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Why Do Brilliant Startup Ideas Falter?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Posted By Tiffan Clark
For every business idea that succeeds, there are hundreds of brilliant ideas that never see the light of day. As a member of the IdeaCrossing team, I see dozens of startups (often led by first-time entrepreneurs) register each week in search of help (money, advice, connections) to accelerate their business. Many of them are incredibly creative ideas. So why is it that so many of these good ideas never take off?
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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Posted By Tiffan Clark
As confident as you may be, you may not even realize what you don't know. This is why it is so important to bolster your knowledge from experts around you. Finding experienced advisors or mentors can be invaluable to helping you navigate the waters. Whether they can help you avoid unnecessary obstacles, learn more about an industry or discipline, they can be a priceless resource for entrepreneurs.
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What Do Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dr. Dre, and Laurence Olivier Have in Common?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted By JumpStart Team
Larry Page and Sergey Brin did not invent their mathematical PageRank algorithm technology or build their company, Google, alone. They had a mentor, Rajiv Motwani, a Stanford professor of computer science. Brin wrote last year, “…Rajeev helped to coordinate a regular meeting group on [the subject of data mining]. Even though I was just one of hundreds of graduate students in the department, he always made time and effort to help.”
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