. 4. Looking the part
  5. 5. [HTM]
  6. 6. Hustle – what does it mean?
  7. 7. If you have a startup idea…
  8. 8. Additional Reading• “Tech Startups Need Non-Techies to Succeed” • http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/12/tech_startups_need_non- techies.html• “How to Make an Impact During the First Month of Your Startup Job” • http://estromberg.com/post/13592135871/how-to-make-an-impact- during-the-first-month-of-your?099bb758

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