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Originally posted on Gigaom:
A lot of startup founders today are launching companies fresh out of college (if not earlier). That’s what I did a little more than three years ago when I launched Glassmap, a mobile, location-based social network. I subsequently saw the full lifecycle of incorporating, going through Y Combinator and raising some capital, launching product, and eventually negotiating the sale of my company.
Here, I want to discuss the biggest pitfalls and cognitive dissonances that a student founder will likely face. My goal is to give people who might be in my situation a sense of what the environment is like, and help current and future young founders navigate their new ventures.
Mindset: Don’t get schooled
The default of deferring to the wisdom and knowledge of a teacher is drilled into a student’s head for the first two decades of life. Deferent is pretty much the exact opposite of what…
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