Analyze Your Startup with Bell Mason

Analyze Your Startup with Bell Mason

A big problem with young companies is that aside from some very rough financial guidelines it is often very difficult to gauge whether the venture will or can be successful. Luckily when you’re starting up there are frameworks that can help you with this. Today we’re going to look at how to Analyze Company with Bell Mason, use the Framework well, and provide you with the tools to do it effectively.

Many investment houses use multi-metric project valuation and assessment approaches, and at present, there is ample work being done at top business universities in order to augment the early-stage venture valuation process. One such methodology is the Bell- Mason Framework.

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Top 10 Cities to Start Your Company in the U.S.

Top 10 Cities to Start Your Company in the U.S.

Earlier we covered Europe’s top 10 entrepreneurial friendly cities, today we hop across the Atlantic and visit America. These are the top 10 cities in the US for startups and entrepreneurs based on accessibility to capital, resources, network, and cost of living.  While Silicon Valley, Boston and New York may all pop into mind as the de-facto places to start, we have some very interesting revelations. Sit back, and enjoy.

Honorable Mention

The following cities while not in the Top10 according to us, are definitely up and comers and should be looked into and investigated by any budding entrepreneur looking for a new location.

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Recession and Entrepreneurship in 2020.

Recession and Entrepreneurship in 2020.

Someone once said that humanity is at its best when faced with great adversity, or something to that effect. This statement is as right now, as the day when coined. With a recession slated for 2020 or 2021, we have to look to entrepreneurship to drive economic growth.

Today, around 66% of economists are expecting a recession to hit before 2021. Slowdowns, however, can also be seen as opportunities, for companies rich in resources (cash), a recession can mean healthy investment into product innovation. And when those same products launch as the economy is coming out of recession, it means pole market position. After all, this is what Apple did with the iPhone. 

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Venture Capital Investment Pitch Deck Template – Leave Behind (2012) Example

Venture Capital Investment Pitch Deck Template – Leave Behind (2012) Example

This deck was put together after years of seeing these things, putting these things together, and having garnered from it some personal success, i.e. getting funded. It also built off of a few decks that were passed to me by VC friends. Unfortunately, I’m not at liberty to say who the companies were, but rest assured they’ve been in more Tech-Publications than you and I.

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Augmented Reality User Experiences Still Need Work

Augmented Reality User Experiences Still Need Work

aug.ment
verb |ôgˈment| [ with obj. ]
make (something) greater by adding to it; increase: he augmented his reality by finding a special on foursquare. 

Search for Augmented Reality (AR) in the App Store or any Android store and you’ll find that the application will typically focus on the visual sensory perception of reality, some apps add in Wikipedia links via loc., some will show you where the closest ATM is, but all this can be done on a Google Map layer, and not be as painstakingly annoying to consume.

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The Silicon Bayou, a Phoenix Rising

The Silicon Bayou, a Phoenix Rising

When you think of New Orleans the first things that typically pop into your mind are Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, The French Quarter, Voodoo, maybe the New Orleans Saints, and Katrina. What you don’t think of – is the city’s startup scene. After the city was devastated in Hurricane Katrina a resurgence of sorts has taken shape. NOLA has been slowly developing a burgeoning startup scene calling itself the Silicon Bayou

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