212014Mar

Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

Thought Leader, Mike Grandinetti, was featured in an article in Entrepreneur magazine about students competing in business plan competitions. He has judged dozens of business plan competitions. In the article he gives advice to students preparing for competitions and weighs in on the benefits of accelerators, mentorship and giving up equity. “If you can’t articulate…

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82014Mar

Fast tech acquisitions can pay off, but with due diligence

Thought Leader, Mike Grandinetti, was featured in an article in ZDNet where he explores the topic of tech aquisitions. Some key points: “First-mover advantage is not always an offensive tact but also a defensive move against rivals” “The track record of major tech companies doing quick mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is nothing short of abysmal…¬†Most…

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