Silicon Valley’s Seed Fund for Mexican Internet Startups.pdf

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Are you starting an internet-based business in Mexico?

Here’s a amazing link to the Silicon Valley’s Seed Fund for Mexican Internet Startups. 

I hope it’s helpful! Let me know if you have any questions regarding the program.



Who’s Turning Designers into Start-Up CEOs?

June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Enrique Allen.

Enrique Allen, a designer himself, decided one day that it was about time to bring design literacy to Silicon Valley. Realizing that designers should start to build there own businesses (“I realized I should be helping designers become more startup-ey”) he realized that designers can be key to a company’s image and brand and if they become leaders of the company, will integrate design “right in the company’s DNA.”

For that reason, for Allen, a cofounder of 500 Startups, it was important to start The Designer Fund

Read more about what Enrique Allen sees in designers as potential CEOs. 

Entrepreneur Magazine: Small Business Loans Making Comeback

June 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

Direct from Entrepreneur Magazine: In the first quarter of 2011, the number of small-business loan requests that won approval from small and large banks rose to 1,294, up more than 50 percent from the 852 requests landing approval in first quarter of 2010, according to the New York-based small-business lending and credit service Biz2Credit. The company defines small businesses as those with fewer than 500 employees and $6 million in revenue.

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