Friday, November 14, 2008

Start Up Resources:

Are you a student with a business idea? Then sounds like a site you need to check out. Here a description of the site:

The public launch - taking place on November 1, 2008 - comes at a time when university students are facing a rapidly changing hiring landscape, and more and more are turning to alternative career paths such as entrepreneurship. CEO Travis May says the following: “While most graduates of leading universities in recent years have gravitated towards jobs on Wall Street and in management consulting, the current climate has caused many students to reconsider their path. gives students the opportunity to explore an entrepreneurial career instead.”


The website also helps investors, law firms, and other service providers identify top startups. Steven Welch, a partner at DreamIt Ventures, used the beta version to find members for the first class of its incubator program. Welch says: “ is an excellent tool for aspiring entrepreneurs. It provides a mechanism to network with top-caliber people of diverse backgrounds, along with valuable resources to help guide entrepreneurs through the rough waters of starting a business. It will help many aspiring entrepreneurs, now more than ever.”
What we have here is a site for student entrepreneurs to meet professional help and for the businesses and professionals meet entrepreneurs.

There is a preview of the site here. The site has a blog that gives a thumbnail sketch of businesses belonging to the site (and that is a bit different of a format for a blog).