Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Technology Entrepreneurship II

The June issue of the OSBR is now available in PDF and HTML formats. The editorial theme for this issue is Technology Entrepreneurship. This issue features the following articles:
Robert Poole, CEO of FreebirdConnect.com, describes the benefits of starting a business that leverages an existing platform. He outlines relevant business models and describes the steps that an entrepreneur can follow to start a business on the FreebirdConnect.com platform.
Daniel Crenna shares the lessons he learned as the sole founder of Lunarbits. He argues that we have as much to learn by analyzing the causes of failure as we do from celebrating success stories.
Frank Horsfall from Carleton University's Technology Innovation Management program describes a new rapid prototyping environment to help student entrepreneurs test and refine their prototypes.
Ali Kousari, CTO of Systema Technologies in Geneva, reviews the challenges facing technology startups under traditional funding models. He describes new funding approaches and suggests ways of moving towards a new model of funding technology startups.
For the upcoming July issue, we focus on Women Entrepreneurs and welcome submissions that shed light on the particular challenges of increasing the number of women in founding and leadership positions. PPlease contact the Editor, Chris McPhee, if you are interested in submitting an article for this theme; the deadline is June 15th. We also welcome general submissions on the topic of open source business or the growth of early-stage technology companies.

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