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10 tough questions to ask yourself before raising money

Flow Ventures | December 1st

CC by greefus groinks I seem to spend a lot of time convincing people not to raise money. The #1 culprit is not The Downturn or a lack of good ideas. The… Read More

10 tough questions to ask yourself before raising money

Flow Ventures | December 1st

CC by greefus groinks I seem to spend a lot of time convincing people not to raise money. The #1 culprit is not The Downturn or a lack of good ideas. The… Read More

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Angel Co-Investment Summit Roundup

Flow Ventures | November 25th

Last week’s Angel Co-Investment Summit, put together by the NACO, was one of the best investment forums in recent memory. Over 150 active Angel investors (yes, you read that number correctly)… Read More

StartupDrinks Montreal

Flow Ventures | November 21st

Startups and drinking are both positive influences in my life so I never miss an opportunity to combine both. Heri at TechEntreprise has announced the next StartupDrinks Montreal which is happening… Read More

Bulletproof Your Ideas: Part 2 – Be a Skeptic

Flow Ventures | November 18th

I previously talked about how to vet ideas by putting them through a quick screening process. Another good technique is to take your idea and argue the opposite. Philosophers have done this for… Read More

StartupEmpire Roundup

Flow Ventures | November 16th

Hats off to Jevon, David, Jonas, Michele and the StartupNorth team for putting on StartupEmpire last week. Startups do not exist in a vacuum and a better community means better startups. Read More

Bulletproofing Your Ideas: Part 1 – The Quick Screen

Flow Ventures | November 12th

As entrepreneurs, we all have great ideas and we love turning them into reality. Unfortunately, most people spend more time justifying why their idea is great rather than questioning whether it is great. Here’s an… Read More

Winners of StartupEmpire Contest Announced

Flow Ventures | November 11th

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the StartupEmpire giveaway. The quality of the writing and thinking was excellent and it was inspirational hearing so many people wanting to further their entrepreneurial… Read More

Contest – 10 Free Tickets to StartupEmpire Available

Flow Ventures | November 5th

Flow Ventures, Austin Hill and AngelSoft are co-sponsoring a contest to help 10 entrepreneurs attend next week’s StartupEmpire for free. This is going to be a great event to… Read More

Free MS Software for Startups

Flow Ventures | November 5th

Microsoft has just launched a new startup initiative called BizSpark which provides free Microsoft software to startups. What software? MS Visual Studio Pro SQL Server Windows Vista, XP, Server etc. Office & Project… Read More

Ottawa Founders & Funders Wrap-Up

Flow Ventures | November 3rd

The inaugural Founders & Funders Ottawa was a great example of entrepreneurial power networking. I personally don’t like “fashion show” events where founders pitch a panel of funders. I have a feeling that not… Read More