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The Thinkers

Growthink.com supplies start-up help for the digital marketplace.

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This story appears in the May 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Ok, so you're a go-getting, bright who needs help creating a to charm the pants off a generous VC. But you don¹t have the cash for a pricey consultant, so you call on the brigade of entrepreneurs from growthink.com LLC (formerly BestBizPlan.com), the launching pad for the digital marketplace.

Located in Venice, , this 10-month-old start-up, founded by University of California, MBAs Dave Lavinsky, 29, and Jay Turo, 31, allows Net start-ups to tap into the brains of its staff--also driven MBAs--at far lower rates than competitors. Co-developing the best plans, growthink.com has grown into an incubator-type model, taking start-ups through venture formation and providing funding and support services on an out-of-house basis. "We are basically a laboratory," says Lavinsky. "We take our clients' ideas and refine them based on the industries and the ." Their pricing model includes upfront cash and equity portions; the financing completion fee varies.

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