3 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Startup Life

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When I speak to recent grads of high school, undergrad or masters programs, I’m often asked the exact same question: “Should I pursue my own business now or work for a startup?”

I think the prevailing assumption is that entrepreneurs are autonomous to the max — to the degree that they would never work for anyone, ever. This type of thinking prompts many recent grads to ask if entrepreneurship is really for them since they feel like they might want to work for someone else first, before they start their own enterprise. They want or need to test-drive the entrepreneurship proposition first.

So that perfectly brilliant people won’t be turned off from pursuing their dream or labor under the assumption that to be an entrepreneur, they must be all or nothing, founder or employee, I sought the perspective of some entrepreneurs, founders and staffers at startups.

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