Startup Saturdays Series: One Day – One Startup

BY F3FUNDIT One thing about providing a good service to all our readers is to try and provide it on an almost continuous basis, and while we do talk about starups, entrepreneurship, best practices, capital and a whole array of other topics relating to new and small enterprises – we figured, if most entrepreneurs are…

5 Tips on Presenting and Pitching to Business Angels

F3FUNDIT When it’s time to approach business angels there’s a few things to consider and a few other things to keep in mind, and a few even other things that for the most part are common sense yet entrepreneurs tend to forget about all the time. But before you’re ready to look for someone that…

VIDEO Series: Innovation Design Process and Teambuilding

BY F3FUNDIT This video series comes from the leader in innovation consulting & design, IDEO. And if you don’t know who IDEO is, it’s all the more reason for you to watch, not only to see these guys in acion, but learn the process behind innovation design and apply some of the best practices to…

Europe's Top 10 Entrepreneurially Friendly Cities

BY F3FUNDIT ECER along with Banque Populaire have released a list of the top European cities to start conducting a business in. The study itself is based on a dual measure of the importance and satisfaction expressed by entrepreneurs regarding the range of territorial provision available to them and looks at both the importance of…

Where to start your business – locational effect?

BY F3FUNDIT While we’ve seen monumental technological changes in society over the past two decades that have led to lower communication barriers globally, and have for the most part facilitated globalization thus making the world smaller, or as Thomas Friedman would call it, flat, these changes have not deceased the impact that businesses have locally….

Are you and your business scalable?

BY F3FUNDIT Scalability should be at the very heart of your business model. But what it is? In the formal definition it’s the ability for a business to accept increased volume without impacting the contribution margin (Contribution margin= revenue – variable costs). Simply meaning that your variable costs should not have a negative affect on…

Seeking Investment – Raising Capital in a Dowturn

BY F3FUNDIT You’ve done your leg work, you’re business plan’s been refined about ten times, but it seems like at least a hundred, and you’ve spent every weekend working on it. It’s time to go out and get some funding. Great. But there’s a rub, a business plan is just a couple of pieces of…

VIDEO Series: Branson's Keynote at the DMA

BY F3FUNDIT While we honestly don’t think that Sir Richard Branson needs any introduction, we think that this video does. It comes from the 2006 Direct Marketing Association’s Keynote speech, and while Direct Marketing may have its benefits and drawbacks, we feel that the video more than compensates for any feelings positive or negative towards…

Internationalization should be part of your strategy from the start

BY F3FUNDIT One thing that we see time and time again with many European start ups is that they think locally, and while the initial market for any new company will undoubtedly be local, implementing a good internationalization plan in your business plan from the onset is key to truly actualizing the potential of your…

and this is what I'm doing now.

In case any of you who use this material as a reference and followed my progress from start to finish at ESADE, here’s an update a bit over a year and a half later. Needless to say 2008 was no picnic but in the end I believe it was beneficial to the world as well…

VIDEO Series: Entrepreneurial Inspiration

BY F3FUNDIT Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought you could do everything? That is the spirit of the entrepreneur. Sometimes we get boggled down in life with jobs, bills and other responsibilities, and we think that we have these imaginary chains holding us down and keeping us from our dreams….