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I'm on the Air - on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Starting this Monday, March 9th 4-6pm Pacific Time I'll be on the radio hosting the Bay Area Ventures program on Sirius XM radio Channel 111 -- the Wh...

Startup 'Simply Aware' Aims to Improve Public Health With At-Home STD Testing

Carol J. Carter | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Unlike standard testing services that can be inconvenient and intrusive, Simply Aware is a testing service that provides access to certified lab testing in the comfort and privacy of the customers' own home.

How to Get a Lower Rent

Jack Garson | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Jack Garson

Nowadays, too many leases are 50-100 pages of complicated, mind-numbing provisions filled with costly traps for the unwary. No sane businessperson reads them. No wonder you overpay.

Going Against The Grain: The Story Of A Female Entrepreneur In Saudi Arabia

Carrie Rich | Posted 03.05.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Today I have the honor of interviewing Reema. Reema shares why and how she goes against the grain, taking risks in a culture where being a female entrepreneur is not the norm. I hope you gain inspiration from her story.

Female Founders Take On the Startup World

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

There was some really good advice coming outta the hashtag #FemaleFounders, so my team and I put together a Storify to put some of our favorites in one place (folks, it was really tough to only choose a few).

Young and Entrepreneurial: HackMatch Founder Dave Fontenot is leading the Hacker Renaissance

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
David Ongchoco

Hackathons are taking the world by storm, and at the forefront of this movement is former MHacks Organizer Dave Fontenot.

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.

Twitter Should Buy Meerkat

Kevin Siskar | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology
Kevin Siskar

Something different happened yesterday. While I was on Twitter one of the people I follow Matt Mazzeo @Mazzeo sent out a tweet that said:

Want Success? Get Over Yourself to Seize the Opportunity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 03.03.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Abeyta

No one else is going to pave the way for you to reach your dreams, and even when one dream slips away, there are still opportunities to reinvent yourself.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Steve Blank

By embracing lean, you can be assured you will be giving your students essential innovation skills they will use for the rest of their lives. You will see great startups focused on solving real customer problems emerge as well. This is an exciting journey and we are all right at the start.

5 Lessons From Cleveland Every City Should Use to Accelerate Ideas Into Reality

Nina Tomaro | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

Imagine Shark Tank meets Ted Talks, with 25 community members pitching their ideas for civic change to create positive impact in the Cleveland community. The pitches were broken down into 5 important categories for any city: Community Change, Economic Development, Educating for Tomorrow, Quality of Life, and Transformative Arts and Culture.

How To Build A Great Team On A Startup Budget

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.02.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's never easy and you'll always have to go back and make changes to your original team, but these strategies can help you overcome that first hurdle of startup teambuilding.

Investment Crowdfunding Draws a Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

It's getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that's excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch.

7 Habits Of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

| Jeff Haden | Posted 02.27.2015 | Small Business

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else. But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, ve...

Cutting the Mesh

Joe Singh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Joe Singh

It's an increasingly inescapable truth that no industry, no technology, and no way of doing things is safe from startups. We saw it with music distribution, then film distribution, and now we're seeing it with hiring cars, renting a place to stay, and grocery shopping.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Scarlett Sieber

Cofounders enter into what is essentially a marriage and, odds are, they see you more than your family does. So what happens when you realize that it is in the best interest of the company to let your cofounder go?

Google Ventures Founder: 'The Future Will Be Awesome and Free... If Everyone Is Included'

John Rampton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

On February 11th, 2015 Bill Maris, founding partner at Google Ventures gave a keynote address to the Startup Grind 2015 global conference in Redwood City about the future of health.

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

Entrepreneurs Flock to Fuckup Nights

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Small Business
Scott Goodson

Rather than focus on the positive, seemingly unobtainable success stories, this one-of-a-kind event focuses on the not to be discussed in public big mistakes made by entrepreneurs.

4 Reasons There are Plenty of New Things Under the Sun

John Rampton | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
John Rampton

You've heard it your whole life--There is nothing new under the sun. However, if that were true, there would be no search engine optimization. No Chipotle. And certainly no AirBnB, Uber, or blog monetization.

Your Tech Startup Doesn't Need to be in Silicon Valley.

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

My long-time, close friend, Chris Saad, wrote a helpful essay on 39 tips for startups. He shares many suggestions, based on his personal experience, in the startup world, from his home country of Australia, and in Palo Alto, and in the heart SF's tech district SoMa.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.

How To Perfect Your Lead Generation Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Lead generation for startups can be stressful, but these strategies can help you maintain positive cash flow through your earliest stages of development.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.