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Fundraising

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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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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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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