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5 Myths About Entrepreneurs

Check out this instructive post by Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization. In it, he explores five myths about entrepreneurs:

  1. Typical U.S. tech entrepreneurs are in their 20s.
  2. Entrepreneurs are born, not made.
  3. College dropouts make the best entrepreneurs.
  4. Women can’t cut it in the tech world.
  5. Innovation requires venture capital.

These are myths, not facts.

There’s some interesting data in the article that debunks the conventional wisdom in some circles.

Photo by +Rex (Flickr).

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