A startups' guide to knowing the regulations around crowdfunding and finding the best means for investors.
I know ‘Intellectual Property’ are the last words you want to hear when you’re starting a company. The words you’re probably thinking about are product-market fit, users, venture capital, and growth. Try as you might, there are certain aspects of Intellectual Property (or IP) every startup should be familiar with, especially with regard to protecting your own IP and respecting the IP of others.
Today I sent an email to two guys I supported on Kickstarter. They had developed a sleek wooden standing desk and I “invested” $300. Their campaign was successfully funded and I was delighted thinking about my new desk – to be coming by mid-December. Then in early December they emailed saying they were making a few design tweaks and the desks would still ship out by late December. That was 8 weeks ago. Nary a word since.
Iván Gris is finishing his postdoc in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. For ten years he has ridden his bike 8 miles every day to attend classes, work in the lab, and as of the last couple of years, build an early stage virtual reality company.
Are you a creative entrepreneur, or “creator,” and wondering where all the love is? Where are the startup accelerators, investors, and boot camps for creative startups?