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Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Startup Professionals Musings

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. Professional help costs money.

Don’t Forget Grants If You Need Early Seed Money

Gust

In the US, many entrepreneurs see grants as “free money,” since they are not loans and don’t have to be repaid. An advanced search tool is provided to search for a grant by eligibility, by issuing agency, or category. Professional help costs money. Processing and approvals take time. Stringent spending controls.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

Thus began our search for a program that would properly balance the focus on the present with the need to increase our options for the future.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

Thus began our search for a program that would properly balance the focus on the present with the need to increase our options for the future.

Traction vs. Product

Rob Go

I’ve had a couple conversations with other investors recently around what a seed stage company needs to achieve to raise a series A.

The 37 Greatest Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

Young people with a creative streak and an eye for pretty little things can earn extra money making homemade gifts. A kid can run a business.

How To Get Started in Affiliate Marketing With No Money

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

A number of months ago, a reader requested that I write a post on how people can get started in affiliate marketing with little to no money, including not having a credit card. In my opinion, the best way to get started in affiliate marketing is to jump right in, spend money, and learn from hands-on experience. Risky Business.

Startup Business Investments Around The World

YoungUpstarts

You can search for angel networks by area and platform type. by Rocky Chan, business consultant for Enterph.com. How or Where to Find Investors.

No Plan Survives First Contact With Customers – Business Plans versus Business Models

Steve Blank

He and his co-founder were both PhD’s in applied math who believe they can make some serious inroads on next generation search. Here’s why.

Why the Series A Crunch Might Be a Good Thing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2012, Rust and co-founder Garrett Johnson raised $2 million in seed funding in two weeks. million in seed funding in 2011 and 2012.

[Event] Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 To Hit Record 123 Countries

YoungUpstarts

This year, a record 123 countries world take place in the world’s largest week-long celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed?

pandodaily.com

Search. The number of seed and angel investors has exploded in recent years, buoyed up by a number of factors. Pando Daily. PandoMonthly.

How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

You need three things to create a successful startup: to start withgood people, to make something customers actually want, and to spendas little money as possible. The way a startup makes money is to offer people bettertechnology than they have now. Googles plan, for example, was simply to create a search site thatdidnt suck.

Where to Get Feedback on Your Business Pitch

Up and Running

They ended up with a nice pitch, and approximately $300K in seed money.”. No, really. Check out #9. You’ve prepared a great pitch.

Jyri Engeström Launches Ditto (Formerly Known As Pingpin)

ArcticStartup

Back in September we wrote about Jyri Engeström and his team closing $775 000 in seed money for his new startup. Discovery is going social, social is going mobile, and nailing it is a huge, Google-sized opportunity that could replace traditional search on the phone.

Disruption Comes (Finally!) to Commercial Real Estate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What Freedman does not want to get out of these meetings is the one thing most people seem to think he wants: money. Freedman winced. Bingo.

Why you shouldn’t keep your startup idea secret

cdixon.org

Another benefit of talking freely, is that you may also find potential partners or future employees–other key components beyond investment money. I would think you would want to at least be cautious in discussing your virtualization idea with someone at VMware, your search idea with Google, etc. cdixon.org - chris dixons blog.

Why The Value Of The Fund-Raising Process Is Not Just The Funds

OnStartups

Raising Money Isn't About Raising Money. Our company has raised more than $600k in seed money over the summer. Dharmesh.

The Future of Web Startups

www.paulgraham.com

Plus in a startup you could make much more money. This is a problem for founders, because it makes raising money take longer and cost more in legal fees. Larry and Sergey only started Google after making the rounds of the search engines trying to sell their idea and finding no takers. Computers are a familiar example.

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How to Fund a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

A typical startup goes throughseveral rounds of funding, and at each round you want to take justenough money to reach the speed where you can shift into the nextgear. At Viaweb we got our first $10,000 ofseed money from our friend Julian, but he was sufficiently richthat its hard to say whether he should be classified as a friendor angel.

A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Platforms and Networks

skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list. Great list!

MicroFinance And The New Small Business Owner

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

Do a google search for Economic Community Development Institutions. These institutions, most funded by the SBA and community outreach, are given money so that they could provide you with small seed money and education for your new business. You may have this business start-up idea. So why not go to a bank?

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

Both Sides of the Table

So we as VCs search for entrepreneurs/founders who have the whole package or as much of it as possible. He wanted to raise angel money.

Should you raise on convertible notes or do an equity round?

Hippoland

A reader named Turner Dean recently asked me whether it’s better to raise seed money on convertible notes or straight-up equity.

Entrepreneurs: The Funding Landscape Has Changed.

Berkonomics

There is still abundant money available for early stage investment, but many of the rules have changed, as well as the processes for accessing these resources. When searching for funding, one of your primary tasks should be to start where it is easier, and proceed from there. Raising moneyGuest post by Sara Mackey.

This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most difficult things to do as a first time entrepreneur is to get to know the investors you might be working with if you accept money.

From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.

techcrunch.com

This is the first post in what’s going to be a series of blogs on how to go from nothing – no connections, no team, no money and no knowledge of how the startup industry really works – to operating a growing business. If you want to waste nine months trying to raise VC money for that idea, great. I need money for the servers.

Why Invest in oneforty and the Real-Time Web?

Seeing Both Sides

Interestingly, the reason there is a debate is that the real-time Web, and Twitter activity in particular, is by and large invisible to the standard Web methods of traffic monitoring, information search and discovery. The real-time Web (i.e., One can declare this confidently when even CNN calls it a "top 10 trend" for 2010. It should be fun.

Too Fit to Pivot? The Dangers of Optimistically Pivoting after Scaling

Launching Tech Ventures

The impact of a founder with unbridled optimism can be painful for a lean start-up: if the founder continues to believe in the product even after the core hypothesis around product/market fit has been proven wrong, then considerable angel and VC money can be wasted chasing an opportunity that doesn’t exist.

Burnham's Beat: Edgeio and the ?Write Once, Publish Everywhere.

Burnham's Beat

Search This Blog. I am not sure when they are officially launching but they have raised seed money from a bunch of top tier angels and from my tour of their new site, they appear to be well on their way to having the first vertical search engine that explicitly targets personal listings embedded inside individual web sites and blogs.

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Workstreamer Launches Public Beta

Austin Startup

The company was founded with seed capital from Austin Ventures. Take a second to think about how much information is produced in a day.

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

Immersive Web

And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little T he more money you raise, the higher the expectations and the shorter the time frame to hit those expectations. This was not my first company, but it was my first failure.

5 Learnings from the Shutdown of Hangout Industries

Immersive Web

And we could prototype the experience very quickly, which only got our investors even more excited (see below raising too much money too quickly).Little T he more money you raise, the higher the expectations and the shorter the time frame to hit those expectations. I have had this post ready for months, but never sent it off.

The Great Abdication: Consumer Internet, Venture Capital, and Angels

Burnham's Beat

Search This Blog. The reason is simple: the more funds under management, the more fees, the more “risk free” money for partners to split up. An added bonus of refocusing on expansion or late stage deals is that these investment rounds tend to be a lot larger which means more money can be put to work. Enhanced Search.

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Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once)

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once) Why Everyone Should Get Funded (Once) The smart money says there’s plenty of capital out there. Taking money increases the volume of things going on and pushes your company to the next level.

Which language should my startup use?

www.reincubate.com

These are usually insignificant amounts once a business is proven but can seriously eat into seed or first round capital. Seed money gets invested on something that shouldn’t be in use, rather than something provided by an off-the-shelf framework which won’t tie the business to a particular agency. PHP is insecure? XML sitemap.

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Am I a Founder? The Adventure of a Lifetime. « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

However, you will be dealing with almost daily change, (new customer feedback/insights from a Customer Development process and technical roadblocks ,) as the company searches for a repeatable and scalable business model. Will there be a lecture on getting seed money in a post crisis world? The money will usually follow.