Our mission is to help entrepreneurs build great businesses. As active partners, we strive to invest our experience, partnerships, and knowledge, in addition to our capital. We often are asked to provide insight into how we evaluate business plans and investment opportunities, and to suggest resources that aid entrepreneurs in their pursuit of venture investment. We hope the following recommendations will help you prepare for a successful venture capital journey.
When reviewing investment opportunities, we tend to keep in mind a set of questions generally applicable to early- or expansion-stage companies. Regardless of whether you approach us or another investor, being prepared with answers to these questions will offer a strong foundation for discussion.
In Huntsville, there are a number of groups and resources that can help advance your entrepreneurial goals. Part of Upcaret's mission is to bring the Tennessee Valley's entrepreneurial community together to share ideas, raise entrepreneurial business acumen, and advance economic growth in this vibrant and diverse region. Below are a few links to Huntsville resources which we believe are valuable to start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Biztech is Huntsville, Alabama's high-tech commercial incubator. Biztech has helped a number of companies survive the crucial first years and provide a number of services and resources that every start-up can use.
UAHuntsville's Office of Technology Commercialization is an excellent resource for industry professionals, students, and faculty. It contains a variety of resources and information that can help entrepreneurs.
Increasingly, we find resources for entrepreneurs springing up across the web, and recommend the following as particularly useful:
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Many entrepreneurs are also themselves sharing insights and recommendations. Consider starting here for a list of such sites:
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