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Evolution of a startup company[edit] Startup companies can come in all forms and sizes. A critical task in setting up a business is to conduct research in order to validate, assess and develop the ideas or business concepts in addition to opportunities to establish further and deeper understanding on the ideas or business concepts as well as their commercial potential. Business models for startups are generally found via a bottom-up or top-down approach. A company may cease to be a startup as it passes various milestones,[2] such as becoming publicly traded in an IPO, or ceasing to exist as an independent entity via a merger or acquisition. Companies may also fail and cease to operate altogether. Investors are generally most attracted to those new companies distinguished by their risk/reward profile and scalability. Startup Financing Cycle Startup business partnering[edit] Startup culture[edit] Co-founders[edit] There is no formal, legal definition of what makes somebody a co-founder. Related:  grow flow

Technology Entrepreneurship: Overview, Definition, and Distinctive Aspects Introduction Technology entrepreneurship is a vehicle that facilitates prosperity in individuals, firms, regions, and nations. The study of technology entrepreneurship therefore, serves an important function beyond satisfying intellectual curiosity. Previous definitions from the literature do not explore and identify: the ultimate outcome of technology entrepreneurship; the target of the ultimate outcomes; the mechanism used to deliver the ultimate outcomes; or the nature of the interdependence between technology entrepreneurship and scientific and technological advances. In this article, the journal articles on technology entrepreneurship published since 1970 are classified into eight themes, the journals where these articles were published are examined, and the various definitions of technology entrepreneurship found in the literature are identified. Overview of Literature Search The first symposium on technology entrepreneurship was held at Purdue University in October 1970. Table 1.

7 tactics lean startups need to build great products If you’re running a lean startup, “launch and learn” is undoubtedly a familiar mantra. But launching a new feature can take weeks or even months, and for a scrappy startup that’s a potentially make-or-break issue. Our design studio works with dozens of startups each year to help teams define their products and features. Through the process of doing this over and over again, we’ve collected a time-tested toolkit of methods for learning that are cheap, fast, and perfect for startups to find those crucial mistakes earlier and then adapt their plans more nimbly. Clickable mockups Most teams think they need to build an interface that functions and looks real before showing it to customers to get feedback. At first I thought these prototypes would be too rough to be useful. Customer interviews Instead of working in a vacuum, gather data to use as fuel for designing your product. It’s easy to get hung up on the details: How do you find people who will talk with you? Fake doors Recon Micro-surveys

Кто такие бизнес-ангелы и где они летают? | Черная Свинья 15 Фев На сегодняшний день IT-сфера является «непаханым» полем для бизнес-ангелов, а выпуск таких кинокартин, как «Социальная сеть» только подогревает интерес людей к этому. Придумать идею, создать прототип, найти инвестора и беззаботная жизнь обеспечена – не это ли мечта программиста-одиночки, «колдующего» над программным кодом днями и ночами? Разве не об этом мечтает группа энтузиастов, создавших по их мнению самый лучший и самый уникальный поисковик, аналогов которому нет во всем мире? «Идея на миллион долларов» — это очень хорошо, но она так и останется идеей, пока кто-то не воплотит ее в жизнь. Кто же такой бизнес-ангел, приходящий на помощь в трудную минуту? Понятие «бизнес-ангел» пришло к нам из Силиконовой Долины, его происхождение объясняется тем, что кроме него никто не станет вкладывать деньги в рискованные проекты, тем самым спасая молодых предпринимателей и их проекты, находящиеся в тяжелом финансовом положении. 99% бизнес-ангелов – мужчины, каждый пятый – миллионер; Google.

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorf titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video game business Rocket Science. His current gigs as an entrepreneurship professor at Stanford, UC Berkeley and Columbia give him a unique insight that combines a historical perspective with a look at the next generation of entrepreneurs. I sat down with Blank at his ranch in Pescadero, where we talked about his book and his take on the state of startups and entrepreneurship. Watch the videos below or listen to the audio only of the entire interview. PART 1: Startups are not small versions of big companies PART 2: Forget a “business plan” PART 3: The myth of Steve Jobs and customer interaction PART 4: The overlooked importance of Amazon

Непофигизм 2.0 Цикл статей про стартапы мной не планировался в принципе. Строго говоря, первая статья была написана по горячим следам впечатлений от спорной и чертовски некрасивой ситуации о том, как некий Андрей Дунаев очень нехорошо поступил с хорошим и честным человеком, вложившим в Андрея Дунаева лично и в его давно и безнадежно заглохший проект весьма приличную сумму денег. Вторая статья писалась совсем по-другому — уже были вопросы, на которые мне нужно было ответить читателям; уже были проблемы, решение которых было очевидным для меня, но не было таковым для большинства читателей; уже было понимание, что одной статьей обойтись невозможно — объять необъятное в принципе невозможно, но попытаться — стоило. Третья статья цикла, которую вы читаете в данный момент, писалась чертовски долго и несколько раз переписывалась мало что не с самого начала. Итак, тема сегодняшней статьи: стартапер и его команда — как правильно наступать на грабли. Принцип граблей Итак, какие есть варианты? О выборе грабель

10 Essential PR Tips for Startups Erica Swallow is a technology and lifestyle writer. Sign up for her course on "PR for Startups" to learn more about getting media coverage for your fledgling business. It can be challenging for unknown startups to garner press attention — budgets are tight, relationships with journalists may not be that strong and explaining a new concept is difficult. Not to mention, early-stage startups usually only employ a few people focused on product and development. Good press, though, can be one of the biggest drivers for startups looking to grow their user bases, and as a result, a pretty important component for success. As a tech journalist, I've been pitched by hundreds of companies and have developed a taste for what works and what doesn't. 1. Before you begin pitching your startup, stop to think about what is truly newsworthy, especially to the publications you’re targeting. 2. Before sending out any pitches, take time to craft your company's message. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Your Questions

60 ways to create a successful website | Creative Boom Magazine Everyone goes online these days to find information, do their research and pick out products or services to buy. That's why your own website or online portfolio should be the best it can be, helping to attract and retain visitors while turning them into paying customers. But how you make your website a success depends on a number of things. From its usability and content to its design and marketing - there are lots of ways to ensure your website or online portfolio is working as it should. I've put together these '60 ways to create a successful website' in the hope that you'll benefit from having a strong online presence that's turning web visitors into customers. Understanding your users Before you even begin to design or build your website, it's essential to go through a research process. 1. Usability and accessibility 1. Nailing the web design Website design is just as important as every other aspect of creating a successful website. 1. Getting your content right 1. 1. Off-site marketing

How To Chose a Brand Name: Tips, Ideas and Examples I get asked this question quite a bit by startupping entrepreneurs and even established business owners: When choosing a name for your business or a new product, should you go with a name that is descriptive (if somewhat boring)? Or should you coin a unique made-up word? There are different schools of thought on this. Some people fall squarely in the “unique made-up name” camp — others think descriptive is best. Personally I tend to fall into the descriptive camp. While there is no one right or wrong answer, I do think there are specific considerations in a small business you need to keep in mind when coming up with brand names. I examine the advantages and disadvantages of both schools of thought in my latest post at the SMB Marketing Guide, called “Choosing a Brand Name: Being Descriptive vs Coining a Unique Word” which I’d like to share with you: Now let’s take a look at using a newly-coined word or phrase for your brand. Anyway, read the whole thing over there.

Инфраструктура организовывания предпринятий Для того, чтобы организовать какое-то предпринятие (это я продолжаю тему "от сообществ к предпринятиям" -- нужно иметь:а) понимание организации работы людейб) программы с функционалом, поддерживающим работу людейв) инфраструктуру для этих программ. Физического аспекта (индивидов -- которые имеют размер в пространстве-времени) предпринятий пока не будем касаться, обсудим классическую "архитектуру предпринятия" (в которой работают только с описаниями индивидов, но не с ними самими). Оставим также за скобками бизнес-модель самого организовывания и поддерживающей её инфраструктуры. Совершенно очевидно, что все подобные предпринятия связаны с огромным количеством расследований, да и действия по результатам этих расследований более похожи на отработку отдельных кейсов, чем на полноценные "проекты" в духе "управления проектами с использованием сетевых графиков" или "управления процессами по ISO 9000". 1. 2. 3. 4.

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