All companies face risks, and startups are no exception. As you seek financing from third parties, remember that once financing is obtained, the resources of those outside investors now face the same risks as your personal resources.
8 Ingredients for a Business Secret Sauce
Like a master chef preparing a sumptuous feast, every entrepreneur needs to know the right “ingredients” to make his or her business turn out just right. Here are the 8 ingredients for a business secret sauce:
Incubators & Accelerators: Which Best Fits Your Needs?
Incubators and Accelerators: In order to address these differences, we are breaking down the typical incubator and accelerator based on twelve factors.
University Entrepreneur Spotlight: Columbia University
With over 7 billion dollars raised in funding in the last 12 months by Columbia Startups alone, and 2.4 million dollars in awards granted to those startups, Columbia University is preparing the entrepreneurs of the future to the utmost of the universities ability.
5 Reasons Your NDA Could Torch Your Chance for Funding
Is your NDA doing more harm than good for your startup? Here are 5 reasons Angel and VC funds avoid NDAs.
Accelerators – The Past, Present, & Future
Accelerators have been booming since the beginning of Y Combinator in 2005. Yet, Harvard applicants have higher odds of acceptance than applicants to TechStars, Y Combinator, or Fledge. So what is to become of this trend? Will the industry reach saturation? Will accelerators accept any applicant who applies? What does the future hold for accelerators?
Funding A Startup: 6 Items Entrepreneurs Should Address When Launching
You are launching your startup! After reviewing the legal structures available, you decided on the LLC structure for your venture and have filed your Articles of Organization with the state. Now what?
Investable Companies #2: Is Your Startup Investable?
Investable companies don’t occur by accident. In fact, the opposite may be true; many companies may accidentally become un-investable. This article is part #2 of a two part series that shares tips as to why startups may be investable enabling them to obtain funding from angel groups and VCs.
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight: Asheville, NC
Asheville is a dynamic artistic, historic, and scenic hub nestled in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina. Entrepreneurs across the east coast flock to this area as it’s consistently ranked as one of the best cities to start a business.
10 Quotes Entrepreneurs Live By
To be an entrepreneur is to be challenged everyday. Often times, you will be pushed to your limits, but the payoff can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. To help you through the entrepreneurial journey, here are 10 quotes all entrepreneurs should live by.