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Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Startup Professionals Musings

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. Professional help costs money.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Gust

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. good place to start looking is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which is a lifeline for high-tech startups. Professional help costs money. Processing and approvals take time.

A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

When David Cohen and I came up with the idea for the Global Accelerator Network  (GAN) in 2010, we counted roughly 100 accelerator programs around the US that were founded following the Techstars model. From that initial outreach, 16 high quality accelerator programs joined us to launch the network. Others are not.

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

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm.

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

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm.

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

There is a growing fellowship of special-case start-up programs operated by closely-knit, permanent groups of angel-mentors.

Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. Impressive stuff, right? Go back.

Startup Accelerator Fail: Most Graduates Go Nowhere

ReadWriteStart

Would you invest in a startup from its program? Rather than say there are too many programs, I would say there is a quality gap,” Gilani says.

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Gust

That was the topic of my keynote at Seedcon, an event hosted by the University of Chicago, where I am a  graduate of the MBA program. As a startup founder you rarely have much money in your bank accounts. Raise money. Need money. More money. Yes, please give me money. It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. cities.

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6 Tips for Coming Up With Your Million-Dollar Business Idea

Up and Running

David sold his recording equipment for $50,000 and they borrowed the rest of their seed money from a bank. My Story. David’s advice.

Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

The Next Web

Politically, Denver’s local government has championed social causes, including increased gun control, LGBT rights and programs for the homeless.

Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Both Sides of the Table

That was the topic of my keynote at Seedcon, an event hosted by the University of Chicago, where I am a  graduate of the MBA program. cities.

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Top Startup Advisor Paul Graham Just Warned Against Taking Google's Money

www.businessinsider.com

Your Money. Top Startup Advisor Paul Graham Just Warned Against Taking Googles Money. Money Game Select. Your Money Select.

5 Reasons To Use Your Personal Credit Card For Business Expenses

YoungUpstarts

Rewards Programs. This could come in very handy when you need seed money or need to make several large purchases at once.

Why the Series A Crunch Might Be a Good Thing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2012, Rust and co-founder Garrett Johnson raised $2 million in seed funding in two weeks. million in seed funding in 2011 and 2012.

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

Aalto Venture Garage Launches Startup Sauna

ArcticStartup

Startup Sauna is direct continuum to the Summer of Startups program as well as the Bootcamp initiatives the venue organised last year.

Want $50k in Seed Funding? Apply now.

ReadWriteStart

A new program that began earlier this year is looking for five IT-centric entrepreneurs to receive seed funds along with a series of services.

Diversification – The Alternative to Market Timing

Rob Go

think that over time, this is the best way to handle market swings as a seed stage investor who is a) playing in a highly unpredictable part of the market and b) has a very long time horizon. Valuation Discipline.  We have a pretty strong sense of what realistic valuation ranges are and aren’t for seed stage companies. etc. 4.

Where to Get Feedback on Your Business Pitch

Up and Running

They ended up with a nice pitch, and approximately $300K in seed money.”. No, really. Check out #9. You’ve prepared a great pitch.

How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

You need three things to create a successful startup: to start withgood people, to make something customers actually want, and to spendas little money as possible. The way a startup makes money is to offer people bettertechnology than they have now. Andyet theres a lot of money at stake. This money isnt revenue. Well, no.

Disruption Comes (Finally!) to Commercial Real Estate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What Freedman does not want to get out of these meetings is the one thing most people seem to think he wants: money. Freedman winced. Bingo.

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.

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

OnStartups

Our team's persistence and desire to be part of the program was clear to the decision makers. Little History. How We Got In. Progress.

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. blogged about, commented about, and eventually bumped into a fellow web programming who loved the idea and ran with it (Tyler Gillies). cdixon.org - chris dixons blog. Follow @cdixon.

6 Ways To Make Your Startup More Attractive To Investors — Even With A Criminal History

YoungUpstarts

But he chose to move forward with a positive attitude, raise seed money for his company, and network his way to a profitable future.

The Legal Side of Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

The program provides entrepreneurs the resources and mentoring they need to build their companies and develop their skills. Financing.

Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

Both Sides of the Table

recently wrote a blog post on understanding how the size and age of a venture capital fund might affect you when you’re raising money.

VCs in seed clothing: Chris Dixon, Mark Suster, and Naval Ravikant interviewed

Venture Hacks

The topic was VC signaling in seed rounds — and how these signals help or hurt your ability to raise money in the next round. Outline.

How to Fund a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

typical startup goes throughseveral rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take justenough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the nextgear. At Viaweb we got our first $10,000 ofseed money from our friend Julian, but he was sufficiently richthat its hard to say whether he should be classified as a friendor angel.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list. Nice list.

MicroFinance And The New Small Business Owner

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

These institutions, most funded by the SBA and community outreach, are given money so that they could provide you with small seed money and education for your new business. You may have this business start-up idea. Perhaps you only need a few thousand dollars to start and get the equipment that you need. So why not go to a bank?

Understanding a VC’s Seed Funding Policy is Critical

Both Sides of the Table

There has been much discussion about VCs doing seed funding in the past year.  I’ve written about it myself (Is VC Seed Funding Dead?)

Startup/MicroISV Digest for 2/14/2011

47 Hats

That means when your program is complete, you can create a fully working Windows installer in one click. The CatBoard - for Real cat lovers!

Funding, dealflow and startup traction from Latvia: October

ArcticStartup

Prize money & Awards. In addition to the status, BuyerDeck also received £25,000 prize money. The startup received €2,000 prize money.

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Y Combinator

Will Price

Today, I had the pleasure of attending Y Combinator ' s Winter Founders Program Angel Day. Angel Day is a show-case events for the eight companies currently in the Y Combinator Program. In brief, in return for the micro-seed investment, Y Combinator takes a ~6% stake in the company.

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.

Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. Impressive stuff, right? Go back.

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Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. Impressive stuff, right? Go back.

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VC Seed Funding is Dead, Long Live VC Seed Funding!

Both Sides of the Table

And I’ve just completed my first seed deal of Ad.ly ($500k) with another exciting deal I hope to announce within 30 days.