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Getting Started Early: Tips for the College Entrepreneur

Getting Started Early: Tips for the College Entrepreneur | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Maybe you've always known you wanted to start your own business, or maybe your million-dollar idea came to you recently and it's too good to postpone. If you're in college and feeling the itch of b...
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VC 100: The Top Venture Capital Firms Backing U.S. Startups

VC 100: The Top Venture Capital Firms Backing U.S. Startups | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
If you want to launch a business, it's critical to know the state of startup capital. As the VC market recovers, we look at the firms funding American...
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Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.

Isn’t it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might have over the venture capital industry?
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Well, is crowdfunding a threat to music majors ?

Question is valid as well. Yet, in the case of startups, investors usually are quite involved in the company's development.

VCs would usually sit at the board table and take time to help grow the company. Can crowdfunding bring such added value ?

 

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Hungry Entrepreneurs Always Seem To Find Capital

Hungry Entrepreneurs Always Seem To Find Capital | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Every startup needs access to capital, whether for funding product development, for initial rollout efforts, acquiring inventory, or paying that first employee. Most entrepreneurs think first of bank loans as the primary source of money, only to find out that banks are really the least likely benefactors for startups. Thus “creative” really means maximizing non-bank financing. While sizing up the alternatives, I couldn’t help but pick up a recent book by Karlene Sinclair-Robinson with the creative title of “Spank the Bank: The Guide to Alternative Business Financing.” She plumbs the range of possibilities she has gained through personal experience as…
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Startup Location is Still a Critical Success Factor

Startup Location is Still a Critical Success Factor | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S. to get the attention of the market they choose. For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in…
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True indeed. Location will have a serious impact on the development of a startup. Be it funding or market.

So wherever you sit your startup, make sure to still be able to get noticed.

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