startup competition

Startup Competition

Startup Competitions A startup competition is a great way for founders to get their company in front of Angel investors, Venture Capitalists (VCs), High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs). Here at The Entrepreneurs Collective we host regular competitions for our startups, normally at Homegrown private members club in London, but we have also hosted competitions in …

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London Entrepreneur Events

Entrepreneur Events

No matter how little your business is, you must participate in as many conferences and networking events as you can as an entrepreneur. You may advance your startup and make it successful by interacting with other driven, like-minded people. And the advantages you’ll experience in a few of hours will be considerably higher if you …

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female entrepreneur

Female entrepreneurs – 5 Problems you might face (and how to crack them)

Whoever says it’s a man’s world clearly hasn’t met the women running it. Global statistics show that almost 40% of the entrepreneurs around the world are women. That’s not to say it’s easy for female entrepreneurs to have their cake and eat it too. What men and women have to do to succeed can be …

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How to get VC funding

Introduction The idea stage of a startup makes getting VC funding and engagement harder. However, there are a few ways it can be done. Usually, a fundraising round could be closed within 6 – 8 weeks after investors have shown interest, depending on the sophistication of the investors and how fast they do their due …

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How should founders build their personal brand?

Introduction Growing a startup from scratch isn’t easy. We not only need to develop a great product/service, create awareness and gain customers’ trust. We also need to stand out among our competitors.  This is where founders personal brand comes in. It might not seem extremely important for beginners. Especially if they are driven by the …

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What is a Micro Influencer and how startups could use them?

Introduction An influencer, in the internet world, is someone who is able to persuade its followers/fans to do, buy, or use the same things that they do. They have  the ability to affect the behavior of other people as a result of the size of their audience. Therefore, these individuals are hired by companies to …

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How to find angel investors using LinkedIn 

 What is an angel investor  Angel Investors – AKA private investors – are wealthy individuals looking to invest some spare cash. They can be ex-founders who have exited their own companies and are now looking to help early-stage startups at the beginning of their journey, or seasoned professionals looking for higher risk investments.  Angel’s will invest …

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What are the common challenges every startup faces when opening?

Introduction Starting a business is a significant achievement for many entrepreneurs. There are many common challenges every business faces, whether they start large or small. They can’t be achieved without facing its challenges and requires vast amounts of determination, patience and effort. As explained on our “Top 9 Reasons Why Startups Fail” blog, 10-20% of …

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Wantrepreneurs. What are they and how to avoid being one?

Introduction Most of the founders believe that starting a new venture is like having a baby. It requires all your attention, affection, passion, time and investment. Not only entrepreneurs must bring their business to life, but also they must introduce it to the world and ensure its stability in the market. Just as a new …

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