Rizwan Virk

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Rizwan Virk is the author of "Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School." He is a successful entrepreneur, video game pioneer, and venture capitalist and founder of the startup accelerator, Play Labs @ MIT. A graduate of MIT and Stanford, he is also the author of "Zen Entrepreneurship: Walking the Path of the Career Warrior," "Treasure Hunt: Follow Your Inner Clues to Find True Success," and "The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics, and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are in a Video Game."
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5 Startup Tech Trends to Watch During the Pandemic

Venture capital is a long game. Startups take many years to mature before venture capitalists can get a return on their investment. While you may think that VC investment is down during the economic downturn, this is only true in the short term, primarily because VCs are concerned with how their existing portfolio companies will...
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Startup Myth: Is it Better to Be First to Market or Not?

The following is an adapted excerpt from "Startup Myths and Models: What You Won’t Learn in Business School." Published by Columbia Business School Publishing. Copyright © 2020 by Rizwan Virk. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here You have to be first to market is one of the most...