Rice University Startup Accelerator Preparing for the Application Process The application is divided into three sections: (1) the technology, (2) the startup team, and (3) the founder(s). You should be prepared to provide detailed, concise answers to questions surrounding each of these topics. We encourage each founder to review the application questions and pitch video criteria prior to applying, but to help you understand the type of technologies and startup teams that will be a good fit for the accelerator program, we have highlighted three key points designed to guide your thought process and help you formulate productive answers. Explain your technology or business idea in a simple, specific statement. Nail It Then Scale It Summary - The Principles and Process NISI Principles Principle 1: Entrepreneurship has Three Myths Myth 1 – The Entrepreneur Hero Myth: What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?
ID8 Now it’s your turn—take ID8 Nation on a tour of your city. Show us your city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. What are entrepreneurs doing to create new ideas and businesses in your city? Put the rest of the nation to shame with all the great things happening in your hometown. Click and leave your thoughts in copy, photos and video—show America how your city ID8’s. Panama Papers Show How Rich United States Clients Hid Millions Abroad “Our significantly expanded compliance office today not only evaluates new client candidates, but also existing accounts, and especially those that were established prior to the new international regulatory regime coming into effect,” a spokeswoman said in a written statement, referring to a 2010 law passed by Congress. “It wasn’t always this way.” The firm’s American client list does not appear to include the sort of high-profile political figures who have emerged from reporting on the Panama Papers in many other countries around the world. But the services offered by Mossack Fonseca, with 500 employees in more than 30 offices worldwide, were in high demand by the rich and famous in the United States. In 2001, Sanford I. Weill, then the chief of Citigroup, set up an offshore account called April Fool for his yacht.
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python “You’ve just done in two hours what it takes the three of us two days to do.” My college roommate was working at a retail electronics store in the early 2000s. Occasionally, the store would receive a spreadsheet of thousands of product prices from its competitor. A team of three employees would print the spreadsheet onto a thick stack of paper and split it among themselves.
Minimum Viable Product: a guide One of the most important lean startup techniques is called the minimum viable product. Its power is matched only by the amount of confusion that it causes, because it's actually quite hard to do. It certainly took me many years to make sense of it. I was delighted to be asked to give a brief talk about the MVP at the inaugural meetup of the lean startup circle here in San Francisco.
10 Start-up Incubators to Watch Founded in 2006, TechStars is one of the country's most prestigious incubators. Its four locations in Boston, Boulder, New York City, and Seattle, host 10 teams for three months of the year on rotation, funding each team member between $6,000 and $18,000. More than 600 teams applied last year, making TechStars one of the country's most competitive incubators. TechStars focuses on technology companies with transnational appeal, and requires a 6 percent equity stake in any new companies that are funded.
Ten BIG Business Ideas As I sit here in the lobby of the Marriott in downtown Toronto, I am reflecting on some of the highlights of the past few weeks which have taken me to assignments in Charlotte, Baltimore, Vegas, Toronto, Barbados and now back to Toronto. The clients have ranged from Bank of America to small business owners, to a workshop for 1,000+ CPAs and a speech to 8,000+ of the top financial planners in the world. Also, with so much time on planes I have read 20+ books on various business topics.
5 Key Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read When I sat down to write my book, An American Hedge Fund (which I now make free to the public), I wrote it with one key goal in mind, to provide entrepreneurs like me with access to the information they need to be as successful as possible. I honestly believe that reading books is one of the best ways to gain insight on the world and to learn more not only about others but also about business. I realized that without some of these influential titles, I never would have gotten to the level of success I am today or be in a position to share my stories of success with others. This is why I have complied a list of the five key books I believe every entrepreneur should read.
Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey Online Courses Courses: Reading Marx’s Capital Volume 1 with David Harvey – 2019 Edition A close reading of the text of Karl Marx’s Capital Volume I in 12 video lectures by Professor David Harvey. Recorded at The People’s Forum in New York City in 2019. Definition, Beliefs, Founder, Nature and significance The ancient Greeks saw in Zoroastrianism the archetype of the dualistic view of the world and of human destiny. Zarathustra was supposed to have instructed Pythagoras in Babylon and to have inspired the Chaldean doctrines of astrology and magic. It is likely that Zoroastrianism influenced the development of Judaism and the birth of Christianity. The Christians, following a Jewish tradition, identified Zoroaster with Ezekiel, Nimrod, Seth, Balaam, and Baruch and even, through the latter, with Jesus Christ himself.
"Disciplined Entrepreneurship" by Bill Aulet (Book Summary) Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,” released on August 12. Who should read this: First-time and serial entrepreneurs who are looking for a solid product-market fit. Elevator pitch: This 24-step guide to product-market fit is based on a process that Aulet has been refining for years while teaching. How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million from a VC another six months later. If all goes well. See how funding works in this infographic: First, let’s figure out why we are talking about funding as something you need to do. This is not a given.
Great Books Home November 2020 (Click here to go straight to the list.) “I certainly understand the value of knowing key ideas from different disciplines and building my own latticework, but I didn’t learn any of that in school, and I’d be starting from ground zero." Charlie Munger, quoted in Robert Hagstrom's Investing: The Last Liberal Art. Familiarity with the great works has moral, civic, social, economic, and progress-related benefits.