The nation celebrates small business at the SBA’s 50th annual National Small Business Week, rub shoulders with VCs at Venture Summit, Bushwick fights back with its own restaurant week, attract customers like a magnet at this HUB multimedia workshop, get rowdy at Digital LA's Silicon Beach Party, John Legend supports volunteering and community service at the Points of Light conference, sit down for a breakfast Q&A with an angel investor … This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
The opening of your investor pitch is critical. Flounder and you might lose a venture capitalist's attention from the start. Here are five missteps VCs look out for when sitting down with entrepreneurs.
Obama and Xi meet in the Mojave for some bonding and hard talk, Snoop Lion diversifies his image on One Life to Live, Paradoxos in Durham to celebrate ideas and the future, the largest small business tradeshow arrives in Dallas, startups pitch their ventures and VCs open up about the shift in funding... This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
What are your Memorial Day plans? The next generation of civic hackers meets in Denver, how to ideate effectively, navigating untraditional funding, hurricane season kicks off, Naval Ravikant keynotes the Startup Conference, TechCrunch hosts a pitch off in the Lone Star State, Venture for America lends a hand to new grads, Instagram founders talk shop with Kevin Rose… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
New funding platforms are eager to ply you with capital and other resources in exchange for a cut of your future success. See if these services are right for you.
The immigration debate kicks up, talking social in the Big Apple, the 1992 law that gave online shops a tax advantage may get jettisoned, investors flock to Minneapolis to connect with medical tech startups, Southwest Airlines CEO talks business in Denver, ShoeDazzle's Brian Lee offers his diagnosis for what's going on in Silicon Beach, UCLA declares a day of sharing… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
Big players in New York City's startup ecosystem, the investors behind Lerer Ventures provide insight into what they believe helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.
After four months of sailing around the world, entrepreneurs participating in the Unreasonable at Sea accelerator program convene in Washington D.C. to chat about their experiences and rub elbows with investors.
Let's face it, Silicon Valley is still the mecca for startups, and every other city is playing catch up.
One of the largest -- and richest -- business plan competitions in the country kicks off this Thursday.
Here's a guide for how to prepare your pitch for angel investors and venture capitalists the likes of Chris Dixon.
When the grooming-products subscription service went looking for funding, it may have been too soon, says co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Here’s a better strategy.
In launching a startup, a great idea and business acumen are key ingredients. But they're nothing without confidence. Here's how to win over investors, employees and customers.
When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
Besides the famed "hockey stick" adoption rate, here are a few ideas for showing investors why they should pay attention to your startup.
From Fab.com to Blue Apron, NYC hearts innovation, working on purpose, the touchy subject of lending cash or investing in friends, why not knowing is key to finding success, robots on the job, young people like big government… This week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits for young treps.
While painting your startup in the best light can generate attention from the media and investors. Just be careful to not to start also believing the hype.
Like entrepreneurs, investors also tend to specialize in certain industries. Here's how to cater to all of them.
Nordic entrepreneurs, the next supermodels? Startup Grind 2013 kicks off, college treps test their startup skills, D.C. gets a tech hub, congress weighs a new tax credit for startups, entrepreneurs brainstorm how to makeover Michigan, the clean-tech community convenes… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
Entrepreneur and early-stage venture investor Brad Feld sits down with business coach Antonio Neves to bring you the 411 on how to land him as a mentor or investor.
The Park City party begins as Sundance rolls back into town, learning the art of storytelling, Restaurant Week kicks off in NYC, startups gather to get lean and mean, General Assembly offers a free web preview of SXSW panel… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
'Project Vesto' wants to give you $100,000, more trouble for print, a New Year's Eve deadline for Washington, startup events during CES, and shopping in Dubai… This week’s notable news and startup events for young treps.
Mark Peter Davis’ journey from venture capitalist back to entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on the new challenges of start-up fundraising.