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Business Incubators - Helping to Grow Success

Once you are ready to bring an idea, product or service to market you will also need to decide from where you will run your future worldwide corporation. For some, it may be the kitchen table. However, others are opting for business incubators.

 

There are a wide variety of incubators from which to choose, but one popular choice is to select an incubator that is aligned to your particular kind of work or future product. Entrepreneurs enjoy a synergistic environment when working with fellow like-minded start-ups within an incubator built to grow businesses within a specific industry. Often, these options are affiliated with larger parent companies such as Slingshot Labs in Santa Monica, CA founded by MySpace creators Josh Berman and Colin Digiaro. Others could be run by non-profits or founded with seed money provided municipalities or state initiatives.…

Microchips in Mundane Places

The microchip, once a marvel of modern technology and the fuel for countless previous waves of innovation is more ubiquitous than ever. From football helmets to toilets and shoes to lawnmowers, one is left to ask, “Where won’t we find chips?”

 

Chips accounts for about $300 billion a year in sales with computers and smart phones accounting for about a third of that. Obviously, innovators and entrepreneurs have found countless other uses for the flexible and all-so-relevant microchip. How about a pen with a camera and audio recorder? Or a fishing reel that controls how fast line is withdrawn from its spool?…

Register, Protect & Defend

As an entrepreneur, you may have had a life-long vision about a particular product, procedure or idea. Now that you have amassed the necessary education and insight to help bring your idea to fruition, how do you protect your intellectual property now, and secure the fruits it may deliver for years to come?…

Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs

ESTEEM is a program where students with degrees in science, mathematics, engineering and physics can scratch their entrepreneurial itch through immersion into sound business principles and practices. However, once equipped with the skills needed to succeed, it will be up to the individual what happens next.…

Ten Faces of Innovation

Part of what we do with our students at ESTEEM is to prepare them to successfully manage innovation within an entrepreneurial environment. To do this effectively, it helps to understand how they as leaders and those they will interact with on a daily basis are wired in terms of their individual approaches and working styles.…

University Startups Jumpstart America

American Universities (The University of Notre Dame included) are becoming an integral part of a reviving economic engine fueled by innovation and entrepreneurship and fed by both private public funds...

Entrepreneurship Week

100 countries. 40,000 events. 10 million people.

That’s what Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about, and it’s this week.

The Power is Shifting from Investors to Entrepreneurs

Being all about innovation at ESTEEM, we periodically find an article of interest we would like to share with like-minded students and scientific entrepreneurs. The link below is to a story appearing in Fast Company that illustrates the shift from investors to the actual innovators and entrepreneurs responsible for the original idea in terms of who ultimately controls new ideas that make it to the market place. This is in direct relationship to the reduced costs associated with bringing technological solutions to the marketplace when compared to the previous scenario common only a few years ago. Enjoy!…

Entrepreneurial Mentors

Ask any successful entrepreneur whom his or her mentors are, and you’ll get an answer. The most successful entrepreneurs seek the advice and guidance of more experienced professionals; those who have been there before, overcome failures and maximized opportunity.

It’s one of the main reasons entrepreneurs are successful—they don’t let their egos get in the way. They see the value in experience and understand they can learn a lot from those who came before them. But still willing to swim upstream with a great idea or a new concept of which they feel passionate.…

Empowering Entrepreneurship

Some believe an entrepreneurial spirit is either ingrained in a person or it isn’t. The spirit can’t be taught. Maybe there’s something to that, but the spirit can definitely be honed.

As an engineering or science student, you’re full of great ideas and likely have dreams of marketing turning those ideas into new businesses or incorporating your visions into an existing company. That’s the entrepreneurial spirit. But do you know how to launch these ideas?…

What is Esteem?

It’s no secret those who study science, engineering and mathematics are passionate, technologically gifted people. These skills are hard to come by, and now more than ever, America needs these people to push the limits of what’s possible. And who better to push these limits than emerging, high-energy recent college graduates?…

Converting Science and Engineering Skills Into a Viable Business

All types of engineers have ideas. Scientists, too. It’s part of the disciplines. It takes talent, skill and ingenuity to excel in these fields. But how do you convert that expertise into a functioning, thriving business?

That’s a question ESTEEM was built to answer. Each ESTEEM student works with a faculty mentor throughout the program and gets additional guidance in writing a business plan from the program’s directors.…