Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Business Plan.

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. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Business Plan.

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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. Yes, your business has intellectual property (IP). In fact, 100 percent of businesses have IP.

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. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. Business Plan.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

Last month we covered the basics of intellectual property (IP) for startups, including a simple taxonomy, some common issues and related documents for entrepreneurs to use when forming a new startup. 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 ? It’s often possible to “ design around ” a patent to operate a business that achieves similar results in different ways.)

How to Write a Business Plan

Up and Running

You’ve reviewed what a business plan is , and why you need one to start and grow your business. It’s time to dig into the process of actually writing a business plan. First, a few must-follow rules for writing a business plan. > Financial Plan.

5 Business Plan Secrets For A Successful Tech Startup

YoungUpstarts

. Making the decision to break the mold and start a business is an exciting step, but building a successful company is a challenging endeavor. In no small way, the success of your venture will depend on the details of your business plan. Develop a comprehensive marketing plan.

These 10 Key Elements Make a Business Plan Fundable

Gust

People ask me if they really need ANY business plan, unless they are looking for an outside investor. In fact, a business plan is needed more by you than investors, as the blueprint for your company, team communication, and progress metrics. Explain the business model.

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. In fact, a business plan is needed more by you than investors, as the blueprint for your company, team communication, and progress metrics. Explain the business model.

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. As such I want to discuss Intellectual Property (IP), Copyrights, Trademarks, and Know-how by first defining what it means to NewCo.

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. The disciplined process of business planning helps owners and managers foresee both opportunities and problems before they arise.

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. For this article, I want to look at how to decide whether or not you include company history, and if you do, what to include and where to put it in the plan.

3 Ways to Grow Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Getting your start-up through its initial phase of the business cycle is a tough challenge for small business owners. Business never sleeps and neither can your business strategy. Growing your business should now become your primary focus. Update Your Plan.

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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. In fact, a business plan is needed more by you than investors, as the blueprint for your company, team communication, and progress metrics. 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. Entrepreneurs spend countless hours researching technologies and business directions so they can develop a successful plan for their businesses.

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. Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents? Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example.

The investment that didn’t happen

K9 Ventures

Their business model was to provide retailers with a new interface for shopping for soft goods — something that hasn’t changed a whole lot since Web 1.0. But using your big VC dollars to put fledging startups out of business, that’s just in bad taste.

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

If they decide to buy, large companies can: license/acquire intellectual property. Corporate business development and strategic partner executives are flocking to Silicon Valley to find these five types of innovation.

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. Please leave comments in the articles or let me know if you have questions.

Intellectual Property is More Than Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most people think only of patents. The company name becomes your intellectual property at the moment you incorporate your startup as an LLC or a Corporation. Business Plan.

7 Critical Steps for Attracting Venture Funding

Business Plan Blog

What makes an idea compelling to an investor is 2 fold: 1) does the idea offer a solution to a big problem or opportunity, and 2) is the idea protected via intellectual property or some other barrier to entry. Have businesses signed letters of intent?

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. If the founders are not experienced, find a couple of advisors from the business sector to fill the gap. Define some intellectual property.

7 Keys To A Compelling Investor Executive Summary

Startup Professionals Musings

Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan, so a better way to catch their eye is with a tightly written and well formatted two-page executive summary. Clearly define your business model.

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. 9) If the invention is important to the business plan, the regular application should not be abandoned without first consulting patent counsel. Blog Intellectual Property UncategorizedBy Lee Rahn.

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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. We should had done this before assigning the teams to a particular business unit (or had the ability to create a new business unit, or spin the team out of the company).

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. Don’t believe the old urban legend that a business plan isn’t worth the effort. Business model doesn’t make money. Idea has limited business opportunity.

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Angels and venture capitalists will not sign non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreements just to listen to an entrepreneur’s funding presentation, or even to read the entrepreneur’s business plan. Serial entrepreneurs understand this and write their plans without describing the “secret sauce.” Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity.

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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. In my experience, here are the most common issues that cause funding requests for potentially viable businesses to be rejected, in priority order: Inadequate business plan.

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. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Advisors and Luck Improve Business - Photo Example Preplanning is essential in all startup businesses. I had not guide but planned the route.

Startup Blog: The Business Plan

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Friday, April 15, 2011 The Business Plan At this point in the process you should have a grasp of your licensed technology, the products possibilities, market.

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. The thought of setting up your own business can be daunting, leaving you feeling overwhelmed with where to begin. Business Plan.

The Importance of Differentiation

Business Plan Blog

A Note On Intellectual Property. If your product or service truly is well-differentiated and one-of-a-kind you may be able to acquire some intellectual property to help secure your idea from competitor theft. What Makes Your Product or Service Desirably Different?

These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business. Just don’t try to sell your business to investors before it is well established. You shouldn’t try to create a business that hasn’t yet been defined. 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. In fact, a business plan is needed more by you than investors, as the blueprint for your company, team communication, and progress metrics. 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. Angels are most interested to help you scale the business, once you have real customer traction and ready to break out. It takes more than one person, no matter how passionate, to grow an investible business.

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. Create a business plan online, but don’t wait for funding. You need a simple plan to set real milestones, and you don’t need investors.

3 Things to Do When Investors Reject Your Plan

Up and Running

Your plan just got rejected. more than six million businesses get started. But, fewer than 100,000 businesses get angel investment, and fewer than 5,000 get venture capital. Consider that the average startup cost of a new business is about $10,000.

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. If the founders are not experienced, find a couple of advisors from the business sector to fill the gap. Define some intellectual property.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

We’re changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development to better-fit therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. Agile Engineering” to have teams prototype, test, and iterate their idea while discovering if they have a profitable business model.

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

Kauffman just launched Founders School - a new education series to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses during the startup stage by highlighting how startups are different from big companies. 0:43: Business Plans versus Business Models.