Is your idea viable? Test the waters before jumping in

BY JACEK GREBSKI This may be largely dependent on industry but, if you have the possibility to actually test out a concept before going into full scale business plan writing, development, quitting your job, do so. Clearly if you hold in your possession intellectual property (IP) that will cost a few hundred grand to develop,…

Free Consulting for Startups, you bet.

BY F3FUNDIT Free Startup Consulting? So you’ve got a problem, there’s a process and you just can’t seem to understand how to get around that process while keeping that something vital to your business model. You talk to your partners, they’re stumped as well, friends and family can’t help, and colleagues just don’t have the…

Upcoming Biotech Conferences & Events 2010

It took some time, but we’ve put together a list of what we assume are the most relevant events and conferences for the Biotech Entrepreneur. We say relevant for the entrepreneur because we have left out conferences on clinical / drug development, medical conferences, etc… and if you think we missed anything let us know….

The Need for Competitive Intelligence

Competitive Intelligence? What’s competitive intelligence? According to Wikipedia “Competitive intelligence (CI) is the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors and any aspect of the environment needed to support executives and managers in making strategic decisions for an organization“. Clearly though this defines any organization, however, it is typically interpreted…

Podcast: Starting a Biotech Company

How do you start a Biotech Company? Good question, for the most part it’s like anything else, you have a good idea, you write a business plan using a well defined guide, and then proceed to get things off the ground. But we’ll let someone explain it better than we could, this podcast comes from…

VIDEO Series: The Invisible Revolution – Biotechnology

Biotech is dead, long live biotech. The Wall Street Journal claimed in 2009 that it was a dire time for the biotech industry. New firms had little cash, and the outlook was grim indeed, then come January 2010 and we see a report indicating that the industry raised a record breaking $55.8 bn, yes billion,…

Technology Startup Incubator Deadlines

Fist there was Y Combinator, then there were copies and similar style initiatives that popped up all over the world, were they micro investments, business and tech incubators, business accelerators, hand holding initiatives for the business non-savvy, what have you. And with the multitude of them out there, it’s hard to keep a track of…

How do you send out a press release? +20 Free PR Sites

BY F3FUNDIT How do I send out a press release? When should I send out a press release? If you’ve had these questions keep reading. If you’re a Coca Cola, or a Microsoft, you get your PR department to do it, but if you’re the little guy, it’s not so clear. If you’re thinking social…

Entrepreneurship Profile: Your Critical Success Factors

BY F3FUNDIT Entrepreneurs are definitely a special breed, this is motivation, personality as well as a number of additional factors. So before you or someone you know wants to jump in and tackle the world, we recommend gauging your personality to see if you possess any of the critical success factors that make up an…

Musings from Kenneth Morse of 3Com, MIT, and ESADE

BY JACEK GREBSKI “Entrepreneurship is like porn, it’s hard to describe but you know it when you see it.” is what came out of the mouth of Kenneth Morse – co-founder of 3Com and former Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center at the ESADE Forum in Barcelona yesterday, where he is currently teaching and…

VIDEO Series: Our Inspirationally Changing World

BY F3FUNDIT Another video this week, this one is from a “did you know” series and talks about the currently somewhat exponential growth in the way that technology is augmenting communication and how the world just keeps on getting smaller. It’s quite interesting and cool to see the way that our world and our species…

Video Series: Following Your Goal

BY F3FUNDIT This video comes from the May 18, 2005 presentation by Jeff Hawkins for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program Entrepreneurship Corner in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. Jeff Hawkins is the founder of Palm Co. and in this video he speaks about having fun, keeping your eye on your goals, prioritizing and…