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PODCAST: All of the San Francisco Startups

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2014 | Huffpost Code

Each week, the HuffPost Code team meets to discuss the latest tech news and interview special guests for the Floating Points Podcast. Season 2...

5 Lessons Learned Mentoring 300+ Student Entrepreneurs at European Innovation Academy

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

I just got back to The States after an amazing experience in the South of France mentoring at European Innovation Academy, a three week entrepreneursh...

It's Time to Quit

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Dean Soukeras

I've been in the self-employed game and startup world my entire adult life. And unless I get an incredible offer from a company that I admire (you know who you are), I'll probably always work for myself.

The Apps We Use to Run Our Startup

Lauren Rotman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Lauren Rotman

We are happy to share our must-have apps below. We have no affiliation to these companies, no kickbacks, just our pure honest opinion on what we pay for and use on a monthly basis.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Diversity: A Key Component for Thriving Startup Communities

Claire Topalian | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Claire Topalian

Startup leaders and founders are not experts in sociology, but in the face of ample evidence, I believe that founders and community builders have a unique responsibility to alter the future of startup communities and their narratives.

Women and Business: When Lean UX Becomes Mean UX

Mona Patel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
Mona Patel

As leaders in the UX community, we must embrace young talent to let them know that it's OK to present divergent ideas and challenge current thinking. This premise is a large factor in UX, lean, agile, design thinking, design and more creative field approaches.

7 Tips for Getting into a Silicon Valley Accelerator

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Lloyed Lobo Over the past year I've been running the Startup Next Pre-accelerator in SF, which is a 5-week program by UP Global and Google for Ent...

6 Scary Questions You'll Have to Face When You Start Your Own Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start building your dream company, you'll need to face these six difficult questions.

Learning From Failure in the Digital Health Business

Robin Raskin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

At a recent Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco, three brave former CEOs from gone, but not forgotten companies, Zeo, HealthRally and Healthrageous took the stage to share their personal schools of hard knocks.

8 Things to Know When You Want to Work for Yourself

Mike Liguori | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Mike Liguori

The absence of the once secure bi-weekly paycheck and the uncertainty of any decision in the name of the project constantly puts us on the edge.

How To Avoid 'No Vacation Nation' Burnout

Frank Chalupa | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
Frank Chalupa

Entrepreneurs are known for working long hours, so it's no wonder they have a hard time stepping away from their business long enough to take, much less enjoy, a summer vacation.

11 Tricks to Get Engineers to Sort of Respect You

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

As we all know, software engineers are the smartest, sweetest, most pretentious bastards in corporate America. I should know  --  I'm engaged to one of them.

Michael Dubin's Dollar Shave Club Has a Soft Side

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Ahrif Sarumi

Many may be surprised to find an often irreverent men's brand that claims its razors "are f***ing great," actually has a soft side. Almost hidden on t...

Pellucid Analytics: A Different Take on Solving the Investment-Banking Culture Problem

Dustin Farivar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dustin Farivar

I was well into my college career when I actually learned what investment banking was. A friend of mine told me he wanted to essentially sacrifice t...

The Expat Adventure: Entrepreneurs' Lessons Learned From Year One In the U.S.

PJ Bouten | Posted 07.25.2014 | Small Business
PJ Bouten

For entrepreneurs preparing to venture into the U.S., here are valuable and unexpected lessons we learned in year one.

3 Reasons to Share Your Best Ideas Early

Nate Hanson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Nate Hanson

Consider this a confession. I'm pretty sure we all do this, but I still got embarrassed when I realize I was doing it.

First Time Entrepreneurs Should Avoid Two-Sided Marketplaces

Matt Douglas | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business
Matt Douglas

If you are thinking of starting a company, there is one decision that you need to make right up front. Are you trying to create a product or service for one market or are you going to attempt to create a two-sided marketplace?

4 Areas Critical to Engaged, Happy Employees

David Obrand | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
David Obrand

It's important to find ways to have fun that your employees agree upon. For us, it's rock climbing, table tennis, mud runs, off-site happy hours and regular philanthropic activities.

4 Practical Ways to Finding Your Life's Passion

Deena Varshavskaya | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Deena Varshavskaya

My mom was a non-political, non conformist by nature. This was best expressed by the fact that, if she wanted something, there was no stopping her. She set her own rules. These two traits  --  questioning everything and being unafraid to go after what I want  --  has defined who I am.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Advice to Get You Started On Your Journey

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Just in case you too dream of taking the leap from employment to entrepreneurship, I want to share something with you so that it will all seem manageable: three simple things that you can do today to get started on your journey.

How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of QuotaDeck.com Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

20 Minutes To Maximize Your Productivity As An Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.21.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to the world of entrepreneurship, but even on those busiest crazy days, it's possible to clear your head and set yourself up for higher productivity.

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

There is a reason for which entrepreneurs call their companies "startups" and not "endups". The name basically designates a small enterprise that begins somewhere at the bottom of the unknown, from where it begins to climb up.