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    What the Future Holds for the Philadelphia Technology Ecosystem
    If you live in Philadelphia or if you move to Philadelphia and you start a new company, you'll notice there are a lot of events that you can go to network. During these events therewill be lots of wonderful people, smart people, passionate...
  • The most popular deals in 2014 include that of the medical device maker Medtronic’s $42.9 billion acquisition of rival Coviden, and telecom giant Level 3 Communications’ $5.7 billion purchase of tw Telecom
    Mergers and acquisition: the new gold rush
    While the rise in both appetite and capacity of deals indicates a return of confidence in M & A, the main concern is that they may hurt competition (and hence, the customers) in the affected markets.In their publication “M & A...
  • SOTU offers no relief for small businesses or investors
    SOTU offers no relief for small businesses or investors
    The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, President & CEO Karen Kerrigan, took a dim view on Obama's State of the Union address, stating it totally missed the mark in addressing needed business formation and small business growth...
  • Term Sheet
    Seed Round Limbo: Why Getting a Signed Term Sheet Isn't the Hardest Part
    I can't tell you how many times I've been told that the hardest part about raising money is convincing a lead investor to give you aterm sheet (and sign it). Ironically, it's usually an investor who tells me this. Well I'd love to...
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    The Top 3 Reasons why Raising Your First $1 Million is Difficult
    People think that once you raise funding for your business, that everything gets so much easier with money. That is the furthest from the truth and here are three reasons why:1. Once investors fund your company, you will have to produce big...
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    New Google Glass app tracking helps entrepreneurs focus efforts
    Entrepreneurial developers and investors have already swarmed Facebook, iOS and Android platforms with apps. With the recent announcement of the Google Glass store for Glassware apps, these same entrepreneurs want to know how to develop and invest...
  • The Bronx
    The Bronx is the next big thing for investors
    Given the positive trend of New York City real estate over the last few years, many areas have been improving and prices rising, in some cases at a very healthy pace.Manhattan is the core of NYC real estate and of course everyone and his mom want...
  • Alex Vieux, Red Herring
    Attention entrepreneurs: what does charm have to do with investment?
    Ample venture funding is available to companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. How to meet the right people and say the right things? How to charm investors? ‘Charm’; Really??By account of venture experts and successful serial...
  • Elk Grove InfrAegis Inc. indicted on federal fraud charges
    Elk Grove InfrAegis Inc. indicted on federal fraud charges
    It was announced today that Gregory Webb, 68, of Dallas and formerly of Arlington Heights, was charged with eight counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud in an 11-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury. Webb was president,...
  • Bill Humbert, RecruiterGuy.com
    Boom Startup Demo Day 2013 in Park City, Utah
    Boom Startup held its Boom Demo Day in Park City, UT at the iconic Egyptian Theater on Wednesday, August 28 in the afternoon. These events give investors the opportunity to view early stage startups after they have been mentored for several months...
  • Detroit is Open!
    Web abuzz with much Detroit pride, heroism
    Bankrupt or not, does Detroit, the Midwest bastion of both success and failure, have much more to offer than gloom and doom? While some of its neighborhoods have been in disarray and continue to crumble, and the battle over retirement for city...
  • Olympus Fraud
    Men behind $1.7 billion accounting fraud avoid jail time
    The men behind the $1.7 billion Olympus Corp. financial accounting fraud scandal were sentenced on July 3. Despite the large scope of the fraud, none of those involved will face any prison time.The former presidents of Olympus, Masatoshi Kishimoto...
  • Secretary of State White kicks-off new investment campaign
    Secretary of State White kicks-off new investment campaign
    Last year Illinois courts ordered over $33 million in repayments to victims of investment fraud in more than 400 cases handled by the Secretary of State’s Securities Department. Today, Secretary of State Jesse White announced the kick-off of...
  • Ponzi scheme returns prison time for Chicago man
    Ponzi scheme returns prison time for Chicago man
    Gary S. Shapiro, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced today the sentencing of Christopher Varlesi, 54, of Chicago, by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo, who imposed the five-year sentence last Wednesday.Varlesi...
  • President Obama
    Obama gets rich pension, while seeking to restrict private retirement plans
    In theWashington Post, Allan Sloan recentlynoted that while President Obama wants to cap American citizens’ IRAs at $3 million or substantially less—discouraging saving and investment in the process—Obama’s own-taxpayer...