What Metrics Should Early Stage Founders Focus On? as told by Marc Nager, Co-Founder of Startup Weekend

Yesterday, I traveled to Cincinnati, OH to speak at Techstars FounderCon:

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After my talk, I headed over to the Techstars America Summit, which was also going on about a half mile away. There, I did a LIVE Facebook video interview with my old boss, Marc Nager, the co-founder and former CEO of Startup Weekend (acquired by Techstars in 2015), and the current Managing Director of Telluride Venture Accelerator. I asked Marc 2 questions:

1. What metrics should an early stage startup focus on?

2. What is the “fluff” that early stage founders should stop focusing on?

Here’s what Marc told me:

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