Browsing the "venture capital" Tag

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Who’s Competing in the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2012?

Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.

June 13th

The Unreasonable Institute Helps High-Impact Social Entrepreneurs Take Flight

There is a growing consensus that entrepreneurs will be the force behind economic, social and environmental development this century. There are hundreds of thousands of budding entrepreneurs with world-changing ideas that need the right platform and training to take off. An organization called the Unreasonable Institute aims to help these audacious gen-next entrepreneurs take flight!
Intensive training, effective collaboration, international exposure, and expert guidance from the world’s best ensure that the ventures they work with take flight.

October 4th

Where are the Women Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley?

It’s an occupational hazard that I attend numerous entrepreneurial panel discussions, technology-related networking events and start-up pitch sessions each month. Somehow, although I shouldn’t be by now, I am always surprised about how few women take up the entrepreneurial challenge. I frequently wonder why. So far, I haven’t come to any satisfying conclusions. So, I […]

August 17th

Raising Venture Capital A Primer For Ecopreneurs

[youtube= http://www.youtube.com/v/1etQC2-Vg_s&hl=en&fs=1] I really enjoy How To Change The World,a practical blog for impractical people. Now tell me, doesn’t that ring a bell with all green entrepreneurs? Here’s an excerpt from a  recent post, actually a series of videos Guy has on The Art of Raising Venture Capital. Good tips for ecopreneurs! Related Posts: How […]

September 6th

Venture Capital Meets Slow Money at Investors’ Circle Conference

Fast money and fast movers. These are the phrases that come to mind when entrepreneurs talk about venture capital as a potential source of funding. But what if the flow of funds slowed down…way down? The Next Generation of Sustainable Capital The Investors’ Circle spring conference attempted to answer that question during a lively breakout […]

May 14th

How to Approach a Venture Capital Firm with Your Eco Business

First of all, don’t worry about the business plan. I realize that sounds like crazy advice coming from a business consultant. However, I have seen too many entrepreneurs stalled or stressed when trying to write up a business plan when the plan really is not the critical issue. Many green business ventures that would be […]

March 10th

Is your Next Great Investment Hidden Away in a University?

As Joshua S. Hill wrote in our sisterblog Planetsave.com, on January 31, 2008, over 1500 universities and other organizations across the country participated in an all day teach-in about global warming solutions. Under the title “Focus the Nation”, each participating organization held a wide variety of trade-show-like fairs, panel discussions, public debates, presentation of research, […]

February 4th