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Startup Support – Who Provides What and At What Terms or Qualifications?

ACS Webinar, June 7, 2012.  Joseph Steig moderates. "You need lab space, employees, a sales team, legal advice, and business strategists. Oh yeah… you needed them yesterday. Learn what resources, other than funding, are needed by and available to help entrepreneurs. Join in this eye-opening discussion with Dean Chang, MTech and Gus Weber, Polaris Ventures."

*The recording of this webinar is no longer available online

It Takes an Interdisciplinary Team to be Successful

The NCIIA in conjunction with ecosVC released video series discussing the importance of the team when bringing research through from an idea to commercialization.  Six experts share their thoughts on how the people you choose to work with can greatly impact your success as an innovator and entrepreneur.

Judy Giordan, Partner ecosVC and Senior Advisor to the NCIIA, explains that the best teams are created when everyone is superb individually at what they do but want to work together in an interdisciplinary team, and that ability to work and think interdisciplinarily is crucial to future success.

This video series was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, grant CHE #0920877.

The Importance of Advisors to Young Entrepreneurs

The NCIIA in conjunction with ecosVC released video series discussing the importance of advisors to young entrepreneurs.  Five experts share their thoughts on how mentors can offer advice, access to networks, sound advice, and business planning input.

Joseph Steig, Partner ecosVC and Treasurer & Manager of Venture Development to the NCIIA, explains how vital the credibility that advisors lend to young entrepreneurs and their ventures is to their success in securing future funding and support.

This video series was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, grant CHE #0920877.