VentureWell to Fund UMaine Student-Led Biotech Startup


E-Teams receive grants of up to $25,000 and get training through an early-stage innovator training program that provides peer networking, expert coaching, national recognition, and hands-on workshops to move innovations forward. “It

Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates


This frugality was evidenced by the fact that everyone at Microsoft, even Gates, flew coach until well into the late 1990s. Unless your venture is focused on researching potential scientific breakthroughs, it is likely that your technology can be easily copied and your patents circumvented.

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Technology Roles in Startups


Development plans and resourcing, in-house, outsource, off-shore Other development and operational plans and resourcing Interviewing resources Coaching or managing developers or others Discussions with key partners or customers Technical innovations, protection, patents Networking and Introductions It’s worthwhile to think through some of the specifics of what gaps exist among the current team and hence where you might want to augment the team.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


If we had stayed on the sidelines, waiting for less market uncertainty, we would have lost the opportunity to file the landmark medical robotic patents that eventually motivated Intuitive Surgical to purchase Computer Motion for approximately $150 million. John Wooden, US basketball coach.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet


Sometimes we draft business plans and coach the entrepreneurs on their pitch, and sometimes we even help develop a business model. It also helps if there is a reason that other people can’t compete with you, either because of some trade secret or patent.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie


More recently, we licensed our platform to leadership guru Marshall Goldsmith, so that he could transform his $200,000 coaching engagements into a virtual program, so that a much wider audience could benefit from Marshall's process and work. We have patents filed on this process. This morning, Knowledge Genie ( launched a new web site that helps experts and authors publish online information to the web.

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Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching


At GRP, we don't care about patents--they're nice to have, but not required--but we're looking for defensible IP in an area with an interesting, and big, idea. Peter Cowen: One thing that the contestants and applicants get are coaching sessions, to prepare them to give a two minute pitch to these venture capitalists and investors. If you're one of the ten finalists, you get intense coaching.