Dare To Launch: Mini MBA for First-Time Entrepreneurs | Anne Cocquyt
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Can you short-cut a two-year MBA program to launch a successful business?
This entrepreneurship guide gives you everything you need to launch:
✓ Actionable advice from diverse Silicon Valley entrepreneurs
✓ Strategic frameworks shifting your mindset to take action
✓ Time-efficient how-to templates to launch and run your startup
✓ FREE workbook with the book to take action
“Starting a new business can feel overwhelming—but not if you have the right guide. This essential book shows you how to launch a scalable business based on the latest methodologies in Silicon Valley.”
—Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
In a world of outdated entrepreneurship books and expensive MBA programs, startup founder Anne Cocquyt combines inspirational examples of today’s entrepreneurs with practical steps you can immediately take to get results.
Dare to a launch will help you:
◆ Take immediate action to launch and grow your business
◆ Familiarize with the latest steps proven to create successful businesses
◆ Be in control of the company you want to build
◆ Identify with relatable examples of diverse entrepreneurs and de-risk your business
◆ Understand the lingo in Silicon Valley
◆ Decide on your funding options
◆ Learn how to find investors for your startup
◆ Adapt your mindset to be a confident leader and dare to launch your startup business
In this tactical entrepreneurship book, author Anne Cocquyt shares her experience as a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in launching unique startup programs for female founders.
"Dare To Launch provides time-tested, easy-to-implement guidance from one of the leading educators in entrepreneurship today.”
—Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab
Anne summarizes the latest methodologies by Stanford, University of San Francisco, Berkeley, Y Combinator, IDEO, and the GUILD™ Academy to rapidly test ideas, identify profitable target markets, and launch with a winning business model. The book is filled with practical tips and examples from the author’s own entrepreneurial journey across multiple industries, as well as insider stories from entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond.
“Everything you need to launch and fund your business.”
—Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
“Dare to Launch is just what any prospective entrepreneur needs—a smart blend of the inspirational and practical. I met Anne a decade ago in San Francisco. She knows which methods and strategies have a better chance of success. Still on the fence? Anne will get you to launch.”
—Jonathan Littman, Best-selling coauthor with IDEO of The Ten Faces of Innovation
A note from the Author:
We need a new kind of entrepreneurship book. One that isn’t theoretical blah blah with case studies of white male founders with a boring outdated SaaS startup with funding thrown at them BUT a book that’s practical, that includes examples of female founders who are building relatable products and who are fundraising in today’s startup world with ups and downs and so much wisdom to share.
This is THE guide for any aspiring entrepreneur who is asking herself:
- How do I start?
- How do I build this idea without a tech team?
- Who else has done something similar?
- Whom do I need to convince to join me?
- How can I do all this without burnout?
- Am I going to make any money?
- What steps to take to de-risk this?
- Who is going to believe in me?
- Should I DARE TO LAUNCH?
Dare To Take The First Step on your entrepreneurial journey and hit the BUY NOW button at the top before the price changes.
"Whether you're already an entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one, this book is for you. It includes the steps to get started, from idea and inception to funding and scaling."
-Robin Farmanfarmaian, Professional Speaker and Healthcare Entrepreneur
"Dare to Launch is just what any prospective entrepreneur needs-a smart blend of the inspirational and practical. Anne writes from down-in-the-trenches expertise and knows which methods and strategies have a better chance of success. Still on the fence? Anne will get you to launch."
-Jonathan Littman, Best-selling coauthor with IDEO of The Ten Faces of Innovation
"In a world of stereotypical entrepreneurship guides, this book shines with practical case studies of diverse startup founders. A must-read for corporate innovators and entrepreneurs."
-Shannon Lucas, Co-CEO, Catalyst Constellations, best-selling co-author of Move Fast. Break Shit. Burn Out.
"Starting a new business can feel overwhelming-but not if you have the right guide. This essential book shows you how to launch a scalable business based on the latest methodologies in Silicon Valley. You'll learn from the success (and failure) stories of top founders and investors and save yourself years of frustration."
-Dorie Clark, Author of Entrepreneurial You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
"Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. This book gives you access to many voices-from other entrepreneurs, advisors, investors. You realize you are not the only one facing all these struggles and doubts. Anne is your friend, your advisor, and she'll kick your butt on your entrepreneurial journey."
-Maaike Doyer, Investor & founder Epic Angels
"Dare to Launch is relevant for entrepreneurs and angel investors alike to ask the right questions when building or investing in an early-stage business."
-Nancy Hayes, Angel Investor in Silicon Valley
"Dare to Launch provides time-tested, easy-to-implement guidance from one of the leading educators in entrepreneurship today."
-Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab
"Everything you need to launch and fund your business"
-Nicole Quinn, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners
"Powerful examples and practical tips from predominantly female entrepreneurs - Refreshing!"
-Eve Rodsky, Author of New York Times Bestseller Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
"Anne breaks down the complexities of launching a business into bite-sized actions and frameworks used by real-world, diverse, and successful entrepreneurs. This is a must-read for any business owner starting out and looking to scale."
-Carolyn Rodz, Founder of Hello Alice
"The hardest part about launching a new company, brand, product, or other endeavor is often simply knowing where to start. Dare to Launch makes this extremely simple...and even fun! I consider this book a must-read for any aspiring entrepreneur."
-Justin Lokitz, Entrepreneur, advisor, MBA professor, and bestselling author
"Dare to Launch - Mini MBA for First-Time Entrepreneurs is an amazingly honest, refreshing, and action-focused step-by-step guide for those ready to embark on successful entrepreneurial journeys."
-Julie Castro Abrams, CEO & Founder of How Women Lead
About the Author
Anne is the Founder and CEO of the GUILD Academy, a global program for first-time entrepreneurs. Anne founded and sold tech and consumer product startups and small businesses in her career in Europe and the US. She helped Genentech find promising startups to prevent early disease in lung cancer and cervical cancer.
As an investor but also as a mentor, judge, speaker, and advisor to universities (USF, Stanford, CAA, UC Berkeley) and accelerators (German Accelerator, Swissnex, 500 Startups, Founder Institute) she connects her passion for helping people discover their innovation mindset with her deep understanding of successful tactics proven to work in the current startup ecosystem.
Anne speaks at international conferences (Davos), universities (Stanford, USF, CAA) and events (Grace Hopper, Startup Conference, Horasis) and has been named one of the leading educators in entrepreneurship today.
In her free time, Anne likes to host dinner parties. She loves to travel with her husband and son in their camper van to discover rugged kitesurf beaches on the West Coast. And Anne always says yes to a glass of bubbly.