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Having worn the uniform and taken the oath to defend our country from all threats foreign and domestic, I particularly enjoy Memorial Day as I reflect on those who paid the ultimate price in defense of our ideals. And let’s be clear, pursuing and protecting...
Something extraordinary happened in Kansas City last Thursday. For the second year in a row, some of Kansas City's largest organizations participated in a reverse pitch. KCNext, the host and organizer, brought in a capacity crowd of over 200 entrepreneurs and other Global Entrepreneurship Week event participants. There were 65 events in Kansas City spread across a week and a half. But this event was different. This one was special.
Thoughts on entrepreneurship in the life sciences and digital health from the Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit are the featured topic of this Storify piece.
Angel investors are wealthy individuals who make early-stage investments in and provide advice to startups. In a slump following the recession, angel investment rebounded in 2011 with angels investing $22 billion in entrepreneurs.
The Series Seed Financing Documents are a standardized set of documents that can be quickly and easily deployed for a seed investment.
In a piece for the Harvard Business Review, Kauffman's director of private equity Diane Mulcahy debunked six VC myths to empower founders when negotiating for funding.
According to the latest index from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, South Dakota has the most entrepreneur-friendly policy environment in the U.S. The U.S. Business Policy Index evaluates each of the states on 46 policy measures with an emphasis on taxes, regulatory burdens and government spending.
People from 30+ countries, speaking multiple languages, sharing diverse cultures, coming together around one theme – entrepreneurship. So it was recently when I had the opportunity to address the 18th Annual Congress of the European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN), in Fez,...
Academia is getting ever more aggressive about helping entrepreneurs get a running start. An emerging crown jewel could well be Stanford University's brand new StartX.
"No business plan survives first contact with customers," Steve Blank says. What? Isn't the point of planning that you maximize the likelihood of success in the marketplace? Well yes, but perhaps not the kind of planning you might be thinking about. A business plan conceived on paper, powered by a great idea or invention, enhanced by research on the size of the market and a customer profile, has great potential. But it also has a crucial flaw.
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