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Winning interscholastic new venture competitions and real-world financing entails focusing on markets rather than technology or planning, says a venture capitalist who judges such contests.
Randy Adams conceived the idea for AuctionDrop in 2002. He took his idea to Silicon Valley veterans Bill Rollinson and Andy Jeffrey, founding the business together later that year. Best described as a 'serial
entrepreneur', Randy Adams has more than 25 years of experience in consumer technology. He has successfully founded and sold numerous companies including Emerald City Software, acquired by Adobe Systems; the Internet Shopping Network,
acquired by the Home Shopping Network; Navitel Communications, acquired by Spyglass, Inc.; and Newsnet Technologies, Inc., currently under contract with Microsoft to develop specialized renditions of popular magazines for the Tablet PC.
Through the years he has assisted many other entrepreneurs in their efforts to secure funding and build their companies. Most notably, he facilitated the initial funding of Yahoo by Sequoia Capital and served on the Board of Directors of
Yahoo during its first year of operation. Randy received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering.
Competitive Intelligence Guide: Internet Intelligence Index - Links to over 600 intelligence-related Internet sites, covering everything from macro-economic data to individual patent and stock quote information.
Swapping services between entrepreneurial ventures may not be new, but it is big -- with current reports showing 400,000 firms generating $9 billion of bartering activity in the U.S.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States Government corporation designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world.
Gender is not a good predictor of negotiation performance, but ambiguous situations can cause different behaviors by men and women in negotiations.
This document provides an expert review of the myriad forms of intellectual property, and it illustrates how entrepreneurs can use IP protection to grow their business.
Going straight to customers and understanding their life experiences is key to structuring Web sites that meet your marketing objectives. The Customer Experience Methodology identifies unmet needs of online customers and outlines improvements for generating measurable results.
Business owners and their advisers should carefully plan and take appropriate steps to avoid litigation traps in selling their companies, such as not performing due diligence on potential buyers or signing an ambiguous letter of intent without a counsel's review.
This article, published by a law firm, details the major components typically involved in the buying and selling of a company, including the purchase and sale agreement, confidentiality agreement, and letter of intent.
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