Entrepreneurship is hard. Specially for those of us that went into it without any previous related experience. My ignorance led me to failure, not once, but many times. I learned the hard way. Fortunately, you don’t have to. So, do yourself a favor. Before starting your own startup, learn from others. Learn from their mistakes and their successes. You’ll save a lot of time and increase your chances of being successful with your first venture. You could do an MBA, but MBA stands for Master in Business Administration. It doesn’t stand for Master in Startups or Master in Entrepreneurship. Get it? Or you could go to an accelerator. Unfortunately, only a few accelerators have shown real success. The other ones will probably increase your chances of failing. Getting accepted by a top accelerator is very difficult, unless you’re well versed in entrepreneurship already.
Here is a better idea: join Bunny Inc. for a couple of years, see how a global tech company is built, figure out what works and what doesn’t, meet great people, learn from the best, and then leave to start your own thing. Oh, and get competitively paid in the meantime. You may even get unlimited vacation time and stock options.
Sound too good to be true? You better believe it. After all, we didn’t invent it. We are just following the lead of Reid Hoffman at LinkedIn as described in his book The Alliance. We tell our team members “help make our company more valuable, and we’ll make you more valuable.” As such, we encourage our team members to follow their dreams, even if their dreams are outside of Bunny Inc. In fact, 57% of our team members would like to start their own business after they leave our company. Some have already done it. For example: Tappsi, the famous Colombian app for hailing taxis, was co-founded by a Bunny Inc. alum.
There is a catch, though. Joining our team is not easy. Only the best of the best make the cut. Fortunately, we have many opportunities open in Bogotá: software engineering, project management, customer service, and more. You can learn more at http://bunnyinc.com/jobs.html
P.S. Andres Barreto, one of the most recognizable Colombian entrepreneurs and investors, added:
— Andres Barreto (@andresbarreto) January 8, 2015
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