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The Real Reasons Silicon Valley Won't Fix The 'Important' Problems

Quora | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology

Don't software engineers work on real problems all the time? If a software engineer is hired by anyone, as a contractor, employee or self-employed, they are, I am assuming, working on a problem that is real to someone. These problems are as diverse in nature as humans are diverse.

Office Spaced: Can't We Do Away With the 9-5 Workday, Already?

David Fagin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Fagin

It's almost 2016, people. By this time next week, drones will be carrying us to work and cars will be driving themselves. Yet, everywhere you look, most of us are still racing like rats and herded sheep to get to the office by 9:00 a.m. And for what? To punch a clock?

Rise of the Rest-Portland: Attitude Is Everything

Ross Baird | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Ross Baird

The final day of this fall's "Rise of the Rest" tour led us to visit Portland, Maine--a beautiful town with a great history, and a startup ecosystem that is just beginning to emerge.

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

David Drake | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
David Drake

Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show, No. 5: Daniella Yacobovsky and Jane Moritz

Steve Blank | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Nature and nurture together shape successful entrepreneurs. And it's possible to balance work and family when doing a startup. Family relationships i...

3 Types of Entrepreneurs Who Thrive in Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

There are many types of entrepreneurs, all of which have different goals, different passions, different attitudes and different approaches. We're all united by our desire to take charge of a business, but I love to see that diversity manifest in the marketplace.

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

Are Tech Startups Losing Their Charm?

Liz Kaydanovsky | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Liz Kaydanovsky

"Tech" and "startup" are popular buzzwords. Use them together, and you've got literary "synergy," the crowned king of buzzwords. These words are like fuel to a flaming conversation, blazing with interest and hype.

How Startups Became a Part of the New Hampshire Primary: Rise of the Rest-Manchester

Ross Baird | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ross Baird

Chatting over slices of chocolate pie in a diner, a lunchtime roundtable in a living room, and a packed, high-energy event: all these scenes are very familiar every four years in New Hampshire during Presidential primary season. Yet on October 1st, we saw the same scenes, with a different focus: startups.

How Dan Tocchini, CEO The Grid, Is Rethinking Website Development. I Love His First Answer.

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Dan Tocchini is the founder and CEO of The Grid where he gets a lot of mentorship from D3 AKA, Daniel the 3rd, his dad. You might find that having y...

3 Reasons Wantrepreneurs Fail at Entrepreneurship

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.03.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.

5 Companies Defining the Future of Healthcare

Kenny Kline | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

In New York, there's an extremely diverse mix of innovators including accelerators, startups and hospitals. Here's a glimpse of some great organizations that are paving the way for the future of health care.

The Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2015 | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It's a good time to be a tech worker. Between 2013 and 2014, even as job and income growth in the rest of the economy was sluggish, overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4%.

How Do You Create a Successful Business?

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Being a business owner will test you emotionally and mentally, so it takes a strong person to withstand the unpredictable nature of business ownership. Therefore, when you want to create a successful business, it would help you greatly to be equipped with certain qualities.

Stop the Runaway Train -- Your Weekly Mindfresh Moment

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chiyoko Osborne

I was at an impromptu Friday night dinner in NYC with six entrepreneurs, four of whom I had never met before. We were all at a film screening event an...

How to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Hilal Isler | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Hilal Isler

Adèle Galey, of the Athena Empire, a boot-camp for women who are emerging entrepreneurs, talks about why it's necessary to create communities of sisterhood.

5 Benefits of Custom Cloud Solutions

Adam Greenwald | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Adam Greenwald

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly opting for cloud computing. Startups who move to the cloud can enjoy a myriad of benefits--including drastic cost savings, security and agility.

Can an Old Boss Sue Someone for Starting Their Own Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Most employers are, honestly, thrilled when their employees strike out on their own. Smule's founder has even invested in start-ups created by ex-Smule staff; though none overlap with Smule's market.

You Should Capitalize on These 3 Thriving New Industries

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If you're interested in starting a business, it can be difficult to choose just one startup idea to move forward with. Apart from considering an area you are passionate about or have in-depth knowledge of, it also always pays to know the "why" behind the business idea.

Buzzword-Free: A Startup's Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

So how do companies go about pitching their offerings to users or investors if they can't really explain what they are doing in the first place?

How Philadelphia is Earning its Reputation as a Great City of the Future

Ross Baird | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Ross Baird

While Philadelphia has always been a cradle of innovation, from Benjamin Franklin to the Constitution, in Philly we saw how entrepreneurs can continue to help Philadelphia -- and the country -- continue to earn greatness.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 4: David Lerner and Gary Marcus

Steve Blank | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Growing interest in entrepreneurship is driving a culture change across Columbia University. And Silicon Valley's pay-it-forward culture is a huge help to startup founders.

No Startup Today Will Succeed Without These 7 Things

Neil Patel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Neil Patel

So, you're going to found a startup? What do you need? Some hustle? Some cash? A little luck, maybe?

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...