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Advice - Back in Lesson #109, we compared equity to convertible debt to bank debt as finacing options for your early stage business.  There is actually another class of investment called venture debt, which is structured as a hybrid between...
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#NYCTech -  Patient adherence has been plaguing the healthcare system for years with non-compliant patients costing the healthcare system upwards of billions, if not more. Not only is it an economic problem, but it’s also a societal problem as...
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#NYCTech - In the well-connected world we live in, there are still a few barriers holding us back from true global connectedness. One of these barriers, the language barrier, holds back expansion and cooperation with other markets that would...
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#NYCTech - This may surprise you, but attacks on oil and gas manufacturers are becoming increasingly common and while a new cybersecurity company is coming out daily, few are protecting the data of industrial applications the way that Bayshore...
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#NYCTech -  The collective unconscious, the term coined by Carl Jung to describe the shared element of the human mind is an interesting idea to ponder about, but pales in comparison to what can be accomplished by using our collective...
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#NYCTech -  Now in its second year, Visa’s The Everywhere Initiative is awarding up to $150k to three deserving startups solving important business challenges. Each winning company will get up to $50k and work alongside Visa to implement its...
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#NYCTech -  Investing in real estate, especially “flipping houses”, is something that almost everyone has thought about doing at some point in their lives. Getting a real estate investment business started is much more difficult...
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#NYCTech - Everyone knows the wrist pain you get after staying on hold for 20+ minutes with customer service.  Thanks to Teckst, you can simply exchange a simple text message with the help desk of corporations, saving you the agony and...
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#NYCTech -  Granted that ‘snail mail’, as the kids call it, is a slower form of getting things done, every American is still checking and reading all of their mail on a daily basis. On top of that, the fact that it’s physical and requires...
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#NYCTech - Most days we wake up and check our phones hoping that this time something interesting actually happened. Most days don’t and your phone doesn’t excite or motivate as much as you hope it will. But if you want at least one moment...
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#NYCTech - Media has taken interesting forms in recent years and in turn has shaped a generation who is contributing more and more in spreading media without quite being the creators of it. These millennials are far from a homogenous group and...
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#NYCTech -  For the landlords and brokers working in the CRE sector, fragmentation in respect to information is still a problem, like in most traditional industries that haven't fully subscribed to technological advancement. VTS, a leader in...
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Advice -  Venture Capitalist and Silicon Valley veteran Tim Draper has a message for most startups: Don't go public yet."I think going public now is not the greatest thing in the world for an entrepreneur, unless the company is worth about...
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Advice - Like many bootstrapped businesses, one of the biggest challenges ZinePak faced in our early days was cash flow. My co-founder Kim Kaupe and I financed the company from our own savings and quickly became pros at shifting balances...
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#NYCTech -  Everyone is a little curious what ratings that movie you just watched—or are going to watch—deserve. But until now no one knows where to go for this information on theatre shows. Show-Score, effectively the Rotten Tomatoes for...
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Advice - A typical exchange between founder and investor:Founder: Hi! I would LOVE to meet with you and talk to you about what we are doing.Investor: Do you have a deck?Founder: Sure, here it is. When can we meet?1-2 week(s)...