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Stand Your Ground: Life Isn’t Fair

Stand Your Ground:  Life Isn’t Fair

My post this month on Tech Cocktail is about the frustrations that we all feel, especially entrepreneurs, when things don’t go our way and we want to lash out in frustration. This hit home for me this week with the announcement of the verdict in the George […]

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Winning Business Plan Competitions is Not a Business Model

Winning Business Plan Competitions is Not a Business Model

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about my observation that many startups are spending too much time on business plan competitions and not enough time on building their business. Just last night I spoke to one company that has crushed it in the business […]

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On Being Accountable

On Being Accountable

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about being accountable. See: http://tech.co/10-words-20-letters-being-accountable-2013-05 Neil Kane

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Strike While the Iron is Hot

Strike While the Iron is Hot

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about the importance of taking advantage of unexpected situations and opportunities when they arise…usually without warning or a chance to be prepared. My story is about the time I met Senator Paul Simon in a coat check line… […]

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10 Considerations When Licensing a Technology

10 Considerations When Licensing a Technology

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about the essential elements surrounding licensing technologies…either to augment your product development efforts (by licensing technology into your company) or to create a new revenue stream by outlicensing technology that you’ve developed.  See: http://tech.co/10-considerations-when-licensing-a-technology-2013-03 Neil Kane

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Nanotech Takes It On The Chin

Nanotech Takes It On The Chin

Here is a link to an Op-Ed piece that Crain’s Chicago Business ran today about the unfortunate state of funding for emerging nanotechnology companies. I’d welcome your thoughts and comments…either here or on the Crain’s site. See: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130313/OPINION/130319933/sweating-the-small-stuff-why-nanoinks-failure-really-hurts  Neil Kane

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The Best Advice I Ever Got

The Best Advice I Ever Got

In today’s guest post on Tech Cocktail I talk about how to manage your time and maintain high levels of productivity. It’s a time-tested technique that is independent of technology. See: http://tech.co/the-best-advice-i-ever-got-2013-02   Neil Kane

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Another Great Video about Graphene

Another Great Video about Graphene

It’s hard not to be excited about the future after you watch this.

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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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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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