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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“Most people start businesses simply because they just don’t like working for someone else.” If this quote resonates with you, or even if you have another motive for becoming an entrepreneur, you should read this book. Scott Shane packs this […]

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What is compatibility in the context of small business investing and why is it important?  Private direct investment is very different than buying a publicly traded security. Investors do not have the same regulatory support or liquidity as a publicly traded stock.  While we […]

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“The difference in this world between the doers and dreamers is execution.”               – Warren Park, President of Plus Factory Just before one of our country’s greatest economic meltdowns occurred, two seasoned industry professionals, Warren Park and Simon Tsai, launched […]

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Recently, we were invited to talk with Markus Lampinen of GrowVC.  The resulting podcast covers a range of topics that are of interest to entrepreneurs and even angel or seed stage investors. We constantly highlighted how “preparation matters” and why those […]

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