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Top 5 Things Entrepreneurs Must Know – Week of November 2, 2010 (San Francisco)

From: Edith Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:50 AM
Hey you,

Happy Tuesday! Here comes the weekly update on some of the hottest entrepreneurial thoughts, news, events and ideas in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area.

Thank you so much for those of you who were able to make BizTechDay this year! This year was simply amazing! We had entrepreneurs from all over the world flew in from Los Angeles, Philly, Cleveland, Phoenix, Dallas, Seattle, Brazil, Belgium, Columbia, France, Belarus, Canada, Spain, Israel. For those of you who didn't make it, but want to watch it online, you can now watch BizTechDay on Fora.

So... I am going to Hong Kong for 2 weeks in November and will be taking a break!. :) And our next meetup will be on December 1!

Here come the top 5 things you must know for this week:

1. Drinks and Social on December at the District
Come and hang out with some amazing entrepreneurs, investors, media rockstars, designers, developers or simply just amazing people!

RSVP here.

2. People ? Cult Creation by Steve Newcomb
Having a good team, or even an excellent team isn't enough - you need to build a ?cult.? And by "cult" what I mean is a group of super high quality people who trust each other and have similar ways of thinking, learning, reacting, problem-solving and working together. Read this.

3. Are You A Pirate? by Michael Arrington
One of my favorite articles of the week by Michael Arrington! The payouts for starting a business are just terrible when you account for risk. A tiny minority of entrepreneurs ever get rich. And the majority of entrepreneurs would probably make far more money, and have more stable personal relationships, if they just worked for someone else. Read this.

4. Money ? How much money should I raise? by Babak Nivi
Raise less if you want to keep your valuation down and keep the option open for an early exit where everyone (investors, employees and founders) makes money. Read this.

5.Tools ? 5 Ways to Make the Most of LinkedIn by Lindsey Pollak
Read this.

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Women 2.0 PITCH Night - November 4, 2010 (3pm - 9pm) in San Francisco, CA
Join Women 2.0 on November 4 in San Francisco for PITCH Night. Hear keynotes from successful female founders of tech startups (Diane Greene of VMware, Carol Realini of Obopay, and Lynn Jurich of SunRun). Listen to finalists of the Women 2.0 Startup Competition pitch live to the judging panel for top prize. Network with Women 2.0's entrepreneurial community at the cocktail reception to follow. This is the biggest Women 2.0 event of the year -- open to both men and women, so don't miss out. Save 10% on tickets with discount code "biztechday" by clicking here.

Startup Ideation Bootcamp - November 5th @ 6:00pm-8:00pm by the Founder Institute in Palo Alto CA
Refine your business ideas, improve your pitching skills, and meet potential co-founders during this intensive hands-on workshop, led by Adeo Ressi (Founder of the Founder Institute). Space is very limited, so register soon. Read more here.

P.S. We would love to hear any feedback, suggestions, or comments you may have. Email me or Linda!

Your Organizer, Executive Producer of BizTechDay
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