Forming a New U.S.-Based Company

Forming a New U.S.-Based Company

Business Tips, Business Tips & Advice, Startup
Forming a New U.S.-Based Company: Key Considerations to Support Your Future Success   Do you know what all businesses have in common? All of them were someone’s epiphany, someone’s brainstorm, someone’s dream, someone’s vision. Some business owners want to serve only their local community or a very local market. Still, others want to leverage the global economy's benefits and establish operations in multiple countries for strategic business purposes. In all cases, the process of building any business is not easy. However, if you think doing business in your country is complicated, adding overseas subsidiaries to your organization or bringing your product to the U.S. market can add new complication layers. Whether doing it to access new funding sources, to protect intellectual property, or expand into new markets, there are several…
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San Francisco CoWorking

San Francisco CoWorking

Uncategorized
From commercial excellence to innovative technologies, City Writeups offers actionable insights to grow and promote your business while delivering quality customer experiences. 360 Lab - We are a community of entrepreneurs who have decided to work under the same roof. Our space and the people around us inspire us to take action, to grow, to do better. 274 Brannan St, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94107 (South Park) Anchor - Private Offices, Dedicated Desks, Floating Desks, & Conference Rooms. 1540 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Avant Space - At Avantspace, our space is your space. Our members make us. We change, evolve, and grow with you. We've carefully curated a well-appointed workspace to inspire you. And when you’re inspired, we’re empowered to go beyond the norm and push limits. 2181…
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Bay Area Accelerators

Bay Area Accelerators

Startup
Whether you are a member of the gig economy with the freedom to explore or a recent transplant - we will help you explore San Francisco's Startup Ecosystem. From co-working spaces to startup programs to local regulations, we help startups do business in SF. ACCELERATORS | ANGELS | BOOTCAMPS | COWORKING HACKATHONS | JOBS | MEETUPS | VENTURE CAPITAL Digital Health Events | Startup Calendar  42Angelitos - we catapult disruptive biz ideas to market, very often from Europe to Silicon Valley, incorporate together with entrepreneurs and accelerate market entry. The objective is to get traction before we address investors. we work for equity at a super early stage. (Palo Alto) 500 Startups - Flagship SF Accelerator - Applications are welcome on a rolling basis for the opportunity of a $150,000 investment and a complete program focused on growth and scaling. Acceleprise - a…
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Bay Area Angels and Seed Stage Investors

Bay Area Angels and Seed Stage Investors

Angel Investing
When you are first starting out, you may need a smaller amount of capital for proof of concept or to get some initial traction. These early-stage investors are here to help you on your startup journey. ACCELERATORS | ANGELS | BOOTCAMPS | COWORKING HACKATHONS | JOBS | MEETUPS | VENTURE CAPITAL Digital Health Events | Startup Calendar  500 Startups – 500 Startups is the most active global venture capital firm of 2019. We’re on a mission to uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. Astia Angels – A global group of accredited investors professionally managed since 2013 by the Astia Investment team. Astia Angels engage with a network of like-minded investors on weekly deal calls, a proprietary technology platform, regular virtual screenings, and in-person meetings in San Francisco, New York, London, and Oslo. Band of Angels – We are a formal group…
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Coding Programs and Bootcamps

Coding Programs and Bootcamps

Tech
Coding, Data Science, and software development training through bootcamps, online courses, and one-to-one mentorships. ACCELERATORS | ANGELS | BOOTCAMPS | COWORKING HACKATHONS | JOBS | MEETUPS | VENTURE CAPITAL Digital Health Events | Startup Calendar  App Academy - We develop best-in-class software engineers. Join the most respected code school. Learn in-demand skills and become a Software Engineer. Pay no tuition until you’re hired. Berkeley Boot Camps - Our skilled instructors prepare students for various high-growth jobs by teaching them in-demand technologies and soft-skills to compete in the professional worlds of web development, data analytics, UI design/UX research, cybersecurity, digital marketing, fintech, and tech project management. CodePath - CodePath provides college students with no-cost coding courses, mentorship, and career support to prepare them for tech careers. Code Stack Academy - CodeStack Academy is Stockton’s first immersive and accelerated code school offered by the San…
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Startup and Small Business Recovery Resources

Startup and Small Business Recovery Resources

Tips & Tricks
Our goal is to identify resources to rebuild - be it links to emergency loans, grants, or other support for entrepreneurs dealing with the consequences of the coronavirus crisis.   Got some free time? Turn off the news, and consider volunteering. MicroMentor: MicroMentor enables the world’s largest community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and business mentors to help underserved communities around the globe. United Nations Volunteers: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development by providing volunteers to assist (online) with a variety of topics like research, writing/editing, art, leadership strategy, technology development, and more. Translators Without Borders: Translators without Borders (TWB) is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations on a global scale. European Innovation Calendar | European Accelerator Deadlines | European Digital Health Conferences…
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Metrics to Grow Your Business

Metrics to Grow Your Business

Finance 101
Once you go to the market, it becomes a numbers game.  If I can deliver $3 of value for every $1 spent, I will be successful. These are a few metrics to consider Customer Acquisition Cost – CAC – What does it cost you to acquire a customer. All the ads, marketing costs, free versions, and overhead. Average Spend – what is the average ticket spend. Lifetime Value – LTV – Over the product’s life, what is the margin or profitability per customer. Churn – For every customer that goes at the top of the funnel, how many customers leave. If every month 10% of your customers leave, you need to replace your entire customer base every ten months. A good churn is below 5%. Break Even – (Sales – COGS) divided by overhead. How…
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Molecular Growth: Breakthrough Growth Models for Innovation

Molecular Growth: Breakthrough Growth Models for Innovation

Startup
Jerome Chifflet  @jechifflet How can an entrepreneur — whose growth is synonymous with survival — not develop schizophrenia? What can an entrepreneur do to bridge the chasm when his/her burn rate risks to explode just at the time that his/her chances for market traction are on the horizon? This is what we call “entrepreneur’ schizophrenia or the innovator’s dilemma” in the ICT economy. Entrepreneurs create their businesses out of the deep conviction that they are the only ones to have the vision. Yet, their survival depends on their ability to admit, in the concise term, that they are not the only ones and worse — at least in their minds — that they must share this idea, vision. There is actually another way to look at this: From the pure…
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The Molecular Startup Model

The Molecular Startup Model

Startup
Many growth acceleration models for digital start-ups can be found in the literature. A noticeable one is the Monopoly scheme strategy by Peter Thiel, “Zero to One” theory.  It basically claims that you must stay in a monopoly situation as long as you can to succeed. One way to achieve this strategy is to follow the Digital Highway model by Julie Meyer that explains that “David must dance with Goliath”: essentially, the start-up (David) must use the worldwide distribution network and world-scale footprint of the large company (Goliath) to scale up its business. The underlying philosophy is to conquer the broadest possible customer base in a short period of time. Meyer’s model clearly shows the accelerator component in the typical large company distribution channel. The point is then: how to…
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Raising European Venture Capital

Raising European Venture Capital

Venture Capital
Continuing our discussion with Edward Kliphuis – Venture Capital Behind the Scenes with Amadeus Capital Partners My next question would be another perception that I have is and again. Hopefully, I'm wrong. Still, you can tell me. Otherwise, venture capitalists expect that Europe is such a fragmented market that you have to go to the US to know command the valuation that we talked about earlier. There has to be somewhere in the timeline that the company will have to go-to-market in the US? I think it is no longer the case necessarily. I mean, we just analyzed Amadeus, and you'll see an increased amount of unicorns - companies reaching a point of gravity. That is growing steadily, and my prediction is that that will only increase because of geopolitical…
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