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The Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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Advice - To all of the world’s entrepreneurs, hustlers and businessmen: Congratulations! You succeeded at something many people only dream to be able to do – launch a company. Now what?My partner, Yakir Gola, and I understand the...
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Advice -When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills...
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Management -Don’t just pick a title. Pick the role that you’re best suited for as a founder.Prior to founding Adored, I was the CTO of Dyn, an engineering-first internet performance company. I thoroughly enjoyed the role,...
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Advice - What is one piece of advice you would give a fellow founder preparing to raise a Series A for the first time?Get Warm Introductions "Make sure you are getting your network to warm up your introductions. It makes a world of...
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Advice - Zalmi Duchman, CEO of The Fresh Diet, explains how his initially bootstrapped business harnessed the power of free online tools and equity partners to build success. Without the money to pay top talent, Duchman followed these...
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Advice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2785zfOUCU Finding mentors is hard; finding a fellow female entrepreneur to mentor you can seem even harder. But Shara Senderoff of Intern Sushi has some insights on finding fantastic female role...
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Advice - Where can young entrepreneurs (who may not have big networks yet) find mentors? At Volunteer Events "Any community is bound to have startup organizations devoted to helping. Call those people up and volunteer to do logistics, take...
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Advice - When Pets.com collapsed in November 2000, it took 300 million dollars in investment capital with it. In doing so, it became the poster child for everything wrong with the dot-com boom. While there are a number of reasons for...
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Advice - If you've raised startup capital from family or friends, what is one tip you'd give a fellow entrepreneur to make sure the deal doesn't affect the relationship?  Under-promise and Over-Deliver "Set extremely clear...
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Advice - What's your best advice for a fellow founder looking to recruit top engineering talent?Include Them in Decisions"Top engineers are more than coding machines. They often have valuable insight into the production and usability of...
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Advice -What one must-have tool should small businesses include in their marketing campaigns when launching a new product? (Events, pop-up shops, swag, social media campaigns, etc.)  MAILCHIMP IS A MUST"For every new product...
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Advice - What's one quality you should look for in a potential advisory board member? Why? Coaching Ability"The best advisors don't just tell you the answer. They know that they don't know the answer, and the best way to help is to...
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Advice - What do you feel are the absolute essential legal documents needed for every startup? Non-Disclosure Agreement "Many conversations will need to begin with a signed NDA on file. It's ideal to have this document ready to go for any...
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Advice - Learn why entrepreneur Kathryn Minshew vows to never make these 3 startup mistakes again.When you start your first company, you may think that it’s okay to let some less-than-perfect aspects slide. Or, maybe you think that the...
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Advice - What's your best piece of advice for a very young entrepreneur with little to no experience about how to pitch their idea for the first time?Pitch the Problem "The worst thing you can do is pitch a solution for something no one...
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Advice - Name one awesome feature film that showcases entrepreneurship. Even if it’s not completely accurate to the hardships of the startup journey, what about that movie is a true takeaway?FORREST GUMP"Although it is historical...