1 Successful founding and financing of nanotechnology companies 2 Am I an entrepreneur? Do I have what it takes? 3 How well do I understand the market for my product idea? 4 What kinds of financing are available for new business ventures? 5 How do I identify the right venture capital investor for me? 6 How do I pitch my idea to a venture capital investor? 7 What are the key steps to closing a deal with a venture capital investor? 8 What does a good business plan look like?