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Someone in my network in Chicago was contemplating starting a business and wasn’t sure how to structure his arrangement with his partners/collaborators…and protect themselves in the event things didn’t work out. This sparked a rich online discussion which became the catalyst for this month’s post on Tech Cocktail.
On May 20, 2013 a group of national experts in technology transfer convened in Washington, DC to discuss how to improve the nation’s effectiveness at bringing federally-funded research to market. Neil Kane was honored to be an invited guest at this Summit. A summary of the meeting was the topic of this month’s blog post on Tech Cocktail. A full copy of the report can be found on the home page for this blog www.beliefwithoutevidence.com in the Flash Widget in the lower right hand corner…you can download the report there.
My post this month on Tech Cocktail is about the frustrations that we all feel, especially entrepreneurs, when things don’t go our way and we want to lash out in frustration. This hit home for me this week with the announcement of the verdict in the George Zimmerman (Trayvon Martin) trial where it seemed that everyone, no matter their point of view, was angry at the outcome.
In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about my observation that many startups are spending too much time on business plan competitions and not enough time on building their business. Just last night I spoke to one company that has crushed it in the business plan competition world, having won hundreds of thousands of dollars of prize money. While that clearly gave them a huge lift, they admitted that the discipline of winning the competitions was very different than building their business.
Photo from US govt. Congressional bio website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about the importance of taking advantage of unexpected situations and opportunities when they arise…usually without warning or a chance to be prepared. My story is about the time I met Senator Paul Simon in a coat check line…
End User License Agreement (Photo credit: Brett L.)
In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about the essential elements surrounding licensing technologies…either to augment your product development efforts (by licensing technology into your company) or to create a new revenue stream by outlicensing technology that you’ve developed.
English: Nanoparticle and nanotechnology – CILAS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here is a link to an Op-Ed piece that Crain’s Chicago Business ran today about the unfortunate state of funding for emerging nanotechnology companies. I’d welcome your thoughts and comments…either here or on the Crain’s site.