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Grid110 - How a Group of Diverse Entrepreneurs are Shaping the Tech Ecosystem in Downtown LA

Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC | Posted 04.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Monique Svazlian Tallon, CPCC

*Photo Credit: Marlena Elise Photography Los Angeles has been traditionally known as the center of the entertainment and fashion industries and on...

The 2016 EU Presidency Country: Slovakia -- Europe's Best Kept Secret

Michael Jacobsen | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Michael Jacobsen

The 2016 EU Presidency country is a little known, landlocked country often confused with its neighbor-Slovenia. You will be hearing more about this region in the years to come. Get ahead of the trend, and discover Europe's "forgotten" country

Dan Lyons, "Disrupted," and Start Up Culture

Tom Morris | Posted 04.10.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The first half of the book had me laughing out loud, again and again. The second half had me worrying about current dangers to rational business culture, and our overall economy.

Five Things I Learned at Startup Grind Global

Ariel Kramer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Ariel Kramer

The other week I flew halfway across the world from Sweden to attend the Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley. If you're unfamiliar with ...

Four Observations About Startup Ecosystems After 4,000 Miles on the Road

Herbie Ziskend | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Herbie Ziskend

After traversing 4,000 miles by bus we have met founders building companies in an array of sectors, as well as local leaders addressing myriad challenges of fostering startup activity in their particular ecosystems.

Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Vivek Wadhwa

The advice I give to today's graduates is to decline the job offers from big companies and instead join promising start-ups. Better still, if they have the ideas and ability, I encourage graduates to start their own companies and be masters of their own destiny.

7 EdTech Startups Revolutionizing STEM

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

What we need are new ideas, which means we need scientists. The key to training the next generation of idea-generators is an education in hands-on, curiosity-intensive STEM education, and the only economically viable source for this: EdTech startups.

3 Reasons Why Tech Start-ups Fail (And How to Avoid Them)

Joseph Parker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Joseph Parker

There should be nothing congratulatory about failure. Failure is only as good as the lessons it can teach and used as way to grow and strengthen the next idea.

When Star Talent Grew More Powerful Than Capital

Roger Martin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Roger Martin

Capitalists used to spend their time battling unionized labor for the spoils of their joint economic pie -- and generally capitalists were successful. Now their battle is with the high-end talent upon whom capital is entirely dependent to make the decisions that will make the company they own profitable or not.

Swipe Left on Sexist Tinder Sh*tstorm: Co-founder Claims She Was Sexually Harassed

Ravishly | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women

Tinder co-founder and marketing executive Whitney Wolfe brought a suit against her fellow co-founders last week -- and for damn good reason.

Will the Net Neutrality Verdict Crush Startups?

Holly Hamann | Posted 04.16.2014 | Denver
Holly Hamann

The beauty of the Internet is that it essentially levels the playing field for small businesses by giving them the potential to reach audiences with low-cost marketing methods.

The Communicators and the Strategists

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Martin Varsavsky

I have been fortunate to meet some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world and I would like to share an observation with you.

The Rise of New York's Internationally Founded Tech Startups

Michal Tsur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Foreign countries continue to help make NYC a thriving tech hub. The reason behind the shift becomes clear when we consider everything the city has to offer these startups in return: an influx of bright minds and innovators.

5 Things Nobody Tells a Start Up

Elaine Thompson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Elaine Thompson

I have been in the start up scene for around five years and listened to over 500 pitches in this time. These are my observations.

Why I Don't Want You At My Startup

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.03.2013 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

Don't even consider working at a startup, unless you are ready to sweat, to suffer and struggle with little to no immediate reward, to work long hours, or to work as a team, many times doing work that is far from your title.

The Best Possible Outcome for a Startup: Maximize Your Upside

Michele Serro | Posted 10.07.2013 | Small Business
Michele Serro

If launching a startup has taught me anything, it's this: the best possible outcome for a startup is inexorably linked to how -- and why -- that startup was conceived in the first place.

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.

Hackathon + "DEVELOPNEUR" = Best Seed-Stage Investment Opportunities?

Franck Nazikian | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

In my mind, as a seed-stage investor, there is one much more straightforward way to source potentially great developneurs able to create seed-stage investment opportunities: joining a Hackathon.

$10k Available For Entrepreneur Comfortable With Failure

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.22.2013 | DC

Have a good idea? Ready to talk about where things are going wrong? Startup Jackpot is a one day event where D.C.entrepreneurs will be pitted again...

The Spare-Change Startup

Tien Tzuo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business
Tien Tzuo

It has never been easier to get a startup off the ground. When looking at the core IT services that pin your company together, the choice of services is vast. Here's how you can build an IT infrastructure on the cheap.

From Casino Gaming to Mobile Commerce: Four Emerging Mobile Trends to Watch in 2013

Dinesh Moorjani | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Dinesh Moorjani

In the backdrop of a U.S. economy struggling to pull itself out of mounting debt and changing consumer spending patterns, the pace of innovation is accelerating. Here are four predictions that will shape the mobile economy in 2013 onward

Kansas Not Kid Brother To Missouri

Colin Curtis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

As someone who has spent the majority of his life living in Kansas City, KS (KCK) I personally love seeing the increasing collaboration between the tw...

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

What Can Zuckerberg Learn From Steve Jobs?

Marcus Buckingham | Posted 10.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Marcus Buckingham

While the empires of Facebook and Apple may never see eye-to-eye, their founders are kindred spirits. What does this mean for you, if you are Zuck? Be "like" Jobs and continue to invest in the undeniable power of vision.

Business Management: A Smarter Approach to Product Strategy

Scott Steinberg | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Instead of attempting to project so far out with ambitious designs, consider releasing more limited versions of your product in waves over the course of the same time period. That way, consumers can have access to the product sooner rather than later.