Why do entrepreneurs need a strategic vision?

Research has shown that successful entrepreneurs create visions of the future, which inspires others to get involved in the venture. As an entrepreneur leading a start-up it is important to have these discussions about “blueprinting your strategic architecture” today. Entrepreneurial success depends on the ability to think strategically, have a clear strategic vision, and achieve results quickly. Richard Siegelman, general

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Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum For Angel and Venture Capital Financing (08-28-14)

In 2014 the early stage financing environment exploded with valuations and the number of financings increasing substantially, including several multi-billion dollar fundings. By some measures the number of venture fundings in Q2 of 2014 approached levels not seen since the days of the internet bubble. 2014 also continued a number of trends from prior years: the growing influence of founders/entrepreneurs,

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It Is Summer – But Slush Is Just Around The Corner

Ticket sales are open. Companies, investors and media can register for the event to be held November 18-19th, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. Last year, Slush gathered 7,000 attendees and 1,200 companies from 68 countries, making it one of the biggest tech events in Europe. Slush featured 150 speakers on five stages, ranging from successful founders such as Ilkka Paananen (Supercell)

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Endeavor Report – Fairchild Semiconductor and Growth of Silicon Valley

Endeavor Insight, supported by Omidyar Network, recently released a new report that analyzes the development of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurship hub. The report, entitled “How Did Silicon Valley Become Silicon Valley,” includes new data that is being shared publicly for the first time. Endeavor has conducted similar research on entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world, including in Argentina, Colombia, Turkey,

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Forbes Report – America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities (2014)

For the second time, Stanford University out-muscled its East Coast rivals to top the FORBES 2014 most entrepreneurial universities list. Silicon Valley’s reach has extended across California, as the state’s schools took over half of this year’s top ten spots. FORBES ranked 50 of the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities based on their entrepreneurial ratios. They defined this metric as

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What Africa Needs For Growing and Nurturing an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs

President Barack Obama will be meeting 50 African leaders to discuss “America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.” However, according to a new bulletin from Cato scholars Marian L. Tupy and Dalibor Rohac reminds us that African problems cannot be solved in Western capitals. “Persistent poverty in Africa is caused primarily by flawed domestic policies and

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Are You a Global Entrepreneur and Need a Mentor?

We are a non-profit that educates and supports global entrepreneurs. We have the world’s first online global entrepreneurship program. We facilitate introductions to investors, professional service providers, and other entrepreneurs. Using our exclusive Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success we have helped entrepreneurs raise over $100 million. We have helped over 160,000 global entrepreneurs Nearly 30,000 registered for our online program 12,900

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How To Negoitate a Better Deal – At the Deal Table with Entrepreneur and Investor

In his Negotiation and Deals courses at Harvard Business School, Kevin Mohan uses his VC experience to teach students that showing emotion, asking questions, and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses can be key to a successful agreement. “If you’re a seller and your price seems high, but it’s justified in some way, with market comparables or other information, it’s

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