Tag Archives: Innovation

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    Competitive Barrier Strategy

    In a previous post I discussed the legal protection of confidential business ideas and how to think about intellectual property protection for startups at the idea stage. Strategic development and protection of intellectual property protection is a means to an end, and that end is a protectable competitive barrier strategy. Protecting your turf in business […]

  • Legal Protection of Confidential Ideas

      Wite-out®.  Post-its®.  Sliced bread.  Great ideas can strike in flash, but can these ideas alone be legally protected? What are the best practices for legally protecting confidential ideas for entrepreneurs, inventors, and other innovators who must balance intellectual property protection rights with disclosure requirements to potential co-founders, investors, strategic partners and ultimately, the public?  By […]

  • The Power of Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs and Investors

    The “Power of Crowds” panel at Silicon Beach Fest Spring 2013 addressed crowdsourcing and crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and investors by showcasing 5 companies incorporating crowd data in their business models. What can crowdfunding or crowdsource marketing and product design mean for your business? Is there wisdom in the crowd? With increasing ease of access to […]

  • Building, Funding and Selling Startups

    One the first official day of summer I  joined over 1,500 tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors and professionals at Silicon Beach Fest 2013 in sunny Santa Monica organized by the always friendly and energetic Kevin Winston of Digital LA (#SBFestLA and #SBF on twitter). The main event on Day 3 of #SBF was Mark Suster’s keynote address titled […]

  • Crowdfunding Startups and Small Businesses

    I don’t particularly like crowds. when it comes to crowdfunding startups I love them because crowds are wise, crowds are generous, and crowds are wealthy. Crowdfunding means exactly as it sounds, funding from a crowd —  sourcing capital from people outside the immediate network of friends and family of an entrepreneur, producer, or non-profit organizer. But […]