Startup competition (again)

This could be just a confirmation bias. Most startup folks around me know I am not a big fan of startup competitions and I have previously posted on similar topics. However, after acting as a ‘judge’ for another startup competition today, I can’t help but continue to reinforce this belief/illusion. Perhaps the reason why I…

最佳合夥人

前幾天,一家我已經幫忙很久的startup打來問我,如何找合夥人? 這位年輕的創業家,居然在香港搞文化產業也做出不錯的成果,可是一直以來他都是single founder。 這件事讓我想到合夥人這個議題。

Life lesson

One of the biggest reasons I started this blog was to leave something for my son to read. I believe when he gets to the age that would even bother to consider some of these things, I would probably be too old to communicate with him effectively or simply be dead by then. Also, I…

How’s your relationship going with your startup?

Building a startup is a whole lot like starting a love relationship. Oh, as you go further into the journey, such as raising a series A, term sheet negotiation with institutional investors is pretty much identical to signing a prenuptial agreement. But let’s be patient, we will get to that later. Everyone has to start…

Startup lesson

Recently I was involved in (albeit in a rather limited fashion) putting together a mini-entrepreneurship program for a local university. We covered most of the key topics in the startup literature world – lean canvas, business model, market validation, design thinking, fund raising, financial management, etc.  It’s literally a mini-MBA course for startups. Yet I…