Do More Faster (Hardcover)

Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup

By Brad Feld, David Cohen

John Wiley & Sons, 9780470929834, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010

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Practical advice from some of today's top early stage investorsand entrepreneurs

TechStars is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator withoperations in three U.S. cities. Once a year in each city, it fundsabout ten Internet startups with a small amount of capital andsurrounds them with around fifty top Internet entrepreneurs andinvestors. Historically, about seventy-five percent of thecompanies that go through TechStars raise a meaningful amount ofangel or venture capital. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons toAccelerate Your Startup is a collection of advice that comesfrom individuals who have passed through, or are part of, thisproven program. Each vignette is an exploration of informationoften heard during the TechStars program and provides practicalinsights into early stage entrepreneurship.

  • Contains seven sections, each focusing on a major theme withinthe TechStars program, including idea and vision, fundraising, legal and structure, and work/life balance
  • Created by two highly regarded experts in the world of earlystage investing
  • Essays in each section come from the experienced author team aswell as TechStar mentors, entrepreneurs, and founders ofcompanies

While you'll ultimately have to make your own decisions aboutwhat's right for your business, Do More Faster: TechStarsLessons to Accelerate Your Startup can get your entrepreneurialendeavor headed in the right direction.

About the Author

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of TechStars. He previouslyfounded and successfully exited several companies and is now anangel investor in over 100 Internet startups.BRAD FELD is a managing director of Foundry Group, an earlystage venture capital firm. He has been an early stage investor andentrepreneur for over twenty-five years.