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Here you will find articles on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, virtual incubation, and how to use IdeaGist.

Getting started with IdeaGist Digital Incubation

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Digital Incubation Platform! IdeaGist platform helps people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global...

Do you need a Co-Founder? A 4 item checklist.

Does thinking of finding a partner or co-founder to help convert your idea into a viable business leave you hopelessly confused or fearful? You are not alone. Everyone you ask will have a strong opinion. And each opinion is conflicting. Some would tell you that it is...

Equity Crowdfunding – Step by Step guide

Equity Crowdfunding Check List for Legal Compliance in the United States We are in the process of launching our first crowdfunding campaign for IdeaGist Blockchain Incubator and our team was tasked to investigate the complex process of legal compliance. Here is our...

How to protect yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world-changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone...

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

IdeaGist Gist Points How many times has a colleague or fellow entrepreneur reviewed a project you're developing, contributed to your brainstorming sessions, or even provided their own blood, sweat, and tears to help you grow a business or product? How often have they...

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

By Richard Feloni, Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship   All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and face obstacles entirely out of their control. The best are able to process each failure, learn from it, and continue forward...

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...

3 Ways to Talk About Your Big Idea Without Giving It Away

By Hassan Syed Big Idea! Your idea is brewing in your mind. You're excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect...

Minnesota Startup Ecosystem – We have a problem

Minnesota generates 220 startups per 100K of the population, which is 80% above the national average of 140 startups per 100K. We are very innovative and there seems to be no shortage of ideas. Unfortunately, if we look at the results from SBA, we see that...

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...
entrepreneurship tips for managing stress

Entrepreneurship can spark a roller coaster of emotions—try these motivating tips for a smooth ride

Juggling the ups and downs of entrepreneurship? Both the exhilaration and the anxiety entrepreneurs experience on their journey to launching a new business, service, or project are adrenaline pumpers that induce the body and mind to move! But too much adrenaline...
Entrepreneurship Create

Create. Take Risks. Live Your Passion. Entrepreneurship.

Learn how IdeaGist can help you on the road to start-up success.
begin with an idea

Everything begins with an idea

All great things begin with an idea
innovation zone

Innovation Zone: Great Ideas Welcome

You are now entering an innovation zone. Please proceed with Great Ideas

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb

That's where the fruit is. Learn how IdeaGist's online business incubator can help you navigate your startup's limb.   Out on a limb
Endurance

It starts with an idea

Endurance Learn how IdeaGist can take your start-up idea to reality.
Bootstrapping 101: Self-Funding Your Startup

Bootstrapping 101: Self-Funding Your Startup

Bootrapping your start-uo   Guest blog by Liz Ernst Bootstrapping your start-up Whether you’re in the idea phase of starting a business or you’re in the early growth stage, you’re probably already thinking about finances. Launching and operating a business...

Turn Your Product or Service Idea into a Reality—Here’s How

Turn Your Product or Service Idea into a Reality—Here’s How

  Guest blog by Liz Ernst You’ve put much thought into developing that product or service idea that’s been on your mind for a long time, and you feel fairly confident people will buy it. But how can you make certain that your product will be a success? If you...

Marketing Strategies for Startup Success in 2017

Marketing Strategies for Startup Success in 2017

Startup Marketing Strategies A recent article in Forbes[1] about marketing trends that startups need to know about in 2017 is actually not about trends. In fact, it’s about anything but trends, which are never guaranteed. Instead, to mitigate susceptibility to market...

Channeling the First Thanksgiving for Innovation

Channeling the First Thanksgiving for Innovation

In 2013, Washington Post contributor Dominic Basulto offered innovative insight drawn from the first Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago. Basulto’s insight still rings true: What innovators can learn from the first Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving from Ideagist .....

Where is Digital Innovation Taking us in 2017 and Beyond?

Where is Digital Innovation Taking us in 2017 and Beyond?

This week’s guest blog is based on a recent article from IT Business Edge offering a detailed overview of what’s in store for digital innovation over the next 5 – 6 years. Brace yourselves, the findings are mind-boggling, awe-inspiring and a little bit intimidating....

Startup Incubators: 4 Proven Advantages, Guest Blog by Jay Samit

Startup Incubators: 4 Proven Advantages, Guest Blog by Jay Samit

In his blog “4 Proven Advantages of Startup Incubators,” serial entrepreneur, disruptor, and innovation expert Jay Samit makes a case for getting startups funded by partnering with a successful incubator as this week’s guest blogger for Bir Ventures. There is no...

Getting started with IdeaGist Digital Incubation

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Digital Incubation Platform! IdeaGist platform helps people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global...

Features vs Benefits – Know the difference

Features vs Benefits – Know the difference

By Laura Clampitt Douglas This story first appeared in the December 2000 issue of Startups.  To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. There isn't a business owner in the world who hasn't wrestled with the features vs. benefits dilemma tossed at them by...

The BOOTSTART Manifesto

The BOOTSTART Manifesto

There’s never been a better time to act on your “big idea”. And this manifesto will show you how. 1. Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere While we may look different and speak different languages, the world is flatter than it’s ever been. We are living through a global...

8 Ways It’s Easier to License Ideas Today

8 Ways It’s Easier to License Ideas Today

By Stephen Key - Co-founder, InventRight@stephenkeymedia    When it comes to licensing ideas, things have changed in the past 30 years. I think it's an absolutely fantastic time to be an inventor. The ideas I'm seeing from my students, they blow me away. Rapid...

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

By Glenn Llopis How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing.  Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t...

Equity Crowdfunding 101: Is It Right For Your Startup?

Equity Crowdfunding 101: Is It Right For Your Startup?

By Eric T. Wagner To get your arms around this, last year the global online crowdfunding industry raised $5.1 billion for thousands of cash strapped businesses, charities, and startups. In fact, according to Massolution’s 2013 Crowdfunding Industry Report,...

How-to share your idea with your trusted friends

How-to share your idea with your trusted friends

Your idea is brewing in your mind. You’re excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect them until they’re...

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...

How-to Add an Idea on IdeaGist Safely and Securely

How-to Add an Idea on IdeaGist Safely and Securely

How-to store an idea safely and securely on IdeaGist  ‘An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.’ – Edward de Bono Your idea is brewing in your mind. You’re excited and motivated to get it out there, but...

How-To Complete Your Basic  Profile On IdeaGist

How-To Complete Your Basic Profile On IdeaGist

What is an IdeaGist Profile An IdeaGist profile is your introduction to other IdeaGist users. It is just like your LinkedIn profile, providing details of your experience, expertise, interests and what are willing to offer on IdeaGist Collaboration Platform.   Why...