Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
The submissions deadline for Startup Open, a featured competition at 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week that recognizes startups with high-growth potential, closes today. Entrants can register at www.startupopen.com/register.
Entrepreneurs who have a “startup moment” between GEW 2010 and GEW 2011 (Nov. 22, 2010 to Nov. 20, 2011) are eligible to take part. A “startup moment” is anything that can be interpreted as the company is “open for business,” such as a business is incorporated; a first sale is completed or outside funding is secured.
By entering, startups will have the chance to be recognized as part of “the GEW 50” – 50 of the most promising ventures from around the world. Of these, one winner will be selected to receive an all-expenses paid trip to participate in Liverpool’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2012. A second winner will receive one year of mentoring from Redbox founding members and serial entrepreneurs Michael DeLazzer and Biju Kulathaka, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.