Entrepreneurship How to Split Startup Co-Founder Equity

How to Split Startup Co-Founder Equity

This post was originally named: Awkward Co-Founder Discussions, I changed the title to make it easier to find from the main site. How should co-founders split equity in a startup? What should you discuss before formation of the company? This post outlines the discussions that you need to have, including a framework for those discussions. …

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Business Model Does Your Startup Idea have a Fatal Flaw?

Does Your Startup Idea have a Fatal Flaw?

One of the weekly components of the Founder Institute Semester is the “Hot Seat”. Where founders have a chance to pitch their idea/company to the three mentors plus the local Director. During the Hotseat sessions for some Founders in Bogotá Columbia, I was watching as one of the Founders was having a challenge taking feedback …

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Startup Business Do you want to be Right or Effective with your Startup?

Do you want to be Right or Effective with your Startup?

The other night we did a Ideation Bootcamp in Seattle. In the agenda we talked about what makes up a big idea and a big market for startups – slides posted here.  After the content portion, we provided an opportunity for potential founder/entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas (not a fundraising pitch but just their idea) …

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