Teaching Entrepreneurship

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Teaching Entrepreneurshipbusiness, developers, meeting goals, plan, product

by vanessaalexandra on September 30, 2013 with 0 comment

Entrepreneurship is on the rise in University curriculum and more people want to crack the code to be the next big success.  There are also education options online, adult education courses, meetups and heaps of books to tell you how to be successful.  Many of the good young entrepreneurs I meet are working hard, building …

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Goals and Career Growth: Explore, Plan, Do!

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Goals and Career Growth: Explore, Plan, Do!careers, growth, Lean In, learn, meeting goals, plan, Women

by vanessaalexandra on September 3, 2013 with 0 comment

New Year Resolutions are common and I never understood waiting until the end of the year to revisit your goals.  I revisit goals for personal and professional growth regularly.  Luckily we have Labor Day to make us New Yorkers feel like we are all going back to school and we can revisit what we want …

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How Startups get to Screening at New York Angels

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How Startups get to Screening at New York Angelsangel investors, capital raise, funding, fundraising, New York Angels, plan, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 14, 2013 with 0 comment

Once an application is submitted, the investors are involved from the beginning of the process.  Applications for funding are reviewed by industry experts.  This process works and we have funded companies from a cold application.  It is rare, but it has happened.   Referrals It helps if you know one of the angels and they …

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Part of Getting It Done: The Element of Time

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Part of Getting It Done: The Element of Timededicate, growth, improvement, learn, meeting goals, optimize, plan, value

by vanessaalexandra on August 13, 2013 with 0 comment

Part of getting it done is having tangible concrete action items to help you get where you need to be.  I was speaking with a friend that has a major project to take on and whilst we discuss the first big action item, I ask (knowing his bad habits), “When will you have it done?” …

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Startups’ Financial Projections: Planning and Thinking!

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Startups’ Financial Projections: Planning and Thinking!capital raise, fundraising, plan

by vanessaalexandra on July 10, 2013 with 0 comment

“Why do we ask for financial projections?”  What??! Time and again you hear investors say that whatever financial projections there were at the start prior to investment with an early stage company, they change greatly after a few months, year, and so on.  So why do we care…?   Well, the basic things at a …

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Get it done.

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Get it done.careers, plan

by vanessaalexandra on April 7, 2013 with 0 comment

In an effort to make a more accomplished blog, I took a class and was ready to find the best template, plugins, pictures, structures, etc.  In the weeks to months that I was trying to find all of these elements, I learned that the time to research these things was short to non-existent.  People (colleagues, …

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Your application for funding: Do’s and Don’ts

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Your application for funding: Do’s and Don’tsangel investors, capital raise, plan

by vanessaalexandra on March 12, 2013 with 0 comment

Your application for funding is a first impression to investors who have not met you or know anything about your startup.   A few good things to start with are: An accurate expression of what your product or service is  An understanding for whom your product or service is for  Throw in the team and …

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