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A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

As with everything new that grows quickly, it’s a chaotic system with lots of innovation, creative destruction, and rapid change and learning that – if done well – is a great example of the power of the Lean Startup approach to entrepreneurship. Provide some sort of seed capital to their founders. Others are not.

Busted or Confirmed? 3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Fortunately, many startup myths revolve around three common topics (business plans, money, and unnatural hustle). So are the ants.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

How Investors Think About Valuation of Pre-Revenue Startups

SoCal CTO

They might have some seed money and are thinking or raising a Series A based on success of an early release (MVP). He just post: Establishing the Pre-money Valuation of Pre-revenue Startups. A lot of my time is spent helping early-stage companies get to proof points so that they can raise capital. is a requirement. Not sure why.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds

Passionate Intensity

Money is available, some will say, easy to get. There’s nothing wrong with seed funding. Tweet. Early signs of trouble. Startup V

Life As A Startup Consultant

Seed Stage Capital

If you want to optimize your life for money, you should pursue a path in traditional consulting (BCG, McKinsey) or in investment banking.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

cdixon.org

Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. link] Lean Startups Blog – rants and raves from the startup trenches. link] What’s the right amount of seed money to raise? cdixon.org - chris dixons blog. About me.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

pandodaily.com

We know this: As many as a thousand companies who’ve received seed rounds won’t be around in a year — maybe six months. Video.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

October 21, 2010 1:49 AM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Blog Archive ► 2010 (1) ► January (1) Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup ▼ 2009 (4) ► December (2) Google and Open Systems Pitching ▼ November (1) A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepr.

From Nashville to Boston: How A Startup Accelerator Changed Our Lives

OnStartups

Raising money for your startup comes down to the same three factors. The hardest decision we had to make was taking investor money.

Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

47 Hats

What are the best project management/bug tracking tools for a lean startup practicing continuous deployment? The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers!

Too Fit to Pivot? The Dangers of Optimistically Pivoting after Scaling

Launching Tech Ventures

The impact of a founder with unbridled optimism can be painful for a lean start-up: if the founder continues to believe in the product even after the core hypothesis around product/market fit has been proven wrong, then considerable angel and VC money can be wasted chasing an opportunity that doesn’t exist.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

techcrunch.com

This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. If you want to waste nine months trying to raise VC money for that idea, great. need money for the servers.

Ungerminated: Trouble with Seeds

Passionate Intensity

Money is available, some will say, easy to get. But these thoughts have been aired before and are now part of the usual rhetoric about the seed bubble. For me, the real danger started to manifest itself over the last couple of months as I saw some very good seed-funded companies looking to raise their Series A. Some advice….

Figuring Out foursquare

Launching Tech Ventures

At the same time, the foursquare team was incredibly skilled at applying lean start-up best practices, specifically: Product-obsessed founders : both Dennis and Naveen were consumed with the product. million in its series A financing and kept the burn rate at less than $100k per month to make he money last. Monetization. The verdict?

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Am I a Founder? The Adventure of a Lifetime. « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Will there be a lecture on getting seed money in a post crisis world? The money will usually follow. The Adventure of a Lifetime. How quickly will you recover? Agile – you may find the real opportunities for your company was somewhere else.  Can you recognize and capitalize on them? This is the minimum feature set for founders.