The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) proudly welcomed Guy Kawasaki to the Haas School of Business. Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, explained the top ten mistakes that entrepreneurs make. His talk covered all stages of a startup from inception to exit.

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Choose Yourself

This is the TRUE story about how one man, James Altucher, makes millions, loses it all, and bounces back better than ever. You’ll see how lies about being a psychic on Craigslist to meet women, convinces a hedge fund manager to let him manage money (even though he previously lost all of his own money in the stock market), and more. Even though James is a wildly successful business man (starting 20 companies, 18 of which failed), you’ll think he’s a comedian…

You see, while James was taking punches at his ego, he was also delivering an invaluable message – you don’t need credentials to find leads, convert those leads to clients, and build a successful business. 

All you have to do is CHOOSE YOURSELF.

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Failing Until You Succeed

Author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo and starting a business with Bryan Elliott for ‘Behind the Brand.’

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How to Build a Great Company

Join Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur-turned-educator Blank in a lively discussion with Dan’l Lewin of Microsoft. This program will introduce best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. Hear about a tested and proven Customer Development Process, helping get it right –and how to “get, keep, and grow” customers.

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