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Articles Tagged - entrepreneurs

The Future of Equity Crowdfunding: Where is it Heading?

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

An alternative to applying for a traditional bank loan is to raise startup funds through equity crowdfunding. StartupValley is an online equity crowdfuding portal that was started to offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to engage in a new way of raising capital. In 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act into law, and it will lead the way toward allowing a larger number of people to participate in equity crowdfunding. Before this can begin, the SEC is charged with finaliz... read more.

Important Factors to Consider Before Launching Your Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business can be a dream come true, but many people jump in head-first too quickly. To help ensure that your new business is as successful as it could be, it is important to consider a few important factors before getting started.FundingThey say that it takes money to make money, and this is true for most new businesses. You will need capital to get started, and a cushion of cash to help you get through the initial phase of getting started doesn’t hurt. In this day in age, it is cheap... read more.

What Investors Look For In a Startup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Investors

Many successful startup companies are responsible for introducing a product or service to market that has made a significant impact. This is one of the core factors that most investors will consider upon making a decision to fund your business. Of course, there are plenty more important aspects to analyze, somehave been listed below.PersonalityChances are, you’re heavily focused on the product you're trying to bring to market, but investors want to know some information about you. Specifically, they a... read more.

The Advantages of Crowdfunding for Tech Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

Young companies, creative entrepreneurs and technology startups have the potential to fuel vibrant economies through crowdfunding. Startup businesses will soon have increased options for raising funds from thousands of small investors to convert ideas into reality.The JOBS Act opens new funding possibilities while maintaining the delicate balance entrepreneurs must negotiate between market forces and industry production. The SEC recently proposed regulations that will allow issuers to appeal directly for fu... read more.

Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship Crowdfunding Event Recap

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

On September 20th, 2013, The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University held a special crowdfunding event. An expert panel discussed the concept, potential and growth of crowdfunding. The main purpose of the conference was to inform attendees about Title II of the JOBS Act.Today, September 23rd, 2013 is an exciting day for many entrepreneurs across the United States of various industries, as Title II of the JOBS Act is now in effect. Essentially, businesses are now able to seek pote... read more.

The Most Common Mistakes Made by Startups

By Startup Valley, Posted in Startups

In recent years, many startups have changed the face of the information-age economy with hot new brands and services. This has inspired a new wave of entrepreneurial activity in many sectors, especially those related to new technology and mobile advancements. While it is never possible to guarantee the success of a business, here are a number of common mistakes many new entrepreneurs make that can have a major impact on their businesses. Entrepreneurs who watch out for these blunders stand a much better cha... read more.

StartupValley to Panel at the 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

The 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will span over two days, beginning on Thursday, August 08, 2013 to Friday, August 09, 2013. The event will be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida. Entrepreneurs, investors and technology leaders alike will find the conference extremely beneficial as they look to grow their startup through equity crowdfunding and stimulate job creation. It has been confirmed that the forum will discuss crucial topics, encourage opinions and challenge traditiona... read more.

The Current Status of the JOBS Act Within The SEC

By Startup Valley, Posted in Crowdfunding

President Obama first signed the JOBS Act into law on April 5, 2012. Portions of the JOBS Act had a requirement that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopt changes to existing restrictions on advertising private security placements, propose new rules or revise them.The bill will ultimately be responsible for introducing new entrepreneurs to market through equity crowdfunding. It can also create and stimulate economic growth by creating new jobs and demand for people of skilled trades. Dodd-Frank Act... read more.

How Equity Crowdfunding Will Benefit Modern Day Entrepreneurs

By Startup Valley, Posted in Equity Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has fundamentally changed the way new businesses get funded. Instead of asking the bank for a loan, it asks everyday people to pitch in a few dollars each to see their idea make it to market. In exchange, each donor receives the company's product free of charge. However, the equity crowdfunding model is going to revolutionize the traditional method of seeking startup funds when exchanging securities. Each Donor Becomes an Investor Instead of receiving a free watch or t-shirt, each donor is en... read more.

StartupValley Participates in NJ Tech Meetup

By Startup Valley, Posted in Events

On Monday April 15, 2013 StartupValley attended a NJ Tech Meetup held at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Monthly meetups are held to share ideas, network and gain insight into the world of crowdfunding. In attendance of the event were fellow venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and techies. It was a pleasure to meet some influential people within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.The night also included several pitches by entrepreneurs. Ovenito, Student Loan Hero and Socii delivered memorable pitc... read more.