Entrepreneurship Tag

By: Shane Reiser, Co-founder Startup Genome http://www.kauffman.org/thoughtbook2015/paths-to-entrepreneurship#startupcommunities Startup community builders are a special breed of people. Usually entrepreneurs themselves, these are the people who give their time and money to help other entrepreneurs in their city, state, or country. As I got to know more startup community builders in different parts of the world through UP Global and now through Startup Genome, I noticed that many were cataloging their local startup community. This...

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By: Martin Babinec Seems that almost every work day I’m speaking with other entrepreneurs – whether it’s people I’m collaborating with to build Upstate NY’s startup ecosystem or earlier stage entrepreneurs who I might be mentoring to help in decisions they’re making. These interactions are very fulfilling for me so I’m always looking to add as much value as I can by helping others understand perspectives that...

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By: Martin Babinec Our Syracuse based StartFast venture accelerator just completed our third cohort – graduating six teams at our August 14 Demo Day that featured 250 enthusiastic attendees. For the third year in a row, ours was the largest gathering of accredited startup investors ever assembled in Upstate NY. While startup teams and investors are in the Demo Day spotlight, watching the event unfold made me think about the real back...

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What do investors want?

By: Chuck Stormon I’m an anomaly. I’m an entrepreneur, an angel investor and an institutional investor (venture capitalist) all at the same time. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 30 years, and angel investor for 7 years and a venture fund manager for 3 years. As an entrepreneur, I’ve raised about $45 million from top venture capitalists. As an angel, I’ve invested in 31 startups and as a...

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