After college, I want to join a company that develops and commissions the construction of a new type of power plants. My goal is to move up to the upper management and maybe even become CEO. Should I major in MechE or systems engineering?

I'm very passionate about getting clean energy deployed on a large scale, and there's this newish start up that's claiming it can do so. It's recieved a hefty amount of backing, has operated a demo plant, and is building a commercial plant that'll hopefully be done by 2022. I want to join the company and move into some of the higher up positions once I graduate from college. Any advice on how I should do this? What should I be majoring in? Please note that I'd also be acquiring my MBA in college alongside and major I pick. Also, whichever of the two options (MechE or systems) I don't major it, I'd likely try to minor in that.

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What does one call the type of raising capital when one sells a royalty per sale for a given amount of time/sales?

I've seen it on Shark Tank, when Mr. O'Leary asks for (x)$ per sale for the next (n) sales. Obviously he wants this in addition to equity but I was just interested to know what one calls this "promise". I mean there are bank loans, debentures, shares etc. Is there a name for selling "royalty"? Or does one just call it royalty? Thanks in advance!

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Got an SAAS idea, don’t know what type of coding language I should use.

I’ve had this idea for a while now and as it involves my industry, I can notice that there is significant demand for this service. For context, it will be similar to craigslist or eBay, it will connect buyers to sellers.

I have learnt very basic HMTL, CSS and decided to skip JavaScript and jump right into Python. I’ve been recommended Python numerous times so I decided to start practicing and looking up courses yesterday. I don’t know too much on Python but am I on the right track? Is Python necessary for building a service similar to Craigslist or eBay? Tips or advice?

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[DreaMed in Yahoo Finance] DreaMed’s Automated Insulin Delivery Technology Is Featured in Medtronic’s New System Bringing Its Vision of Helping People With Type 1 Diabetes to Life

DreaMed Diabetes is announcing the use of its Artificial Pancreas algorithm in Medtronic’s new CE Marked MiniMed 780G Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop system. Collaboration between Medtronic and DreaMed dates back to 2015, when the two companies signed an exclusive worldwide development and license agreement.

Read more here.

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Where can I contact manufacturers? Is there an “Alibaba” type of site for North America?

I've been talking on Alibaba but we want to see what's available in Mexico and the United States. Should I just contact random companies that manufacture products like ours or is there an "Alibaba" type of site for North America? We want to see our options and do you guys prefer having local manufacturers or does it not matter to you?

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How do you find an alternative funding/angel/mezzanine/”rich uncle” type of investor?


I have been on a bit of journey for the past few months seeking information and advice on how to go about finding some special funding for a business I would like to start.

I'm trying to get into Commercial Lending. Essentially become a broker for commercial loans for anything from small businesses needing capital to expand, cover payroll, purchase inventory to commercial real estate investors going after their next big acquisition. The commercial capital market is far from saturated and with over 200 million small businesses in the U.S. combined with the economic impact this whole COVID epidemic has had, demand for capital for small businesses is everywhere!

Anyway, I've stumbled across a company that provides effectively a "business in a box" training program that helps entrepreneurs get their own LLC started and trained to become their own Commercial Finance company. The training has a hefty tuition but this type of business can easily make back the cost of tuition fairly quickly. In fact, professionals who have been operating in this industry for a couple of years make well into 6-figures.

My proposition is simple. If I can find an investor who will cover the tuition cost for me, I will double that investment in one year (or less). Basically, you get to help a young entrepreneur kickstart his dream career while doubling your money in one year! Its a win-win!

I have been networking on LinkedIn like crazy and those who actually entertain the idea tend to tell me its not within their wheelhouse or they do the typical investor move and just fall off the face of the earth and stop responding to me. And I am not going to chase after them. I know this is an attractive enough opportunity to the right investor. However, I just don't know how to source someone who entertains the more angel/mezzanine/"rich uncle" type of investments.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time!

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Freelance Writing – A Flexible Type Of Work The Job

A working mom like to learn time management planning by establishing her working hours home and placing her schedule in a conspicuous home. This shall inform her family when she costs nothing. She can set a timer to know when her working hours are higher than. She must work when the rest from the family is busy their own own personal things. For example, she’ll work the particular children’s nap time or when they are at school. When she is through, she should turn off her computer to do not be tempted to see back efficient.

Select a home business which liable to earn a wider percentage of profits per sale. Regardless of the home business you decide on, are able to start by charging fair prices and quality cures. With excellent customer service, your customers will remain loyal, then consider raising prices slightly, hence making profits. As a home business owner, the larger the traffic, the higher the profits and therefore the better about your business.

A great home based business tip you should do is efficient as professionally as hand calculators. A website that looks unkempt and unprofessional may drive customers away. Get ideas business professional sites, so talked about how much how to create an one.

Like many work personal home sites, I list an awful lot of companies which hire people to work from home perhaps somewhat ordinarily. I always hope it’s a clean, scam free list, but I can’t guarantee it because companies and websites change rights. You shouldn’t be limiting yourself to my lists or anyone else’s lists anyhow. Possibilities a lot of opportunities out which never make it onto any list as they quite simply don’t go off that many times. You need appear for at more options.

This company employs stay focused with home workers to cash from home while taking sales and customer service calls their own clients. The staff are paid on a per hour basis and around per an hour. Following an application for along with this company, the applicants are likely to pay experience check fee of .

If you tell people what you choose to do with your new work at home job then typically. It is up to you as to whether or not you will end a money target or not. People may know you’re doing alright nevertheless don’t want to find out how well you are trying.

This company hires the home workers as independent contractors. The applicants are supposed to pay an arrest background check fee of or even more. The company has openings for licensed insurance agents to do variety of tasks like: bilingual customer service, outbound sales and financial new services. For the agents to work for specific clients, they need be certified.

Bake and Cook – Most moms know easy methods to cook and they cook wonderfully. If the foods you bake or cook are enjoyed the by family members members but also other people, you can definitely earn a few bucks from your skills. You can transform a small space photos lawn inside food not function. You can also offer cooking and catering facilities. This will require in order to go out at times but can certainly stay within your house most of the time while waiting for calls from clients.

Preorder/Prelaunch Sales? What type of disclosure is needed?

Im adding an option for users to pre order my product. There is a basic free signup CTA, then i also have a CTA for customers willing to preorder before launch. It's a 10$ + cost, gives guaranteed access to alpha, beta, free 6 month premium sub once fully op.

It will explain that this is more like a donation, because well nothing is for certain and i dont want to be in court for the next 5 years.

So besides explaining this around my cta and on the payment page, what are the legal terms and condition one might embed to protect myself? Yes i will confirm with legal, but need to do some of my own diligence first, so i can get a clearer grasp moving forward.

ANyone have any experience/articles/keyword terms i can research? TY

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Creating a new type of user feedback community based model

Interested in anyone's experience of user feedback models other than the traditional user interview type model.

Unifimoney is trying something that we think is different but we are keen to learn alternative models or peoples experience with these. We are building a community of users, drawn from our waitlist. We are putting everyone on a Slack channel and the idea is to co-opt these users into our design process. We will start small but would like to get to several hundred users by October when we go into a broader launch mode.

We are recruiting a diverse set of individuals and sharing with them our demos, thoughts, value propositions etc. getting their feedback and engaging in ongoing dialogue with them. The big difference is that we intend to work with this group over the long term. Really get to know them and visa versa. So we get time series data not just point feedback.

Has anyone tried this community approach? lessons learned? success and failures?


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What Type of Entity Should We Become

Hey everyone! My friend and I are in the process of starting up a SaaS company, but we do not know what type of business to start up. Currently, only the two of us are working, but we plan on hiring employees when our business gets a bit bigger. I was thinking of creating a LLC and electing to be taxed as an S corp after hiring employees. Does this sound like a wise decision? Thanks!

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