12 06, 2019

Your Startup just got funded, and now how do you scale your growth?-Forbes

By |2019-06-12T08:08:06+00:00June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In today’s digital landscape many companies have been successful in transitioning from the idea stage to raising funds from investors. It is often the next step in fulfilling the expectations of investors that causes the problem. There is a need to scale startups to the required user base or revenue level that leads to the [...]

11 06, 2019

Columbia University, Deerfield Management ink $130M drug-development alliance

By |2019-06-11T10:50:09+00:00June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Columbia University and health care–investment firm Deerfield Management announced Wednesday that they have formed a research and development alliance to advance the translation of biomedical discoveries into therapeutics, particularly in areas of high unmet need and rare diseases. Through the partners' new company, Hudson Heights Innovation, up to $130 million of initial funding will be available throughout 10 [...]

6 06, 2019

Four Remarkably Simple Pitch Tips From An Entrepreneur Who Turned Her Idea Into A $2.5B ‘Unicorn’

By |2019-06-06T09:37:33+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“We like to set crazy big goals and make them happen,” Canva CEO and co-founder, Melanie Perkins, told me in a recent conversation. Crazy big understates Canva's rare and remarkable accomplishment. Canva is one of only 300 or so private companies around the globe that have achieved ‘unicorn’ status, a term for startups that are worth [...]

6 06, 2019

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

By |2019-06-06T09:36:20+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there’s a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don’t understand. Some can’t figure out how to get in the door. Others fail to deliver persuasive pitches. Many don’t know how the deals and relationships really work. Kupor outlines what he and his partners look for [...]

6 06, 2019

Hey innovative industry + smart investors looking for future tech/startups…start with university gap funds and accelerators!

By |2019-06-06T09:24:03+00:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The lack of true early-stage capital and innovation developmental support is a major challenge in advancing promising university technology from the lab to commercial and investment partners. Research institutions are leading through the implementation of university gap funding (proof of concept, startup, venture) and accelerator programs to bridge this "valley of death". Over the past 15 years, these programs have [...]

5 06, 2019

Silicon Valley startup accelerator and venture capital firm will launch its Houston program by the end of the year 

By |2019-06-05T07:16:28+00:00June 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another accelerator with a global presence is itching to get into the Houston innovation ecosystem. California-based Plug and Play will launch its Houston accelerator program sometime in the fourth quarter of this year and is currently looking for the right location to house the company's local operations. The organization, which has 30 locations all over the world [...]

29 05, 2019

How the Pentagon can get more innovation from universities

By |2019-05-29T13:04:33+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is no alternative way to ensure victory in the future fight than to innovate, implement the advances, and scale innovation. To use Henry Kissinger’s words: “The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.” Innovative environments are not created overnight. The establishment of the right culture is based on mutual trust, a trust that allows [...]

29 05, 2019

How ‘dreaming big’ can kill your business, according to a startup exec – Business Insider

By |2019-05-29T12:10:03+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"Dream big." Many of us started hearing that prompt as teens, and it likely got louder through college and business school. I'm not looking to squash anyone's stretch goals, but as a three-time tech startup senior exec, I can say with confidence that "dream big" can be a trap. My version: Dream big - but [...]

29 05, 2019

Five reasons why university is a great place to launch a startup

By |2019-05-29T12:08:23+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to the Public Perceptions of Innovation Report from Advance Queensland, 6 out of 10 people want to be involved in innovation, but don’t know where to start. I have been very fortunate; I started my entrepreneurial journey in my first year of uni, which opened so many doors for me. Here are the reasons as to why university is [...]

16 05, 2019

Great ideas are good, but weak leadership can really drag a startup down | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By |2019-05-16T07:30:00+00:00May 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Crystal Morrison was promoted to a leadership role at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, she had a bit of a breakdown. Most of her career up to that point had been in scientific research, given the Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering she’d earned at the University of Michigan in 2003. She’s extroverted and [...]