You're a techie. You write brilliant code and have amazing ideas. I bet you think that's enough to start a tech company. It's not. But good news: it's probably easier for you to learn business than for the businessfolk to learn your l33t skillz. (Most of getting a real MBA is getting drunk, anyhow.) David will share share how he wrapped his brain around business. Hint: it's not too scary and mainly involves making sure that you are actually solving real problems.
David Weekly David Weekly is the founder of PBWorks, Hacker Dojo and Mexican VC. He's a mentor for the Founder Institute, Peter Thiel's 20 under 20 program, 500 Startups and i/o Ventures. He graduated Stanford University with a BS in Computer Science and was a President Scholar and an ACM World Finalist. For fun, he pilots choppers.
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