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Friday, September 13, 2013

Reuters: The notion that anyone with smarts, drive and a great idea can raise money and start a company is a central tenet of the Valley's ethos.

Yet on close inspection, the evidence suggests that the keys to success in the start-up world are not much different than those of many other elite professions. A prestigious degree, a proven track record and personal connections to power-brokers are at least as important as a great idea. Scrappy unknowns with a suitcase and a dream are the exceptions, not the rule.

 

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