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How entrepreneurs can get the most out of the web
Christina Sherwood
4/23/2013
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How entrepreneurs can use online networking and web resources to give them a competitive advantage.

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How entrepreneurs can make the most of tight finances, even when hiring
Christina Sherwood
5/21/2013
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Anatomage, which launched in 2004 in San Jose, is an anatomy image software company specializing in 3D medical technology. In the almost-decade since starting the venture, CEO Jack Choi said he’s learned much about managing tight finances and knowing when to jump in – and when to throw in the towel.

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How entrepreneurs can validate their business model by studying other sectors
Christina Sherwood
6/18/2013
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How a software company for science researchers learned about business model validation by studying OpenTable's model.

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How networking with corporate attorneys can help your startup
Christina Sherwood
6/11/2013
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If you're just starting out, it's important to connect with "super networkers" in your field who can help you make more contacts, said Chandra Duggirala, founder and CEO of Novobionics.

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How one digital health startup got its product on The Colbert Report
Christina Sherwood
7/23/2013
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CellScope creates tools for consumers to use at home to remotely diagnose common ailments. Its co-founder offered entrepreneurial insights on selling the vision, finding the right funding fit, and not being afraid to ask.

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How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape
Christina Sherwood
2/25/2014
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The goals of TalkSession -- to increase the accessibility of mental healthcare, improve patient outcomes, and lower costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance -- were difficult to achieve on a national level, said the startup's co-founder and CEO Melissa Thompson.

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How to Build a Successful Company
Kapor Mitch
1/16/2008
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Serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor speaks about the fundamental principles of building successful companies by drawing on his experience as creator of Lotus 1-2-3, Chairman of Second Life, Founder of Foxmarks and a wealth of technical and social entrepreneurship knowledge. Kapor emphasizes the elements of company building that technology has changed, such as faster feedback cycles and lower barriers to entry, as well as the elements that remain the same, such as how to establish culture and trust. Kapor illuminates his observations with contemporary and historical examples that create a context-rich primer on building vibrant companies.

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How to Nail the Five-Minute Pitch
Dietrich Chuck
5/24/2010
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Startup CEOs wear many hats.  None, perhaps, is more important than that of "company pitchman."

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How to Use Kickstarter to Launch a Business
7/22/2010
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Caroline Mak and her boyfriend Antonio Ramos loved the taste of ginger, but didn't like the sugary-sweet taste of ginger ales and ginger beers on the market.  They weren't spicy enough, nor were they adequately tangy.

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How to Win the Valuation Game
Resnick Rosalind
4/30/2010
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With the market for early-stage capital beginning to bounce back, I'm once again fielding calls from entrepreneurs wanting to know how much of their company to give away to investors to raise the money they need to launch their businesses or take them to the next level.

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer to this question. An established business with sales, profits and cash flow may sell for five to 10 times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. But it's a lot harder to put a price tag on an early-stage venture that consists of a business plan, a web site and the founder's hopes and dreams. As a result, negotiations between start-ups and prospective investors often turn into angry arm-wrestling matches that end with both sides walking away empty-handed.

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