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Know When It’s Time to Go

In this article for I shared a deeply personal experience about the decision I made to step down from a company I co-founded. 

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants: The Very Best Way to Fund Your Business

This month’s post on Tech Cocktail talks about how to take advantage of small business R&D grants from the federal government. If you qualify, this is an exceptional way to bring funds into your company without giving up equity or paying royalties.

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My Homage to Wrigley Field

In the summer of 1978, when I was 15 years old and didn’t even have a driver’s license, I sold Cokes as a vendor at Wrigley Field. You know, the guys who run up and down the aisles yelling, “Who wants a cold Coke?” at the top […]

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Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not.

For this month’s post on Tech Cocktail I talk about leadership and ethics.

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The Four Questions

For my monthly blog post on Tech Cocktail I talk briefly about the four questions that must be asked at every Passover Seder and during every investor pitch.

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How You Get Slaughtered in a Down Round

Here is my post for this month on Tech Cocktail. The subject is a dissection of what really happens in a down round. The arithmetic is not quite as straight forward as it appears. Instead of just lowering the share price, the price is often lowered retroactively […]

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What Does an Entrepreneur-in-Residence Do?

Many people are fascinated by this question, and in my monthly post on Tech Cocktail, I’ve taken a crack at answering it.      

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Watch Out for Convertible Notes

Here is my latest post on Tech Cocktail about the hazards of financing your company with convertible notes (debt). Neil Kane

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Report on the White House Lab-to-Market Summit

Report on the White House Lab-to-Market Summit

On May 20, 2013 a group of national experts in technology transfer convened in Washington, DC to discuss how to improve the nation’s effectiveness at bringing federally-funded research to market. Neil Kane was honored to be an invited guest at this Summit. A summary of the meeting […]

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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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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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