Spiegel Sohmer

Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation.  Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors.
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National Bank

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

This Week’s Top Knowledge Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Duke Lee on 2014-03-29

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with our Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include a breakdown of the differences between internal ventures and external startups; a Mentor Minute explaining why startup research should be done from the get-go; a helpful investor update template; an analysis on the hardest funding round; and more.

Check out the best entrepreneur articles from the week of March 23rd.

Why Internal Ventures are Different from External Startups

Guest writing on Steve Blank's blog, Henry Chesbrough, the Faculty Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley, makes the distinction between external startups, which are entirely separate projects pursued by a company, and internal ventures, which are endeavors that have to still navigate within the framework of the main entity.

Startup Research Isn’t Validation, It’s Where You Begin

On this week's Mentor Minute, Alejandro Rivas-Micoud, CEO of Userlytics Corporation explains why doing research should be a beginning point for your startup, not an ending justification. According to Alejandro, "What we really should be concentrating on is, 'Should we do this or should we not do this?'"

Startup Advisor / Investor Update Template

This is a very helpful public template licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License that breaks down all the critical core components you'll need to update your investors.

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Over on Inc., Ilan Mochari gives his take on the recent report that ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley and provides some further evidence that experience is actually much better for entrepreneurship than people might give it credit for.

The Hardest Round To Raise For Startups

Writing on his blog, Tomasz Tunguz analyzes Series A and Series B rounds of funding based on historical data dating back to 2005. He describes the various funding trends and speculates on why they might be happening, ultimately coming to the conclusion on which round is harder to raise.

Why Startups Must Build Online Influence

In a guest post on Millennial CEO, Ron Sela, a strategic content marketing manager, makes the case for startups to focus on their online social media influence. He also provides a quick breakdown of how to approach this and the resources startups will need to have sustained succeed.

 

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