Each week we will be posting an article on different topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Have a read, reflect and see how this might affect your approach to business.
A startup is almost impossible to start and scale up without money; this is why entrepreneurs always look for external investments to sustain their journeys. The most common ways to raise capital are bootstrapping (receiving funds from family and relatives), business angels and VCs. This article will explore an alternative and much less popular method of raising capital, which has the potential to inject remarkable amounts of capital into this industry: hedge funds.
In this article, Ptolemy Banks discusses the pitfalls of sharing ideas with other people. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual author and do not represent the views of Warwick Enterprise or the University of Warwick, nor are they being presented (by the author or the university) as expert advice. We recommend that you research the topic of Intellectual Property before discussing your business idea.
Two of our Innovation Fellows, Luke and Xanthe, were fortunate to attend NACUE’s (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) 10th Anniversary Celebration. In this article, Luke puts a spotlight on some of the start-ups whose founders were at the event.
Entrepreneurship and the Arts: Dispelling the Myths of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Ceara Webster)
It is not just people from the business sphere that question the relevance of Arts subjects to entrepreneurship and innovation. It is a query Arts students and/or professionals find themselves also asking. I am going to attempt to alter your perception of the entrepreneurial pursuit, its relevance to the Arts, and the immense value that Arts subjects can add to the business sphere outside of purely design and creative capacities.
A professor of mine once tasked a class to discuss words they associated with entrepreneurs. To her dismay, one pupil shouted “man”. This is a testament to a traditionally male-dominated business world still permeating society. Recent news reports have shown that over one third of female entrepreneurs are likely to experience gender bias when attempting to raise capital for their businesses.
Start-ups. Failure. These two words are very often associated with each other but the mindset in which we approach failure can have a significant impact on the success of our enterprise. In this article I will be discussing an approach to failure which may help develop your business or yourself as an entrepreneur to increase the chances of achieving your goals!