Find an example of a start-up incubator or accelerator at the college or university you are attending or in the town you live in or a nearby city. Describe the program. Which one of the Austin, Texas, programs does it most resemble?
Answer to relevant QuestionsIf a student has a promising business idea, what can s/he do while in college to improve his or her chances of being accepted into a well-regarded incubator or accelerator program? Why is product/customer focus an important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs? What are the changes to the demographic makeup of entrepreneurs in the United States that are described in this chapter? Which of the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, discussed in the chapter, do you see in Nick Woodman? To what degree do you think these characteristics have contributed to GoPro’s success? In the context of this chapter, make a list of three “takeaways” from this feature that you can learn from and try to avoid if you set out to solve a problem by launching a business.
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