Experienced founders provide entrepreneurs with problem-solving lessons in 42 new additions to Kauffman Founders School
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 10, 2014) — Every seasoned entrepreneur has genius in them, built from years of knowledge and practice. Beginning a venture can leave founders with a lot of questions as to how they should proceed and, sometimes, the experience of an established founder is the help they need to put their own circumstances into a new perspective.
Kauffman Founders School's new section of "Founder Genius" videos feature experienced and successful entrepreneurs spotlighted at this year's Big Omaha conference. Offering a variety of personal stories of how they handled issues, these founders offer comparative examples of how new entrepreneurs and founders can approach their struggles and startup problems.
The 42 new videos contribute invaluable lessons to Kauffman Founders School modules addressing issues such as "how to manage cofounder relationships," "how to divide equity in your company" and "how to find your target customer."
"The Founder Genius videos that showcase individual entrepreneurs' stories act almost as a support network when evaluating lessons and contextualizing them for my own business," Dave Chait, CEO and cofounder of Travefy, said.
The new Founder Genius videos give examples and lessons on the following topics from the following entrepreneurs:
The Lean Approach
- "Expose Yourself to Debt" — Andrew Brooks, Smart Things
- "Features Should Be Natural Extensions of Product" — Ryan Freitas, About.me
- "First Website: There Were Comic Sans Involved" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "Keep Target Customer at Heart of Development" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "Killed First Prototype, Simple Second Site" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "Mistakes Can Lead You to New Customers" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "Seek Out Customers' Fears" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "Target Audience Can Change Over Time" — Ryan Freitas, About.me
- "This Can Mean Shipping a 50% Product" — Alexis Tryon, Artsicle
- "We Scrapped the First Beta Six Months Into It" — Ryan Freitas, About.me
Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life
Kauffman Founders School is an online educational resource dedicated to entrepreneurship. Its expert lectures and rich curriculum — giving individuals the skills and tools to build the next big thing — enables entrepreneurs to learn anywhere, anytime. Visit www.kauffmanfoundersschool.org for more information.