First published on FastCompany.com, “What is Innovation?” became amazingly popular with thousands of views around the world.
Entrepreneurs who need cash, but want to avoid VC or Angel investments, actually have quite a few options for raising capital on their own terms. Let’s decode a few of the most popular alternative methods of fundraising.
Since 2011, Bullpen and Vator have put together an annual venture capital event to gather the old guard investors and new to understand the changing and evolving venture landscape.
The age of the Medicis has long faded into history, but large-scale arts patronage still exists, with rich collectors, executives, and gallerists supporting the chosen few. And as Kanye is realizing, there are some doors that even being one of the biggest stars in the world won’t open.
Figuring out the best way to fund your company is always an interesting issue. Do you self-fund? Do you woo investors into backing your concept? Do you hit up your parents and ask them to put their retirement on the line? There are pros and cons to each and every option.
Dozens of panelists at an alternative funding conference emphasized one message: If you know where to look, there may be funding for your venture.
Russ Krajec of Blue Iron has a new way of helping startups with their IP costs. He does a lease-back arrangement. He takes ownership of the patentable idea, handles all the filings required and then leases the patent ba
Students face unique challenges in trying to launch a business; one of the largest it funding. Although it seems as though this is a larger problem for students than for other startups, I think that may be a false assumption.
Don’t want to give up equity? Lighter Capital has an alternative.
Suffice to say, it is important to make your application stand out. Here are the things we are looking for in applications for the next Techstars NYC class that most likely apply to any accelerator.
You created a product that you believe is awesome. Your next big hurdle? Convincing everyone else. Crushing your product demo is both an art and a science, and Jason breaks it all down for you here, step by step.
Kevin Hale, Founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator, explains how to build products that create a passionate user base invested in your startup’s success. He looks at the human factors that differentiate your product from the level of functional quality to “enchanted quality.”
In this edition of WSGR Startup Basics from This Week in Startups, host Jason Calacanis shares tips and tricks for finding a great name.
You may not think of Breaking Bad as the first place to go to learn about starting your company, but Rhondalynn Korolak has written a great article about the lessons you can glean from the popular series.
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Leading edge or bleeding edge? Business innovators learn how to change key elements of a business idea without bleeding out in the process.