Summary of High Tech Start Up

The Complete Handbook for Creating Successful New High Tech Companies

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High Tech Start Up book summary
If that pregnant gleam in your eye means you want to give birth to your very own bouncing, baby tech firm, read this manual before you quit your day job.


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6 Applicability

3 Innovation

5 Style


Using enormous detail and plenty of case studies, John L. Nesheim presents a step-by-step plan for starting a new high tech company. Given the abundance of insider insights, his guidebook could be a critical part of your training if you are contemplating such a venture. (Although in light of the current atmosphere for new tech ventures, you might want to reconsider altogether.) But after reading this book, you’ll at least know what you’re getting yourself into before you make that first call to your newly acquired corporate attorney. Nesheim designed his book, also, to be informative for venture capitalists and corporate development managers who work with new ventures. Nesheim backs up his authoritative tone with plenty of facts and figures (updated in this year 2000 second edition) So, if that pregnant gleam in your eye relates to a bouncing, baby tech firm, getAbstract recommends this book as an essential part of your planning process, with the caveat that times have changed for start ups since this book went to press.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to launch a successful start-up;
  • How to develop an appealing business plan to attract venture capitalists; and
  • How to plan your Initial Public Offering.


Start ups and Their Funding
"High-growth ventures have emerged as economic power houses in the United States, generating thousands of jobs, diffusing technological knowledge and creating a culture of innovation that has ripple effects throughout every type of business organization. Indeed...
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About the Author

John L. Nesheim is an engineer and Silicon Valley veteran. He teaches entrepreneurship at Cornell University and other schools in Asia and Europe. Entrepreneurs, investors, governments, universities, corporations and Wall Street experts use his research findings on high tech start ups to increase their understanding of entrepreneurial effectiveness. He also runs

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