"She is the founder and CEO of Theranos, a Silicon Valley company with a $9 billion valuation that has developed an inexpensive, comprehensive blood test using a simple pinprick. At age 31, she owns more than half of the company, making her America's youngest female self-made billionaire." "The Theranos board boasts not one but two […]

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Cliff on February 23rd, 2015

"Going it alone is a romantic notion but few if any entrepreneurs ever brought an idea to life without a lot of help."– +Richard Branson View this post on Google+

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"Venture capitalists have become so risk-averse, it seems they’ve forgotten that risk-taking is the whole point of their jobs." "I have actually heard investors claim that if someone is able to sell them on a company, then they should be able to sell it to anyone. The problem with this line of logic is that […]

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"In the last 18 months a series of large venture capital investments have signalled an important shift in the Canadian technology startup scene. To hear industry insiders explain it, this is not a story about out-of-control valuations, but rather a case of a new class of maturing businesses reaching the stage where their market opportunity […]

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"With more students becoming entrepreneurs and developing IP before they graduate, universities across the country are taking another look at their policies on ownership of that IP. Some are establishing policies that give all ownership rights to the students in hopes of spurring more of the business development that TTOs usually expect from faculty. Others […]

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