Startup Blog: Licensing Technologies from Universities ? Tips for.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Knowing the specific goals of the university from which an entrepreneur wishes to license a technology enables the negotiators to craft a better deal for all those concerned.

[US] Rutgers Partners H360 Capital And NJIT To Attract Tech Companies To Newark

YoungUpstarts

Rutgers’ Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) , has announced a partnership with a minority-run early stage venture capital firm, H360 Capital , and NJIT’s Enterprise Development Center (EDC) , to attract technology companies to Newark, New Jersey.

Startup Blog: Startup Basics Recap from Interview

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. As an example, note the enthusiasm exhibited by a local business owner as highlighted in the Fox News in Charlotte, NC June 5, 2011 in a story covered by Renee LaSalle.

Isn't a 'Minimal Viable Product' Kinda Lame?

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices.

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Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch

Taffy Williams

Planning a business and developing a sales pitch for customers, partners, or investors is part of the startup effort. The advantages of the technology or products become part of the CEO’s pitch to show the listener how they will benefit from an engagement with the startup.

Putting Lipstick On The PIG

Taffy Williams

Forexample, a company has a technology that is not in its primary core activity. The technology may be a candidate to selloff. Thisincludes the technology, staff, leadership, products and structures. Adding new data and company enhancements greatly improves the pitch forfunding, sale, or partnering. There maycome a time when your business has decided to stop all work on a technology orproduct but want to recover some of the costs by selling it off.

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Startup Blog: I Did What?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. As the entrepreneur you get rather passionate about your company and technology. On the other hand, maybe you are in a partnering meeting.

100 plus articles published in the Examiner

Taffy Williams

The following articles are published in the Examiner.com and cover issues of startups and entrepreneurship. The list covers all articles published as of April 10, 2013.

Startup Blog: Patents and Investors - Mistakes to Avoid to Attract.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Vande Garde) The development of most technologies is expensive, time-consuming and risky. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Startup Blog: Who's the Boss?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. They have identified a technology or service that they are passionate about and want to see it all the way to market.

A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

A few ideas on ways to identify and obtain information are below: Literature search : Companies may have obtained the idea for the technology from someone that was in a university. The technology may even be via a license. They often review their technology and team.

3 Main startup traits attract money and talent

Taffy Williams

People may state them or weight them differently, but all diligence and evaluative processes examine the company relative to these 3 key characteristics; 1) exciting technology, 2) great people, and 3) potential for future payoff. It is exciting to review a technology and learn a new field.

Sales and Marketing Is Up to the Startup CEO

Taffy Williams

The technology does carry a lot of weight in the attraction of investors. The CEO usually does not even get a meeting if the technology is not a fit. In the situations where the technology is stellar but the CEO is the wrong person, the investors may invest on the condition that they replace the CEO. The selling is required for business deals with partners. Partnering does allow more help from the team as they interact extensively with the potential partner.

5 Ways to Go Green Without Going Broke

Inc Startups

Install new technology. "We Also, the majority of our travel for clients or meetings is done on foot, bike or public transport." --John Dillard, President and Partner, Big Sky Associates, Inc. ; EO Charlotte Go paperless. "We As a hauling business, we have partnered up with Goodwill and other nonprofits to help donate or recycle as much as possible. Entrepreneurs offer tips on how to make your business environmentally friendly.

Investors may be attracted to a startup for one of these

Taffy Williams

Investors see investments as money, time, technology, contacts, and resources. It is common to find new partners or investors in a fund seeking to develop better awareness about a new field. Some former executives love to work with exciting technologies and help build companies.

It Is Not a Fit

Taffy Williams

Theycome from investors, potential partners, friends, family, and YOU. You need a technology stock to round out theportfolio. They already have two companiesthey hold investments with technology related to yours from previous year’sinvestments. They determined which technologies they have interest in for thisyear last December. You may have great technology, but yourcompany is, “Not a fit!” What did that investor mean “ it is not a fit ?”

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Develop better filters and your sales efforts will improve

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs are excited about their technology and often feel everyone will become excited if they just hear the story. Your ability to identify the factors that may influence the intended customer, investor, or prospective partner may help you tailor the pitch to that individual or group.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

For example, a company has an extremely exciting and valuable technology and finds that potential partners, investors, or consumers clamor for rights or access. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

A Google Docs interview with Richard Simms, co-founder of Tech Talent South

Jeff Hilimire

Right now, we run programs here in Atlanta (where we started the company) as well as in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville, NC. I was doing an early-stage startup in Chicago and Betsy was running a physical product development company in Charlotte that she’d recently sold.

Starting Off the Year: Healthcare with a Twist

Taffy Williams

Nearly every company my clients wantto partner with are there taking meetings to see what technologies areavailable. Use the meeting toNETWORK, IDENTIFY EMPLOYEES, FIND MONEY AND MEET POTENTIAL PARTNERS. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. It shouldnot be a surprise to you to learn that I work heavily in the healthcarespace. I assist several types ofbusinesses.

Startup Blog: Where is Your Market? Adjust Your Pitch to Fit.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. · Partners : These are the companies that you may decide to work with, license to, sell the company to, or other activities.

Startup Blog: Got Money or Need Money? Doesn't Matter. Focus.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Take for example, a small company with a “platform technology.&# You may want to seek partners for the technologies that are not selected.

Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. The investors will also speak to neighbors, their network, and new contacts if the believe business info can help validate your technology or steer them to not invest.

Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. The Business Plan you prepared for a technology company or different type of business was a great first step. Technology : The technology needs to be exciting.

Dialing for Dollars

Taffy Williams

The funds come from a wide range of sourceslike VCs, Funds, Super Angels, Partners, and other business relationships. One greatway to get non-dilutive financing is by partnering a product you may not wishto develop or sell yourself. Reaching out tothem requires having a sales pitch that is product specific and demonstratesthe value of the product in general and to the possible partner. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Startup Blog: Stuck? Mix it up a bit!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Change the Pitch : Convincing people to invest, partner, or buy a product usually involves telling them a story and pressing for closure.

Startup Blog: Prioritize!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Startup Blog: You Have Just Been Told ?The Baby I UGLY?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Spending time on the road to raise capital or develop partners takes energy. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

How I Doubled My Sales in One Year

Inc Startups

Michelle Fish, EO Charlotte Founder/CEO, Integra Staffing & Search Make an acquisition. "I Our agency partners receive high-quality video production services at a fraction of the cost normally required, and the agencies set their price points accordingly with their clients.

Startup Blog: It's a Meltdown! Now what?

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Why a 50/50 Split is Almost Never Right for Co-Founders by @DaveParkerSEA

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Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

They want it invested in the technology. You can borrow from certain state agencies against your technology in the company. Remember, you are taking a partner and you will be living with the investors for some time. Licensing or Partnering with a BigCo or Vendor. These can come with upfront cash and future payments from the partner, or for services now and promise of future payments. It is clear that if you have a new startup, getting investors is essential.

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Are You Building Your Business With a Crock-pot or a Microwave?

Duct Tape Marketing

We work with a lot of technology re-sellers/dealers/vars and they sell complex and expensive software, which performs critical functions for mid sized and smaller large businesses. Are You Building Your Business With a Crock-pot or a Microwave?

Preparing Your Company for a Big Sale

Inc Startups

The primary goal that Evolution''s managing partners Brendan Anderson and Jeff Kadlic had when they acquired Accurate, which was doing business primarily in North Carolina at the time, was to turn it into a national company. Selling your company for a premium requires a lot of work.

Startup Blog: Why Do I Keep Doing This to Myself!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. · Talk it over with your partners, mentors, board members or friends. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

Startup Blog: Project Planning Is a Must

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

Examples may relate to Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device businesses, but the ideas apply to most technology fields. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. A great “leave piece&# for partnering your technolo.

Inside the Sale of an Inc. 5000 Company

Inc Startups

The servers belonged to the Accurate Group, a mortgage-servicing firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though you probably think of private equity partners as Wall Street financial engineers, Kadlic and Anderson are, in fact, more akin to the entrepreneurs whose businesses they invest in.

Dilution and Investment - An Answer You May Not Expect

Taffy Williams

The stock market reflected the degree of excitement especially in technology. Many millionaires were made in the biotechnology space (same for technology space) and it was always interesting to see what Genetic and Engineering News posted quarterly for the new millionaires being added to the list. After 2001 and 9/11 (I was actually in NYC at 5 th and 40 th when the planes hit), the investment in technology and biotechnology was extremely difficult.

How to pivot away $34m: Israel’s Xeround shuts it doors with a lesson

The Next Web

Xeround then looked to branch out, seeking to partner directly with other media companies within Israel, and AT&T in the United States. At this point, investors looked to pivot once again, keeping the technology but reconsidering their target market.