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Andrew Zacharakis Biography
Andrew "Zach" Zacharakis is the John H. Muller, Jr. Chair for Entrepreneurship. Zacharakis' primary research areas include the venture capital process and entrepreneurial growth strategies.

The editors of Journal of Small Business Management selected "Differing Perceptions of New Venture Failure" as the 1999 best article. Zacharakis' dissertation The Venture Capital Investment Decision received the 1995 Certificate of Distinction from the Academy of Management and Mr. Edgar F. Heizer recognizing outstanding research in the field of new enterprise development. Zacharakis has been interviewed in newspapers nationwide including The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has also appeared on the Bloomberg Small Business Report and has been interviewed on National Public Radio. Zacharakis has taught seminars to leading corporations, such as Boeing, Met Life, Lucent and Intel. He has also taught executives in countries worldwide, including Chile, Australia, China, ...
· William D. Bygrave Biography
Dr. Bygrave joined The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College in 1985 and directed it from 1993 to 1999. He was also the director of the annual Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference in 1994 and 1995. He teaches and researches entrepreneurship, specifically financing of startup and growing ventures. Dr. Bygrave spent the 1992-1993 academic year at INSEAD where he introduced an MBA course in Entrepreneurial Finance and led a pan-European team from eight nations that studied entrepreneurs' attitudes toward realizing value and harvesting their companies. One of the outcomes of that research was the initiative that led to the founding of EASDAQ (the European equivalent of NASDAQ). In 1997, he and Michael Hay at the London Business School started the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which examines the entrepreneurial competitiveness of nations.

Dr. Bygrave has founded a venture-capital-backed high-tech company, managed a division...
Babson College
2007-03-16 613 pages ID: 772 Rating: 
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Description: [From Amazon] How do you come up with a good idea for a business? What are the unique marketing challenges that you'll face? How do you acquire the necessary financing? Written by one of the biggest names in the field, this book will arm readers with the knowledge to turn inspiration into results. It explores the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship so that readers will have the necessary tools to start their own businesses. Critical steps are explained in an engaging style that helps make complex issues easy to understand.
* Integrates case studies throughout the chapters to show readers how the information is applied in the real world.
* Outlines successes as well as failures to paint a realistic picture of the difficulties involved in starting a business.
* Discusses how to recognize opportunities and formulate a winning strategy.
* Explains how to create a business plan and build pro forma financial statements.
* Covers how to acquire equity financing and getting access to funds.