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...
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
, 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."