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Start-Up Company

A company in its earliest stage of development, usually before its IPO. Start-up companies concentrate on product development and build-up of capitalization. Nearly all start-up companies operate at a loss, at least at first. Some start-ups go through a period where they have no revenue at all. Start-ups spend their time perfecting their business plans and developing products that will eventually be sold on the open market. Most start-ups rely on venture capital or loans to continue operations during this phase. See also: Payout period, Dot-com bubble.

start-up company

A new business.
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The conference was focused on the interests of entrepreneurs and covered, among other topics, new areas for venture capital investments, alternative models of financing startup companies during their early stages, critical decisions in the process of establishing a company, decision-making at the intersection of growth and maturation of a startup company.
The conference will focus on the interests of entrepreneurs and will cover, among other topics, new areas for venture capital investments, alternative models of financing startup companies during their early stages, critical decisions in the process of establishing a company, decision-making at the intersection of growth and maturation of a startup company.
These risks and uncertainties include the company's status as a startup company with uncertain profitability, need for significant capital, uncertainty concerning market acceptance of its products, competition, limited service and manufacturing facilities, dependence on technological developments and protection of its intellectual property.