Check Me Out On The Latest 8ify.com Podcast

Check Me Out On The Latest 8ify.com Podcast

27 May 2011

I am a huge fan of 8ify.com and its fearless technology ninja leader @BrandonCorbin.  Earlier this week I had the pleasure to spend an hour talking with Brandon on episode 20 of his great @8ify podcast series.  I think it turned out pretty good, and we talk about what’s going on around Indy, about designing […]

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Tech startup?  Yes?  Sign up for The Innovation Showcase Now!

Tech startup? Yes? Sign up for The Innovation Showcase Now!

26 May 2011

As I blogged about a few weeks back, there is a great event for Indianapolis tech community coming up on July 12, 2011 – The Innovation Showcase. The Innovation Showcase, hosted by the Venture Club of Indiana and Verge, is a venture capital conference for fundable companies to present their business idea. It showcases over 50 high […]

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Featured Startup – WeeBehave.com

Featured Startup – WeeBehave.com

23 May 2011

Today’s featured Indiana startup business is Wee | Behave, which is developing web based behavior and chore charts for kids and students. Personally I am pumped about this one because 1) I am just starting to use charts with my 4 year old daughter and 2) she loves playing with (breaking) my iPad. Seems if […]

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The LEAST you should do to protect your startup’s IP

The LEAST you should do to protect your startup’s IP

17 May 2011

Early startups don’t always have the funds to seek qualified legal representation. However, a company’s valuable intellectual property (copyright, trademark, patent) assets are at risk from day one.  Below are several important steps your startup can take to identify, define and protect its intellectual property before you ever phone a lawyer. Copyright – a set […]

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Featured Startup – liloQui Digital Publishing

Featured Startup – liloQui Digital Publishing

17 May 2011

Today’s featured Indiana startup business is liloQui Digital Publishing, which is developing a social publishing and reading platform for authors.  Started by an author who is tired of the traditional publishing game, liloQui hopes to help authors get their literary works published (to the cloud) and to open up conversations among readers.  Pretty cool idea.  I […]

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“Young Entrepreneur Auction” Bill Passed In March – Why Doesn’t Anyone Know?

“Young Entrepreneur Auction” Bill Passed In March – Why Doesn’t Anyone Know?

09 May 2011

A couple of months back I blogged on here about a bill that at the time was making its way through the Indiana state senate – The “Young Entrepreneur Auction” Bill.  The bill has excellent potential to help keep some of Indiana’s entrepreneurial college grads in this state.  There is not really much to dislike […]

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The Innovation Showcase + (Verge + Developer Town) = Awesome

The Innovation Showcase + (Verge + Developer Town) = Awesome

03 May 2011

For the past two years, the Venture Club of Indiana has hosted an event called the Innovation Showcase.  The event in the past has drawn 40 startups and 350 investor-types to the Purdue Research Park in Indy.  A great idea, and great way for businesses looking for funding to find local people looking to invest. […]

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A Primer on Indiana LLCs

A Primer on Indiana LLCs

28 April 2011

An Indiana LLC offers all of the advantages that most people would point to when assessing whether to form an Indiana LLC as opposed to operating a business as a sole proprietorship.  Those would include: Limited liability and protecting personal assets. Creates credibility with business customers and clients. The risk of audit can be reduced […]

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Private Placements – A Brief Overview of Raising Capital with a PPM

Private Placements – A Brief Overview of Raising Capital with a PPM

27 April 2011

If you are looking to raise capital for your business, a private offering of securities might be one avenue for you to consider.

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Raising Venture Capital – How Much Should You Give Up?

Raising Venture Capital – How Much Should You Give Up?

15 April 2011

From the title of this post, you are probably assuming it refers to the chunk of your company you will be giving up in exchange for an infusion of capital.  You would be right – mostly.  In addition to giving up equity, start-up founders also give up some measure of control when they raise venture […]

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