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What Makes An Idea “Good”

What Makes An Idea “Good”

So you have an idea for a company perhaps you’ve “always wanted to start," or you have some cash to invest and are looking for a worthwhile place to multiply your money. Regardless of whether you are an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, or both - you don’t want to give yourself to something that’s - for lack of a better word - crap....

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by: Emily O'Neill Albany. Troy. Hamilton. Syracuse. Ithaca. 5 cities with hundreds of miles driven in between, 8 events spread across 4 weeks and one significant, experiential realization: the entrepreneurial community in Upstate NY is booming. Truth be told, I’m a newbie- both to entrepreneurship and to the area. Before last July, I had only ever driven through Upstate, unaware that the area would soon become the...

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By: Jonathan Grutka A few weeks back I had the neat experience of speaking with Matt, Morgan and Ben in the Venturetechnica studio. They have a brilliant vision to build out and scale a media company playing in the "New Media" space. I enjoyed our chat and more importantly was impressed with their studio, the quick editing turn time, quality of sound, and their combined ability to...

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One-on-One with MedTech

By: Maureen Newman, UVC Biomedical Engineering Community Connector In 2004, Welch Allyn, Con Med, Sensis (acquired by Saab in 2011), and Bristol-Myers Squibb came together to form a biomedical community in Central New York. Their vision was a network of companies that could learn from each other and share best practices in the biomedical industry. Originally pitching this mission to then-Senator Hillary Clinton, the group was...

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  By: Wills Hapworth Executive Director at Thought into Action Entrepreneurship Institute at Colgate University On April 10th we will celebrate our fourth annual Entrepreneurs Weekend at Colgate University. We have been uniquely fortunate to attract world-class entrepreneurs to campus such as Hamdi Ulukaya (Chobani), Richard Branson (Virgin), Brian Chesky (AirBnb) and many others. We are infinitely grateful to the key members of our Colgate Community that have convinced...

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By Joe Cunningham, Community Connector at UVC So you’ve got this great idea; or, you’ve already acted on it and are staying up late at night, penning the business plan, talking to people about investing and where to start. Chances are in either case, you feel more than a little lost. We can help. I’ve been covering startups and the startup community in Central New York for...

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This article is an article published in Dealflow.com’s technology, media and telecommunications newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter and read it in its entirety, sign up —  it’s free. Mentoring and advice have been available ever since businesses using clay tablet technology arose in Mesopo­tamia. In slightly less ancient times of 5.25” floppy disks and 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processors, a variety of ad hoc...

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Entrepreneurs from Upstate, Philly, NYC and beyond, visited The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY to pitch their ideas hoping to become nominees into the StartFast class of 2014.  With only 5 minutes to sway the panel, the energy and enthusiasm was elevated.  Narrowed down from over 1000+ candidates, the StartFast panel and mentors were looking for the final X-factor from the teams in order to...

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  A sold out audience of over 450 people packed Ithaca College on April 8th at the first  UVANY student entrepreneur event.  Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani, delivered a rousing keynote address followed by 9 strong "pitches" from student entrepreneurs from an array of CNY Universities and Colleges. "There is no better country in the world to make it happen...

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Kyle Blumin is a lifelong resident of Syracuse, an alumnus of Syracuse University and has successfully started, turned around and exited three businesses.  He is also an avid observer of the changes taking place in the region's economy, especially our emerging ecosystem for supporting fledgling companies.  Like many successful entrepreneurs, Kyle can choose to live where he wants to and spend his time doing whatever...

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