HCBC and BioStart are seeking early stage, technology focused entrepreneurs who are in need of assistance in building their business and their business plan.  They are offering a 10-week program called Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™. This is the second offering of this program locally.  They offered this program in the Fall of 2010, and successfully graduated […]

The 2009 survey of equity and cash compensation for top management at private companies is now underway by CompStudy.  The survey covers more than 25,000 executives at 5,000 private companies (including venture, angel or private equity-backed) in the technology and life sciences industries. This year’s survey covers a variety of industry segments including software, communications, […]

Since posting a list of the top patent blogs you should be reading, I got some inquiries about the top business blogs, particularly venture money blogs. In using the same pseudo-scientific methods of the earlier list, I reviewed what are the most cited VC blogs. This list is not meant to be definitive given the […]

If you are a small business and are interested in obtaining early-stage financing to support your cancer research and technology development, you may be in luck. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are offering funding opportunities to eligible small businesses and research institutions for […]

In a spate of recent articles, it would seem that the world has come to an end in terms of high-tech IPOs — not to mention venture backing of early-stage start-ups.  Because of the recent market turmoil, the M&A market has has come to a screeching halt and the window of opportunity for IPOs has […]

Yes, the country’s financial system may be in total meltdown right now but your company can still benefit from the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC).  On top of developing and acquiring new technologies, the GCIC also looks to launch new cardio companies and recruit companies with $30 million in investable cash. The GCIC has announced […]

The Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship unanimously passed the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2008 (S. 3362) to reauthorize the crucial Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The bipartisan bill is the result of months of deliberations among Committee members and includes a pivotal compromise that would allow […]

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing to ratchet up the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program award threshold amounts to offset the effect of inflation since the amounts were last set in 1992. Current threshold amounts are $100,000 for Phase I awards and $750,000 for Phase II awards. The SBA can adjust the […]