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Apr 11, 2022

How do you turn your brilliant startup idea into a successful business?

Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is the Chairman and CEO of Founders Space, a global innovation hub for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. He is also a venture investor, founder of three venture-backed and two bootstrapped startups, and author of several award-winning books, including Make Elephants Fly, Surviving a Startup, and The Five Forces.

In this episode we explore the startup world – what entrepreneurs need to know when launching a startup, how to avoid deadly mistakes, build your team, and some behind scenes tips on how to accelerate your success.

What We Discuss with Steven Hoffman (Captain Hoff)

  • Inside the startup world
  • Avoiding the common entrepreneurial pitfalls
  • The “brilliant idea” myth
  • Turning your startup idea into a viable solution that people want
  • Finding the right people to execute on your idea
  • How YouTube, Google and Groupon had to pivot to succeed
  • How to gain traction in the marketplace
  • When and how to attract investor money for your startup
  • Why getting too much investor money too early is bad for business
  • How startup accelerators and incubation hubs work
  • Building your leadership team
  • Leadership skills as a startup CEO

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