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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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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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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Venture Capital Insights for Founders

Venture Capital Insights for Founders

Startup, Venture Capital
Panel Discussion – Digital Therapeutics – The new drugs? Backed by clinical trials, DTx are proving to be effective therapeutic solutions, used either on their own or coupled with drugs. They can collect large amounts of Real World Data, useful to develop or personalize drugs and treatments. They enable us to serve more patients, at a lower cost, from anywhere, 24/7… which resulted useful in the pandemic and reinforced, even more, the value of DTx for the healthcare systems. Where are we in terms of implementation? What does a successful partnership look like for a DTx company? What can we learn from the German regulation, and how can we make it happen in other countries? Barcelona Health Hub Summit - Oct 29, 2020 Continuing our discussion with Edward Kliphuis –…
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Can You Cold Call a VC?

Can You Cold Call a VC?

Startup, Venture Capital
Continuing our discussion with Edward Kliphuis - Venture Capital Behind the Scenes with Amadeus Capital Partners We're told that cold calling a VC doesn't work. Can you speak to that? You include inbound - where founders are just soliciting you – as part of your deal sourcing. How many deals have you done from an unintroduced cold call? Let me take those two stages. Let me first answer the first bit of your question. I think contacting VCs is always a good idea, but I think it needs to be understood that venture capital is not an end goal. We're just another tool in the shed of tools or solutions for startups to grow. I always advise founders that you need to be introspective of the tools they need to…
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What is a Term Sheet and How it Works

What is a Term Sheet and How it Works

Startup, Venture Capital
A term sheet is a non-binding agreement that lays out all the proposed terms and stipulations under which a private investor (VC, angel, or other), angel investor, or business owner will make an initial equity investment into a company. In a later article, we will discuss other financing sources and how they can benefit your startup business. However, for now, let us focus on a simple way to use a term sheet to help you raise funding and what a term sheet means to investors. The purpose of this article is to educate you on the common format used by private investors. In simple terms, a term sheet generally consists of four separate sections, with each section detailing the different terms of the funding deal. The first section is known…
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Startup Accelerators Madrid

Startup Accelerators Madrid

Startup
Our goal is to bring together startups, investors, and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe. European Innovation Calendar | European Accelerator Deadlines | European Digital Health Conferences Feel free to email updates, corrections, or add cut off dates. Acciona I`mnovation –  I`mnovation   Startups is the ACCIONA program, an initiative aimed at detecting entrepreneurs who are developing technologies or methodologies that will mark a before and after in the infrastructure, renewable energy, and services sector. The program has an annual call and offers startups operational, technical, and business support through the advice of mentors, experts, and professionals of the company. Madrid Airbus Bizlab  – This accelerator that was born last year thanks to the launch of Pedro Luzón, which focuses on promoting and developing entrepreneurial projects and technology-based intrapreneurship. The acceleration program has a…
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Spanish Startup Accelerators

Spanish Startup Accelerators

Startup
Given the resource and time constraints of most start-ups, entrepreneurs in this environment are constantly seeking ways to complete critical business functions more efficiently. In most cases, these functions span all aspects of a business. From commercial excellence to innovative technologies, Startup Ecosystem EU offers actionable insights to grow and promote your business while delivering quality customer experiences. We offer these useful links for business to connect you to resources at government agencies, business organizations, and non-profits who support emerging businesses. Startup Ecosystem EU offers this European Accelerator Directory as a resource to startups. Our goal is to bring together startups, investors and innovators to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe. European Innovation Calendar | European Accelerator Deadlines | European Digital Health Conferences Feel free to email updates, corrections or…
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30M Fund for Impact Startups

30M Fund for Impact Startups

Impact, Startup
The European Investment Fund (EIF)  announced in Zagreb on the 3rd of October that it had contributed €15 million to a new impact investment fund called Feelsgood; the contribution was covered almost entirely by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe, also known as the Juncker Plan. Feelsgood is the first social impact venture fund to come to Croatia entirely managed by the Croatian team. It was facilitated by the efforts of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI). The EIF commitment is expected to have an important signaling effect for further investments, with impacts in Central and Southern Europe. Feelsgood will send an investment delegation to Istanbul for the World Business Angels Investment Forum’s Global…
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