Harvard Entrepreneurship Clubs & Sites

Baker Library | Bridge @ HGSECS50 | Cronin Center for EnterpriseHackHarvardHarvard College Venture Partners | Harvard Computer Society | Harvard Student AgenciesHBS eClubHCEFi3 Competition | Rock CenterStartupTribe | HBS Social Enterprise Club | HBS Social Enterprise Initiative | HBS Social Entrepreneurship Faculty & ResearchTECHTechMedia | Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project

Recommended Mailing Lists

Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum | Harvard innovation labMedia ReDEFined | MIT eClubStartupDigestVentureFizz

Recommended Tech Blogs

Xconomy | VentureFizz | Venturebeat | Techcrunch | Silicon Alley Insider | Mashable | Mixergy | Life Hacker | Hacker News | GigaOm | eCorner | Digital Media Wire

Recommended Tech Bloggers

Steve BlankJeff BussgangChris DixonDon DodgeTom Eisenmann | Caterina FakeBrad FeldSeth Godin | Paul Graham | Arianna HuffingtonBrent Hurley | Xeni JardinGuy Kawasaki | Paul KedroskyJosh KopelmanCharlie O’Donnell | Corvida RavenRobert Scoble | Helena Stone | Mark Suster | Gina Trapani | Christina Tynan-WoodEric Ries | Noam Wasserman | Fred Wilson

Recommended Startup Toolkits

HBS Rock CenterHarvard StartupTribe | Harvard TECHPBworks | Small Business TrendsStartup FoundrySteve Blank

 

 

 

 

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University Resources

 

 

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Financing

 

Design & Marketing

Design and marketing are two very valuable aspects of a founding venture. A company must have a product with great design and a plan to market that product effectively. Marketing relies on having a well designed product to sell and Design relies on having an abled marketing plan to sell it.

Resources

Build a Twitter presence: www.oneforty.com

Fast Company Design: www.fastcodesign.com

Core 77: www.core77.com

From Up North: www.fromupnorth.com

Make a quick site: www.flavors.me

Sell things online: www.shopify.com or www.goodsie.com

Crowdsource funding your idea: www.kickstarter.com

 

People & Blogs

Experience is key. Read about the advice and experiences that many knowledgable and successful entrepreneurs have to offer.

Resources

Individuals

Brad Feld: Blog and Twitter

Paul Graham: Website and Twitter

Fred Wilson: Website and Twitter

Scott Kirsner: Website and Twitter

Bob Metcalfe: Twitter

Dharmesh Shah: Website and Twitter

Katie Ray: Blog and Twitter

David Cohen: Website and Twitter

Bill Warner: Blog and Twitter

Karl Buttner: Twitter

David Skok: Website and Twitter

Paul English: Website and Twitter

Entities

Boston Innovation: Website and Twitter

Engadget: Website and Twitter

Tech Crunch: Website and Twitter

XConomy: Website and Twitter

VentureFizz: Website and Twitter

YCombinator: YC Library and Twitter

Greenhorn Connect: Website and Twitter

University Resources

A number of universities are beginning to grasp the entrepreneurial fervor. With a rise in entrepreneurship on these campuses, many of these universities are growing a number of resources for their students to help, guide, and advise them.

Resources

MIT

Stanford

Finance Resources

At some point your company is going to need money. Yes, it is. One way or another. This can be a pretty touchy topic that a lot of people have their own ideas on, but to start – take 10 minutes and read this summary of Fundraisingby Paul Graham.There are a few common ways of financing (in order of the amount of money they will invest):- Friends and Family
- Angel Investors – such as Boston’s Best Angel Investors
- VCsThe details of term sheets (the things that you use to issue stock and such) are explained quite well by Brad Feld’s article. You should also have a good idea of what your financials of your company should look like – something else that Brad Feld addresses well in another article.

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