Isaacson sees New Orleans in its third wave of entrepreneurship

View the Slideshow >> (Gallery by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune) By Mark Waller, | The Times-Picayune  Follow on Twitter on March 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM, updated March 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM The 300-year sweep of New Orleans history includes three major surges inentrepreneurship, with the city now in the midst of the third one, […]

By |2013-08-20T14:41:43+00:00August 20th, 2013|Design, Events, New Ideas, News and Events, Startups, Thoughts|0 Comments

Friends & Family Investors

A good read from, written by former VXG client Mitch Free.  -Chris Mangum 4/22/2013 @ 4:18PM | Entrepreneurs: If You Love Your Family, Don’t Let Them Invest in Your Startup When an entrepreneur is starting a new business they usually do not have the cash to fund the startup purely by themselves and will […]

By |2013-04-22T15:12:31+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Fund Raising, Thoughts|0 Comments

Thoughts about Angel Lunches/Dinners

As someone who has attended my fair share of these angel events with clients, for our own companies and as guests, here are some of the lessons learned and some thoughts about these events. Paying to Present I am typically not a fan of paying to access the organizer’s network without getting much other benefit.  […]

By |2013-04-20T07:18:04+00:00April 20th, 2013|Fund Raising, Thoughts|0 Comments

Changes to the U.S. Patent System

Why Filing a Patent Just Got More Complicated For Startups (Opinion) BY SCOTT SHANE | April 17, 2013 | Entrepreneur Magazine  The major provisions of the America Invents Act — which made the most substantial changes to the U.S. patent system in the last 50 years — came into effect on March 16, dramatically changing the U.S. system for protecting intellectual property. The […]

By |2013-04-10T11:42:55+00:00April 10th, 2013|New Ideas, Thoughts|0 Comments
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