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Summary on Rob Ryan In Smartups, Ryan focuses on sharing the methods he has developed over the years for building a sustainable business, one that is both successful and highly competitive. He starts off explaining his own story. Rob Ryan is the founder of Ascend Communications, a high-tech industry. Founded in 1989, Ascend Communications helped provide firms with the infrastructure they needed to keep up with the internet’s rapid growth. He says that at first his idea was rejected by a venture capitalist and believes he did not do his homework on the venture capitalist interviewing him. He did not give and he remembered his lesson. He eventually got funding from a venture capitalist and this helped his business. He explains how there are many entrepreneurial novice types, all wanna-be’s. Ryan suggests slowing down before meeting an investor by asking oneself the questions likely to be asked. He even advises having a prototype and a working audience, so that
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