If you had the chance to exit, would you sell your startup to a competitor?
From the inception of the idea, to switching gears when nearing launch date, building a startup is often compared to raising a child. A week ago, we sent out a quick poll on Facebook to get a sense of what our readers thought about selling their startup to a competitor, and connected with some of the region's top entrepreneurs to get their thougths on the matter. Here's what we learned.
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- 01 Oct - Google for Entrepreneurs & Community Outreach Meetup in Dubai
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