Contrary to common belief, venture capitalists are in fact very generous people. They give you money to play with, even though the odds that they’ll get that money back are small. Not surprisingly, when it looks like you are going to lose their investment, VCs tend to get a tad less friendly.Link
Bernd Schoner interviewed by Caroline Dowd-Higgins.Link
Bernd Schoner will be speaking at the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs' Panel along with Janet Kraus and Geoffrey von Maltzahn.
Date: September 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Constant Contact, 3rd Floor, The Great Room 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
Listen to Bernd being interviewed by Barry Moltz on the crazyness of running a small business.Link
[..] much of it is relevant to any entrepreneur, especially the cautionary ‘Startup Dynamics in Crisis’ chapter. It’s like a Murphy’s List of things to watch out for.Link
Listen as Bernd and I chat about building the right team & creating value for your tech start-up.
Bernd tells all about starting from a garage right here in Cambridge, MA.!
"We had to leave school... there was no more hanging out in the lab, so we started a company!" ~Bernd SchonerLink
“Having the right team determines the path and outcome of a new venture more than any decision in the lifecycle of a company,” he says. He speaks from experience--in 2002 Schoner cofounded the radio frequency identification technology company ThingMagic with four fellow Media Lab graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and experienced a year of “extreme turmoil.”Link
"Rather than getting too focused on equity funding early on, tech start-up teams should look at alternative business models, including revenue-funding, government grants, and crowd-funding."Link
David Holland interviews Bernd on the RealMoneyRadio show.Link