Posts in category: ‘product development’

10 Tips for Pitching to Investors

Pitching to investorsOne key ingredient all startups need is money. Even if you are working out of homes and coffee shops, there are unavoidable expenses, like legal services, accounting, travel, compliance certifications, and prototyping.

And if you and any co-founders aren't in a position to bankroll activity until product revenue (or crowdfunding) comes in, you'll need to ask for money -- which means looking for investors.

And to get potential investors to invest, you need to pitch them.
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Fictiv: The Rapid Prototyping Solution Startups Love

How Fictiv Helps StartupsWe've talked about 3D printing your product prototype and how with the right team and software, you can do it yourself! However, when you need to mass produce your prototype, it's time to check out your options.

Prototyping and manufacturing your new product are two key steps in the process of going from idea to selling-and-shipping. For entrepreneurs, startups and small vendors, a likely option will be to outsource.

The process of finding, vetting and selecting a manufacturer, however, can be daunting and fraught:
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How to Make a Product Prototype in Five Steps

Product Prototype IdeaSo, you've come up with a brilliant business idea that will launch your entrepreneurial dreams. The next step, however, is creating a product prototype. In fact, it could make or break whether your dreams come true.

A product prototype is essential to pitching your business idea because most of the time investors won't give you money without seeing your idea in physical form.

In this blog post, I explain (in five steps) how to make a product prototype. Now, not every entrepreneur or business professional has thousands of dollars to spend on manufacturing hundreds of prototypes. So for this blog post, I focus on creating multiple prototypes using only a 3D printer.
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6 Tips On Getting Funding for Your Engineering Research

Research is essential for advancement. However, finding proper funding for it is hard. Most researchers need it - doctoral students, postgraduates, senior researchers and so on.

Even though governments and charities offer money, there are still too many researchers for that funding to be enough. That’s why you need to learn to find and apply for funding on your own. Here is how:

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