Book Release: HD66: search for a cure or a killer?
a startup mystery
HD66: search for a cure or a killer? is available on Amazon in paperback and digital format. I wrote the book to combine the dynamic world of startups and the creative freedom of fiction. I chose the genre of murder mystery because the intrigue of crime fits perfectly into the ups and downs of an early stage venture. I was inspired by many of my entrepreneurial friends who encouraged me, saying things like, “If only people knew that a startup is high drama!” My book weaves together entrepreneurship, science, healthcare, and social innovation into a new genre – “startup mystery.” I hope that you enjoy reading it!
I’m all about entrepreneurship, to: support, encourage, and inspire. I work with entrepreneurs and practice entrepreneurship by focusing on what I call the “five stars:”
- The entrepreneur
- The kernel (idea)
- The business (opportunity, market, customers)
- Traction and growth
- The future
Since 2011, I have been giving advice to early-stage entrepreneurs on my NewVenturist blog. My latest effort is to try and condense everything that I think an early-stage entrepreneur should know when starting his/her new venture. Called “Startup Briefs,” the posts will be combined into a short book of less than 50 pages.
Startup Briefs post #13, Stock options
Too many entrepreneurs don’t understand stock options: how they work, when to issue them, and to whom. Let’s demystify stock options. What you need to understand at first is that stock options are an alternative to regular stock grants. As discussed in a previous post, Funding the nitty gritty, post #6 of “Startup Briefs,” I recommend that the first stock grants to founders take the form of restricted stock so that the person receiving the grant is tied to the company by time.
“Going Deep With Aaron” podcast, “Babs Carryer teaches entrepreneurship around the world”
HD66 Book signings: Tazza D’Oro, January 28
- Women in Innovation and Technology Symposium, Washington University, February 28, information here
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, March 2, registration and information here
International: Brazil – Guest professor of entrepreneurship for graduate students and faculty at UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), and presentations of “Concept to Commercialization” and “Training Engineers for Commercialization” at the 9th International Symposium for Industrial Engineering (IX Symposio Internacional de Ingenieria Industrial: Actualidad y Nuevas Tendencias)