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Open Source Startup Lessons

Open Source Startup Lessons

Lessons and thoughts on software startups, and startups in general, for those that may be about to start one. A presentation for the NCSU Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization.

Michael DeHaan

March 14, 2016

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  5. Even if it’s not, it always feels like the wheels

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