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Startup Feature: Teambox

July 30, 2010

We recently had the chance to talk with Pablo Villalba from Teambox about how he got started and what advice he has to pass onto new and budding entrepreneurs, better yet, Teambox is now inBloon’s project management solution. The trickle effects of Next Top Startup, but I digress. So without further ado, the startup feature of [...]

Startup Feature: InBloon

July 20, 2010

Back in May we asked Jose Mariano of In Bloon five questions about his startup, being that he entered the Next Top Startup competition we felt it unfair to feature him and not the others, however now with the first edition of the competition well behind us we feel it’s time to publish his answers [...]

Do VCs short change you?

July 15, 2010

VCs collude & hate competition to fund good ideas and the worst thing is they are spoilt, so spoilt they invest next to nothing in enhancing dealflow, how many sponsor or educate & participate in conferences freely? Are they trying to innovate or harvest ideas?

Investment innovation – new fund to invest in 100-200 startups annually

May 18, 2010

Crowd-financing is a great tool to get your project off the ground, but it takes a lot of work and can often keep you from what you should need to, or are working on – the actual business. There are of course other forms of crowd-financing, such as crowd financed managed seed/investment funds – but the [...]

The Business of a Start-up in Africa

April 2, 2010

Suzana Moreira is the founder of moWoza, a social enterprise adopting mobile phone technologies to aid food distribution in Africa.  Suzana has travelled extensively across Africa, and has developed significant insights into sustainability at the Bottom of the Pyramid.  It is from conversations with grass-root communities across Africa that moWoza was born.  Food security, nutrition, [...]

Is your idea viable? Test the waters before jumping in

February 26, 2010

BY JACEK GREBSKI This may be largely dependent on industry but, if you have the possibility to actually test out a concept before going into full scale business plan writing, development, quitting your job, do so. Clearly if you hold in your possession intellectual property (IP) that will cost a few hundred grand to develop, then by [...]

Podcast: Starting a Biotech Company

February 23, 2010

How do you start a Biotech Company? Good question, for the most part it’s like anything else, you have a good idea, you write a business plan using a well defined guide, and then proceed to get things off the ground. But we’ll let someone explain it better than we could, this podcast comes from Absolute [...]

VIDEO Series: The Invisible Revolution – Biotechnology

February 23, 2010

Biotech is dead, long live biotech. The Wall Street Journal claimed in 2009 that it was a dire time for the biotech industry. New firms had little cash, and the outlook was grim indeed, then come January 2010 and we see a report indicating that the industry raised a record breaking $55.8 bn, yes billion, despite [...]