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Mentors and advisory boards

Jeff Hilimire

Earlier this week I wrote about having (or not having) a co-founder / business partner. Are you looking for a sounding board in general?

The Pop-Up Advisory Board

Jeff Hilimire

Earlier this week, I hit on the topic of co-founders / business partners , and advisory boards / mentors. Today I wanted to address a new concept that I recently tried out: The Pop-Up Advisory Board. It’s important to note that advisory boards are not ACTUAL voting boards.

The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 02 September 2009 The Care and Feeding of Startup Advisory Boards A recent post on Vator.TV Many Thanks!

6 Ideal Team Members For Any Entrepreneurial Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

It just means that the cofounders trust one of their own and are willing to follow. Outsourcing your core competency does not work.

Accuvant Launches Advisory Board

EIN News

Allen Hamilton, Computer Sciences Corporation and the United States Department of Defense. -- Dan Burns, Co-founder. at General Catalyst Partners LLC, a $1.6B venture capital and private equity firm based in Cambridge, Fortune 100 and 20 of the largest U.S. Federal Agencies, have trusted Accuvant with their

Building Great Founding Teams

Steve Blank

In doing so we’ve failed to help founders understand what it takes to build a great founding team. Founders – the idea.

Episode 19: Time Tracking and Maximizing Profits with Matt Rissell

Mike Michalowicz

Matt Rissell, co-founder and CEO of TSheets, joins Episode 19 of the Profit First Podcast. Show Summary. Our Guest. Show Quotes.

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What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

Steve Blank

I made it this far,” he said, ”and my board agreed they’d bet on me to take it to scale. It sounded like he was living the dream. Search. Build.

Check Your Entrepreneurial DNA Before You Start Up

Startup Professionals Musings

That’s why most angel investors only invest locally, where they can do that assessment of the founder and his team personally over time.

More Successful New Entrepreneurs Are Baby Boomers

Startup Professionals Musings

Supportive co-founder and executive positions. Member of the Advisory Board. Don’t expect them to go away any time soon.

When VCs Don’t B t You

Feld Thoughts

The prior fund that I had co-founded – Mobius Venture Capital – had blown up after having a very successful first fund in 1997. Scott and I were both on the Microsoft VC Advisory Board that Dan’l Lewin organized and ran. But this doesn’t only happen to entrepreneurs. But is wasn’t always this way.

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Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

Steve Blank

And Tom wasn’t going to get it from his board. These shortcuts add up and become what is called technical debt. This didn’t feel good.

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Vision versus Hallucination – Founders and Pivots

Steve Blank

A founder’s skill is knowing how to recognize new patterns and to pivot on a dime. If not your co-founders, someone outside the company.”.

Tips on Maximizing the Value You Get From Your Advisors

ReadWriteStart

Advisory boards: "Many people create an advisory boards and some companies never have an advisory board meeting.

How to Master the Art of People

Duct Tape Marketing

He is also the founder and CEO of Likeable Local, a great social media management tool. What are the advantages of having an advisory board?

Every Technical Startup Wishes For This Dream Team

Startup Professionals Musings

It just means that the cofounders trust one of their own and are willing to follow. Outsourcing your core competency does not work.

How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees

thinkspace.com

How to Divide Equity to Startup Founders, Advisors, and Employees. Equity for Founders. Equity for Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

Why is it hard to get support for your first startup?

Life Beyond Code

You may not be able to get along with your co-founders causing heartburn for everyone. In general, startups are super hard. All the best!

Swedish Immigrant Helps Reinvent the Mouthguard Industry

Hearpreneur

We also have a scientific team, consisting of three chemical engineers in addition to Jan, who is the founder and the inventor. Probably not.

Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1

venturehacks.com

Should I put together a board of advisors? What are advisory shares? Should I give advisory shares to my investors? Should I put together a board of advisors? A “board” of advisors is not a formal legal entity like a board of directors, which is defined in the Constitution and s**t. SPONSORED BY.

The Perils of Starting a Business On Your Own

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Single Founder tops the list. In reality, the honor roll of entrepreneurship is full of companies launched by single founders.

The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors

OnStartups

If you have a regular advisory board or board of directors meetings, that''s a good time to send out an update. 2) Keep it short.

What Kind of Workspace Is Best For Your Startup?

mashable.com

Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? All Rights Reserved.

Five Dumb Things Investors Want You To Stop Doing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sullivan is a founder and partner at StarVest Partners and serves on the Astia Board of Trustees with me. And they''re easy to avoid.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 45: Dan Miller and Brian Zuercher

Steve Blank

How to recognize when it’s time to pull the plug on your startup idea, and why founders can’t operate afford to operate in a vacuum were the focus on today’s Entrepreneurs are Everywhere radio show. Dan Miller , co-founder of Level Therapy , provider of mobile therapy sessions. His advice for other founders? Dan Miller.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 45: Dan Miller and Brian Zuercher

Steve Blank

How to recognize when it’s time to pull the plug on your startup idea, and why founders can’t operate afford to operate in a vacuum were the focus on today’s Entrepreneurs are Everywhere radio show. Dan Miller , co-founder of Level Therapy , provider of mobile therapy sessions. His advice for other founders? Dan Miller.

Danish company disruptive to global furniture industry receives funding

ArcticStartup

Cylindo that has been self-financed up until now has also invited three strong Danish entrepreneurs to the company’s advisory board.

A Better Way To Ask For Investor Intros

Seed Stage Capital

Numerous other sources exist on the web, such as this list of Ron Conway’s portfolio (and co-investors); start to look, and you’ll start to see.

Hacking Angel List | VentureArchetypes Blog: Seed Stage Capital

Seed Stage Capital

Let me give you a quick example using one of my advisory clients, a startup called Zerply. To wit: 1. Land a lead investor before going live.

How to Evaluate an Offer from a Startup Incubator

The Startup Lawyer

But before your startup signs up and cashes that $[XX,000] check, your startup’s co-founders should sit down and evaluate the incubator’s offer. Most incubators take common stock and sit “side-by-side&# with the founders, but some may want some (weak) preferred stock and/or dilution protection. Conclusion.

Episode 36: Employee Incentives and Business Funding with Christine Gray and Jared Hecht

Mike Michalowicz

Also Available On. Show Summary. Christine Gray and Jared Hecht join us for Episode 36 of the Profit First Podcast. SPOILER ALERT! Our Guests.

The Company Milestones Angel Investors Care About

Business Plan Blog

Founding Team, Key Hires, Advisory Board. You can also bring these skillsets to the organization via a board of advisors. Legal.

Sarah Evans on [Re]Frame

Life Beyond Code

A few days ago, my friend Kevin Madsen from SlimBooks sent me a copy of Sarah’s book Re[Frame] to get some comments. RS: Why this topic?

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 32: Evangelos Simoudis and Ashok Srivastava

Steve Blank

Evangelos Simoudis’ is the founder and managing director of Synapse Partners. Ashok N. Srivastava , chief data scientist at Verizon. Ashok N.

How to Build a Great Founding Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There''s a big difference between a company''s founder, founding team and founding CEO. Founders - The idea. Here are my definitions.

Raise Capital With The Skin You’re In: Blunt Truth from Don Charlton, CEO, The Resumator

David Teten

I’m speaking on a panel this afternoon on fundraising for minority founders at the Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project. Is that wrong? Is it human?

The leap from employee to entrepreneur – Small Business Spotlight

Up and Running

Ben Lamson and Sulaiman Sanni, WeDidIt cofounders. version, and talking to an advisory board and seed round investors already.” ” The founders of WeDidIt saw an opportunity and a need, and put aside the fears everyone who’s ever struck out on their own faces. And they’re happy they did it.

Why Co-Founders Are a Startup's Biggest Liability | The Startup Lawyer

thestartuplawyer.com

He obviously never launched a startup and got shafted by a co-founder. Instead of worrying solely about some 3rd-party stealing your business idea or a “slip and fall,&# your startup company’s top legal priority should be the reduction of its internal legal threats: co-founder disputes.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere show No. 4: David Lerner and Gary Marcus

Steve Blank

And Silicon Valley’s pay-it-forward culture is a huge help to startup founders. What do you do with an advisory board?”

Help Us Save Startup Journalism - ArcticStartup Goes To Indiegogo.

ArcticStartup

If somebody goes the extra mile, they will become our cofounder and will join us on a trip to Svalbard. PrintReally. Readers vs. Eyeballs.