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No funding, no startups

05 March in Blog

The primary source of funding for all start-ups in 2008 was from what we often call the three F’s – family, friends and fools. These were the connections entrepreneurs knew and could solicit for funding. However, the savings and funds that were available for American’s...

Getting In Getting Out

26 November in Blog

When Blue Water Angels was first organized, we looked to the Kauffman Foundation and the Angel Capital Association for guidance on framework development. We spoke with other clubs, hired consultant/trainers to help with codifying best-practices and added some fresh ideas of our own.  We were...

IP – Patents vs. Brands

17 May in Blog

There is a vast range of intellectual property that comprises the strategic asset base of any company. In appraising the opportunities of early stage tech start-ups, I've witnessed a significant gap between the thinking of government agencies and large corporations vs. the thinking of entrepreneurs and...