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Ready to win over $10,000 in Prizes for your Brilliant Business Idea?

The Startup Garage is excited to co-sponsor in “The Ideator December Challenge.” A challenge designed to bring your business idea into conception. Submissions currently open now until Dec 13, 2015 at 5pm (PST) entering is easy and done completely virtually. Enter here today >>>December Challenge Idea Competition The winner will be walking with $10,00 plus […]

Business Plan Writer vs. Business Plan Strategic Consultant

People often ask me, “What are my options for writing a business plan?” At the highest level, there are two options, writing it yourself or hiring someone else to do it for you. The benefits of writing the business plan yourself are that you will save money and you will learn a lot about your […]

The White House Challenges Inequity In Startup Tech

On Tuesday August 4, 2015 President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo Day. The Demo Day was a chance for 90 entrepreneurs from over 30 diverse companies across the country to share their entrepreneurial journey. Conversations centered around empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs and encouraging venture capital firms and Tech Giants to invest women and minority […]

University of San Diego Hosts Competition to Fuel Entrepreneurship

On Thursday April 23rd 2015 the University of San Diego School of Business will hold an exciting campus-wide competition in a “Shark Tank” like setting. The V2 Pitch Competition is a free event with a diverse and action packed agenda including: Networking Reception, Keynote Speaker James Brennen Co-Founder of Suja Juices, USD Student Entrepreneur Pitches, […]

How To Raise Startup Capital In 120 Seconds

7 key takeaways from the Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch Finals 2014. Think of a quick pitch as you would a movie trailer. 1) A quick pitch should serve as a teaser of what’s exciting and noteworthy to come next. The intention of a 2 minute pitch is to deliver a heavy dose of substance, […]

Expert Communication Workshops Gets You ‘Shark Tank’ Ready

Communication Workshop from The Startup Garage

The Startup Garage is pleased to be partner with Deborah Linggi, Principal of Linggi Communications. With close to 20 years of experience working in senior-level, global communications roles for such industry leaders as Apple, HP, Illumina, Motorola and others, including startups, she provides invaluable communications counsel to The Startup Garage clients. The Startup Garage provides […]

Shark Tank Hosts Open Casting Call In San Diego

The Shark Tank San Diego From The Startup Garage

Critically acclaimed business reality show, Shark Tank, attacks the shores of San Diego, Saturday June 7th for an open casting call. Do you think your startup has what it takes to swim with the Sharks?     Attend this rare casting call: SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH – SAN DIEGO COLEMAN UNIVERSITY 8888 Balboa Ave. San Diego, […]

How Does the VC Funding Process Work?

How Does The Venture Capital Process Work from The Startup Garage

Venture capital is ideal for early-stage tech companies that have already acquired some seed capital, but are too small for a public offering. By the time you approach venture capitalists, you will have a working product and business model, a user base and market validation, all of your patents and legal requirements in place, as […]

Questions You Can Expect From Investors

Questions to Expect from Investors from The Startup Garage

The Most Common Questions Asked by Investors Statics show that investor receive thousands of plans a year and will only proceed to the next round with 10% of those at best.  Regardless of the type of investor you are targeting (sophisticated individuals, angel groups or VC firms), it is important to be fully prepared to […]

Pitch Deck for Angels and VCs

Pitch Deck for Angels and VCs from The Startup Garage

The single most important thing that the VC is going to be investing in is YOU!  Your pitch deck presentation is simply a visual tool to help you deliver your message. It is paramount that the audience is solely drawn to you, and that your deck merely contains short bullet points, headlines and images that […]