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Investment Crowdfunding Draws a Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

It's getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that's excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch.

7 Habits Of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

| Jeff Haden | Posted 02.27.2015 | Small Business

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else. But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, ve...

Cutting the Mesh

Joe Singh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Joe Singh

It's an increasingly inescapable truth that no industry, no technology, and no way of doing things is safe from startups. We saw it with music distribution, then film distribution, and now we're seeing it with hiring cars, renting a place to stay, and grocery shopping.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business
Scarlett Sieber

Cofounders enter into what is essentially a marriage and, odds are, they see you more than your family does. So what happens when you realize that it is in the best interest of the company to let your cofounder go?

Google Ventures Founder: 'The Future Will Be Awesome and Free... If Everyone Is Included'

John Rampton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
John Rampton

On February 11th, 2015 Bill Maris, founding partner at Google Ventures gave a keynote address to the Startup Grind 2015 global conference in Redwood City about the future of health.

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

Entrepreneurs Flock to Fuckup Nights

Scott Goodson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Small Business
Scott Goodson

Rather than focus on the positive, seemingly unobtainable success stories, this one-of-a-kind event focuses on the not to be discussed in public big mistakes made by entrepreneurs.

4 Reasons There are Plenty of New Things Under the Sun

John Rampton | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
John Rampton

You've heard it your whole life--There is nothing new under the sun. However, if that were true, there would be no search engine optimization. No Chipotle. And certainly no AirBnB, Uber, or blog monetization.

Your Tech Startup Doesn't Need to be in Silicon Valley.

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

My long-time, close friend, Chris Saad, wrote a helpful essay on 39 tips for startups. He shares many suggestions, based on his personal experience, in the startup world, from his home country of Australia, and in Palo Alto, and in the heart SF's tech district SoMa.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

Y Combinator's Female Founder Conference couldn't have come at a better time. Silicon Valley has been inundated with negative stories about the role women play in the region. Female Founders Conference gave us the other side of the story.

How To Perfect Your Lead Generation Strategy

Jose Vasquez | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Lead generation for startups can be stressful, but these strategies can help you maintain positive cash flow through your earliest stages of development.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished.

The Most Important Entrepreneurship Advice From a Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Christopher Michel (Twitter: @chrismichel) is a writer, explorer, investor and a serial entrepreneur who has has started and also invested in a number of companies. Michel's three distinct careers have taught him many lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

10 Largest Billion Dollar Acquisitions in Tech [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Long

Every tech startup dreams of being the next billion dollar acquisition success story. Tech startups are being acquired at an incredible rate -- companies want to own a piece of the "next big thing" and they are not afraid of throwing money at something they feel will be a home run.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 02.23.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

I'm 16 and I'm old

Erik Finman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Teen
Erik Finman

With what I knew back then, I wouldn't have done anything different. I evolved as a person by learning from my mistakes.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

Startups Like to Tango

Ignacio Peña | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Ignacio Peña

The government is working on multiple fronts to build a better future by empowering their citizens to succeed in the new economy: educating for the 21st century, promoting entrepreneurship and the creative economy and innovating for inclusion.

Young and Entrepreneurial: The Sky's the Limit for Skyler Logsdon

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The first person I featured in this series was Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei, a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur (you can find the feature article here).

Life Science Startups Rising in the UK

Steve Blank | Posted 02.19.2015 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Stephen Chambers spent 22 years in some of the most innovative companies in life science as the director of gene expression and then as a co-founder o...

Reinventing America, The Forbes Summit in Chicago Part II

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

These small, invitation-only congresses bring together Wealth, Politics, Business, and Government as well as Education and Disruptive Innovation and are a winning formula for stimulating growth, forging new partnerships, and in this case, the reinvention of industrial power.

The New Change Agents: From Apps to Opps

Adele Scheele | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Adele Scheele

The Centre of Social Innovation was spawned in Toronto by Eli Malinsky one decade ago to offer space and assistance for those who wanted to help create a new society by launching their enterprise.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Googler and Every Vowel Writer Jon Youshaei

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.19.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

The first person I'll be featuring in this series is Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei who is a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur. Jon Youshaei is a first-generation American whose claim to fame has been having every vowel in his last name.

Web 3.0 and E-Commerce Investment Thesis of 3 VCs

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Last fall, we had three VCs discussing their Web 3.0 and e-Commerce investment thesis. If you are looking to build a Unicorn company in the Web 3.0 / e-Commerce domains, I strongly recommend you listen to these three interviews. In each case, listening to just the first 30 minutes would be adequate.