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Shattering the Myth

Very few people know what it's like to launch or run a startup and finding out is tough. This free event organised by Y-Combinator aims to help budding entrepreneurs make an informed decision...

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Short of interning there are limited ways to truly understand the pro's and con's and making an informed decision (which is in everyone's interest).

I was inspired to see a free event organised by Y-Combinator, a fantastic incubator in the US, devoted specifically to helping developers make informed decisions as to whether they want to take the leap into startups:

"We'll begin with a presentation that explains in general what you need to know about working for a startup. Then we'll have series of rapid-fire presentations by YC-funded companies currently looking to hire programmers, explaining what it would be like to work for them specifically. After the event we'll have a barbeque where you can talk one on one with the founders of any company that interested you."

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This is indeed a good idea. Initiatives like this can help create a entrepreneurial culture as well.