All entrepreneurship starts with an idea and a belief that one has a better way of solving a problem. To get the idea to market, cash needs to be deployed to forge the team, produce the product, find the customers and exchange product for money. There are a number of ways to fund ideas to market. Most important thing to note is that money is a commodity and not all funders are the same even if the money is the same. So you must pay attention to raise funding from sources that align with your mission, entrepreneurship style and which give you the most non-monetary support.