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100% Of The Time It’s 90% Mental

100% Of The Time It’s 90% Mental

Today I had a guest post on Tech Cocktail about managing your mental game. See: http://tech.co/100-of-the-time-its-90-mental-2013-01 Neil Kane

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Startup Founders: You Need More Money Than You Think

Startup Founders:  You Need More Money Than You Think

Guest post today from December 5, 2012 on Tech Cocktail. See: http://tech.co/startups-how-much-funding-should-i-ask-for-2012-12  Neil Kane Thumbnail photo credit:401(K) 2012

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2012 in review

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, […]

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A Bias for Action

A Bias for Action

Guest post today on Tech Cocktail. See: http://tech.co/bias-for-action-2012-10 Neil Kane Photo credit:jeffisher

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Convertible Equity–An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Convertible Equity–An Idea Whose Time Has Come

In my last company, Advanced Diamond Technologies, there was a time between equity financing rounds when we needed bridge financing. This is very common among young companies. I don’t recall now the circumstances under which we needed to raise money quickly, but it has always been the […]

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Impedance Mismatch

Impedance Mismatch

I’ve written and talked about the cultural differences between entrepreneurs and career researchers. Lately I’ve discovered a new one: Scientists:     Are afraid of making bad decisions. As a result, they are slow to make difficult decisions. Entrepreneurs:     Optimize around fast, not perfect, decision making with […]

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Testimony from House Review of Innovation Corps Program

Testimony from House Review of Innovation Corps Program

Earlier today I got the opportunity to provide witness testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education in a hearing called Innovation Corp:  A Review of a New National Science Foundation Program to Leverage Research Investments. The session was […]

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2012 Illinois Nanotechnology Report

Illinois Partners Executive Services is proud to have contributed to the recently released Illinois Nanotechnology Report, a work spearheaded by the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. The actual report as well as a nanotechnology fact sheet can be found in the Box.net widget on the home page (this […]

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Principle Three: Leverage Private Money

Principle Three:  Leverage Private Money

Continuing with the Nine Guiding Principles, onto Principle Three. Everyone knows that raising private capital to finance a startup is difficult. This post is not going to tell that story. There are zillions of articles and blog posts about how to raise money. Maybe someday I’ll write […]

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Licensing Technologies from Universities

Licensing Technologies from Universities

A common way for startups to get going is by taking technology invented at a university (or federal laboratory or similar public institution) and “transferring” it to the commercial sector by creating a startup company whose main mission is to develop the technology and turn it into […]

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I'm Neil Kane - a serial entrepreneur who specializes in commercializing complex technologies that come out of academic research labs or federal laboratories.
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