How Do Venture Studios Work?

By John McDonald / November 9, 2021

The New Engine of Intentionality in the World Of Startups and Innovation Venture studios provide an innovative approach to funding startups and are creating a big impact. This model of funding entrepreneurs and big ideas continues to grow and evolve. We’re looking at what exactly a venture studio is and […]

How Much Equity Does a Venture Studio Take?

By John McDonald / October 26, 2021

A venture studio, also known as a startup studio or startup foundry, is a company that builds other companies. In exchange for the investment of time, effort, and funding, venture studio companies receive equity in the startups they launch. If the idea of giving a venture studio equity causes you […]

How To Build a Startup

By John McDonald / October 19, 2021

We get it. Entrepreneurship is hard. It takes a lot of dedication and planning to get your startup up and running, and it takes even more work to maintain a successful business model. Truthfully, many people get it wrong by failing to prepare properly in the beginning stages of creating […]

Why Do Venture Studios Fail?

By John McDonald / October 12, 2021

The venture studio model has emerged as a valuable resource for startup founders in recent years. 84% of startups accelerated through a venture studio go on to raise a seed round, and 72% of those will also raise a Series A round. Compare this to the 42% of traditionally-founded startups […]

How to Get Startup Ideas

By John McDonald / September 28, 2021

Have you ever watched a successful business owner and asked yourself, “how do I get an idea for a startup?” Getting a startup idea can happen as a moment of inspiration, or from slow reflection on a problem. A startup idea may come from frustration. Or, from seeing technology and […]

How to Validate Startup Ideas

By John McDonald / September 21, 2021

Startups fail for a lot of reasons. In fact, according to CB Insights, there are 12 common reasons they fail. While the number one is a lack of capital or fundraising, a whopping 35% of those that fail do so because there’s no market need. 20% of those that fail […]

What Are The Best Courses For Entrepreneurs?

By John McDonald / September 7, 2021

Being your own boss, calling all the shots, and hustling to hit your goals is the ultimate career goal for many people. But as awesome as being an entrepreneur sounds, it’s also incredibly difficult. How difficult?

What Kind of Education is Required to be an Entrepreneur?

By John McDonald / August 31, 2021

So you want to be your own boss, but you’re not sure how to get there. We wish there were a straightforward set of entrepreneur education requirements that work for every single person. Instead, what each entrepreneur needs to learn depends on things like their goals, skills, and available resources.

What is Entrepreneurship Education?

By John McDonald / August 24, 2021

Entrepreneurship education helps people develop the skills and attributes required to realize opportunity. It’s not the same thing as the school of hard knocks—or at least, it doesn’t have to be.

Why Do Companies Fail to Innovate?

By John McDonald / July 6, 2021

Innovation is an increasingly imperative part of any successful enterprise, but it takes savvy executives to develop a workplace culture built around innovation. Innovation gives companies an edge over their competitors, but lack of innovation in business can cause failure. Research indicates that in the past 21 years, 52% of […]

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