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From Engineering to Entrepreneurship to Giving -- It's All About Opportunities
Anderson James A
5/15/2007
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The essence of entrepreneurship, say many entrepreneurs, is the ability to see and act on opportunity.

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From MOOT CORP to Venture Capital: Markets Make Winners
Adams Rob
9/15/2004
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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.

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From Sheltered to High Tech, Corporate Exec Turned Startup CEO Enables Entrepreneurship in All Kinds of Workshops
Jarman Richard S
5/1/2006
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Richard Jarman sees entrepreneurship as the backbone of the American economy, and he's doing his part to help by mentoring up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

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Fundability and Valuation of Startups: An Angel's Perspective
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.

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Funding Goals
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Funding Sources for Life Science Startups
Christina Sherwood
3/20/2013
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Bringing a healthcare drug or device to market requires an intense amount of capital. Federal regulation in the United States, Europe and beyond requires clinical testing and trials, as well as large sales staffs and other expenses. The early requirements for investing can force entrepreneurs to seek private, dilutive investing and rapidly cut into the amount of ownership of the company by the entrepreneur.

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Gathering Information: Data to Collect
FastTrac
9/20/2006
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Thorough market research includes analysis of the customers and the competitive environment.

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Gearing Up for Growth
FastTrac
8/28/2006
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As entrepreneurs plan for growth, they identify the key issues that provide useful information. Consider how one entrepreneur takes an indepth look at her business and uses this insight to clarify a vision and set clear goals for her business.

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Get Everything in Writing
Frank Carol E
6/1/2000
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Passionate about her business and experienced in number-crunching, entrepreneur Carol Frank nonetheless neglected to patent her product and to insist on a signed contract from her supplier. Next thing she knew, a competitor was copying her design. In the litigation that followed, the U.S. Customs and Frank's insurance company turned out to be surprisingly helpful.

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Getting "Lean"
Matthews Rod
8/1/2007
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After leaping into "Lean," Southern Vinyl Manufacturing gained efficiencies in nearly every area of its operations. Specifically, entrepreneur Rod Matthews explains the challenges and rewards of involving employees in finding and eliminating waste using the "Five Why" process. As a result of "getting lean," the company resolves manufacturing problems by digging deeply to identify root causes instead of just treating symptoms.

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