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Acing SXSW Is Like Getting A+ Credit Rating as a College Student Undegrad

by Larry Chiang on December 1, 2012

By Larry Chiang

There is no such thing as a credit rating of “A+”. It’s an urban myth that FICO credit score ratings have grades. They’ve a one-dimension score with 650 details to worry about.

I’m great at dwelling in the details. For example, entrepreneurship has details and I wedged in to be EIR at Stanford University based on the details I unearthed. Behold…

ENGR145’s Anchor Concept: Lemonade and Gua Gua Guacamole

It moves you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve

These ENGR 145 details lead up to my “hacking sxsw”.

2013 will bring changes to sxsw

I offer a three article series leading up to the March conference in Austin that will publish December 15 December 25 January X

Meanwhile, enjoy best of 2013’s SXSW Entrepreneurship articles

Launch Your Startup at SXSW for $880 | Tech News and Analysis

In theory, FICO maxes out at 850*

*Real maximum is 841

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