Just as the “American Idol” television series is stirring up the music business, a group of entrepreneurs is quietly adopting a similar format to change the face of the venture capital and angel investing industry, according to an analysis on venture financing by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
StartUp2.0 is a competition of European web 2.0 sites whose objectives are to promote and reward the European startups that work in the field of 2.0 technologies.
Kathy Sierra author of “creating passionate users” blog points out the differences between startups vs big established companies. She argues that successful companies are working hard to incorporate the best of both cultures.
Business 2.0 magazine has published a 16-step guide that helps entrepreneurs to turn a new idea into a great company. The guide hopes to offer all the benefit of hard earned experience without having to actually endure the pain of making your own mistakes.
The PAXIS Manual describes the main good practices identified by PAXIS initiative in the areas of policy design, pre-seed and early-stage financing; incubation; technology transfer and spin-offs; promotion of an entrepreneurial and innovation culture and political awareness.
The Entrepreneur27 Technology Symposium, concluded at Stanford University, was a chance for nine start-ups to demo their products to influential representatives from newspapers, popular blogs, progressive companies, universities, and venture capitalist firms.
The Alpha Summit Europe 2005 brought together world experts in each of the fields of technology, education, entrepreneurship and private equity in order to synthesize their combined experiences to help the European technopreneurship communities to realize their full potential.