The situation for startup entrepreneurs in 2023 is very different from the past few years. Money is not flowing so easily, but on the plus side, it may be easier and cheaper to build and recruit a great team. Many great companies were founded during a downturn.
Congratulations. You just graduated from college and you passed Facebook/Google's grueling interview process. Their job offer feels really high -- you can't believe anyone is willing to give you more than $100K/year after all these years eating ramen and cheap pizza in college. Of course you should take it. Or should you?
We are proud at the Startup Conference to host entrepreneurs from more than 40 countries each year. But for the 9th edition, in 2018, we are noticing a disturbing trend. The number of entrepreneurs who told us they were not able to get a visa and therefore won't be able to attend, seems to have exploded.
Last week Dropbox went public and Drew Houston, its CEO joined a very small club of entrepreneurs that took their startup from idea to IPO.