5280 TIPS for INNOVATORS and ENTREPRENEURS

The book is coming ... August 2017!

Some Takeaways from the McG Program 2017

5 ▢⁣⁣⁣  "Yes, and..." not "Yes, but..." ... It's not how we can pick apart someone else's idea, it's how we help them mold it and grow it and make it better ... be an angel's assistant, not a devil's advocate ... 17 ▢⁣⁣⁣  A 10-slide business plan presentation ... 1] Cover page including the venture name, logo, tagline, a picture of the product, a short (10 words) summary of the venture, and contact information ... 2] A description of the opportunity identifying the customer problem or need t...

Easy way to create a business plan ...

The most common approach to creating a business plan to present to prospective investors and collaborators is through a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint is an excellent tool ... it has good graphics capabilities built in, creating individual slides for each topic tends to force clarity in thinking, it allows for adding hidden (or not) "speaker notes" to each slide, and more. One interesting "trick" ... use the "speaker notes" in a PowerPoint business plan slide deck to transform the sli...



Venture Roadmap ...

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Income Objectives Worksheet (A)

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Four components to include in your business plan (Investopedia)

Four components to include in your business plan A business plan is a roadmap for your business. It lays out the key milestones and routes to grow your business. Taking the time to chart a clear sense of direction will improve your prospects for success. "We're human, and one way we do better at complicated things like running a business is ...

Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones

Fundraising Rounds Are Not Milestones When meeting with founders for the first time I sometimes hear, “We’re a Series A company." Meanwhile, YC alumni I talk to tell me that their angel investors regularly ask them, “When are you going to raise a Series A?". I’d like to make the point that success isn’t the same as ra...



14 Ways That Non-Profits Contribute to the Medical Device Industry | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

14 Ways That Non-Profits Contribute to the Medical Device Industry | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliershttp://www.mddionline.com/blog/devicetalk/14-ways-non-profits-contribute-medical-device-industry-01-19-17?cid=nl.x.qmed02.edt.aud.qmed.20170120It's easy to assume the medical device industry comprises for-profit companies of all sizes, yet non-profits also play a major role in the sector. Here are more than a dozen ways non-profits help the device industr...


McG 2017 Spring ... Readings ...

Week 1: Do Things that Don't Scale, Paul Graham, http://paulgraham.com/ds.html Go-to-Market Best Practices for Startups: A Teaser, by Jaimie Buss, Tom Butta, Mark Cranney, and Mahesh Iyer, http://a16z.com/2015/03/06/go-to-market-bootcamp/ The Three Frameworks You Need to Kick-start Sales, First Round Capital, http://firstround.com/review/the-three-frameworks-you-need-to-kick-start-sales/ Week 2: Preparing a Board Deck, Brian Schrier, https://www.sequoiacap.com/article/preparing-a-boa...



Venture Startup Scorecard

Venture Startup Scorecard 3.05https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1idCCl9BBPrGwZfGwnrH4vjjR-0rzGXf34vqM9ewDJp0/pubhtml?gid=0&single=trueScorecard.VentureNotebook.com

Wearable Sensors Help Identify Illness

                                          In the future your smart watch may be able to monitor your heart rate, count your steps and suggest whether or not you are catching a cold.Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors can indi...

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

In The Empire Strikes Back, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. Luke mutters, “I don’t believe it." Yoda replies, “That is why you fail." As usual, Yoda was right -- and science backs him up. Numerous studies have proved that confidence is the real key to success. Studies exploring the performance gap between men and women in math and spatial skills have fo...

Jim Jindrick

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