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Stanford Entrepreneur Week’s Workshop #11 | Do a sequel company to reduce risk

by Larry Chiang on December 15, 2012

By Larry Chiang

I’ve a confession.

Duck9 is a sequel to a business that I didn’t start.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang) 12/14/12 3:13 AM I’ve made plans for do a sequel to your last startup (or a sequel to someone else’s): Stanford Entrepreneur We…

You see I pattern recognize what film studio executives know: Sequels are less risky.

The sequel concept is something I explored when I took-taught ENGR 145

ENGR145’s Anchor Concept: Lemonade and Gua Gua Guacamole

It moves you to the right on the entrepreneur bell curve

Stanford Entrepreneur Week is Jan 31 – March 14

Workshop #11 is “Do a sequel company to reduce risk”. More details to come but I’m loving the Stanford Engineering, Live-Action Business Case Studies for

– Danny Sullivan “Search Engine Land” franchise founder started Search Engine Watch – Michael Levit Spigot is a sequel to Vendio – Mark Zuckerberg Facebook is a sequel Hot or Not and Friendster – Nick Alexander He has a YC company that is a sequel to another YC company that also augments it in a symbiotic way

Who do you know of that has a sequel for a startup? Tell me in the comments below

Do u have an idea for an event or have an event?! I’ll try to list it either as an official event or UNofficial event

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