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September, 2012

Roundup Thursday September 27 2012

13 Things You Must Do Every Week As A Startup CEO – Lays out thirteen steps to keep in mind when running a business.  Being a CEO can be challenging and this article identifies important tasks to accomplish each week to be efficient and stay sane. CEOs should take some time to think about the […]

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Valuations Are Up, Angels in More Internet Deals

Thanks to our friends over at GeekWire for sharing this report which shows that Angel Investors are moving more money into Internet deals at a higher valuation. Referenced in the report are: Sand Hill Angels Golden Seeds Investors Circle  

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New Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty and Student Research Funding

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) launched the beta of a  research crowdfunding platform.  Its purpose is to fund projects in schools so they have real world impacts.  Below is a Press Release with more information and how to get involved with the beta.   NCET2 Launches New Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty and […]

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Roundup Thursday September 20th 2012

It might be overwhelming for introverts to meet a large amount of people in a short amount of time.  However, it is very important to attend network events even if it is uncomfortable.  The post “The Introvert’s Networking Survival Guide: Large Events” gives some pointers to any introvert that dreads attending networking events. One of […]

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Raising Money is Not the Goal

“Congratulating an entrepreneur for raising money is like congratulating a chef for buying the ingredients.” – Anonymous.  In the post “What Raising Money Means To Me“, Ben Kaufman talks about the misconception that raising money is seen as accomplishing the end goal of a startup.  The goal of any startup is not to raise money, […]

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Simplifying the start-up team layout

The Lean Startup movement has taken hold with a lot of people interpreting the ideals in different ways. The notion of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a key component of any lean startup. In this post the “Minimum Viable Team” explores discusses exactly who performs each role in the early start-up.  This layout looks at ten […]

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