Saturday, May 3, 2008

IdeaCrossing---Connecting Entrepreneurs,Investors,VCs

What Company Is Offering:
IdeaCrossing’s mission is to create the connections that build businesses. They do this by helping Entrepreneurs find the assistance and investment capital they need to launch promising new business ventures, while simultaneously serving the Angel and Venture Capital Community by identifying and screening new investment opportunities. IdeaCrossing also provides greater visibility to the numerous assets located throughout a given region, including universities, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, foundations, and professional service providers.

How It Works:

Upon registration, you will be required to provided the following personal information: first and last name, username and password, screen name, title, email address, business address, phone number; and the following company information: company name, website, description, number of employees in your company, years in business, industry, and logo if desired. You will also be asked to read and agree to the Term of Use and asked your preferences regarding receipt of IdeaCrossing and JumpStart emails.

For Entrepreneurs, Investors, Service Providers and Business Mentors, connections are key. IdeaCrossing offers the intersection where ideas meet capital, where deal flow flourishes, and where resources, services and support facilitate growth and opportunities. As a Registered User, you will have access to a customizable Resource Center complete with current news, articles, event listings, and a service directory. You can also participate in ongoing dialogue with other registered Users through the Resource Center Discussion Forums. By registering and creating a profile as an Entrepreneur, Investor or Business Mentor your profile will be subject to matching through Elise, the IdeaCrossing matching engine.

The funding resources available through IdeaCrossing are dependent on the Investors who post Investment Profiles. Sources we expect to become available through IdeaCrossing are equity, grants and loans.

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