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From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

Equity Crowdfunding and Advertising: Be Careful What You Wish For

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

It is official -- on July 10th, 2013 the Security and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) lifted the ban for private offering advertising. This means that on...

Life Catalysts and Renewed Perspective on Taking Risks

Aron Susman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Aron Susman

With Father's Day having recently passed, it made me reflect even more (I do everyday) on my father who passed away almost 6 years ago. I began to thi...

The New Global Leader, Part III: Dr. André Domin, at the Beating Heart of the Bio Tech Revolution

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

"I firmly believe bio tech start-ups have to network globally -- both in a business and a scientific sense. Also, they need to work with externals -- business leaders, mentors, coaches, consultants -- to ramp up their sales, management and marketing skills."

The Good Old Days When Acquisition Meant Making Money...

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.28.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

It used to be, many years ago, that a person could start a business, grow that business into one where its products or services became attractive to p...

Why We Need to Fund and Build Leadership Capacity for Start-up Social Entrepreneurs

Hila Mehr | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Beyond business and leadership skills, the personal journey of the entrepreneur is an often overlooked but vital element of their future success.

Show Me the Money

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Emma L. Jones

For people starting a business, access to finance is perceived as difficult, not just because traditional lending is at an all-time low, but because starting a business is inherently time consuming.

In Crowd We Trust: My Trip to the White House 'Champions of Change' Ceremony for Crowdfunding Pioneers

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I have to confess, I've never believed in the camping by the White House -- trying to make the proverbial "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a ca...

A Modest Proposal: Thinking Outside the White Male Box

Hank Williams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Hank Williams

I have a modest proposal that could easily quadruple the inventive capacity of the country. It's simple, yet powerful, and with the right funding, it could be a game changer. The idea: let's completely remove the shopworn expression "think outside the box" from circulation for retooling.

Is It a Good Time to Start a Company?

Vivek Ranadivé | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Vivek Ranadivé

With potential customers thinking outside the box, plenty of affordable talent, and more cost-conscious buyers focusing on value over brand, it's actually a great time to start a business.

For Sharing Economy Start-Ups, a New, Social Currency

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Yuliya Neyman

As the sharing economy concept has emerged, fans have lauded the utilitarian nature of maximizing ownership of a good by splitting its use amongst several people.

Five Things Social Entrepreneurs Should Talk About

Cedric Hodgeman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Cedric Hodgeman

Being a social entrepreneur can be such a demanding effort that you may forget what's really important. You need to remember your best customers are the people who love you, your family and friends. Don't forget about yourself either.

Lessons Learned From an Influencer

David Cleary | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
David Cleary

Until very recently I wouldn't have called myself an avid social media user. Sure, I created a Facebook profile in 2006, at a time when a college email address was still required to sign up, but who didn't? The concept of the "social network" has changed a great deal since then.

Start-Up Chile: Growing Pains of the Chilecon Valley

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

Call it the Chilecon Valley or call it crazy. In 2010, the Chilean government launched Start-Up Chile's revolutionary pilot program in the hopes of positioning Chile as the innovation and entrepreneurship hub of Latin America.

Getting Back to Life at MIT and Kendall Square

Heidi Legg | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Heidi Legg

I am happy to have a story of building and innovation as we try to get back to normal and celebrate what we do best in this great City - rejuvenate and innovate.

Hackathon + "DEVELOPNEUR" = Best Seed-Stage Investment Opportunities?

Franck Nazikian | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

In my mind, as a seed-stage investor, there is one much more straightforward way to source potentially great developneurs able to create seed-stage investment opportunities: joining a Hackathon.

17-Year-Old Santa Clara University Grad Determined to Raise $1 Million in Venture Funding by Her 18th Birthday

Julia Cashen | Posted 04.19.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Brienne Ghafourifar wants to change the world. She believes "people everywhere should have the same access and opportunities to connect in meaningful ways and actualize their dreams."

5 Ways to Boost Morale on Your Start-up Team: Lessons From Company Connector

Joseph Bubman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Small Business
Joseph Bubman

Maintaining morale can pose an ongoing challenge, particularly when it feels like you have undertaken a Sisyphean effort burdened by a never-ending series of roadblocks. Here are five ways to boost morale on your start-up team. Founder's Message to Women: Ask For What You Want

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.

The Tech Alliances That Can Help Italy

Laura Kiss | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Laura Kiss

Italy is living through the worst crisis of its republican history and there is not much possibility of an end to it in the shortterm. The economy has...

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

Read With Me: SXSW Shingerview With Henrick Berggren, Founder of Readmill

David Shing | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
David Shing

When you come to an interactive conference you don't expect to be talking to start-ups about books. So I was pretty intrigued when I got introduced to a young founder doing just that.

Catherine New

LOOK: 9 Strange Things You Can Have Regularly Delivered To Your Home | Catherine New | Posted 03.11.2013 | Small Business

Even as newspapers and magazines lament the demise of subscribers, there seems to be no shortage of small businesses vying to deliver other goods to y...

New Civic Tech Jobs on the Horizon

Code for America | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAn incredible opportunity exists for local, state, and federal government to tap into the energy of technology startups to work more collaboratively and effectively, and you can get involved!

Why It's Time to Rev Up America's Innovation Engine

Valiant Lowitz | Posted 04.29.2013 | Small Business
Valiant Lowitz

What's the likelihood of Startup 3.0 passing the Congress? Given the demise of Startup 2.0, the odds are certainly against it. But let it be known to all who place politics before the well-being of America: Pass this bill now.