Let the old trees die

Let the old trees die

While the global finance crisis might be showing some signs of improvement, the outlook for the entrepreneur is still bleak. Without easy access to capital, entrepreneurs cannot grow. A forest without new growth will age quickly just like an economy without new growth will fall. While governments around the world are busy propping up old businesses in order to save jobs, they might just be missing an important point. Old forests are supposed to die in order to make way for the new.

Winner of prestigious European Venture Award

Winner of prestigious European Venture Award

Background Info: RPR Technologies has been an Xelerator client for the past 3 years. In 2006 Rick Salmon took over as CEO for RPR in order to help the founders get their patented prototype on the market. The first thing Xelerator did was to assemble a professional Board of Directors and to raise the initial seed financing needed to launch the company. By the end of 2006 the first products were shipped and in 2007 the company passed break-even. Today RPR employs 6 people, has established sales channels in North…