4 Sources of business intelligence often overlooked by entrepreneurs

Taffy Williams

Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed and the Startup Blog. entrepreneur intellectual property intelligence investor networking partnering personnel Startup

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

For medical devices it might be mechanical engineering, clinical trials, regulatory approval, freedom to operate (intellectual property) and figuring out a reimbursement strategy. agility? How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup?

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Agile Engineering” to have teams prototype, test, and iterate their idea while discovering if they have a profitable business model. We needed to cover Intellectual Property, Reimbursement, Regulation and Clinical Trials a month earlier in the class than in the current format.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s interesting that large organizations with lots of intellectual property don’t systematically examine what they can combine to innovate. Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations .

StartupRoar - Great Content for Startups


This site aggregates and filters content from thought leaders who talk about topics such as Marketing , Sales , Design , Revenue , Hiring , Social Media , Business Models , Metrics , PR , Venture Capital , Angel Investors , Bootstrapping , Incubators , Agile and many others.

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

Steve Blank

I earnestly believe that large corporations should emulate Lean Startups (Business model design, Customer Development and Agile Engineering.) I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.

Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm

Startup Professionals Musings

Maintain the agility to quickly pivot or quit. Partnering will begin to happen across great distances, include reciprocity thinking, and even intellectual property will shift from a closed to a more open system.

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

Steve Blank

These Key Performance Indicators and processes are what make a company efficient —but they are also the root cause of its inability to be agile and innovative. President Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen….Thank

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The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?


Agile businesses have moved to the cloud because of its scalability, efficiency and reliability, amongst other benefits. Breaches involving health information, trade secrets, and intellectual property can be devastating for the affected brand.

How to Choose the Right Cloud Services

Inc Startups

His Software as a Service (SaaS) model revolutionized the industry, and nearly 20 years later his message of cost savings and greater agility continues to have wide resonance.

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How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

what’s behind your financials, your go-to-market strategy, your current traction in the marketplace, your competition and why you’re better, your intellectual property or “secret sauce,” your exit strategy, etc.). Got a question for one of the angel investors mentioned below?

Startup Resources


Agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration. Agile project management. agile product management. agile product management and Scrum tool. Agile project management tool collaborative product life-cycle. Automates Agile / Scrum development.

The 47th (-46) International Business Model Competition

Steve Blank

This startup search process is the business model / customer development / agile development solution stack. A business model competition would emulate the “out of the building” experience of real entrepreneurs executing the customer development / business model / agile stack.

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19 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Being a Trademark Attorney and owner of an Intellectual Property Law Firm, The Law Firm of Andrea Hence Evans, LLC, I know the importance of launching a business with a strong name that is not generic but rather suggestive and requires some thought or imagination.

7 lessons we learned from the bankruptcy of Whatser

The Next Web

Keep the team small, agile and up-to-date. The backbone of your technology company revolves around a well-organized, up-to-date, specific and documented vision, brand-key, business plan, intellectual property rights, contracts, financial administration, NDAs and bylaws it can rely on.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics

crowdSPRING Blog

Businesses too have to take care to never cross that line; on one extreme the theft of intellectual property is a strategy that no business should ever engage in, but the returns in copying marketing campaigns, visual designs, or mechanical details are extremely low and morally unjustifiable. In business being agile and nimble are qualities that serve entrepreneurs very well. Great entrepreneurs are great observers.

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation

Inc Startups

These Key Performance Indicators and processes are what make a company efficient, but they are also the root cause of its inability to be agile and innovative.

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Startup Tools


Github - Free public repositories, collaborator management, issue tracking, wikis, downloads, code review, graphs Pivotal Tracker – Agile project management tool that enables real time collaboration.

Taking stock of the Dutch tech cluster: What The Netherlands needs to win the European startup scene

The Next Web

We have great intellectual property protection, and have efficient ways to enforce contracts. Our socially progressive attitude has helped shape the most creative and agile playing of the global game. Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist.

Eureka! National Science Foundation's I-Corps Trains a New Generation of Scientists in Business


And they'll do this using the business model-customer development-agile development solution stack. They may decide to license their intellectual property based on their research. Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers.

Business of Software 2011 Workshop sessions - if you are registered, please vote!

Business of Software Blog

Attorney with 10 years experience working with brands and trademarks; blogger; creator of Apptorney® iPhone app for intellectual property professionals. The recipe is inspired by key principles in social psychology, lean startup thinking, and agile methodology. If you are registered for Business of Software 2011 , we want to let you choose which workshops we should run in the afternoon breakout sessions. If you haven't registered, what are you waiting for?

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Countdown to LAUNCH: What’s New & Different

UC Berkeley

Agile Development. Startup Law: Incorporation, Intellectual Property, HR. Seven days to the new and improved LAUNCH!

My year without pants ??? Scott Berkun at BoS 2013

Business of Software Blog

Was it Agile, was it SCRUM, was it Agile Light, was it SCRUM +, was it 6 Cigma Light, was it 6 Cigma Light, plus Agile SCRUM? What your kind of thesis is here would make lawyers kind of squirm, when you talk about intellectual property.

The Rise of the Lean VC – Consumer Internet Gets Its Own Investors

Steve Blank

I think you can blame Customer and Agile Development for a small part of it. It’s because the startups are doing something very new that make them “Lean&# : These startups embrace customer and agile development that Eric Ries has been evangelizing.

Bill Janeway Warburg Pincus | Productive Bubbles | Video Slides Transcript | BoS Europe 2015

Business of Software Blog

Bill Janeway: I do want to say how much I enjoyed James talk having been working with companies using Agile and seeing it developed and transform the productivity of software development. distributing and, and demanding an extraordinarily loose intellectual property environment.

Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014

Business of Software Blog

Prof Rita McGrath believes that things are about to change dramatically, that markets are about to get a whole lot more agile and dynamic and that this will produce enormous opportunities for entrepreneurs. Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?

The Future of America’s Innovation Economy- Progress and Challenges at the USPTO

David Teten

The speakers were: David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and. We’ve revectored to an agile development methodology. An impediment to securitization is understanding who is the true owner behind the piece of property.

How to Handle Tough Questions

Will Price

is your team complete, competition - how will you meet and beat the competition, market - how big is the market, business model - sales, delivery, and pricing model, contingencies, timing, problems, intellectual property. I just finished a book that should be on the reading list of all entrepreneurs, In the Line of Fire, How to Answer Tough Questions When It Counts by Jerry Weissman.

Teaching Entrepreneurship – By Getting Out of the Building

Steve Blank

Regulation and Intellectual Property. Agility and resiliency are not tested inside the building. One of the classes I teach in the engineering school at Stanford is E145: the Fundamentals of Technology Entrepreneurship , an introduction to building a scalable startup.

Vertical Markets 4: Putting it All Together « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Intellectual Property/Patents – Strategic or Tactical, timing? Waterfall, Agile, Lean?

Workstreamer Launches Public Beta

Austin Startup

Given the expanded user base that will surely come starting today, I’m sure the team of agile developers will have even more great ideas to implement in Workstreamer.

Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup


Look out for teams/vendors who work on Agile, so that you are flexible with your requirements. Web Startup Lessons Advice from a CTO and Entrepreneur Home About Finding a Technical Partner for Your Startup Today I received an inquiry from a student at an Ivy League university who wants to launch a web startup. Maybe you’re facing the same challenges as James; he’s got a great idea but doesn’t know where to find a technologist to help build it.

Three Attitudes & Practices Shared by Successful Innovation-Driven Companies | BoS Europe 2015 | Prof. Jaideep Prabhu, Cambridge University

Business of Software Blog

Legal scholars are very keen on intellectual property. Whereas in China, property was still owned by the Emperor. They are very good at taking the cost out of the innovating process and do more with less, and it is very flexible and agile.

What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

Startup Lessons Learned

The incredible innovation of the 90s was based on technology start-up companies built on intellectual capital, financial capital, and human capital. Our patent laws have been weakened reducing the value of intellectual capital. Thirdly, revamp how intellectual property rights are applied to software and code. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 8, 2009 What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?