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Creating 21st Century Presentations With a 20th Century Brain

Alex Simon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Alex Simon

Technology seems to be advancing faster than the speed of light. Our state-of-the-art smart phone, computer and Blu-ray player has become the new c...

Public Access to Startup Investments

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

In the United States, for the first time since 1933, you do not have to earn more then $200k annually or be a millionaire to invest in startups. As...

Choosing to Leave Private School for a Self-Directed Journey

GenDIY | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
GenDIY

Colleen Broderick Not many students consider leaving elite academies to pursue their own learning experience. Nick Bain, a high scho...

Big Companies Can Avoid Disruption by Partnering With Startup Accelerators

Vala Afshar | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

David Cohen started as a software programmer at age 13 and since then he has had only one job interview. Cohen started three startups and now is the f...

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Tilenius, CEO of Vida Health

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.26.2015 | San Francisco
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Tilenius is CEO and Co-Founder of Vida Health. Vida is a next generation, mobile, virtual care platform, and health expert marketplace for consumers and businesses.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

3 Mental Blocks That Get in the Way of Starting a Business (And How to Deal)

Kenny Kline | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

So you want to start your own business: great! Entrepreneurship can be exciting, liberating and rewarding for the brave souls who pursue it. It can also be stressful and scary as hell -- and often the biggest obstacle to entrepreneurial success lies between the ears of the person pursuing it.

Why You Should Tell Everyone Your Startup Idea

Kevin Siskar | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Kevin Siskar

While it is common among founders to be hesitant about divulging their startup secrets, the truth of the matter is that your company can benefit greatly from telling people what your idea is about and what you hope to achieve.

3 Investor Pitches Every Startup Founder Must Master

Dr. Sean Wise | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Dr. Sean Wise

The investor pitch is one of the most important aspects of any business. If you cannot tell people what your solution is and why it matters you are done before you start.

Startup God Paul Graham's Life-Changing Advice for Entrepreneurs

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Rahul Varshneya

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing one and haven't heard of Paul Graham, you've probably been living under a rock!

The Next Silicon Valley Doesn't Exist

Ray Leach | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

Today we think of Silicon Valley as the land of venture capital, but the massive federal investments made by the Department of Defense and other federal agencies in and around the semiconductor industry cannot be overstated.

Handbag Companies Carry Change on Kickstarter

Elana Joelle Hendler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Elana Joelle Hendler

Both Soul Carrier and the Camino Clutch are newly launched Kickstarter campaigns which have not yet reached their Kickstarter goals but have great promise.

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Although the two roles differ (leading the product vs. leading the go-to-market), the intersection of the two positions is critical to delivering a successful product.

Startup Insider: 5 Insights From Day 1 of the Echelon Asia Summit 2015

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The Echelon Asia Summit was started back in 2009 with the goal of bringing Asia's top startups, innovators and investors into one conference hall. I got to attend this year's summit, listen to the speakers, speak with delegates and sit down with startup thought leaders in Asia.

3 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity as an Entrepreneur

Paul Mandell | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Paul Mandell

The personal challenges facing entrepreneurs can range from protecting their own finances as they build their startups to finding the peer support they need to make it through the inevitable difficulties they face.

"Goal First" -- A Product Roadmapping How-To

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The best boss I ever worked for (who was also one of my early mentors) beat into me the following "she with a plan wins." I hold on to that lesson today and typically am the first in a meeting to ask the 'wet blanket' question "why are we doing this?"

Can A Three-Month Coding School for Career Changers Diversify The Tech World?

Renny McPherson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Renny McPherson

Kristi Riordan is the COO of the Flatiron School, a school whose mission is to align education with reality. Flatiron, which began operations in fall 2012, puts students through a rigorous three-month coding school.

What to Do When You Mess Up As an Entrepreneur

John Rampton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Nobody likes to admit when they've made a mistake and risk the embarrassment, reputation sullying, or potential wrath from the person who was wronged. However, as an entrepreneur, one of the best skills you can have is admitting when you're wrong.

Diego Saez-Gil, CEO at Bluesmart, Talks About Building A 100 Year Business

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

But you don't want to live an average life. You have a dream of living an extraordinary life. So how do you overcome those fears so you can start living a remarkable life? You don't.

Q&A: Michal Borkowski -- CEO, Brainly

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

After a $9 million Series A funding round, Brainly, the world's largest social learning network, is expanding to the US. With their new office in New York city and a US-based executive team, Brainly plans to dominate the market the same way it has in other countries.

How to Turn Your Users Into Brand Evangelists

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Taking your users from lukewarm fans to true brand evangelists is no easy task. Would you rather have a user who pays for your product, says nothi...

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths. Entrepreneurship was always appeali...

Going Against the Flow: Jessica O. Matthews, Founder/CEO of Uncharted Play

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Jessica's career as an inventor and entrepreneur began at the age of 19, when she invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world.