High Tech Start Up, Revised and Updated : The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies
||Author: John L. Nesheim|
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (16 March, 2000)
Sales Rank: 56,181
Average Customer Rating: 4.39 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
provides excellent conceptual framework for new company
For neophyte Hi-Tech entrepreneurs this book lays out the areas that need to be dealt with in order to successfully move from the early idea stage to the functioning company stage.
There must be a lot of people who would start companies because they already have a great product idea, but don't know what is required in order to do so. For people like this without the desire or time to go get an updated business degree with a course or two in entrepreneurship this book fills a big need.
If you need to actually do some of the required steps in moving from idea to company you will want to get some of the specialist books that cover a single topic such as writing the business plan or those that deal with intellectual property.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Focused too much on the IPO
I'm giving it four stars because it really was a good and informative book, but it focused too much on raising money from venture capitalists and taking your company public. This is THE book if you've got the next hot electronic gizmo and will need millions to get it to market, but definately look elsewhere if you're a gal or a guy with an idea for a small internet-based business.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Think you have what it takes?
Thinking about starting a company? Read this book to find out what it really takes to create a successful high-tech company. This book covers just about every detail and sacrifice you will need to make. A lot of techies aspiring to be the next Bill Gates thought they could start a company based upon the merits of their idea alone, but the facts are it takes a lot more than a good idea to create a successful high tech company.
The book outlines the whole process from initial idea to IPO. The book tends to focus on the IPO-Venture model for startups, giving little ink to other methods. The only downside of this book is it was written during the height of the .CON boom, so don't expect to find the magic formula for developing a startup in today's business climate. The information dealing for personnel, legal, IP, and getting VC funding is worth the cover price alone. Overall, this is an extremely informative book and a must read for anyone thinking about starting a company or joining a startup.
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