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How To Build Great PR and Media Relationships

How To Build Great PR and Media Relationships | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Scott Gerber shares his secrets for building long-lasting media relationships and getting great PR for your business whenever you need it.
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The Ultimate List of Startup Resources - Enternships Resource Zone

The Ultimate List of Startup Resources - Enternships Resource Zone | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
A comprehensive list of startup resources to help you start, run and grow your business. And some cool tools, startup jobs and learning opportunities.
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8 tips for creating the perfect pitch deck (from someone who's raised $75M)

8 tips for creating the perfect pitch deck (from someone who's raised $75M) | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of advice out there about creating pitch decks, so why should you take mine? Well, I’ve raised a total of three rounds of venture financing totaling $75 million for Bigcommerce.
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Brad Tollefson's curator insight, April 7, 9:50 AM

big time deck pitching...

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The World's Top 10 Venture Investors For 2014

The World's Top 10 Venture Investors For 2014 | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
The new face at the top of this year’s Midas List of top venture investors owes his position to Facebook, the social platform whose 2012 IPO has propelled five investors into the top ten in the past two years. Only this time, it’s because Facebook wrote a check—for $19 billion. Facebook’s announced [...]

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Colorado is mentioned. 

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Is Equity Crowdfunding The Key To More International Startup Hubs?

Is Equity Crowdfunding The Key To More International Startup Hubs? | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Is crowdfunding the secret to creating more Silicon Valley-like tech hubs around the world? Crowdfunder CEO Chance Barnett argues yes. (Is crowdfunding the secret to creating more Silicon Valley-like tech hubs around the world?
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13 Start-Up Red Flags to Avoid

13 Start-Up Red Flags to Avoid | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
The reality is that most start-ups fail, here is a summary of the reasons why failure occurs.
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An Introduction to Bootstrapping Your Online Business - Tuts+ ...

An Introduction to Bootstrapping Your Online Business - Tuts+ ... | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Bootstrapping “does not widely appear in...academic literature,” as the Journal points out, but it is being embraced by entrepreneurs across the globe as a means of building viable businesses that net real income.
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Nancy Barnett's curator insight, February 12, 8:02 PM

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Entrepreneurs Need Experience More Than An MBA

Entrepreneurs Need Experience More Than An MBA | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
I don’t have an MBA. I used to fear that this would put me at a disadvantage in starting my own company, but now I’m convinced that it may be the other way around.
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How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed - TechCrunch

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed - TechCrunch | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
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Editor's note: Tomio Geron is head of content at startup Exitround and was previously a staff reporter for Forbes and Dow Jones VentureWire.
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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.
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Lean Startup: Why it rocks far more than agile development - Joshua Kerievsky

Here's a description of Joshua's talk from GOTO Aarhus 2012: Lean Startup is a disciplined, scientific and capital efficient method for discovering and build...
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The four questions you need to ask before joining a startup

The four questions you need to ask before joining a startup | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Peshkova/ShutterstockCharles Brinbaum is a senior associate at Bessemer Venture Partners.
I recently made the switch from startup to VC, joining Bessemer Venture Partners after three years as part of the team at Foursquare.
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[Bootstrap PR] S$!T hit the fan, now here's what you do

[Bootstrap PR] S$!T hit the fan, now here's what you do | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
The following article is a Guest Post from PR Consultant Alex Lodola. It is the 3rd in a series on PR for bootstrapped startups. You can read the first and
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50 startup lessons for 2014: AngelList, KISSmetrics founders help kick off Launch This Year

50 startup lessons for 2014: AngelList, KISSmetrics founders help kick off Launch This Year | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Launch This YearEntrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs alike are learning how to start, build, and grow their startups in 2014 with 50 almost-weekly lessons from Launch This Year.
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6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations - Entrepreneur

6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations - Entrepreneur | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
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It is safe to say that the majority of startups around the world have historically perceived large, established technology companies as poor dance partners.
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 8, 6:16 PM

As a startup you usually have big plans. Involve some big partners. Seek out potential business partners in your area.

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Guerrilla tips for raising venture capital

Guerrilla tips for raising venture capital | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Lessons on raising venture capital from Academia.edu chief executive Richard Price.
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Why Mutual Trust Matters In Investor-Startup Relationships - Forbes

Why Mutual Trust Matters In Investor-Startup Relationships - Forbes | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
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Hate Selling? How to Get Over It--and Get Good at It

Hate Selling? How to Get Over It--and Get Good at It | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Not to worry: The hate will disappear once you realize that selling doesn't mean acting like a salesperson.
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Nancy Barnett's curator insight, March 14, 7:43 PM

Sales are not a necessary evil, they provide the life blood of business. 

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True, so many founders are not natural salespeople. That's why I love entrepreneurship. It pushes you outside of your comfort zone.

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Planning to start a new venture? Six start-up mistakes you must avoid - Economic Times

Planning to start a new venture? Six start-up mistakes you must avoid - Economic Times | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
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Starting your own business venture is a tempting thought. You can be your own boss instead of being hectored around.
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Glossary: Startup and Venture Capital terms you should know - TechRepublic

Glossary: Startup and Venture Capital terms you should know - TechRepublic | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
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This guide will give you a better context to understand the language of startups, venture capitalists, angel investors, and incubators.
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(Video) What To Expect From An Angel Investor Meeting

(Video) What To Expect From An Angel Investor Meeting | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Are you prepared for your pitch?
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The Makings of a Great Start-up Name: 6 Tips

The Makings of a Great Start-up Name: 6 Tips | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
A killer company name isn't just about finding something that sounds right. Here are six things to keep in mind.
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The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup | TechCrunch

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup | TechCrunch | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a..
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5 Reasons Angel Funding for Startup Tech Companies Isn't Always Equal

5 Reasons Angel Funding for Startup Tech Companies Isn't Always Equal | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Seeking investment funding might make you desperate for the influence of an angel investor, but these five possibilities prove that angel investments aren’t always equal. For decades, angel investo...
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What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now? | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Picking a VC is hard. You don't really have much to go on to decide who would make a good fit. Reputation of firm? Of partner? Deals done in your industry? It's
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Top 10 Bootstrapping Best Practices for Startups

Top 10 Bootstrapping Best Practices for Startups | Startup Founder's Lounge | Scoop.it
Here's a look at the top 10 bootstrapping tips for early stage ventures. (Great list!
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