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Startups: 5 Warning Signs You Are Failing

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

So you want to start a company. You have done your research. And you know it will be hard work. You probably found the oft-cited statistic that 80 per...

5 Essential Tips For Entrepreneurs Seeking To Optimize Their Fundraising Efforts

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Every entrepreneur knows that raising capital can be the toughest part of starting a company. Fundraising can be especially challenging for CEOs also ...

How To Improve Your Odds Of Getting Your Startup Funded

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.01.2017 | Technology
Sramana Mitra

We've talked extensively about the alarmingly low probability of getting a startup funded in this video: We've also said that you CAN dramatically ...

4 Things Top Tech Companies Are Doing To Attract Millenials To Their Companies

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

When it comes to attracting top talent, companies used to be able to offer a competitive salary and a big benefits package and that was enough to keep...

10 Women-led VR and AI Startups to Pitch at Google for $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been a partner in Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge since they first launched this great initiative 18+ months ago. They've been ...

5 Advantages of Remote Work

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I cringe whenever I think about commuting to work. The time spent thinking about actually getting work done. The bumper-to-bumper traffic and polluti...

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Startup

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Starting a successful business requires more than a good idea: You also need financial backing, support, and ...

Product Managers: Stop Hacking Your Success -- Start Building

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The word "hack" has a colorful history. Not so long ago, if someone had suggested you had hacked your way to the top, you probably would have given th...

Important Milestones for Your First Year as an Entrepreneur

Jonathan Chan | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Jonathan Chan

Starting your own business is exciting and overwhelming. You have an idea that will make the lives of your target audience so much richer, but the tas...

How To Get Into Y Combinator (From Someone Who Did)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 10.23.2016 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

If you're not familiar with Y Combinator, it's like the "Harvard" of startup incubators. Startups or people with a startup idea can apply to be in the...

5 Signs Your Startup Is Going Somewhere

John Rampton | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Instead of focusing on the signs that your startup is doomed to fail, I thought it would be an uplifting change of pace to look at the signs that you're startup is going somewhere.

The 3 Most Important Traits for Startups, According to Someone Who Funds Them

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Nowadays, young entrepreneurs in record numbers are doing what would have seemed impossible even just 10 years ago: they're starting their own compani...

5 Hacks to Know Before Launching a Human-Centric Tech Startup

Deep Patel | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Deep Patel

Imagine walking into a business meeting and realizing that, because of a time crunch, you know little about the company executives with whom you are a...

Information and Technology Insurance: Basics of Insuring a Tech Startup

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Insurance protection is essential for the survival of any business, but this is especially true for startups. Most businesses will invest in general liability insurance, which provides basic coverage for physical injuries, property damage and lawsuits.

Going Against the Flow: Purva Gupta, Founder of Lilyapp

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.30.2016 | Style
Charu Sharma

Purva Gupta is the Founder of Lily. Lily helps women discover & buy clothes according to their emotions and perceptions about their own body. Purva's ...

5 Hacks to Help You Survive a Networking Event

Susan OBrien | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Hearing the words "I need you to attend this networking event tonight on our behalf" can trigger a series of extreme reactions in an otherwise rational person. The range of discomfort can vary from apathy and weariness to aversion, distress and even a rising tidal wave of nausea, at the thought of forced social interaction.

How To Build A Tree

Susie Lee | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Susie Lee

The scope of human alterations to our environment reaches far beyond the rainforests and coral reefs we've halved. We have also radically transformed our daily surroundings, increasingly forsaking our physical environment altogether, in favor of a digital-only space.

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

Quora | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Quora

What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answer...

Honest Advice on Funding your Startup

John Rampton | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
John Rampton

If you're an entrepreneur it's hard not have fallen in love with HBO's Silicon Valley. It's arguably the most authentic look at the trials and tribulations that we startup founders have to face on a daily basis - despite being satire.

Have Multilingual Customers? Here's a Solution for You (Interview With Ken Behan)

Zak Mustapha | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

What do you think are some important things to think about when entering the global economy for the first time?

7 Common Characteristics of Unicorn Executives

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

The total number of unicorn companies is at 168, according to a list compiled by CBInsights. The total value of these unicorns (private companies valu...

How Raising Money From 'Friends and Family' Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Susan OBrien | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Susan OBrien

Building a company from scratch is hard. It's even harder when you opt to do so organically, steering clear of the more traditional, well-trodden vent...

How To Launch A Brand: Lose The Ego, Gain A Soul

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
Rebekah Iliff

While there are quite literally hundreds if not thousands of ways to get the word out these days, the truth is, unless you have a solid foundation from which to launch, your company could very well end up face-down on the pavement. In other words, if your brand lacks the necessary qualities to attract and retain loyal customers you may need to rethink your strategy.

Mayo Clinic Putting a Spin on the Typical Pitch Competition

Jason Grill | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

When you think of a typical pitch competition, you usually think of an entrepreneur pitching their product, business idea or company to a room full of...

What To Look Forward To In China's Startup Scene, And Why You Should Care

Jason Choi | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Jason Choi

China presents a fascinating place for startup founders or founder-wannabes. Despite its status as the world's second largest economy, it is still considered a developing country with plenty of space for technological and social disruption.