What Snap’s Massive IPO Demonstrates to University Startups

Earlier this year, we witnessed one of the largest tech IPO’s since Facebook back in May 2012. Snap and Facebook have swiftly become tech-media giants, collectively reaching billions of people, and generating billions of dollars in revenue. What else do both of these companies have in common? Through a series of events that will likely […]

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Bootstrapping Your IP: Seven Questions to Ask Yourself

Bootstrapping,” an idiom familiar among emerging businesses, is believed to have originated from the phrase “pulling oneself up by the bootstraps,” an impossible task. Now the term has become associated with growth notwithstanding limited resources. In this context, bootstrapping doesn’t mean blind attention to certain issues, to the exclusion of other (sometimes unknown) issues. Bootstrapping isn’t gambling. Instead, successful growth of bootstrapped businesses can be attributed to prioritization and efficiency.

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New Tools for Inventors at Lassonde

When Thad Kelling, marketing and public relations director for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, outlined for me the mission of their big, new, copper-clad building on campus (1701 Student Life Way), I was understandably impressed. The ground floor of Lassonde Studios and its resources, he stressed, are open to all students on campus — not just […]

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