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¿Qué es SeedRocket?
SeedRocket es la iniciativa para emprendedores de referencia en España, fundada por un grupo de emprendedores senior -los mentores- del sector TIC, business angels e inversores de Capital Riesgo que se han unido para ayudar en la creación de equipos y proyectos en las primeras fases de desarrollo que, en general, son las más duras del proyecto.
¿Por qué el nombre “SeedRocket”?
Es una metáfora de lo que hacemos: ayudamos a proyectos en fase semilla a salir disparados como un cohete.
¿Para qué tipo de empresas es SeedRocket?
Dentro de SeedRocket tienen cabida todos aquellas startups en fase inicial que estén relacionadas con el sector de Internet o Mobile.
¿Cómo podemos conseguir financiación para nuestra startup?
Para poder acceder a la red de mentores, business angels e inversores de SeedRocket, participa en uno de los Campus de Emprendedores inscribiéndo la startup que estés desarrollando. Si en este momento no hay ninguna convocatoria abierta, contacta con nosotros y veremos cómo podemos ayudarte.
También puedes apuntarte a nuestros talleres de formación gratuitos para emprendedores y conocernos.
¿Una sola persona puede emprender un proyecto?
Sí, aunque deberá tener en cuenta que fundar una empresa implica mucho trabajo para una sola persona y que, aunque no es determinante, los inversores suelen apostar por equipos consolidados y multidisciplinares.
¿Cuál es la capacidad de inversión que tiene SeedRocket?
Nos focalizamos en proyectos en fases iniciales, y la primera ronda de inversión por parte de los mentores es de entre 20.000€ y 120.000€. Tras ésta y tras pasar la etapa de aceleración, organizamos un Investors’ Day en la que las startups levantan rondas entre 150.000€ y 500.000€.
¿Hace falta tener la empresa constituida para presentarme a las convocatorias de SeedRocket?
No, no es necesario.
¿Tiene algún coste participar en SeedRocket?
No, tanto el Campus de Emprendedores como todos los recursos de know-how y mentoring que aporta el equipo de Seedrocket y sus mentores es gratuito. Tampoco nos llevamos un % de equity del proyecto.
Si una startup no necesita el dinero, ¿tiene sentido SeedRocket? ¿Qué más aporta SeedRocket?
El acceso a inversión es sólo una pequeña parte de lo que aporta SeedRocket. El apoyo adicional que proporciona SeedRocket incluye las relaciones con los principales socios, además del acceso a una red de empresas proveedoras de servicios (hosting, gestoría, consultoría lopd, soporte jurídico…) a unos precios muy competitivos.
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16 Making your daughter get down from the top of the monkey bars, simply because it makes you nervous. Yes, she’s done it a million times safely, and she’ll likely do it again, but who says you have to watch? Your comfort level counts, too!
17 Making the grandparents take them to “Disney on Ice.” It’s torture for you, but for them, it’s a future memory they’ll cherish forever. What’s the problem?
18 Tossing their artwork. After you’ve saved the truly superior thumb pots and the especially sentimental glitter collages, you will still have a heap of crafts the size of Mount Etna. Fill up a big black Hefty bag after they’re asleep, pour yourself some wine, and then watch Hoarders. You’ll feel better instantly.
19 Being psyched that the best friend you never liked has moved to another state. You’re not happy your daughter is upset, of course, and you’ll help her through it. But being secretly pleased that you won’t ever have to host Little Miss Caitlin Who Gets to Wear Belly Shirts for a sleepover again doesn’t make you a bad person.
20 Neglecting to videotape his role as “third planet from the sun” in the school solar system pageant. There will be other, more important achievements, and you can bet your son won’t notice.
21 Letting it slip that the tooth fairy was actually her daddy. You didn’t destroy her childhood innocence. You let her in on a grown up secret that she must never, ever tell her little brother, which makes her feel mature and important.The field was expanded to include more than 5,000 runners who were prevented from finishing in 2013 because two bombs exploded near the finish line, and also to accommodate increased interest in the 2014 race.
“The BAA is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon,” BAA executive director Tom Grilk said in a news release. “The rolling admission schedule will provide runners with the fastest qualifying times in their age and gender group the ability to have their entry accepted in an orderly and systematic manner. We understand many marathoners and qualifiers want to run Boston in 2014, and we appreciate the support and patience that the running community has demonstrated because of the bombings that occurred this past Spring.”
Registration will again be conducted on a rolling basis that gives priority to the fastest qualifiers.
The BAA explained the process as follows:
On Monday, September 9, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. ET. ET. If space remains after this initial period, then on Monday, September 23 registration will re open to anyone who meets the qualifying standards. Registration will remain open until the maximum field size is reached.
The Globe’s Shira Springer has more details on today’s announcement in her story here.
Ty Velde is a 15 time Boston qualifier who’s completed 11 consecutive Boston Marathons and 23 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 12th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
is a 19 time Dana Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization’s fund raising purposesTo say that we’ve had only a brief time to celebrate the health care reform victory in the Congress is an understatement. It has both defined the Obama presidency and revealed just how dysfunctional we are as a nation. fares as the dominant power of the 21st century, and if we can’t develop a national consensus on health care, jobs, education, and race, I don’t think we can compete. Plainly, to have Obama as president at this particular time in American history has to give lapsed Christians like me pause, because it’s hard to imagine someone better suited to take this country through this turbulent decade than he is. So divine intervention has to be seriously considered.
I come from a generation of black Americans who are somewhat paranoid about violence against black and progressive leadership. I was among the last Senate interns for Robert Kennedy, and still remember where I was when both Bobby and Martin Luther King were killed. So I was frightened for Obama when he was elected. That subsided with the general euphoria after his election and, more significantly, when the extraordinary, pragmatic approach of his presidency began to emerge decidedly centrist and, for advocates like me, almost maddeningly inattentive to the concerns of the very poor.
But all my concerns rushed back when I was down in Washington last week, listening and reading the signs of the protesters against health care. They went up even more with the racist attacks on black legislators and the bricks thrown through Democratic House members’ offices. This may only be the beginning of an escalation in vitriolic rhetoric and violence, so I’m getting myself emotionally ready for possible bad times.
But I think there are enormous reasons to hope. The recent polls show many Americans, despite their concerns, are beginning to understand and support health care and other efforts by the administration to dig us out of this recession. President Obama’s decision to take the program directly to the people to explain what it does protecting people with pre existing conditions and expanding coverage for the uninsured is a wise one. Plainly, despite the right wing attacks, people are willing to listen and make up their own minds.
One thing we hoped to get before Congress and the White House is the necessity of protecting individual health care consumers in the new health environment. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have stories of how difficult it is to deal with their HMO, particularly when it refuses to pay for all or part of a doctor’s bill or denies access to certain treatments or drugs. In the new health care world, these problems are sure to increase exponentially, particularly because the public option was tossed out in order to get the bill through the Congress.
The Community Service Society (CSS) has been down in Washington for the last six months lobbying Senator Schumer and others to include language in the Health Reform Bill which calls for establishing local and state nonprofit ombuds programs to assist health care consumers in getting adequate coverage and assisting in resolving disputes with health providers if they can’t get satisfaction on their own. It’s incorporated in the bill at Sec. 1002. Much of our arguments in favor are based on the program developed by CSS, the Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program (MCCAP), a New York City Council initiative which has operated for a decade, assisting nearly 130,000 New Yorkers with their health care coverage. See MCCAP Annual Report 2009.
Programs like MCCAP are almost certainly required in virtually every community in America if the promise of health care reform is actually going to be able to reach every American, particularly the poor and vulnerable. Ombuds programs will also prevent the inevitable glitches in the expansion of health care from being turned into arguments by its opponents that expansion just doesn’t work.