On-line version ISSN 0120-8160
Entrepreneurship and company creation have turned to be one of the principal strategies to define the existing policies focused on socio-economic development; however, one of the commonest barriers of entrepreneurial consolidation and development is based on the actual use of resources by entrepreneurs and new- born company managers to conclude their projects. In the last few years, at world level, different proposals and frameworks have been made to solve problems generated by alternatives of risk capital, which are actually in a developmental stage in Colombia. This article shows some of the research project's results made by EAN Entrepreneurship research group and Sabana university Entrepreneurial culture group, with the support of Colciencias science, technology and innovation administrative department, showing characteristics, needs and perceptions of entrepreneurs when dealing with the financing of entrepreneurial initiatives and projects.
Keywords : Entrepreneurship; Company creation; New company financing; Venture capital.