Some Cool Blogs, Tweets, Online Newsletters, Articles and Books,
Recommended by successful entrepreneurs, FLoW Student e leaders
This recent Physics Today article surveyed 91 physics based startups in the US. It covers topics like getting funding, IP issues, and startup pitfalls. It has lots of quotes from Ph.D.'s turned entrepreneurs. — Paul Weitekamp, UC Santa Barbara
Co-Founder of Lean Launchpad, Steve Blank, gave a lively presentation that can be viewed in 15 minutes and is particularly useful.
This essay reveals the realities of licensing someone else’s invention i.e. technology transfer. The part about the biases and misconceptions of many inventors and their organizations is especially useful, and will help any technologist to put things in perspective.
Guy Kawasaki was the original software evangelist for the Macintosh computer; he was the guy who convinced software developers to write the first programs for Steve Jobs’ insanely great (and unknown) machine. Guy has run software firms, a VC fund, and written a bunch of valuable books on startups and tech marketing. He’s also a graduate of UCLA’s graduate business school.
"Short, to the point, very good list of points regarding commercialization of technology — worth distributing" — James Leet, Caltech.
If you read, understand, and apply the advice in this article, you will be light years ahead of the majority of entrepreneurs and startups in attracting the attention and support of worthwhile investors, partners, and customers.
“Verdict: Best reading in the bunch, very practical advice to writing a good business plan” James Leet, Caltech
In July 2007 Chip Heath spoke with Lenny Mendonca, a director in McKinsey's San Francisco office; Matt Miller, an adviser to McKinsey; and Parth Tewari, who was then a Sloan fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, about the key principles for making an idea "stick" and how executives can use them to communicate more successfully.
Blogs, Twitter, Other Online Resources
- Vinod Khosla (twitter)
- Eric Ries
- Steve Blank
- Mark Suster
- Paul Graham (Y Combinator)
- Guy Kawasaki
- Robert Scoble (twitter)
- Bill Gross (twitter)
- Greentech Media
- National VC Association
- Center for Venture Research
- Cleantech Los Angeles
- Environmental Business Center
- Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation
- ARPAe University
The Art of the Start — Guy Kawasaki
Toward Entrepreneurship — Milton Chang
The Startup Owner's Manual — Steve Blank
Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson