March 29, 2017

Scott Shane


Scott Shane

Scott Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of nine books, including:

Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By
Finding Fertile Ground: Identifying Extraordinary Opportunities for New Ventures


From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company

Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs


Fool’s Gold: The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America

He is the Editor of the Small Business Research Center at Small Business Trends.

He is also a member of the Northcoast Angel Fund in the Cleveland area. You can reach him at Scott “dot” shane “at” Case “dot” edu.


How to Find Qualified IT Firms Fast

How to Find Qualified IT Firms Fast

Proper vetting of IT firms can save your small business from a lot of future trouble including wasted time and money. Here's how to find qualified IT firms.


The Dark Side of Deal-by-Deal Carry

The Dark Side of Deal-by-Deal Carry

Deal-by-deal carry often yields very different returns from fund-level carry. Discover the benefits, and the downsides, of this investment vehicle.


When Things Go Bad in a Startup

When Things Go Bad in a Startup

When things go bad in a startup, the best response is to rationally evaluate your alternatives. Don't criticize the founders and ask for your money back.


In what is sure to become a classic PR disaster, see how Uber's and Lyft's responses to President Trump's executive order on refugee travel differed.

Lyft vs. Uber: A Case Study in Founder PR

In what is sure to become a classic PR disaster, see how Uber's and Lyft's responses to President Trump's executive order on refugee travel differed.


Increasing the number of venture capital opportunities by itself is not enough. What really matters is your deal flow quality.

Making Deal Flow More Helpful

Increasing the number of venture capital opportunities by itself is not enough. What really matters is your deal flow quality.






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