General Ideas specializes in helping entrepreneurs plan and establish innovation-based ventures. We focus on flexible business model design, strategic partnering, fund raising, market analysis, and technology commercialization.
General Ideas works very closely with local, regional, and state-wide economic development organizations to help design and implement programs to support the establishment and growth of innovation-based ventures.
General Ideas has been in existence since 1992, with customers that include a long list of innovation-based start-ups, several large and mid-sized aerospace and defense contractors (seeking innovative small companies to work with), various federal research and development agencies (seeking to fund and support innovative small companies), the Civilian Research and Develoment Foundation, and The National Academy of Sciences.
Who are we?
- General Ideas specializes in helping entrepreneurs plan and establish innovation-based ventures. We focus on flexible business model design, strategic partnering, fund raising, market analysis, and technology commercialization.
We're tweeting: http://twitter.com/MartyKasz
And check us out on SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/Kaszubowski
I am often asked about the books I think people should read if they want to be entrepreneurs and/or Angel Investors. Here’s a quick list. Some are relatively new, others are really old. I won’t bother offering reviews, just believe me when I say that these books changed the way I think about such things and may be helpful to you, too.
In no particular order:
- Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers; Moore, Geoffrey A.; Collins Business, 1991
- Business Model Generation; Osterwalder, Alexander & Yves Pigneur; Wiley, 2010
- Winning Angels: The 7 Fundamentals of Early Stage Investing; Amis, David & Howard Stevenson; Prentice Hall, 2001
- Venture Deals; Feld, Brad & Jason Mendelson; John Wiley & Sons, 2011
- Angel Investing: Matching Start-up Funds with Start-up Companies; Van Osnabrugge, Mark & Robert J. Robinson; Jossey-Bass, 2000
- The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures; Roam, Dan; Penguin Books, 2008
- The Year 2000: A Framework for Speculation on the Next Thirty Years; Kahn, Herman & Anthony J. Weiner, The MacMillan Company, 1967
- The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business;Clayton M. Christensen;Collins Business Essentials), 2003
- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; Kuhn, Thomas S.; The University of Chicago Press, 1962
NORFOLK VA 23504