Being an entrepreneur requires a certain spirit. Sometimes, entrepreneurship includes not only having spirit, but producing spirits, such as a new Scotch Whisky. We invited Carin Castillo to share some of her experiences in creating a new brand of scotch […]

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Sometimes, an ActSeed Entrepreneur Group member not only has a promising business, but is also an ally in ActSeed’s mission to assist people in building exceptional companies of all types. The TEC Center is one such partner that has the potential to […]

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Entrepreneurs, small business owners and founders of startups tirelessly work toward turning their business vision into a commercial reality, and possibly a metaphorical gold mine.  While the destination and even the journey can be rewarding, it’s often lonely and frustrating […]

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Startups and small businesses are often incredibly hesitant to call a lawyer for advice. Why? Because they want to avoid legal issues? No.  Because they want to avoid the invoice afterwards. Navigating legal issues is a challenge — a time-consuming and costly […]

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How University-Affiliated Angel Groups are Helping Fuel Startups While Supporting Higher Education. Angel investors typically congregate into formal angel groups based upon geographic proximity and interests in certain industry sectors and/or specific growth stages.  While these characteristics generally reflect the commonality […]

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ActSeed’s mission of reducing small business failure rates depend upon both well-prepared entrepreneurs and well-informed investors. This new series of articles, called “Kick the Tires”, will help both investors and entrepreneurs align for the best chances to achieve reciprocal success.  [“Kicking the Tires” […]

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ActSeed has developed a program to help large enterprises and governmental agencies foster entrepreneurship and build early relationships with today’s emerging small businesses and tomorrow’s most promising startups. There is a natural symbiosis between large enterprises and an “Innovation Economy” full […]

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Inside Pitch for Entrepreneurs and Angels: Crowd-Based Feedback for Startup Elevator Pitches Our new LinkedIn group is a collaborative area for “perfecting the quick pitch”. You typically get 45 seconds or 45 words – your “inside pitch” – to articulate your […]

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