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How India Can Become the Largest Startup Country in the World

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Oscar Raymundo

All the pieces are in place and startups and investors are making India a hotbed of economic activity, despite these regulations. Right now India has the opportunity to rival Silicon Valley in value or stand to lose some of its brightest entrepreneurs.

Need to Have Your Startup Funded? Here are 5 Ways

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

These five sources of funding are only a few of the ways you can come up with the capital to bring your idea to fruition. Be creative and think outside the box for ways to fund your startup -- you'll likely need funding from a combination of sources.

Character of a Business v. a Design Entrepreneur

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are their personal traits?

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Innovation and the federal government are not words that we often hear together, but Bryan Sivak, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government, is changing that.

Going Against the Flow: Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, Founder & CEO of Tagplay

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Charu Sharma

"When I changed how I thought about my life, I quit banking and did the things I really wanted to do. It felt a lot better. I not only felt liberated but I was also getting better results since I actually enjoyed what I was doing."

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Carrie Rich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship. But 7-year-old entrepreneurs... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.

10 Rules for a Great Startup Idea

Kevin Siskar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
Kevin Siskar

What we have found is that if an early-stage founder can check off the ten items below, they have a solid foundation by which to start a company. You are absolutely not assured success if you can check off these items (nor are you assured failure if you can't), but your chances of success are much, much higher if you can.

How to Build a Business With Staying Power

Matt Rissell | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

If you're an entrepreneur like me, your mind never turns off. You're constantly seeking new ways to improve your business and yourself. So, what does it really take to turn something you've made into a company with staying power and apply that natural drive to scaling it?

9 Creative Habits to Adopt From a Clothing Brand That All Started With 9 Pocket Shirt

Nina Tomaro | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Nina Tomaro

As an entrepreneur and from meeting and working with hundreds of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors, I often find creativity is one of those impor...

Imran Ali Khan: Align Your Profession With Your Passion

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

More importantly, what are the most common mistakes that most founders commit especially during the early stages of the business? Imran Ali Khan, Founder and Co-CEO at Zameen.com, shares his advice on how to avoid those pitfalls.

When Will the Design Innovation Bubble Burst?

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startups continue failing at an alarming seventy to eighty percent rate for top picked opportunities, while, for average startups, the failure rate is closer to 95 percent.

Entrepreneurship as a Spiritual Journey

Lotta Alsen | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Lotta Alsen

I started my journey as an entrepreneur because I wanted to make a difference, to change the rules of the game and because I didn't want anyone telling me what to do. I didn't understand that what I really embarked on was a spiritual journey.

In These Tech Companies, Art Thrives

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Lauren Geremia is the founder and principal designer of Geremia Design. Her work designing interiors has been acclaimed by Forbes Magazine in "30 Under 30" and Architectural Digest's "Ones to Watch."

Young and Entrepreneurial: 17 Year Old DetraPel CEO David Zamarin sold his first startup when he was 15

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

DOA: Can Your Business Survive These Top 5 Security Threats?

John Rampton | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Dealing with security issues in business can be scary. And just like dealing with zombies, giant meteors and any apocalyptic scenario, your business should be ready with mitigation and contingency plans.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

Y Combinator's Altman Headlines Startup Voodoo 2015 Lineup

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Technology
Dr. Abraham Froman

The startups ecosystem in the Midwest continues to grow piece by piece, the latest evidence of which comes as Startup Voodoo - the innovation, startu...

How to Value Your Company

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

Whether you're looking to raise a round of capital or sell your company, it's important to understand how to value your company. The best way to value a company is to research comparable transactions in the market.

How To Calculate Mad Men's Company Worth vs. Modern Day Silicon Valley Liquidity

Quora | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

If you pay enough attention to little details from various episodes, you can figure out the cap table for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

Diving Into Business: Key Lessons From a Startup Entrepreneur

Daniel Horgan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

It can be easy to fall victim to pretending that we have all of the answers and know exactly what we are doing. This trap fueled by our own ego can paralyze our growth and development. It is critical to openly acknowledge what you don't know.

Taking Action to Fund Women-Led Startups

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

It's about time that we invest more in women-led startups. There's talk about how we need to #changetheratio, but talk's not enough. There's gotta be action that disrupts the tech sector. Today, I'm partnering with Women Who Tech to launch the first-ever Women Startup Challenge.

An Afternoon With Sam Altman

Patrick Daniel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Patrick Daniel

When Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, delivered the keynote at this year's Cyperposium, an annual student-run conference on the business of technology, students were eager to follow up with questions and ideas.

San Francisco's 10 Coolest Startup Offices

Larry Alton | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Larry Alton

When you think about new tech startups, what comes to mind? For most, it's the image of Google's sprawling estate in Silicon Valley. And while not every company can have an office like Google, many are trying.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.