Tag: competition

  • How to Conduct a Competitive Analysis For Startups

    How to Conduct a Competitive Analysis For Startups

    Bunker Labs RDU, premier accelerator for veteran founded startups and small businesses, has invited Dragana Mendel to their Brain Trust Thursdays event to present on competitive analysis and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). Needless to say, the flier and marketing collateral created by Charlie Harper, founder of WooshData marketing agency is taking competitive process to the dog…

  • Case Study: Bootstrap vs. Venture Funding

    Case Study: Bootstrap vs. Venture Funding

    How did FitBit Bootstrap Its Way to a Market Leader Leadership team that mostly bootstraps a successful new business excels in execution, customer acquisition and operational efficiencies. In contrast management excels in easy venture capital raise, can be lulled into complacency. Bootstrap vs. raise money from venture capital investors Because of media attention on external…

  • Mentor at Triangle Startup Weekend for Women

    Mentor at Triangle Startup Weekend for Women

    I am very excited that Triangle Startup Weekend organizing team has recognized my expertise in working with startups by inviting me to be one of the mentors during October 10-12 startup weekend that is geared to support women entrepreneurs. Historically, the new business survival rate has not changed, and half of the new ventures disappear…

  • How to Accelerate your Cleantech Startup

    How to Accelerate your Cleantech Startup

    I like to say that it takes a village to raise an entrepreneur and accelerators all over the country certainly play a role in helping grow young companies into viable and profitable businesses. Startup founders that own platform technology usually cannot reach the market via organic growth. Thus, commercialization of such platform technology into high…

  • Clean sweep for North Carolina cleantech startups

    Clean sweep for North Carolina cleantech startups

    Here’s the first view of the press release that is being distributed to media channels: Click here >>> Southeast Cleantech Open Teams Deliver Clean Energy Innovations from Energy Generation to Advanced Materials & Chemicals. Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee Startups Sweep CategoryAwards in World’s Largest Cleantech Accelerator About a year ago, Cleantech Open Southeast Region leaders tapped me to help the organization expand its presence to North Carolina. As an entrepreneur myself, I was happy to take on that challenge, as a Cleantech Open…

  • My first Cleantech Open Southeast Region Summit

    My first Cleantech Open Southeast Region Summit

    I am very excited to be in DC tomorrow (10/10/2013) for my first Cleantech Open Southeast Region Summit and I hope this is the first in many to come. Cleantech Open is the largest accelerator in the country supporting startups working to solve environmental, energy and economic challenges the world faces today. The organization connects thousands of professionals across…

  • ACG Cup Competition

    Last night I participated in ACG Cup competition at NCSU. I highly recommend all MBA students competing in at least one competition to get the juices flowing and practice delivery skills in front of faculty and industry professionals. We formed the teams by the end of the Fall semester, in December. On Monday, January 17th,…