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The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank | Posted 08.18.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. This week 100 educators from around the world will come to Stanford to learn how to teach it.

Startup Advice from David S. Kidder

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

David S. Kidder is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Currently, he's the co-founder and CEO of Bionic, an enterprise innovation platform. Prio...

Generational Entrepreneurship

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.14.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global My Grandfather opened one of the first Electronic and Telephone companies in Southwestern Washington in 19...

Jaweed Kaleem

Tech Companies Take Aim At Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.13.2013 | Religion

As his parents age, David Glitzer has begun to accept that the day will come when they are no longer alive. But until recently, Glitzer wasn't sure ho...

Entrepreneurs: 5 Moves To Master The Mundane

Fahad Hassan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Fahad Hassan

Yeah, I'm at home watching golf in my mom's basement waiting for the Papa John's delivery guy to bring me my lunch. Most days at a start-up may actually seem kind of boring to someone who only read's about the billion dollar exits in Silicon Valley.

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.

Crowdfunding the Fellows

Andrew_Yang | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Andrew_Yang

It's hard to get started as a young entrepreneur -- often much harder than one would ever realize.

Your Startup Horoscope

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Franck Nouyrigat, Co Founder of Startup Weekend With Jupiter in retrograde, now is the time to start working on your startup ... but let's face it...

In the Search for Success: The Toy Industry Is No Fun

Jorge | Posted 08.12.2013 | Small Business
Jorge

I was around 30 years old and I needed to come up with a new plan to achieve success. That's when I decided I was going to be: a Toy Inventor!

The Most Common Formulas for Startup Success

Michele Serro | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

The average startup iterates multiple times before they find the right product, often drawing up new ways to find traction. Here are five of the most common I've come across within the startup community.

Fund Raising is a Means, Not an End

Steve Blank | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

For many entrepreneurs "raising money" has replaced "building a sustainable business" as their goal. That's a big mistake. When you take money from investors, their business model becomes yours.

Defining The 'Best Possible Outcome' For Startups

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.10.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global Every startup founder I've met starts with a huge dream of some kind. Some want to change the world, other...

Searching for Hidden Startups Across America

Jen Consalvo | Posted 08.10.2013 | Technology
Jen Consalvo

Startups are everywhere but they are often not heard or seen. For the past several years, my team at Tech Cocktail has taken on the mission to try to give these startups and regions a voice.

Simple Tools To Keep Up With Your Business's Success

Leo Welder | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Leo Welder

I started my first business about 15 years ago and can comfortably say that while the basic process for setting up a business to handle growth hasn't changed much in that time, the tools have changed IMMENSELY. For a small investment, these tools will help you set up your business for sustainable success.

What Keeps Entrepreneurs Up At Night

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Chet Kittleson, NW Regional Manager at UP Global As an active member of the startup scene for the past several years, I've had the privile...

What Elon Musk Can Teach Us About Time, Risk, and Commitment

Startup Weekend | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global Time. It's one of the dimensions of a entrepreneur's journey that's difficult to forecast. Yet, it's the ...

Avoiding The Social Trap: 3 Social Business Myths That Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Ilina Dimitrova | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Ilina Dimitrova

Although marketers and 'social' enthusiasts are quick to recommend social media and social networking as a low-cost promotion technique, entrepreneurs should carefully design their strategy before flooding their business with tweets, Instagram images, Pinterest boards, and countless blog posts.

Canada: An Entrepreneur's Utopia?

Fueled | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Fueled

With immigration reform in a constant state of flux, many highly-skilled highly skilled workers are being turned away at America's doorstep. Canada, looking to take advantage of the dysfunction, passed the "startup visa."

Small Business PR: Should You Hire a Publicist or Can You Do It Yourself?

Ciara Pressler | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

It's an attractive option: who wouldn't want their creation featured on the front page? But before you reach Fortune 100 status, it's important to understand when it's the right time to go big on PR.

A Future Where Everyone Is a Startup

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Our economy is going through a structural change and the job market will never be the same. The most valuable skills of the future will be those that can't be outsourced automated. Everyone should view themselves as entrepreneurs.

If You Don't Know, Now You Know

Aron Susman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Aron Susman

Getting accepted into an accelerator is an exciting time for a startup. Visions of the program being the last piece of the puzzle to becoming a young, hip company loved by all enter the mind.

The Startup Formula Goes Global

Evan Burfield | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Evan Burfield

Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting America's model for innovation creates tremendous long-term opportunities to build grassroots links across the globe.

Who's Doing the Learning?

Steve Blank | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

In a startup instead of paying consultants to tell you what they learned you want to pay them to teach you how to learn.

What UP Global Means for Entrepreneurs and Communities

Marc Nager | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Nager

Just last week, Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced the launch of UP Global, a new organization that aims to foster entrepreneurial communities and provide action-based programs for entrepreneurs.

Techie's Dilemma: International Edition

Ben Cole | Posted 08.03.2013 | Technology
Ben Cole

Where, in an interconnected world, does a globally-minded techie settle down? I actively sought out international options ranging from Cape Town to Bangalore to Buenos Aires. Today, I'll look at two of the particularly compelling international locales I explored: London and Nairobi.