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Entrepreneurship and Women: How We Can and Should Make "Female" an Unnecessary Adjective

Kelsey Recht | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology
Kelsey Recht

Every business publication I pick up these days seems to feature stories about discrimination against women in the technology world. I have even been ...

5 Business Lessons Learned While Biking With a Kindergartener

Trish Morrison | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Trish Morrison

However, when Delilah is with me, the ride is more fun. I get out of my own head. I listen to her sing as she points out things I might not see otherwise. The conversation between the two of us is easy and meaningful.

What I Learned in My First Year as a Female Startup CEO

Yunha Kim | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Yunha Kim

If you are aggressive, you are a bitch. If you are emotional, you are PMSing. If you are soft, you are too feminine. Whatever way someone finds you, they can always justify it is because you are female.

Agile QA Tips for Startups

Amanda Parker | Posted 04.15.2014 | Huffpost Code
Amanda Parker

QA is a tricky but crucial consideration for startups who want to retain customers and invest less time and money on improving products post-launch, while also keeping their development team as lean as possible. Here are a few critical questions that startups without dedicated QA engineers need to consider.

An Unlikely Pair: Silicon Valley and Tofurkey

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

Even though meat production is expected to double by 2050, an unlikely bunch is now investing in the tofurkeys, tofus and other meat substitutes of th...

New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

Steve Blank | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Our Stanford and Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes are over for this year, and as usual we learned as much from teaching the teams as the teams did from...

10 Coolest 3D Printer Creations

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nathaniel Caird, Natty Industries I started Natty Industries because I noticed a gap that 3D Printing could fill, or rather lots of tiny gaps. ...

3 Ways To Take A Break And Still Get Things Done

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.14.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Taking occasional breaks is a healthy way to stay on task and allow your mind to decompress enough to process information efficiently. Fortunately, there are a few ways to take an effective break without necessarily ruining your work streak.

7 Unconventional Tactics That Sell Products and Win Customers

Danny Wong | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Danny Wong

Your best customers will buy your product any way you sell it. But how can you "sell" new customers, more specifically, the large group of people who visit your business and leave without ever buying anything?

Why Every Startup Should Hire Skateboarders

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.15.2014 | Small Business
Brian Hanley

Check out the following techniques for a creative spark: 1. The Melting Pot Use your skills and passions to your advantage. Integrate three ...

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 04.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

4 Tips On How to Raise Venture Capital With Topher Morrison

Jairek Robbins | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Jairek Robbins

"What's more important is that everyone who comes in contact with your business must get with absolute clarity what your business does and who they do it for."

Innovation Requires The Ability To Embrace Feature Creep

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

We have all been there -- a task or project needs to be completed, by a certain date or within a certain budget. So our habit is typically to lay down...

Engines of Change

China Hands | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
China Hands

Xiaoying Zhou reports on female entrepreneurs in China In April 2012, Tiantian Ma and her partner finally moved to Shanghai to open up China's first ...

Venture Capitalist Mark Suster - 8 Tips For Startup Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What do an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist have in common? According to Mark Suster, Partner at Upfront Ventures - a lot. He would know - prior...

6 Online Resources to Make Your Life Easier As an Entrepreneur

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

For aspiring entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs having problems with their business, here are some effective online tools that will make your life much easier. This will also make the entrepreneurial journey much more fun.

10 Big Lessons We Learned In The Business of Intelligent International Development

Mark Charmer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Mark Charmer

Akvo means "water" in Esperanto, the international language. It felt like a good name. Seven of us started Akvo as a tech foundation that summer and returned to Stockholm World Water Week to tell the world we were something new -- an internet startup that could transform international development and help fix global poverty.

Meet the Brooklyn Startup that Raised 100 Million Dollars

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

When Brooklyn-based startup CommonBond launched in November 2011, promising to reinvent the broken school loan system - the platform connects students...

The Pivot: When Startups Change Direction and Try Again

Chad Hagan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Chad Hagan

Down the road you tend to hope that you need to learn less and that you will make more on ventures, but the safety net of being able to come back stronger and more focused is a reality if planned and detailed enough.

How We Used Instagram to Grow Our Sales By 500% In 2 Months

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

ZuVi was created with a mother's love of fashion, a daughter's love for yoga, and their mutual love for the environment. The result was some crazy, ...

Silicon Valley's Brain Drain

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Lili Balfour

HBO's comedic take on Silicon Valley is the wake up call this region needs. We will laugh. We will reflect. And hopefully we will grow.

Flying Cars or 140 Chars?

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

If even half of the engineers who built internet startups focused on "big problems," I guarantee we would have flying cars, not just 140 chars.

4 Task Consolidation Strategies to Help Entrepreneurs Clear Their Heads

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

If you don't find a way to clear your head, you'll spend more time stressing about all the tasks you have than you'll spend actually completing them.

The 7 Most Important Secrets to Start Your Own Company

Elisheva Wexler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Small Business
Elisheva Wexler

Once confronted with the realization that my goal of creating an animated music video with a minimal budget and no directing experience was unlikely to yield a high quality product, I panicked.

A New Business: Helping Homeless Artists Become Visible

Liz Powers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Liz Powers

Whenever a woman said that she did not know what to paint, I would tell her to paint "hope." Through my art groups, I helped women build strength, realize their talents, and develop more self-confidence.