Top tips for meeting investors

Top tips for meeting investors
Top tips for meeting investors. Photo: Yayimages   Not every entrepreneur is fortunate enough to be able to fund their new startup and without investors we wouldn’t have nearly so many startups succeeding. If investment can make or break your startup, then choosing the right investor is crucial.   Most successful entrepreneurs who seek investment concur that the best ways to meet investors are:   1. Networking events Investors interested in your sector will attend the relevant net...

How mobile rules transparency and branding

How mobile rules transparency and branding
Mobile really does rule transparency and branding. Photo: Yayimages   Mobile really does rule transparency and branding. The use of mobile devices is growing fast. Some statistics say in 2010 there were 5 billion connected devices and in 2020 there’ll be 50 billion, and as mobile shopping is also increasing with 87% of mobile users making purchases via their mobile device, this number is also likely to grow.     Not only that, but in our fast paced world of outspoken consumers wit...

How to pick the perfect partner

How to pick the perfect partner
With the right partner, amazing things can happen. Photo: Yay Images While we may relish the freedom and independence of our entrepreneur lifestyle, there are times when we rely on someone else to bring different skills and experience to a project. Finding the right partner to work with can be a challenge says Stephen Key, Co-Founder of inventRight and Author of One Simple Idea Series. In entrepreneur.com he shares the following seven strategies to avoid making a commitment to the wrong person. ...

Silicon Valley and Oslo - What’s the Real Funding Difference?

Silicon Valley and Oslo - What’s the Real Funding Difference?
  While Silicon Valley and Oslo share a strong passion for technological innovation with a growing desire for Norwegian entrepreneurs to achieve the dream of international success, the path to funding success is quite different in Silicon Valley. First, the good news… with the currently strong economic growth in the valley, there IS capital available and deserving startups and mature (founded 2010-2013) companies are receiving VC, institutional and angel investments.  However the key w...

Managing change through effective leadership

Managing change through effective leadership
Kristine Maudal and Even Fossen of Brainwells Kristine Maudal and Even Fossen – founders of the leadership training company  Brainwells   and authors of the  blog  LeadershipCourageFun   – believe that great leadership is something that everyone can learn. They also recognise that it is vital for leaders to continue to evolve and adapt to changes in the working environment. ShapingTheOdds interviewed Kristine Maudal of Brainwells to find out what she thinks about ch...

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