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The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company

Feld Thoughts

I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to. Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company. I thought it was a great description and encourage every entrepreneur who has never been through the sale of a company to read it. Rereading Alex’s post inspired me to write my first person account of selling my first company.

The Best Job in Stamford Connecticut

Steve Blank

K&S Ranch Publishing has an exciting opening for a Book Traffic Coordinator living near Stamford, Connecticut. If this sounds like a job for you — or a friend or relative living in or near Stamford, Connecticut — send your resume to Terri S. We need someone who can help get our library of entrepreneurship books into the hands of the startup founders and students who rely on them.

Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

David Teten

Alternative Assets Connecticut Contributed Articles ff Venture Capital Financial Services Fund Management Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds Investing Management Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates , the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart.

Minimum Wage Hike: Why What Happens in Connecticut May Not Stay in Connecticut

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 I am proud that Connecticut is once again a leader on an issue of national importance ," Malloy said. Under current law, Connecticut''s minimum wage was already scheduled to climb by 30 cents to $9 on Jan.

Connecticut-East Carolina Preview Capsule

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Connecticut (1-5, 0-3 American Athletic Conference) at No. 18 East Carolina (5-1, 2-0), 7 p.m. ESPNU

Ohio jabs Connecticut in Wright brothers dispute

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's fight to defend the legacy of the Wright brothers soared forward Tuesday in a unanimous vote to repudiate Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat them as first in flight

Man sentenced for selling stolen jewelry from Connecticut

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A New York man has been sentenced to prison for selling jewelry that was stolen from a home in Connecticut NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)

East Carolina beats Central Connecticut St. 74-59

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Michel-Ofik Nzege did not miss, scoring 18 points to lead East Carolina to a 74-59 victory over Central Connecticut State on Sunday GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Connecticut governor bars state travel to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Connecticut Gov. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to a new law there that he and other critics have called discriminatory to members

October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut

David Teten

I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI).

Connecticut police find 'mobile meth lab,' make arrests

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Connecticut State Police say they arrested a North Carolina man and a teenage girl after discovering what appeared to be a "mobile meth lab.& VERNON, Conn. (AP)

No. 2 Connecticut women beat East Carolina 89-38

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

2 Connecticut routed East Carolina 89-38 on Wednesday for its 10th straight win GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 26 points and No.

General Electric Acquires 3D Printing Firms for $1.4 Billion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Connecticut-based conglomerate announced the acquisition of two European 3-D printing companies Tuesday

Charlotte man denies 'bomb' in Connecticut airport scare

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ENFIELD, Connecticut — A North Carolina man denies telling security agents that he said the word "bomb" while going through security at Bradley International Airport

Should You Be Concerned About Apple Watch Privacy?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Connecticut Attorney General has questions for Apple about its latest gadget

Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Briere first met Kievman at the 2011 Connecticut Invention Convention, which was held at the University of Connecticut. These UConn MBA students are!

Townsquare Media Meets Third Quarter Profit Forecasts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Despite decent numbers, shares of the Connecticut media company have fallen 27 percent in since January 1

Hangry in the school caf: Sharing some food is off the table

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

At lunchtime, in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) AP) — Those lessons about sharing?

Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast

Mike Michalowicz

On the most recent episode I was tasked with going into a struggling Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut. MSNBC Your Business To The Rescue. I am so lucky! I have already done a half dozen “biz rescue” shows now. I hosted the pilot show called Bailout!

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

Unlike a similar law in Connecticut, which requires only companies of more than 50 employees to offer paid sick leave, this law affects even the smallest of startups. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave.

The Founding Fathers Were (Mostly) Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut studied to be a doctor as well, but never practiced, Goodrich wrote, as he''d already inherited a fortune and didn''t need the money. Doctors, lawyers, merchants (and a few ne''er do well heirs) -- meet the self-made men behind the Declaration of Independence.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

Don't re-elect SOPA supporters on Tuesday

Nathan Hurst

As elections draw near, remember that it's not just about the President. We'll vote on a number of Congressional seats too. If you haven't take a second to get a quick read on your senator and representative, do that now. As you're considering congressional leaders, take note of who never came to their senses with regard to SOPA, the bill that was going to break the internet. For quick reference, if you're in one of these states or districts, please pay extra attention.

How I Turned My Bicycle into a $4.6 Million Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This year, I''m expanding to Connecticut. It all started with a Trek mountain bike. Now, Phil Dumontet''s company, Dashed, delivers food orders for more than 500 restaurants.

Why the 'Internet of Things' Nabbed $1 Billion in VC in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There is very little happening in the tech hardware space," says Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut, though with one notable exception.

Apogee Buys Campus Televideo


Apogee, higher education’s largest provider of residential network services, announced Friday it has purchased Campus Televideo of Stamford, Connecticut. The Austin-based company did not report the financial terms of the deal. Campus Televideo, founded in 1984, will now operate as a division of Apogee. “Apogee’s acquisition of CTV is a significant milestone and a proud […] The post Apogee Buys Campus Televideo appeared first on SiliconHills.

4 Ways to Be a Force for Good

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Like many of you, I am still reeling from the events in Connecticut a few weeks ago. You're in a position to do more good than you think, starting right inside your own company. What I saw unfold was almost enough to turn this Director of Happiness into a nihilist.

Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to file briefs in an appeal involving the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)

How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions


However, once I got married, my career path changed, as my husband’s job was transferred back up to Connecticut (where I’m originally from). In Connecticut I chose to make the transition from working at a large public accounting firm, to a small privately owned company.

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White scores career-high 28 in ECU's win over UConn

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Caleb White poured in a career-high 28 points in his final home game, leading East Carolina to a 66-62 upset of Connecticut on Wednesday on the Pirates' Senior Night GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)

Get More Done: 18 Tips for Telecommuters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Catherine Waldron, education specialist, with Enfield, Connecticut-based language curriculum company QTalk Publishing , agrees, and says she showers and dresses for work every day. Remote workers weigh in on what helps them amp productivity and stay in touch with the office.

Book Review: Why We Get Fat

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Colon cancer is ten times more common in rural Connecticut than in Nigeria. I found Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat to be provocative and persuasive. It challenged my long held assumption that the way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.

Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation. Speakers: - Bob Dahl, HBS Alumni Angel, formerly head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group. Susan Balloch, Managing Director, Golden Seeds; formerly Executive Director and Principal, The Blackstone Group.

6 Sales Lessons From the Election

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mitt Romney and Linda McMahon (in the Senate race in Connecticut) both tried to use their CVs as CEOs as their major "product feature." The recent election teaches important lessons about what really works in sales and marketing.

Why I Started a Business: 5 Unusual Founder Stories

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The financial services company, based in Connecticut, is named after the founder''s son, Michael Kearns, who died of cancer in 2009. For these founders, launching a company was about a lot more than just becoming their own bosses.

How to Get Your Employees to Give You Their Billion-Dollar Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But incentivizing your employees to bring new ideas using money or other rewards is no panacea, says Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Stamford, Connecticut-based Schaffer Consulting and the author of Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done.

Doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)

7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After exploring several franchising opportunities, he decided against it and invested $750,000 of his own money to start Launch trampoline parks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The same habits elite athletes learn on the field can help you become more successful.

Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!

Small Business Force

Why do folks flock to a store like Stew Leonard's in Connecticut? My Dad was a builder. He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums.