25 Mistakes that Start Ups Make

About the Course:

This session--conducted in interview format--provides a rare opportunity to tap into the mind of a world-renowned technologist and advisor to emerging companies. Listeners will pick up dozens of nuggets relating to many facets of evaluating emerging companies such as:

  • Appropriately naming a business
  • Determining real market sizes and pain points
  • Importance of maintaining adequate liquidity
  • Alignment between managers and investors
  • Anticipating time and efforts to raise capital
  • Benefits of vendor financing
  • Insights into hiring people
  • How to deal with inactive founders
  • Pros and cons of angel funding
  • How instructive an impressive board is to a company's future success
  • Potential drawbacks to emerging companies receiving government grants
  • Estimating sales cycles on revenue generation
  • Temptation of managers of emerging companies to overspend

Course Leader: David Croslin, former Chief Technologist, Hewlett-Packard

David Croslin is the holder of 25 patents, former Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard and Chief Product Architect at Verizon. He was on the M&A committees at both HP and Verizon and has evaluated thousands of startups. He has started five companies, has three startups in stealth and works with many other startups as an advisor, board member, executive, and partner. He consults with organizations of all sizes and across many industries in the areas of invention, innovation, product evolution, mergers and acquisitions, startups and many other areas.

Course Length: Approx. 1.0 hours

$175.00 PER USER

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Need help purchasing this course? Please contact Neomi Barazani at 609-919-1895 ext. 100 or at info@bdacademy.com.