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Considering a Startup as a Second Act? (Part III)

tech career, entrepreneur

Wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you considering becoming a startup founder after some business or technical experience? Elana Fine, Executive Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently shared her thoughts in a webinar entitled “Is a […]

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Considering a Startup as a Second Act? (Part II)

tech career, entrepreneur

Wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you considering becoming a startup founder after some business or technical experience? Elana Fine, Executive Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently shared her thoughts in a webinar entitled “Is a […]

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Considering a Startup as a Second Act? (Part I)

tech career, entrepreneur

Wondering if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you considering a career shift to embark on creating your own startup? Elana Fine, Executive Director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, recently shared her thoughts in a webinar entitled “Is a […]

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Is it Equity, Debt, or Some of Each?

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Investor financing for today’s tech companies is complex, different terms in convertible debt, warrants, and preferred stock can result in surprising and difficult accounting treatments. At a recent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) workshop, both SEC and PCAOB representatives emphasized the risk of financial statement misstatements due to complexities in equity vs. liability determination […]

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Lean Startup – Helping Ensure Entrepreneurial Success

entrepreneurial

Curious about Lean Startup? What it really means and why the DC Tech community is talking about it? Lean is a disruptive way of thinking that can shorten cycles for developing products, business startups, and help ensure entrepreneurial success. Late last month, NVTC’s Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee explored Lean Startup methodology with an expert […]

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