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

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It''s easy to talk about the need to innovate, create new ideas , and build new avenues of revenue, but if your employees aren''t submitting ideas, it may mean they are holding on to them. If people are hoarding their best innovations, you''ll need to change your company''s culture.

Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds

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Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. million round can close, Bannon needs a signature from Brad Gillespie, a partner at IA Ventures.

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The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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If failure is defined as failing to see the projected return on investment—say, a specific revenue growth rate or date to break even on cash flow—then more than 95% of start-ups fail, based on Mr. Ghoshs research. The company raised $45 million in venture capital from firms including DCM, Emergence Capital Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners, and built partnerships with AOL Inc., David Cowan of Bessemer Venture Partners has stuck with Mr. Dreymann.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M

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In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. Bill has been following the 1M/1M project and would like to connect his partners to our team.

America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012

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One year later the design firm, which tackles everything from putting a presentation together to presentation strategy workshops, has brought in $75,000 in revenue. Currently a senior at the University of Southern California, Morris has seen $30,000 in revenue since its launch.

Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015

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In this talk, Art Papas shares his journey as founder and CEO of Bullhorn – a company that has grown extremely rapidly to more than 500 employees and nearly $100 million in revenue. And I picked General Catalyst and Highland Capital Partners. Great partners – they helped me continue to build the business. Including one of my co-founders who was an incredible partner to me, very emotional time for me personally.

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

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Impressed by their ambition and well-developed business plan, Klinger partnered with the students to create The Little Salad Shop. Choinski and Tekin project to earn $600,000 in gross revenue this year and be completely out of the black by the end of next month.

Event Recap: Bricks and Mortar's Big E-Commerce Opportunity

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Terrence Kellemen of Dynomighty , based in Brooklyn's Dumbo, and New York based Gotham Dream Cars CEO, Noah Lehmann-Haupt shared two amazing success stories with the business owners of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut community.

Can a Smartphone-Based Ultrasound Raise $4 Million?

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Myles Greenberg | General partner | CHL Medical Partners |Stamford, Connecticut Security is Critical I'm concerned about security, both on the device and when data is transmitted into the cloud. Dan Scholnick | general partner | Trinity Ventures | Menlo Park, California.

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

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Today, Fugi employees over 80,000 people, its revenues last year were 27 billion dollars, its number 400 on Fortune’s list of the top 1000 firms. And I found that 8% of the companies were able to do it for revenue, 4% for net income. Is sustainable competitive advantage dead?

Naughty Can Be Nice for These Businesses

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Risque Businesses Good Clean Love employs a handful of people, has been around for 10 years and has doubled revenues over the past year alone. In Connecticut there''s a burgeoning community of new and old businesses catering to the gay community.

Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast

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You can go so far in a single direction with too much freedom that maybe that’s not the best for people around you, or employees, or partners. Find those partners, find people who are strong where you’re weak so you can be well rounded, so you’re not doing it all yourself.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

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In Meebo’s case, for example, I was lucky enough to partner up with Elaine and Sandy. No looking for partnerships (who’s going to partner with you anyway?). Trust me, once you’ve launched and achieved traction, you’ll have your pick of mentors, VCs, partners and all the legal expenses you need. Partner up? link] Seth Sternberg hey jeff – you *really* need to partner up with people that you trust.

Inc Business Owners Council

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Attend An Upcoming Event As Our Guest Request More Information About The Council Your Role:Sole Owner Majority Shareholder Minority Shareholder Partner Member of Owning Family Non-Owner (request on behalf of owner) Inc. magazine, The Council offers its members a productive environment to find the answers they are looking for to help them reach their next level of success CURRENT COUNCIL CHAPTERS Greater New York Includes New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Finding Your Co-Founders

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In my case, I grew up in Connecticut and spent a fair amount of time in New York – all the while trying to start companies, relatively unsuccessfully. Expand ONLY when you have generated enough revenue to keep you alive 2 years from today. link] Finding the Right Partners for your New Business « Businessexy [.]

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

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Stanley is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Britain’s Apax Partners in cooperation with Baltimore, Maryland’s JMI Equity has purchased the US-Israeli software company Paradigm for $1 billion. Paradigm, which employs 700 people, with its R&D centered in Israel, is estimated to have annual revenues of about $200 million, and claims 700 customers in 25 countries around the world, including France’s Total and Russia’s Gazprom.

Private Fund Adviser Regulation Under The Dodd-Frank Act

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One state that many private fund advisers that are not eligible to register with the SEC will find themselves needing to register with is Connecticut, which requires registration of investment advisers who either have a place of business in Connecticut (regardless of the number of Connecticut clients), or have more than five Connecticut clients (regardless of the advisers' geographic location). Tabak, Partner, jeffrey.tabak@weil.com.

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