Join SBA and Ash Fontana from AngelList on Wednesday, March 27 at 2PM – 3PM EST for a webinar to discuss commercialization opportunities.
We have heard from many companies and stakeholders that there is an interest in learning more about commercializing. This webinar will help answer questions about the challenges of getting additional capital and finding investors.
Hear from Mr. Fontana, one of the leading experts in the commercialization field on how to take companies to the next level by finding the right investors. He will discuss how to match investors with startups and small businesses, and how to meet, connect, and pitch to potential investors.
Representatives from SBA will also discuss updates to the SBIR/STTR program and the potentials of commercialization.
On Wednesday, March 27th, you may join the web conference 10 minutes prior to 2PM by clicking http://emsp.intellor.com/login/412279
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If you need technical support or additional information regarding our events, please visit our portal at http://emsp.intellor.com/portal/sbainnovationevents or contact AT&T Connect Support at 1-888-796-6118 Read more... (256 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Lean business accelerator to invest in 10 tech startups
Shaker Heights, OH – February 25, 2013 – Shaker LaunchHouse, a lean business accelerator based in Northeast Ohio, is seeking early stage, broad-based technology startups focused on technology, Internet, mobile and hardware/robotics to apply for the LaunchHouse Accelerator (LHX) program. Applications for the LHX 2013 program open March 8, with the program kicking off August 12.
With the $200,000 ONEFund grant, LHX will invest in 10 tech companies consisting of two or more co-founders, to participate in the LHX program. The startups are required to remain in Cleveland for the duration of the 12-week, boot camp-style accelerator program.
From its inception in 2008, LaunchHouse has invested in 40 diverse companies which have raised more than $5.5 million in follow on funding. Since the conclusion of the inaugural LHX 2012 program, the companies have been able to create more than 20 jobs, a majority of which are in Northeast Ohio. Read more... (765 words, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
Invites venture capitalists and angel investors to attend Showcase Day
SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO – Nov. 20, 2012 – The LaunchHouse Accelerator program, also known as LHX, is set to present ten exciting technology based companies to the investment community at the LHX Showcase Day on Wednesday, November 28, from 4-9pm.
The ten teams preparing to graduate from LHX were exposed to a range of topics including concept validation, revenue modeling and customer acquisition. The integration of customer development, first-class mentors and speakers from around the country helped to take these companies to the next level.
The startups have worked day and caffeine-fuelled nights to prepare for Showcase Day and beyond. They were selected out of applicants from around the world for the program, which started September 2012.
The companies provide a range of cutting-edge, broad-based technologies including smart phone apps, online marketplaces and adaptable platforms. The ten companies that will be showcased are:
TagoraRead more... (633 words, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
Winners Circle Gaming
by Karen Mills, SBA Official
Today was an important day for America’s small businesses. President Obama asked Congress for the authority to reorganize and modernize government and he elevated my position as the SBA Administrator to Cabinet-level status.
These actions are a reflection of the importance he places on small business, economic growth, and job creation.
He asked Congress for the authority that Presidents from Hoover to Reagan have had to reorganize and modernize the federal government. This authority lapsed in 1984, but, today, the federal government needs to be updated to ensure that it meets the demands of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the 21st century.
The President’s first proposal under this authority would be to create a unified department focused on economic growth and job creation, so that we can be more effective at helping businesses do what they do best – create jobs.
For the entrepreneurs and small business owners that SBA and other agencies serve, this is very good news. A more integrated approach would ensure that small businesses would have access to all of the federal government’s programs in a more seamless, coordinated, and coherent way. Read more... (302 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)