The Startup Garage http://thestartupgarage.com Helping Founders Raise Capital with Expert Business Plan Services Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:58:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 San Diego Startup Events July Wrap-Uphttp://thestartupgarage.com/san-diego-startup-events-july-wrap-up/ http://thestartupgarage.com/san-diego-startup-events-july-wrap-up/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13910 CyberTech & CyberHive — IoT Pitch Night Monthly

Free monthly event hosted by CyberHive, an incubator and shared working space dedicated to cyber security and high tech companies — this “pitchfest” gave 7 different companies the floor to present for 3 minutes (and not a second longer) in front of a panel of judges and other like-minded individuals.

It was an interesting range of companies pitching from a [...]

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Where to find market, industry and competitive analysis?http://thestartupgarage.com/find-market-industry-competitive-analysis/ http://thestartupgarage.com/find-market-industry-competitive-analysis/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:53 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13857
Welcome to video Fridays
from The Start Up Garage



A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from viewers

Key Take Aways From Video:


1) One of the first places I start with is industry associations or trade associations for that particular industry that you’re going to be in.

2) Google search — really getting into google and searching for the data that you’re looking for is a great place to [...]

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7 Notable Investor Insights of the Monthhttp://thestartupgarage.com/7-notable-investor-insights-month/ http://thestartupgarage.com/7-notable-investor-insights-month/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:04 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13873 investors mouth. 7 top insights from investors around the globe.

1. Marc Andreessen @pmarca
Twitter Investor

“The biggest misconception 1st time founders have is that they will always stay aligned with their the co-founders.”

 
2. Reid Hoffman @reidhoffman
Facebook Investor

“We’ve moved from the information age to the networked age. Are you network literate?”

 
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What Type of Funding is Best for My Company?http://thestartupgarage.com/type-funding-company/ http://thestartupgarage.com/type-funding-company/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:29:43 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13839
Welcome to video Fridays
from The Start Up Garage



A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from viewers

Key Take Aways From Video:


1) There are really three main sources of funding, and to determine which source is right for you, you need to know what stage your company is in and how much money you need.

2) Those 3 main sources for funding are:
- Friends, Family, and [...]

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How To Determine Potential Startup Costs?http://thestartupgarage.com/determine-potential-startup-costs/ http://thestartupgarage.com/determine-potential-startup-costs/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:49:47 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13826 Startup expenses are the costs incurred before the business opens its doors.

Many first time entrepreneurs underestimate the amount of startup expenses that it will take to launch their business.

Before you start making your first expenses, it is important to create a plan of your initial financing so that you know exactly what it will cost.

When creating your startup expense plan, it is important to understand the different types of costs your startup will incur: expenses and [...]

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What’s the Biggest Challenge For New Entrepreneurs?http://thestartupgarage.com/biggest-challenge-entrepreneurs/ http://thestartupgarage.com/biggest-challenge-entrepreneurs/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:19:37 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13820
Welcome to video Fridays
from The Start Up Garage



A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from viewers

Key Take Aways From Video:


1. The biggest obstacle that new entrepreneurs tend to face is really overcoming their personal limitations.

2. As a new entrepreneur you need to be coachable, which means you need to be able to listen to other peoples viewpoints and opinions and consider them seriously.

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HBO Show Silicon Valley Shines The Spotlight on Business Planninghttp://thestartupgarage.com/hbo-show-silicon-valley-shines-spotlight-business-planning/ http://thestartupgarage.com/hbo-show-silicon-valley-shines-spotlight-business-planning/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:00:37 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13803
The clip below provides accurate yet comical insights into a typical angel investor meeting.

Key Take Aways From Video:

Investors are in the business to invest in companies, not just products. Investors are not guidance counselors for your Startup. Investors are smart and sophisticated, they want you to be prepared. There are key Milestones investors care about. One thing you want to never hear in an investor meeting
“He doesn’t seem to know what [...]

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I Have An Idea For a Product. Where Do I Start?http://thestartupgarage.com/idea-product-start/ http://thestartupgarage.com/idea-product-start/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:00:31 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13792
Welcome to video Fridays from The Start Up Garage



A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from viewers

Key Take Aways From Video:


1. You want to start is with your research, specifically around the industry, market, and competitive analysis.

2. For the industry research, you want to know the size of that industry,

who the major players are, and who the trade associations are in that industry. [...]

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Exclusive Q&A With The Founder Of The Startup Garagehttp://thestartupgarage.com/14-questions-successful-serial-entrepreneur/ http://thestartupgarage.com/14-questions-successful-serial-entrepreneur/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:58:11 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13768 Tyler the founder of The Startup Garage and previous founder of Vavi Sports and Social Club spoke exclusively with George Meszaros of Success Harbor.

Success Harbor is a podcast, “where it’s all about making success happen for you.”

To listen to the complete audio with additional entrepreneurial insights please vist:
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Is a Business Plan Necessary?http://thestartupgarage.com/business-plan-necessary/ http://thestartupgarage.com/business-plan-necessary/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:15:19 +0000 http://thestartupgarage.com/?p=13759
Welcome to video Fridays from The Start Up Garage



A place where Tyler Jensen, The Startup Garage’s founder, answers questions directly from our viewers.

Key Take Aways From Video:

1. When starting a business you will almost always want a business plan.
2. Even if you do not need investors or a business partner, a business plan will help you answer critical questions.
3. Investors want and require documentation.

 

Remember, “the worst business plan is [...]

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