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.


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.


Like kids, entrepreneurs have a desire to understand problems and solve them. How do we ensure that people don't lose this natural entrepreneurial thinking?

Why My Kids Are More Entrepreneurial Than Me

Like kids, entrepreneurs have a desire to understand problems and solve them. How do we ensure that people don't lose this natural entrepreneurial thinking?


Startup investors need to ask the right questions to mitigate risk. Here are 5 key considerations to add to your VC due diligence checklist.

Why Startup Investors Do Due Diligence

Startup investors need to ask the right questions to mitigate risk. Here are 5 key considerations to add to your VC due diligence checklist.


Taking the Valuation Curve Seriously - A Startup Valuation Method

Taking the Valuation Curve Seriously

This startup valuation method offers a rough approach using the relationship between valuation and traction for early stage companies.


The Salary-Equity Trade Off

The Salary-Equity Trade Off

The choice for a startup is: pay higher compensations or accept external funding and investment. Learn more about the salary-equity trade off.


Anything that gets super amounts of attention from kids is worth a look. Discover why you might want to plan to invest in Snapchat if it goes public.

Why I Want an Allocation of Snap

Anything that gets super amounts of attention from kids is worth a look. Discover why you might want to plan to invest in Snapchat if it goes public.





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