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The Fastest, cheapest way to take your Startup Public

It’s tough to raise money from your friends and family to finance your startup. You’ve got visions of greatness and that look of money in your eyes. Your sales pitch is full of excitement and dreams. Convincing your friends and family, however, only some of whom may be able to afford or envision your dream, is a scary proposition. Then comes the caveat to them — I have an idea but no product yet!

After you’ve gone that first and most logical fundraising route, you start going after angel investors and venture capital (VC) guys. Doing a pitch to VCs is daunting at best and usually a waste of time. …


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This article is not a political swipe or advocating for one country over another. It’s simply some observations from a Canadian who perceives the US, China and others as going through formidable change.

The world has changed and geopolitics, national economies and the environment have altered the way we trade, work and live.

We are in the midst of a Tech War just as the USA signed a comprehensive trade deal with Canada/US/Mexico then with China. In fact, the first salvos indicating a tech war were fired at Chinese tech giant, Huawei, supposedly over their 5G technology. Huawei is a prime example of global tech tensions. …


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I’ve been getting a lot of flack lately because of my support for the Chinese giant Huawei. Clearly there are many reasons floating around as to why Huawei should be ignored, boycotted, sued and a variety more equally severe actions. Why is this business being rebuked by so many people? It’s one thing for the US government to attack Huawei as part of its ongoing trade war with China. It’s another thing completely for individuals to be rejecting the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment.

As a member of the media and a business analyst, I was invited to attend (virtually) the Huawei Global Analyst Summit, where I listened to two days of technical roundtables. Why? Because I wanted to know more about machine learning and AI as it relates to 5G. My friends and colleagues are not keen on the 5G network. I’ve had terrible comments attached to anything I’ve mentioned on social media that was positive about this company. …


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5G (the fifth-generation cellular technology) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been two of the most disruptive, maligned and misunderstood technologies of our time. Critics of 5G will tell you that 5G will fry your brain while those for AI believe AI will replace your brain. What a conundrum!

Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World (set in a dystopian London) wrote about the dehumanizing aspects of scientific progress. He was friends of another like-minded author/theorist George Orwell, well-known of course for his book “Nineteen Eight-Four”. One can see how progress if out of control can cause chaos and ruin.

Misconception and Fear About the Health Risk of…


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At the moment, we all know how Covid-19 is affecting our daily lives. Social distancing, impossible travel conditions and much more. Have you considered what is in store for us after the virus?

Our society will attempt normality, but many things will be forever affected that we used to take for granted.

10 Trends to Watch

  • Banknotes — I can’t remember the last time I had cold, hard cash in my hands. No one is taking cash. Liquor stores and carry-outs all want plastic. …


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Pixabay, Sasin Tipchai

I met some interesting people a couple of months ago. They told me about bonds and how bonds could finance my green project without taking equity. Seriously?

Living in Canada, I expressed surprise that bonds, let alone “green” ones, were not part of my lexicon. Of course, I’m very familiar with typical funding sources-friends and family, angel investors and venture capital rounds-but bonds were not something I knew much about, and this is coming from someone who worked in private equity financing.

The Green Bond Market

There are a lot of misconceptions about bonds in Canada. They live in oblivion. No one knows how to find them, access them, how to get one or even what to expect from a bond. …


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Quantum based-Nanotechnology Replaces Rechargeable Batteries

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — March 6, 2020, Syphon Nanotech Inc. announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LEO-RDA Ltd. and LM&TH Ltd of Puebla, Mexico, to produce battery replacement prototypes for their electric bicycles and their ‘Thalia’ model electric vehicle.

“There is no doubt that our technology will revolutionize everything that currently uses a rechargeable battery”, said Gary Bizzo, Syphon Nanotech’s CEO.

Syphon Nanotech Inc. (Automotive), a subsidiary of The Syphon Institute for Quantum Studies, is a corporation with headquarters in Vancouver and laboratories in Winnipeg. The company has developed an electrostatic generator that takes charged CO 2 particles from the atmosphere and converts them using proprietary technology into energy while reducing Green House Gases (GHG). …


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I’ve been working with several of my New York Institute of Technology MBA students in various practicums I’ve setup. I’m finding a lot of them have extensive backgrounds and studies in supply chain management. For someone who consults with many corporations, both large and small, I must admit that when they started using terms like ERP and MRP, I had to look them up.

All manufacturers, big or small, need Material Requirement Planning or MRP software. An MRP system intends to simultaneously ensure raw materials are available for production and that finished products are available for customers. MRP systems also help production managers maintain the lowest possible levels of raw material as well as products in-store. …


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I’ve been working with several of my New York Institute of Technology MBA students in various practicums I’ve setup. I’m finding a lot of them have extensive backgrounds and studies in supply chain management. For someone who consults with many corporations, both large and small, I must admit that when they started using terms like ERP and MRP, I had to look them up.

All manufacturers, big or small, need Material Requirement Planning or MRP software. An MRP system intends to simultaneously ensure raw materials are available for production and that finished products are available for customers. MRP systems also help production managers maintain the lowest possible levels of raw material as well as products in-store. …


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I’ve written about One World Lithium in September 2017 and again in 2018. In 2019, the Company became dually listed with a quotation on the OTCQB, and it remains trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. It owns a fascinating lithium property in Mexico. OWL’s Salar del Diablo now encompasses 103,450 hectares or 400 square miles that is the same size of Chile’s Salar de Atacama, with some of the same geological characteristics.

On June 26, 2018, One World Lithium announced that geophysical and geochemical results for their Salar del Diablo lithium site in Baja, Mexico, produced significantly better results than expected. …

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Gary C. Bizzo

Business Startup Specialist, Global Social Media Influencer, Forbes Top 25 Small Business Accounts on Twitter. Richtopia's Top 100 Global Influencers 2018

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