The 10% entrepreneur
Live your startup dream without quitting your day job
Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay. What if there was a way to have the stability of a day job with the excitement of a startup? All of the benefits of entrepreneurship with none of the pitfalls?
In this session, special guest speaker Patrick McGinnis will show you a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it. He shows you how to select and engage in projects that will provide you with upside outside the office while making your better at your day job.
Patrick McGinnis, Managing Partner, Dirigo Advisors & Author of The 10% Entrepreneur
Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. His experience is from building startups in Silicon Valley to acting as an expert consultant to the World Bank in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.
He is the author of the international bestseller The 10% Entrepreneur, a guide to becoming an entrepreneur without quitting your day job. The book has been translated into more than ten languages including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Mongolian.
A graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School, Patrick is an avid traveler, writer, and speaker. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French.