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8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio.

Why You Should Care about Intellectual Property

Up and Running

All businesses have intellectual property. In order to protect your business’s IP, learn the four different categories.

3 Steps to Protecting Intellectual Property

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many start-up owners are concerned with the intellectual property (IP) of their company, and they should be. Here are a few.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

What kind of risk do we run of being put out of business by others’ IP rights ? How much risk do IP issues in the aggregate pose to our business ? Nearly every point above is subjective, varies from company to company, and at its core is more of a business judgment than a pure legal question.  Barriers to entry ? trade secret).

These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable

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People ask me if they really need ANY business plan, unless they are looking for an outside investor. Explain the business model.

How to Tell Your Company’s History in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Company history in a business plan? Yes, it’s a good addition to some business plans, but not all. Not everything does.

These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable

Startup Professionals Musings

People ask me if they really need ANY business plan, unless they are looking for an outside investor. Explain the business model.

Begin with the End in Mind: Include Your Business Exit in Your Business Plan

Up and Running

While some entrepreneurs think it’s unnecessary to write a business plan—especially if outside financing is not needed—I highly disagree.

Investors Expect Ten Essentials in a Business Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

People ask me if they really need ANY business plan, unless they are looking for an outside investor. Explain the business model.

4 Sources of business intelligence often overlooked by entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Business planning requires a knowledge of the commercial landscape and potential competition.

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. What is a patent? Now what?

The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

They had a small amount of cash in the bank from having won two business plan competitions that they used to finance the company to date.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

If they decide to buy, large companies can: license/acquire intellectual property. The Innovation Portfolio. So what? Lessons Learned.

10 business articles you may have not seen

Taffy Williams

entrepreneur project planning investor Examiner.com Startup intellectual property review small businessThese were the last 10 articles published in the Examiner.com and written by Taffy Williams. The listings were published in July and August 2012. Titles and links are listed below in case you have not seen these yet.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. Business Plan. Internet domain name.

7 Keys To A Compelling Investor Executive Summary

Startup Professionals Musings

Patents or other intellectual property are a real competitive advantage for a startup, but first to market and working harder are not sustainable.

7 Critical Steps for Attracting Venture Funding

Business Plan Blog

They also show your ability to turn a business concept into a realistic, attractive business model. 7. Stellar Idea. Technology.

10 Preparation Steps to Win an Angel Investment

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is my list of top ten action items to best prepare you for success in achieving a funding event with angels: Incorporate the business now.

Intellectual Property Tips for Start Ups

Ask the Angels

As an Angel investor and retired intellectual property lawyer I am struck by the amount of money spent by startups for IP.  Blog Intellectual Property UncategorizedBy Lee Rahn. There are so many cash demands made on a new venture that I think management should consider engaging in more self-help to meet their IP needs. 

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Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

When the teams exited the bootcamp, however, it was unclear which existing business unit should evaluate them. Read it first. Epilogue.

10 Common Startup Flaws Leading To An Early Demise

Startup Professionals Musings

In that context, I offer you my list of ten top startup failure causes, seen over and over again: No written plan. No intellectual property.

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Who’s the Boss?

6 Hidden Reasons Why Investors Say Come Back Later

Startup Professionals Musings

Certainly a non-viable business should be not fundable, but many viable businesses are also not fundable. Inexperienced team.

Startup Blog: Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Who’s the Boss?

Starting Up Your Business: First Steps

Up and Running

So you have an amazing idea, and you’ve told your friends, family and business acquaintances about it and they to think it has potential.

These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business. business discipline entrepreneur fundable startup

Ten Tips for an Investment-Grade Business Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

People ask me if they really need ANY business plan, unless they are looking for an outside investor. Explain the business model.

8 Ways To Get Off The Ground With Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

Come with a product built and a proven business model. It takes more than one person, no matter how passionate, to grow an investible business.

The Importance of Differentiation

Business Plan Blog

Note On Intellectual Property. What Makes Your Product or Service Desirably Different? ” their pitch begins to flounder.

3 Things to Do When Investors Reject Your Plan

Up and Running

Your plan just got rejected. more than six million businesses get started. Most startups are on a do-it-yourself-or-go-broke plan.

8 Key Rules for Starting a Business on a Shoestring

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a new age for aspiring entrepreneurs, where anyone with a dream or a hobby should be turning it into a business. Both are wrong.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad class uses the three “ Lean Startup ” principles: Alexander Osterwalders “ business model canvas ” to frame hypotheses.

Entrepreneurs, Use Patents to Protect Your Intellectual Property and Create Value for Your Start-up Company

Robert Ochtel

One way to accomplish this is to develop, file, and prosecute a number of broad patents to protect your start-up company and its underlying intellectual property. This is generally accomplished with patents covering the underlying and core intellectual property of your start-up company.  Constantly Innovate.

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

Having a film crew in your living room for two days is something you want to put on your bucket list. And you get a tour of my living room….

10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering

Gust

Here is my list of top ten action items to best prepare you for success in achieving a funding event with Angels: Incorporate the business now.

8 Reasons To Incorporate Your New Company Early

Startup Professionals Musings

for incorporation should provide you at least the key startup entity considerations you need to address in any business environment around the world.

Get the Heck Out of the Building in Founder’s School: Part 2

Steve Blank

With a ~$2 billion endowment the  Kauffman Foundation  is the largest non-profit focused on entrepreneurship in the world.

8 Secrets To Pushing Your Startup Ahead Of The Crowd

Startup Professionals Musings

Over 500,000 new businesses were created last year, or about one per minute of every day. business David S. Use them. Marty Zwilling.

Six Reasons To Rethink Your Online Dating Site

Startup Professionals Musings

Here are six key reasons, from a business perspective: Direct competition is huge. Intellectual property is tough. In the U.S.