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Startup Tips I Learned from Steve Jobs

Manny Fernandez is the CEO/Co-Founder of DreamFunded and Founder of SF Angel Group.

He was a guest speaker at our Lifograph event and below are some of his thoughts.

1. Be a leader

Steve Jobs was a college dropout, but he was a leader. He was able to rally up investors and employees to create an amazing product.

Leadership is something you develop over time. You have to embrace the idea of being a leader, then get followers to support you.

2. Find a mega-market, early

Steve Jobs found early a mass market. His vision was that everyone will have a personal computer.

As an entrepreneur you need to skate where the puck is going. Be alert to new trends and take advantage of massive shifts in the market.

3. Find a great cofounder

Steve Jobs needed a cofounder with technical skills who could build a computer, so he went to HomeBrew Computer Club where he eventually met Steve Wozniak.

To find a cofounder you should network with people who have a strong interest in your industry. Attend meetups, industry conferences, hackathons, and other related events to meet like-minded people you can work with on your startup.

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