Start Up Creation Book

Start Up Creation

  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-14
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005491

Start Up Creation Excerpt :

Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment provides a state-of-the-art review on high-technology applications and explains how these can be applied to improve the eco-efficiency of the built environment. Divided into four main parts, the book explains the key factors behind successful startup companies that grow from university research, including the development of a business plan, the importance of intellectual property, necessary entrepreneurial skills, and innovative thinking. Part Two presents the latest research findings on nano and bio-based technologies and their application and use to the energy efficiency of the built environment. Part Three focuses on the use of genetic algorithms, Big Data, and the Internet of Things applications. Finally, the book ends with an entire section dedicated to App development using selected case studies that illustrate their application and use for monitoring building energy-efficiency. Presents a definitive guide for startups that arise from college and university research, and how the application of advanced technologies can be applied to the built environment Includes case studies on new advanced technologies and apps development Links startup creation to the eco-efficient built environment through software applications

Entrepreneurship for Rural Start ups Book

Entrepreneurship for Rural Start ups

  • Author : Gloria Jiménez-Marín
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000369250

Entrepreneurship for Rural Start ups Excerpt :

Entrepreneurs who start out with no network, no money, no market and scarce resources find a big contrast between what they read in books and the success stories from the Valley and their reality, specially first-timers. Most entrepreneurial books focus on the Business Canvas Model, simplifying the process of building a start-up. Many entrepreneurs who have no previous business experience embrace quick and lean methods without the foundations needed to build solid value proposals. This book stands out because it deals with entrepreneurship in environments far removed from large cities with fewer infrastructures, connections and resources but which also need companies that provide services to citizens and society. This book focuses on the basics, treating each part of the business canvas as a discipline itself that must be mastered. The book illustrates key lessons learned and offers guidance on essential topics for new venture success in mainstream markets. It expands critical lessons learned and points of guidance across several key topics for new venture creation. Noteworthy is the role of context, financial understanding, building business development skills and start-up communications. Entrepreneurship for Rural Start-ups will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in the field of entrepreneurship, and will be of use to individuals looking to start a local business to take advantage of the rural environment and the possibilities it offers.

New Venture Creation Book

New Venture Creation

  • Author : Paul Burns
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781352000511

New Venture Creation Excerpt :

If you are looking for an engaging textbook, rich in learning features, which will help you to guide your students through the process of developing and launching a start-up, this is it. With his innovative New Venture Creation Framework, Paul Burns breaks the venture creation process up into three key phases: Research, Business Model Development, and Launch. At every stage crucial steps and considerations are revealed, providing comprehensive coverage of the subject. Practical advice is combined with academic research, enabling you to run a course which is both relevant and rigorous. The second edition of this popular textbook is essential reading for any undergraduate or postgraduate course in new venture creation. It will also prove useful for shorter courses on entrepreneurship and in enterprise centres and entrepreneurship hubs. New to this Edition: - Thought-provoking video interviews with author Paul Burns examine key questions - Video and audio cases provide an insight into life as an entrepreneur - A fictional running case study offers insight on thematic concepts as applied to one example - A greater variety of case studies, ranging from well-known businesses to smaller, local initiatives - A new Workbook design, with space for students to write their answers and ideas - Closer alignment of the content to the innovative New Venture Creation Framework, resulting in a textbook that is clear and easy to follow - An interactive ebook version of the text available for purchase Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.

Startup Weekend Book

Startup Weekend

  • Author : Marc Nager
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-10-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118159637

Startup Weekend Excerpt :

Tested principles for transforming an idea into a fully operational company Startup Weekend—the organization behind 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and create startups—has spawned both a global initiative in entrepreneurship as well as numerous successful startups. Startup Weekend, the book, contains best practices, lessons learned, and empowering examples derived from the organization's experiences for individuals and small organizations to follow as they launch businesses. Each of the key beliefs outlined has been tested by Startup Weekend and has yielded powerful results. The principles described in each chapter will give any business idea a greater chance for success. Chapter topics include trust and empowerment, flexible organizational structures, the power of experiential education, action-based networking, and much more Describes consequences for startup development as entrepreneurs and founders begin doing much more, even faster Profiles successful Startup Weekend companies, including two powerful examples: Memolane, an application that captures a user's online life in one timeline making it easy for users to travel back in time and relive memories; and Foodspotting, a mobile and desktop app that allows users to find and share the foods they love Apply these simple actionable principles to launch your own startup revolution.

Start Up Creation Book

Start Up Creation

  • Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128199473

Start Up Creation Excerpt :

Start-up creation is the most distinctive feature of the entrepreneurial knowledge-based economy. It is also essential for economic growth and especially important in the current context of young graduate’s high unemployment rates that are expected to increase in the next few decades. There are other books on the creation of start-up companies, designed to be of value to academics wishing to exploit the commercial value of a new technology or business solution, but none of these existing titles focus on start-up creation in the construction industry. In the second edition of this extremely successful title the editors present a state-of-the-art review on advanced technologies, and their application in several areas of the built environment covering energy efficiency, structural performance, air and water quality to inspire the creation of start-up companies from university research. Part One begins with the key factors behind successful start-up companies from university research, including the development of a business plan, start-up financing, and the importance of intellectual property. Part Two focuses on the use of Big Data, Intelligent decision support systems, the Internet of Things and their use in the energy efficiency of the built environment. Finally, Part three is an entire new section that focuses on several smartphone applications for the smart built environment. While in the first edition the section concerning apps for smart buildings had just two chapters, one for app programming basics and a second a case study on building security in this second edition the core of the book is about app development that constitutes 50% of the book. Entire new section that was not available in the first edition on smart-phone applications and virtual assistance for infrastructure monitoring Chapters on business plans, start-up financing and intellectual property have been brought fully up to date as well as algorithms, big data and the Internet of Things for eco-

Start Up Saboteurs Book

Start Up Saboteurs

  • Author : Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642796964

Start Up Saboteurs Excerpt :

Start-Up Saboteurs shows entrepreneurs how to create real wealth by abandoning their limited thinking, eliminating boundaries, and stop defining the outcome. Money is first and foremost about freedom and not about acquiring things nor flaunting them in front of family and friends. Money is about the freedom to do whatever one wants, whenever they want. Ziad K. Abdelnour calls upon striving entrepreneurs within Start-Up Saboteurs to empower them to create their own wealth. He guides them through the challenging maze of egos, incompetence, and ignorance so they can separate fact from fiction. By the end of Start-Up Saboteurs, entrepreneurs are inspired to create their own wealth, not for the sake of wealth, but for the sake of becoming free and independent.

The Startup Owner s Manual Book

The Startup Owner s Manual

  • Author : Steve Blank
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119690726

The Startup Owner s Manual Excerpt :

More than 100,000 entrepreneurs rely on this book for detailed, step-by-step instructions on building successful, scalable, profitable startups. The National Science Foundation pays hundreds of startup teams each year to follow the process outlined in the book, and it's taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and more than 100 other leading universities worldwide. Why? The Startup Owner's Manual guides you, step-by-step, as you put the Customer Development process to work. This method was created by renowned Silicon Valley startup expert Steve Blank, co-creator with Eric Ries of the "Lean Startup" movement and tested and refined by him for more than a decade. This 608-page how-to guide includes over 100 charts, graphs, and diagrams, plus 77 valuable checklists that guide you as you drive your company toward profitability. It will help you: • Avoid the 9 deadly sins that destroy startups' chances for success • Use the Customer Development method to bring your business idea to life • Incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses • Identify your customers and determine how to "get, keep and grow" customers profitably • Compute how you'll drive your startup to repeatable, scalable profits. The Startup Owner's Manual was originally published by K&S Ranch Publishing Inc. and is now available from Wiley. The cover, design, and content are the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

New Business Creation Book

New Business Creation

  • Author : Paul D Reynolds
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441975362

New Business Creation Excerpt :

Understanding the origins of new businesses — the firm creation process—has been dramatically affected by the development of longitudinal studies of business start-ups. Several projects have been implemented to track the development of new firms, from the emergence of a business idea and organization of a start-up team through the birth of an operational business. The U.S. projects (the first and second Panel Studies of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, known as PSED I and II) have counterparts in a number of other countries: Australia, Canada, China, Latvia, Netherlands (two projects), Norway, and Sweden. These eleven projects in nine countries, implemented over the past decade, are at different stages of development and have been utilized for a wide range of assessments of entrepreneurial and business creation phenomena. This volume presents the state of the art of these international research projects, providing the first in-depth comparison of the firm creation data across a wide range of national contexts. The work will be of great interest to the research community, particularly those developing such projects in their own countries, as well as policy makers and scholars interested in the effect of national context on the business creation process.

Managing Start ups for Success Book

Managing Start ups for Success

  • Author : Rajat Kanti Baisya
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000396720

Managing Start ups for Success Excerpt :

World economics and the industrial environment has recently created a fertile ground for the creation of new enterprises and start-ups. This book skilfully identifies the challenges of building a new business venture from an idea to a marketable product. It highlights • Robust methods for keeping up with innovation; • Designing new ways to grow, improve and market your product; and • Managing the changes in the business environment, market dynamics and other uncertainties. The volume is rich with examples and case studies of many small and large businesses. It further reflects on the business and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the challenges and opportunities in India, entrepreneurship and women, e-commerce, the new generation of entrepreneurs, and exit strategies for entrepreneurs. An essential guide for entrepreneurs and professionals working in business management and marketing communications, as well as scholars of business administration and financial sciences, this book by an industry expert offers many new and practiced approaches, examples and lessons for innovative thinking and breaking new ground in business.

Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation Book

Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation

  • Author : Carrizo Moreira, António
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-08-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522529378

Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation Excerpt :

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of a strong economy. Necessity-driven entrepreneurs make up a large portion of the employed population and analyzing their methods and habits offers numerous benefits for future workers. Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation is a valuable resource that delves into the current trends and methodologies of recent entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities. Highlighting relevant topics that include non-cognitive skills, intellectual capital protection, regional development, and technology-based firms, this scholarly reference source is an ideal publication for business managers, organizational leaders, professionals, and researchers that would like to discover new insights into the world of entrepreneurship.

Category Creation Book

Category Creation

  • Author : Anthony Kennada
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119611585

Category Creation Excerpt :

Lessons from HubSpot, Salesforce, Gainsight and Other Iconic Brands "The Uber of this" "The Salesforce of that" "It's like Instagram, but for..." There is no such thing as an original idea anymore – right? Actually, it turns out that the world’s most innovative companies have created so much more than just brand new products and technology. They've created entirely new market categories. The challenge is that successfully building new categories requires a perfect storm of luck and timing. Or does it? Category Creation is the first and only book on the topic written by executives and marketers actively building new categories. It explains how category creation has become the Holy Grail of marketing, and more importantly, how it can be planned and orchestrated. It's not about luck. You can use the same tactics that other category-defining companies have used to delight customers, employees, and investors. There’s no better strategy that results in faster growth and higher valuations for the company on top. Author Anthony Kennada, former Chief Marketing Officer at Gainsight, explains how he led Gainsight in creating the “customer success” category, and shares success stories from fellow category-creators like Salesforce, HubSpot and others. It requires much more than just having the best product. You have to start and grow a conversation that doesn’t yet exist, positioning a newly discovered problem in addition to your company and product offerings. The book explains the 7 key principles of category creation, including the importance of creating a community of early adopters who will rally around the problem they all share—especially if someone will lead them. · Identify the “go” and “no go” signals for category creation in your business · Activate customers and influencers as brand ambassadors · Grow a community by investing in live events and experiences · Prove the impact of category creation investments on growth, customer success, and co

Entrepreneurship in a European Perspective Book

Entrepreneurship in a European Perspective

  • Author : Christine K. Volkmann
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 9783834987525

Entrepreneurship in a European Perspective Excerpt :

This textbook focuses on the management challenges of founding a new venture and managing its rapid growth as the firm evolves. It covers crucial management areas in the entrepreneurship context such as entrepreneurial finance, marketing, and human resource management. Also, more hands-on management topics like writing a business plan and choosing a legal form for a venture are covered. A key chapter of the book is dedicated to leadership challenges in managing rapidly growing young firms located in new industries and technology areas. The book is written from a Continental European perspective to cater for its European target audience in entrepreneurship courses to be held in English.

Start up Nation Book
Score: 4
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Start up Nation

  • Author : Dan Senor
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455503469

Start up Nation Excerpt :

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics Book

Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

  • Author : William B Gartner
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2004-06-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452261959

Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics Excerpt :

The chapters in The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics provide the rationale for questionnaires used in the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED). The PSED is a research program that was initiated to provide systematic, reliable, and generalizable data on important features of the new business creation process. The PSED includes information on the proportion and characteristics of the adult population involved in efforts to start businesses, the activities and characteristics that comprise the nature of the business start-up process, and the proportion and characteristics of those business start-up efforts that actually become new businesses. The handbook also describes the PSED data collection process; provides documentation of the interview schedules, codebooks, data preparation and weighting scheme; as well as offers examples of how analyses of PSED data might be conducted. The authors identify specific measures that can be used to operationalize theory as well as provide evidence from the PSED data sets on these measures' reliability and validity.

The Lean Startup Book
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The Lean Startup

  • Author : Eric Ries
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307887894

The Lean Startup Excerpt :

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs—in companies of all sizes—a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.