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Dana Severson

Minneapolis, Austin & SF
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Cofounder - http://t.co/20LZN3sMWE (@StartupsSpeak). Founder @NotDickinaBox. Former CEO of Wahooly. AngelPad '13.

12 Questions Every Founder Should Ask an Accelerator

inc.com — With hundreds of accelerators now available, choosing the right one for your company is absolutely critical. Here are some key questions to ask before handing over your equity. Advertisement There are lots of articles out there on whether an accelerator is right for you or how to maximize your time at an accelerator.

Don’t Let Your Partner BullSh*t You -- A Cheat Sheet to Understanding Your Technical Cofounder

inc.com — Cofounder relationships can be hard, especially when you're a naive non-technical entrepreneur. Here's how your technical partner might be trying to deceive you. I'm a technical founder with two non-technical founders. We have worked together for over 15 years, but our current business has been around for five (this is our first company).

Racists, Convicts, and Narcissistic A-holes--The True Tales of Nightmare Customers

inc.com — The customer IS NOT always right. Here are four horrifying stories that prove that you don't need to please everyone. For most companies, customers are considered the life-blood of their business, and as such, entrepreneurs will do just about anything to please them. After all, without customers or clients, a business would just be an expensive hobby.

Investors Say the Darndest Things: 17 Phrases That Really Just Mean, “No”

inc.com — If you're raising money for the first time, here are some common phrases investors may use when they're just not into you. One lesson I learned the hard way as a founder is that investors never like to say "no." They especially don't like to say "yes," but "no" is almost as difficult to get out of them.

How Entrepreneurs Have Tried To Sabotage Their Competition

inc.com — The sport of business is fierce and competitive. Some entrepreneurs will stop at nothing to win -- even if it means sabotaging their competitors. A few weeks ago, Uber was once again accused of trying to sabotage their competition. According to Uber's lead competitor, riding sharing service Lyft, 177 Uber employees booked and cancelled over 5,000 rides.

Entrepreneurs Anonymously Confess Their Deepest Secrets for the First Time

inc.com — Moonlighting as a stripper, drinking champagne in the morning and five other things these entrepreneurs have never told their colleagues. If you were to ask, you'd probably discover that most entrepreneurs have a secret or two following them around. In most cases, those secrets are probably nothing more than just your run-of-the-mill, most embarrassing moment.

Entrepreneurs Confess Their Worst Decisions -- Part 2

inc.com — Missteps and bad decisions are part of being an entrepreneur. Here are eight bad decisions you can learn from. Founder Confessions is a weekly series brought to you by StartupsAnonymous.com, a place where entrepreneurs can share stories, confess and ask questions anonymously. This series features a collection of confessions from entrepreneurs in the trenches.

Entrepreneurs Confess Their Worst Decisions

inc.com — Have you ever made a bad decision as an entrepreneur, one you wish you could take back? You're not alone. Founder Confessions is a weekly series brought to you by StartupsAnonymous.com, a place where entrepreneurs can share stories, confess and ask questions anonymously. This series features a collection of confessions from entrepreneurs in the trenches.

Launching a Company with Panic Disorder

inc.com — Launching a company is hard enough, but it can be even more difficult when you're secretly struggling with a mental illness. This is a first-hand account of how challenging it can be. Founder Confessions is a weekly series brought to you by StartupsAnonymous.com, a place where entrepreneurs can share stories, confess, and ask questions anonymously.

The Biggest Mistakes These Founders Wish They Had Never Made

inc.com — These founders confess seven of their biggest blunders, along with the lessons you can take away from their mistakes. Founder Confessions is a weekly series brought to you by StartupsAnonymous.com, a place where entrepreneurs can share stories, confess, and ask questions anonymously. This series features a collection of confessions from entrepreneurs in the trenches.
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