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Startup Culture

Open Letter To Students Planning To Startup

Vishwarath Reddy | Posted 12.19.2016 | College
Vishwarath Reddy

So you want to startup? I have been there. I failed for many reasons, much of which was attributed to the fact that we had very less knowledge about various aspects of building and selling the product. However I learned a lot in this journey from my success and subsequent failure.

Life's Lesson: Why I'm Learning We Never Really Left the Classroom

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

It was this weird rush. Like everything that I wasn't was suddenly brought to my eyes all at one time. There I stood in the store, looking for a gift...

Silicon Valley, Please Don't Forget the Rest of America

Andrew_Yang | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact

You're more than economic actors -- you're cultural carriers. You exhale the essence of Silicon Valley each day. You have seen what's possible and made it happen. Simply meeting you and talking to you will open our minds.

Inaction Is Tacit Approval: Why I Deleted My Uber Account

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Lisa Abeyta

I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.

Why Nonprofits Are Replicating -- And Winning With -- The Startup Model

Mashable | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

The Beespace office feels spare and minimalistic, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Painted pipes and girders line the warehouse-l...

5 Things Entrepreneurs Need From Their Cities

Rana Florida | Posted 06.21.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

Every city hopes to attract the next Facebook, Google, Instagram or Twitter. To lure such startups, they follow the same route -- cutting taxes, easing regulations, and in general trying to create a business-friendly climate. But what are entrepreneurs really looking for in a city?

Breaking Boundaries: From UA to CGI U

Meicen Sun | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Meicen Sun

It was a little over a year after I won the 2012 Undergraduate Award when I got accepted to the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference. The acceptance came as a surprise. Used to reading books and writing papers, I'd long held the mistaken belief that the so-called start-up culture was an antithesis of academia.

9 Startup Habits That Will Make You Twice As Successful

Posted 02.26.2014 | Small Business

By Shane Snow, Contently This post first appeared on The Content Strategist. When I left journalism school, I and half of the grad students in m...

Leveraging Diversity: 9 Insights From the Startup World

Claire Topalian | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Claire Topalian

"As more people recognize the benefits -- not just the social impact -- of encouraging diversity within communities, markets and companies, we could be seeing a mainstream shift."

Why Have Tech Companies Stopped Trying to Solve Big Problems?

Charlie Kim | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Charlie Kim

Today, most tech companies try and solve problems in 12-14 months, boast their success, then try and exit. How did this happen?

What Should You Look for in an Internship at a Startup

David Thielen | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
David Thielen

Here's what to do to find an internship at a startup that pays off -- a fun summer, an interesting summer, and a giant step toward a great job upon graduating.

How Start-Up Culture Can Change the World

Judith Clegg | Posted 01.13.2013 | Small Business
Judith Clegg

I wonder what life would be like if institutions took on some of these ways of working and values? I think it would be better. I think that start-up culture can change the world.

LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Shares 20 Years of Insights

Renee Blodgett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Technology
Renee Blodgett

Reid Hoffman is one of my favorite entrepreneurs in the technology industry.

Entrepreneurs Should Think Globally Far Beyond Silicon Valley's Borders

Renee Blodgett | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Renee Blodgett

For those solely focused in Silicon Valley, perhaps it's time to think a little more global. With more expansive thinking will come additional resources, capital and creativity not to mention interesting culture, social benefits and economic development.

The Pay-It-Forward Culture

Steve Blank | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The short life cycle of startups in Silicon Valley has reinforced the idea that the long term relationships that lasted was with a network of people -- much larger than those in your current company.