I was wondering if anybody out there had experience working with a startup. I'm looking for an opportunity to help build my skills/expertise in the IT field. I have a lot of responsibilities at my current job, but it's been repetitive tasks and I don't get to work with the hardware as I'm a systems engineer. I feel like a huge part of learning for my job is configuring the hardware and we pay another company to do most of the dirty work. I feel like a startup would be a good opportunity, but could also be fairly risky. Just looking for suggestions on what to look for, etc. A little bit about myself: been in the field for about 6 years working mostly with Microsoft technologies and mainly on web development (IIS, .NET, SQL). I don't develop, but have some knowledge of it and know how to do some scripting. I'd like to get myself involved in different areas, but my manager won't give me the opportunity. Any advice is much appreciated.