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October 17, 2005

Mandel goes to startup school

Michael Mandel

Last Saturday I went to startup school in Boston (Memo to the editor-in-chief: No, I'm not about to leave BW to start a new company).

Actually, I had a great time as one of the speakers at an all-day program for potential entrepreneurs (the website is www.startupschool.org, and the list of speakers is here). More than 500 startup-minded people (mostly young) from all over the country and all over the world (including Austria, Portugal, and Spain) came to hear successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, tech accountants, and tech lawyers tell them how to do it, and better yet, how not to do it.

The list of speakers included Steve Wozniak (who came right behind me, an intimidating prospect), Steve Wolfram, and Chris Sacca, who does new business development for Google.

The organizers of the startup school are going to post audio and video of the sessions sometime this week. When they do, I will put up a link here. Later today I will also type up the notes of my talk, which may or may not correspond with what I actually said.

For the viewpoint of some attendees at the startup school, see here, here, and here.

11:35 AM

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I was one of the lucky people that attended startupschool.org and will say that Mandels speech was one of the best ones there. He really gave hope for many new and upcoming entrepreneurs.

Posted by: Ousama Abushagur at October 17, 2005 02:46 PM

Michael,

Thanks for talking to/with us at Startup School. I appreciated the economic perspective that you offered. I also did a write up here:

http://blogs.caseysoftware.com/?q=node/157&title=Paul-Graham%60s-Startup-School-Recap

Posted by: Keith Casey at October 20, 2005 07:14 PM

while a student I never understood the usefulness of these conferences. It seemed to me that people came there to have a nap. Now I understand.

Posted by: School Teacher at November 23, 2005 10:01 AM

Thanks for the great talk. I thought it was very helpful.

Posted by: Yellow Pages at February 21, 2006 12:25 PM


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