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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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Start-up Funding On Campus, Classmates as Beta Testers, and Thinking Like a Designer for Innovation

Lately I have been thinking about the hindrances for students to create a business in college.  I found a couple articles written by entrepreneurs that are still in college and posted them for this week.  I also threw the last one in because of my interest in design.  “One of the quickest ways to dash […]

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What matters most in a startup? and other great posts – Roundup 10/15

It’s a common question that I hear, a common topic I hear investors discuss and like one of those areas that will never be fully agreed upon however Marc Andreessen has a great post about what is the most important thing in a startup – team, product or market. Here’s a hint, what’s your favorite typewriter manufacturer?  This […]

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Roundup Thursday October 4 2012

One of the most important things to know before starting a business is why so many other startups fail.  The post “Why Startups Die” has key points as to why these startups fail so you don’t make the same mistakes. The post “Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Can Change That” looks at […]

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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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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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Funding the Venture

Undoubtedly the number 1 question people ask about starting up is how to raise money. Raising money is an important thing but it’s not the thing most entrepreneurs should be thinking about. I had a conversation yesterday and we discussed how entrepreneurs think CASH is their base need (think Maslow’s Hierarchy) but it’s not the base […]

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