Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is there a Process for that?
Tech Ranch Austin is an interesting operation in Austin, Texas that is focused on helping startups… well, start up. They offer good office space options, conference room options, and other resources for entrepreneurs. The people who started Tech Ranch Austin are also closely affiliated with Bootstrap, which was started in Austin to assist people who were attempting to “bootstrap” their businesses rather than raise funding from investors. Its amazing to me how many resources there are in Austin for helping people get businesses started. Of course, the first thing you have to do is get over your fear (of embarrassment, risk, etc) and get out there and meet some of these people. Its a very welcoming community of mostly self-help entrepreneurs who are eager to share their experiences and knowledge. I’m sorry I missed it but recently Jonas Lamis presented a 12 step process to go from employee to entrepreneur which I thought was a pretty interesting intersection of interests in my own life. Sadly, the presentation embedded is all of 1 page, and we’re missing out on Jonas’ presentation of the material, which apparently was the real draw.