Engineering Your Start-Up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur

Engineering Your Start-Up: A Guide for the High-Tech Entrepreneur


By (author) James A Swanson, By (author) Michael L Baird MBA, Ph.D., Foreword by Guy Kawasaki

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  • Publisher: Professional Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 447 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 25mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Belmont, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1888577916
  • ISBN 13: 9781888577914
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Sales rank: 533,545

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Thinking of starting your own business in high-tech? Do yourself a huge favor by reading this book first. The authors, both veterans of many start-ups, address topics vital to your start-up success, such as: Finding start-up opportunitiesLeaving your current employer but keeping your ideasProtecting your intellectual propertyManaging the five critical elements of a successful start-upSecuring start-up financingDealing successfully with venture capitalistsWriting a winning business planCreating a management teamHandling employment and compensation--who to hire and how to pay themAvoiding the most common mistakes entrepreneurs makeUnderstanding company valuation and exit strategies James Swanson and Michael Baird lay out all the basic concepts clearly, step by step. They demystify the start-up process with frank advice, insiders' tips, and "been there" examples. On-point case studies show you what to do--and what to avoid. An expanded list of resources steers you to help when you need it. You'll learn what it takes for you to create and manage a start-up, and the personal characteristics required to be successful in your new venture.In good economies and bad, entrepreneurs will continue to lead the way to new markets, new ventures, and new technologies. With this comprehensive new guide, you have a great start to start-up success!_____________________________Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering, surveying, architecture, LEED(R), interior design, and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI. For more information, visit us at

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