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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Founder Institute Your Idea is “Dead Simple”, Really?

Your Idea is “Dead Simple”, Really?

Some people seem to think that if they just call their idea “Dead Simple” that it actually makes their idea or product Dead Simple. They’re wrong. Every semester at the Founder Institute starts with a four-week sprint to the Mentor Idea Review. Where each of the Founders get to pitch their idea to a group …

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Business Model When is Late to Market Really Too Late to Market?

When is Late to Market Really Too Late to Market?

I recently had the chance to host a group of mentors for office hours @StartupRiot in Seattle – Thanks to Jimmy Kwan at Turnstone for providing the furniture, it was the best the Bar at Showbox Soho has ever looked! We accepted applications from over 41 companies that requested office hours for Founder Institute Mentors. …

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