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Many recent college graduates are underemployed or struggling to find a fulfilling career. They exit MBA programs with major firms in mind then often find the corporate grind uninspiring. They fail to see the possibility of a startup, a small up-and-comer where they can be creative and take risks.

Steve Kahan will be the first to tell you he knew nothing about tech when he first went to work at a tech start-up many years ago. He was desperate to leave his safe corporate job and do something he could feel passionate about – and he did. In the 30+ years he’s spent in the tech start-up world he’s worked for seven of them, and the first six have either successfully sold or have gone public, generating over $4.5 billion in shareholder value. This book teaches recent graduates and job-seekers how to turn their general business acumen into a successful career at a tech startup.

Kahan masterfully blends the reality of tech start-up opportunities with the art of leadership.

Phil Vorobeychik, Managing Director of Vertica Capital Partners
David Meerman Scott

“Be a Startup Superstar is the book I wish I had when I was in university and considering a career in business. It’s a deep dive into startup culture.”

David Meerman Scott

bestselling author and business growth strategist
James Legg

“Steve is a champion for brave, new leaders. This is an outstanding book by the top innovator in technology marketing, and I’m thrilled that he is sharing his insider expertise to inspire and develop legions of young professionals.”

James Legg

CEO of Thycotic
Laurie Stone

“In Be a Startup Superstar, Steve holds a shining light up high so we all can see the path forward into the lucrative and exhilarating world of technology start-ups. Steve’s book is exactly what college graduates need to gain unimaginable experience and income.”

Laurie Stone

Trustee Emeritus, William Rainey Harper Community College
Josiah Sternfeld

Be a Startup Superstar is the perfect book for anyone looking to launch a successful career. Do yourself a favor and heed Steve’s advice. His insights into the opportunities in the tech start-up world are spot on. This book will become required reading for my students and employees.”

Josiah Sternfeld

Founder and President of Integrous Marketing; Lecturer at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Kevin Klausmeyer

“Steve is the best start-up CMO on the planet! In his deeply insightful and delightfully entertaining way, he pushes your thinking into one aha moment after another. You can discover a level of success and income beyond what you dared to dream.”

Kevin Klausmeyer

Board Member, Cloudera; SEC Financial Expert

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About the Author

Steven Mark Kahan has successfully helped to grow seven startup companies from early-stage development to going public or being sold, resulting in a total value of more than $3 billion.

Bringing passion and positive energy, Steve inspires teams and their organizations to take on the impossible and succeed. He is best known for his ability to plan marketing strategy and execute it, so that companies can accelerate revenue, grow market share, and consistently deliver superior returns for shareholders.

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