Knowledge Management: Forming an Internet Company

Daniel E. O'Leary

With the advent of the Internet, computer science has exploded on the "entrepeneurial" scene. Now, in addition to technical concepts related to intelligent agents, in some cases, researchers now need to be able to address issues of importance to venture capitalists. For example, computer science entrepreneurs need to know about business plans, venture capital and exit plans. This paper provides a brief summary of a case study of a firm going from an idea to a public firm. In addition, this paper provides a summary of some major points found in discussions with computer science faulty that have been involved with their own companies.

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