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Founder’s Documents. Do you know which ones you need and must have?

Founder’s Documents. Do you know which ones you need and must have?

Founder Documents: The Ultimate Checklist As a founder, you’re faced with a lot of decisions, and processes from day one. Working intimately with startup founders we know for fact that many don’t know the ultimate checklist of must have documents. These documents and the way in which you organize them can make or break the future of your startup and ultimately your business. To ensure you consider and accomplish everything you should at this early junction, we’ve created the Founder’s Checklist […]

Here is a copy of the Global FinTech report (2016) from CBInsights

Here is a copy of the Global FinTech report (2016) from CBInsights

Our friends at CBinsights have done it again. Here is a comprehensive, data driven look at global financial technology and investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity. Here is the link from CBinsights to download (for free) this valuable data base about FinTech activity and trends. http://www.cbinsights.com/reports/CB-Insights_Fintech-Trends-Report-2016.pdf Please do let us know if the link does not work. We would be glad to forward you a PDF copy of the report from CBinsights. Enjoy the read. Startup Port. &nbsp […]

The “first” FinTech platform FinTank has been launched in Chicago!

The “first” FinTech platform FinTank has been launched in Chicago!

Startup Port is proud to announce the launch of the “first” FinTech platform in Chicago! Chicago’s “first” FinTech incubator “FinTank” held it’s first session for investors and support professionals on Thursday March 16th at the Polsinelli office in Chicago. Startup Port and the entire team would like to congratulate George Vukotich for launching FinTank in Chicago. Our Startup Port team attended the launch event sponsored by Polsinelli (A big thanks to Tony Nasharr, of Polsinelli) on Thursday night. The event […]

2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report will be released soon

2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report will be released soon

Colleagues and supporters of the startup ecosystem, Startup Port has been an avid supporter of the Startup Genome. JF Gauthier, the Founder & CEO of Startup Genome and their talented Team have been instrumental in providing deep-dive reports on the Startup ecosystem worldwide. We need your support in making their work accessible to all Startup entrepreneurs and founders. Startup Genome is putting the finishing touches on the 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. This year, with the support of startup ecosystem doers and makers like […]

Be careful what you wish for…What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

Be careful what you wish for…What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

Entrepreneurs and founders think VC money works miracles for businesses when in fact, less than 1 percent of companies are built that way. (Especially true for the SV phenomenon which blinds some startup founders…) Here is a great article from a true entrepreneur who puts it into a perfect perspective! A good read for all. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286542   &nbsp […]

Entrepreneur Community Platform coming soon

Entrepreneur Community Platform coming soon

Designed for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs, Startup Port is the single destination for every step of a startup founder’s journey. Coming soon: Startup Port has partnered with one of the best Entrepreneur Community in the Startup Ecosystem to bring you a single destination of solutions to the business issues all entrepreneurs face, with 150 online learning modules, a vast community of like-minded people, experts and advisors from the trenches, daily reminders, and other interactive events. Check back soon for the Community Platform launch […]

Leaders need to Solve Issues

Leaders need to Solve Issues

Leaders need to Solve Issues The “solve” step is a conclusion or solution that usually becomes an action item for someone to do. The item ends up on the To-Do List and when the action is completed, the issue goes away forever (hopefully). Solving issues takes time. By solving issues now, you’ll save time exponentially across your business by eliminating all future symptomatic issues.   Three types of resolutions will emerge from an issues-solving session: The first is when the […]

There’s a New Best City in America for Startups (It’s Not in Silicon Valley)

There’s a New Best City in America for Startups (It’s Not in Silicon Valley)

There’s a New Best City in America for Startups (It’s Not in Silicon Valley) Consider joining the community of startups in this Midwestern city that generate huge returns on investment. Do you want to grow your startup in Chicago? http://www.inc.com/betsy-mikel/the-city-with-the-highest-percentage-of-insanely-profitable-startups-may-surpris.html […]

Startup Failures

Startup Failures

Startup Failures I am wondering (for decades now) who is doing the vetting/due diligence before investing in startups that are literally doomed to failure from the very beginning! It seems like investors have a major problem in finding who (By the way, we invest in people) and what will be successful. They keep investing in duds over and over again. And after a painful and sometimes lengthy exercise in futility (and not to mention burned money) explain why their investment […]

Business Services Tailored For Startups & Emerging businesses

Business Services Tailored For Startups & Emerging businesses

Our goal is to facilitate Discovery, Innovation​,​ Commercialization​ and Funding of new ideas through Collaboration and Creativity. But in addition to the nuts and bolts of creating a sustainable startup foundation we also provide instruction and coaching in emotional & leadership intelligence, collaboration techniques, networking, strategic thinking and the culture of high-growth marketing and sales. At the end of the day the single most important performance and success matrix of a startup (or any enterprise for that matter) is how […]

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