Entrepreneurs Can’t be Wishy-Washy

“There are some people who just get what they want in the world. If you want to start a startup you have to be one of those people. You can’t be passive and wishy-washy,” – Paul Graham

During the second day of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Paul Graham sat down for a chat with Charlie Rose.  Paul Graham is the founder of Y-Combinator, a popular incubator and launch pad for early stage startups.  One interesting tidbit any entrepreneur considering Y-combinator should take note is the current acceptance rate at YC. It’s around 3%, which may be just slightly better than traditional VC fundraising.  I assume this number to get even smaller as YC gets more popular.  Also noteworthy, here’s who they look for:

… we’re not looking for people who did what they were told in life.

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  1. Doing what you are told gets you where THEY want you to be, not where YOU want to be. You have to push the limits and think outside the box in order to make your own way with a business. So many will tell you why what you plan can’t be done . . . until you go out and DO it.

    Mike
    http://microbusinesssolutions.wordpress.com/

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