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Which investors will invest in your startup, pricing and more

The whole “I need to raise money” thing is an interesting topic. As I’ve mentioned before, most entrepreneurs think raising money is their base need when in reality it’s usually something else (or could be done by someone else if you convinced them they should). I borrowed this graphic from Gabriel Weinberg and think that […]

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“Create More Value Than You Capture”, “Angels in America: A Look at Angel Investment Growth Across the U.S.”, and “Marc Ecko on Entrepreneurship as an Art Form”

Hi everyone. This week I have included some interesting videos that I enjoyed watching and a great infographic that makes me optimistic about getting funding from investors. If you did not get a chance to attend The Entrepreneur Society’s first official meeting, that is okay. You can come to one of our other weekly meetings […]

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Finding a Cofounder and Pitching Your Business – Both Critical and Challenging

In my journey’s as an entrepreneur I’ve had the opportunity to recruit a cofounder, break up, and recruit another… and break up and recruit another. Locable is over four years in the making and has gone through a number of distinct phases – I wouldn’t call them pivots as they’re part of the maturation I expected but […]

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“Failing Until You Succeed”, “Have Tools To Launch Your Startup From Idea to Exit”, “Early Evidence Is Often Too Early And Not Really Evidence”

Hi everyone. I hope that you enjoy the articles and video I have included this week. Sonoma State University’s new Entrepreneur In Residence Mark Nelson will be at the Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster on March 8th from 3-5pm. He will be talking to The Entrepreneur Society about his own experiences as an entrepreneur. Everyone is […]

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“Ask forgiveness, not permission”, “How agile should your startup be?”, and “Five Tricks for Remembering Names”

It is a continuous battle for me to balance posting articles that are very techy/geeky and ones that are self-help/motivational. They are both important and fun to read but I do not want to post too much of each extreme. I have included some motivational articles as well as some technical ones for this week. […]

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“A New Way To Think About Analytics”, “How YouTube Went From Startup to the World’s Largest Video-Sharing Site”, and “The Winners of Entrepreneur of 2012″

This week, I found some interesting articles that talk about the successes of startups. I love reading about how Youtube and Twitter are constantly improving. Also, I put in an article highlighting young entrepreneurs including Entrepreneur of 2012: Limor Fried. I hope you like them! Analytics can be frustrating for startups. The article “A New […]

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“The Scaling of Vision”, “Failure Is Not The Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is”, and “Bryan Silverman on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Starting Up in College”

Hi everyone. I love learning about school’s entrepreneur programs or student entrepreneurs that are successful. Two of these posts deal with students. The other is about Mediocrity in the startup. Hope you like them. I read an article on www.Entrepreneur.com that talked about Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner. They offer free videos online. I watched the “The […]

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Three Things Investors Want to Hear in a Pitch

I had the privilege of having Jonathan Sposato visit one of my entrepreneurship classes while I was getting my MBA from the Foster School. It was back when he had sold but one company to Google, in the time since he sold Picnik to Google making him the only person to sell two companies to Google. In a recent […]

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“What is it like to be a startup founder”, “The 10 most important things I learned launching a startup”, and “Bootstrapping a business: 7 Rules for Success”

Hello everyone. I am very excited about the opportunities for entrepreneurs this semester at SSU. The Entrepreneur Society will have its first meeting on Friday of the first week of March. The society is a community of entrepreneurs that seek business knowledge outside of the standard classroom setting. It is important to develop your entrepreneurial […]

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“Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Videos of 2012″, “What You Really Need Is A Market, Not An Idea”, “What is Your Definition of Entrepreneur?”

Hey guys. I apologize for not keeping up with the blog posts for a couple weeks. Posts will continue to be on a weekly basis. Welcome back to school SSU students! This will be an exciting semester for entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneur Society will officially start meeting within a couple weeks (I will give more information […]

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