Start-ups need money, not expensive advice



By Lee Schafer, Star Tribune

“Pam York said her first six months leading a foundation- and taxpayer-funded economic development start-up called AccelerateMSP “hasn’t been fun.”

She’s occasionally been baffled by the “skepticism, even hostility” she’s encountered from people involved in starting companies and funding them.

Perhaps she’s finding out what entrepreneurs will readily volunteer, that they are tired of hearing about her kind of solution to the problem of inadequate entrepreneurial activity. Can’t blame them.”

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  • Chris N.

    A good article by Lee Schafer but if there was any pragmatism in this group it would not continue wasting time talking and the money of foundations and taxpayers.