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There's a New-Old Sheriff in Town: Royalty Financing for Young Ventures

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Do you remember that story from the early '90s when Arthur Fox pioneered royalty financing as a new form of venture capital? No, me neither. But the fact is that's when we got the first revenue based financing model operating here in the U.S.

Don't Let These 10 Myths About Creativity Tear You Down

Jon Westenberg | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

If you think you have to be born a certain way to be creative, you're buying into the idea that a person's path and their identity and their hopes, fears, achievements and accomplishments are decided when they can't even speak. I call bullsh*t on that.

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

Lessons Learned from 2 Years as an Entrepreneur

Amber Rose Monaco | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Amber Rose Monaco

Two years ago, I had a really bad weekend. It started on a Friday afternoon in early February. Snow was on the ground, and I was eager to start my wee...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Stanford Dropout Went From Bootstrapping to Closing Fortune 500 Companies

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To ...

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 21: Grant Warner

Steve Blank | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

While finding product-market fit is important, getting the rest of the business model right is the difference between a great demo and a great busines...

Could Britain's Emphasis on Arts and Culture Be It's Steady Approach to Innovation?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.22.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

We are not just in the Information technology age. We are also in the era of startups, where every young person rushes out of university after a 'grea...

Young & Entrepreneurial: Harvard Student Drops Out To Pursue Social Network for Research

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.21.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To ...

Best Practices for Young Leaders: An Interview with Two Founders Under 25

Claire Topalian | Posted 02.22.2016 | Technology
Claire Topalian

I had the opportunity to catch up with two young founders recently: Nadya Nguyen, founder and CEO of Hidrate Spark and Andrew Torba, founder and CEO of Automate Ads.

Ken Tomita, Co-founder of Grovemade: Sometimes, It Is Better to Let Some Opportunities Pass

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Tomas Laurinavicius

Every week, I interview successful business heads from the best startups to learn about entrepreneurship, design and technology. This week, I intervi...

The Leadership Game Plan: Why Hagai Tal, CEO Taptica, Nurtures Leadership

Ramon Nuez | Posted 02.19.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

What leader should you model? I would proclaim, without hesitation, you should model John C. Maxwell. Next I would explain that Hagai Tal, CEO of Tapt...

Why I Quit My 'Life'

Benji Hyam | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Benji Hyam

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." You hear that phrase all the time. But in reality, the truth is: Discovering your passion while earning a reasonable living is incredibly challenging.

Band Industries on Running a Global Startup out of Beirut

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology
Sarah Illingworth

Bassam Jalgha and Hassane Slaibi are co-founders at Band Industries, a music tech startup out of Beirut, Lebanon. The company's flagship is Roadie, an award-winning digital tuner that allows users to tune stringed instruments automatically, and with precision.

Entrepreneurs: Time to Ditch Advertising and Paid Media

Albe Zakes | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Albe Zakes

Building a socially responsible business requires a strict and regimented budget and careful financial planning. In most cases conducting business in ...

Startup Founders: Give Your Team Feedback Early and Often!

Adam Greenwald | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Adam Greenwald

When life is this hectic, you inevitably have to choose who or what gets your time, and it is but human nature for us to put off the activities that we dread doing. It's no wonder that many startup leaders procrastinate on giving feedback to their team members.

The 5 Lies Prospective Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

If you want to be an entrepreneur, what's really stopping you? Most people have wanted, or have at least considered being an entrepreneur. It's an...

Technology in Africa: Can Innovation Save the Motherland of Man?

Farai Sikipa | Posted 02.18.2016 | Technology
Farai Sikipa

There's an old Chinese folktale about the starving inhabitants of a village and a noble hunter who confronts the challenge of feeding them. For weeks,...

5 Ways to Make Your Work Space Work for You!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 02.17.2016 | Business
Devishobha Ramanan

In today's work world, being productive and being creative are the two important defining characteristics for success. Whether the entity is a company that supports on-site teams, or encourages remote working, the work environment plays a huge role in the quality of work and morale of the employees.

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere Show No. 21, Part 1: Kathy Ku and Orin Herskowitz

Steve Blank | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Tech transfer is about far more than simply licensing technology, Kathy and Orin explain.

Going Against the Flow: Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

'To me, entrepreneurship means building something new. Entrepreneurs are trailblazers, willing to take a great amount of risk to pioneer something new into existence. Building a great business requires staying focused and true to your mission.'

The 10 Worst Reasons To Quit

Jon Westenberg | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Jon Westenberg

It can take a lot out of you, it can make you feel like a gerbil on a wheel  -- but that doesn't mean you should quit. You have to show up and repeat/repeat until it pays off. You know something else my mom used to tell me? Only boring people are bored. So don't be boring.

Startup Founders: Hold Onto Your Innocence

Tammy Leigh Kahn | Posted 02.16.2016 | Technology
Tammy Leigh Kahn

Recently I've been thinking about startups on their journey from idea to funding to hopefully scale. And how all the buzzwords, rituals, and competition (or perceived competition among startups as a sector) all contribute to the loss of innocence for any startup.

How to Unleash World-Class Marketing Power Without Going Bankrupt

Neil Patel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Neil Patel

Marketing is expensive but necessary. For the small and struggling startup, such massive expenditures can seem risky. Is there a way to avoid gut-wrenching expenditures but still maximize your marketing power?

Dear Tesla Motors: Losing money with software is one thing, losing it with hardware is another

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Benjamin Rohé

Reading that Tesla Motors' net loss has more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2015, brought up an interesting point: losing (investors') money wi...

8 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting a Passion-Based Business

Laiza King | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Laiza King

Starting a business comes with truckloads of challenges and commitments, especially on the part of the business owner(s).