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by Larry Chiang on April 2, 2015

By Larry Chiang 
The hashtag that launched me was #VCsecrets. I grand opened a slew of VC secrets at SXSW, 
South by Southwest, 2009 selfie while moderating “VC Secrets” (photo credit Larry Chiang, no rights reserved)
Well, the cat is out of the bag, because Marc Andressen tweeted…

Marc Andreessen (@pmarca)
People can get mad when I say it, but it’s true: Raising venture capital is -much- easier than recruiting employees or selling customers.

Problem: VCs know that scoring VC money is easy. Selling customers is hard. Selling employees to come work for you is hard too. Selling in general is hard. 

Let us focus, by solving this problem as CS major undergrads. For the purpose of “practicing entrepreneurship”, lets cross train ourselves as engineers WHO SELL. Note: Marc Andreessen, me and Luke Nosek are engineers from University of Illinois (Urbana). We ALL SELL. Luke was the PayPal co-founder who sold as vp biz dev. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
7hr “Pop Up Internship” where cs kids promo Uber, as a user, doing $20 referrals. $20 #Lead hen. Then @prmarca funds u…

Let me “sell” you the idea of getting this skill via a 7 hr “Pop Up Internship”. The mechanism of this semi entrepreneurship practice is to do a “pop up internship”

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“pop up internships” revenue cs…

This tweet reaches high! 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I am DJ-ing a @sgblank blog post to a @prmarca tweet. Y?! Cuz teaching a cs kid to sell is #hiLarryAss Ly FUN…

You see Mr Marc is imploring you YC “potentials” to learn to sell (do things that don’t scale BUT HAVE MOMENTUM is sales driven. Yup, PG #dttdsBHM

Steve Blank’s content works with this tweet

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The 1993 CS major @prmarca encourages you CS students to pre-promote. To get sales revenue. #ENGR145 #CSmajorCRO…

Another 7hr “Pop Up Internship” is to promote an afterparty at Moscone convention center 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
650-283-8008 is me

Lack of sales, hurts!

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
.@pmarca meet “Steve” (part 1) (part 2) (part 3 is Startup Death Spiral

Startup death from lack of sales kicked off this Steve Blank series

part 3 is Startup Death Spiral

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Part IV (4) is about hoping the CS major founder can learn sales on-the-fly, at the from lines, while taking on fire…

I hope my having written part IV helped u!!!

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Cupcake #LeadGen works so well that TC banned it’s use at #TCdisrupt May4-6…

Another 7hr “Pop Up Internship” in NYC may 4-6 would be to do an after, AfterParty. 

Do you go to UT!? I’m co-founder of UT eWeek. 
Me and Jonathan Miller of Silicon Valley Bank (Austin)
Yup, the same University of Texas Entrepreneur Week (UTeWeek) where the other two co-founders (Nick Spiller and Jonathan Van) sold VCs AirBnb to VCs during sxsw. :))
If you go to UT as an undergrad in CS, do an afterparty: 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
CS students. I know @JohnChinaSVB won’t be mad you’re doing their #svbSXSW #AfterParty in #SXSWi2016…

Please be nice and consider depositing your revenue in an SVB account. 

Thank you card to svb is optional

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“Does this give you confidence to ask girls out?”

Ask Nick Austin Lee what it’s like to be the first CS Major CRO!

ENGR 145 sets the entrepreneur bell curve by incorporating sales, selling using an #ExternalAPI. ENGR 145 is a class on technology entrepreneurship
Engineers sell innovative things by “Crossing the Chasm From the Right”
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“What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School about EUTWMPPM @SXSW” comes out 11-11-14
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