A fair number of really smart, well-prepared entrepreneurs get tripped up, stumble around and eventually fall to the ground when they make their startup funding pitches to the Angel Investment Group that I am a part of.
A simple business plan template to follow is to develop a “sniff test.” Hold up the fish (project) – if it doesn’t smell right, throw it away. This is simply a short-hand way to tell if a project is worth a more detailed look.
Pittsburgh, aka the Steel City, is the is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and is an up and coming tech hub to watch in the U.S.
The curse of the entrepreneur: you have this great idea and it looks like it will do really well. The problem? You lack the capital and the skill to build it. What’s the solution? Giving Away Startup Ownership.
The Billion Dollar Startup Club has 101 companies as of July 2015, with the number one private company valued at $46 billion. It’s no secret, technology has revolutionized entrepreneurship. The explosive growth of tech-based companies is at its highest since 1995, surpassing the dot-com boom of year 2000.
Nicknamed the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham continues to be home to a number of well-known companies, especially those involved in steel or iron production such as McWane or O’Neal Steel.
Being part of the Babson entrepreneurship family brings to bear an incredible network of people, resources, and ideas for your venture.