Engineering Your Start-up: A Guide for the High-tech Entrepreneur

Front Cover
Professional Publications, 2003 - Business & Economics - 447 pages
0 Reviews
Thinking of starting your own business in high-tech? Do yourself a huge favor by reading this book first. The authors, both veterans of many start-ups, address topics vital to your start-up success, such as:
  • Finding start-up opportunities
  • Leaving your current employer but keeping your ideas
  • Protecting your intellectual property
  • Managing the five critical elements of a successful start-up
  • Securing start-up financing
  • Dealing successfully with venture capitalists
  • Writing a winning business plan
  • Creating a management team
  • Handling employment and compensation--who to hire and how to pay them
  • Avoiding the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make
  • Understanding company valuation and exit strategies
James Swanson and Michael Baird lay out all the basic concepts clearly, step by step. They demystify the start-up process with frank advice, insiders' tips, and "been there" examples. On-point case studies show you what to do--and what to avoid. An expanded list of resources steers you to help when you need it. You'll learn what it takes for you to create and manage a start-up, and the personal characteristics required to be successful in your new venture.

In good economies and bad, entrepreneurs will continue to lead the way to new markets, new ventures, and new technologies. With this comprehensive new guide, you have a great start to start-up success!

_____________________________

Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering, surveying, architecture, LEED , interior design, and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI. For more information, visit us at www.ppi2pass.com.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Typical Rates of Return for Venture CapitalBacked Ventures
5
3 The IncomeSubstitutionAVealthBuilding Matrix
11
The TechnologyOriented Professional as Company Founder
15
Copyright

65 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information