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Lessons Learned at Female Founders Conference

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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.

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Scott MacFarland | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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.

Snapchat's New Round Of Funding Puts The Mobile Messaging App At $19 Billion Valuation

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to ...

How Large Companies Can Leverage Startups to Innovate

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

While the word "innovation" means different things to different people, our expert panel agreed that startups can help large corporations develop and offer new products, new processes and ultimately cultivate a more innovative mindset.

Advice for Startups from Top Female Angel Investors

Hank Hanna | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Hank Hanna

I'm not here to stir up controversy so I won't go into the fact that recent studies have shown that women investors have out-performed their male counterparts by a decent margin over the past few years.

10 Invaluable Web Apps and Tools for New Startups

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Every day there are new startups launching, and beginning their -- hopefully successful -- journey, but not all startups consist of teams that are big...

3 Growth Hacking Tips to Master From Drug Dealers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.11.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

How can something disastrous to your health and expensive like narcotics have such a huge following? Through uncomplicated and effective growth hacking. Here are three things you can learn from the marketing environment for drugs.

5 Reasons Networking Is Necessary for Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 03.28.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Professional networking, both online and in person, is a necessary ongoing strategy for startup entrepreneurs. While every business is unique and has different needs, building the business through networking is always a beneficial plan.

7 Admirable Start-ups That Are Driving Social Change

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. Fortunately, there are many tech start-ups that are solving real problems -- and many entrepreneurs who care.

How a Business Is Like an Airplane

Quora | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Quora

I am often asked the question, "What does it feel like to start your own company?" I often answer: "It feels like you're jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down."

Tech Startup Funding in Midwest? Cincinnati Says No Problem

Jason Grill | Posted 03.14.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

As 2015 gets underway there is no doubt that the startup sector is succeeding outside of Silicon Valley and the northeast region of the United States. Much of this growth and entrepreneur success is coming from the country's heartland.

Going Against the Flow: Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.23.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

John R. "Trip" Adler III started the social publishing company Scribd in 2013. Adler grew up in Palo Alto, California, and then attended Harvard Unive...

A 102 Year Old Cleveland Institution Goes Global

Michael Goldberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Until late last year, people who wanted to participate in a forum at The City Club of Cleveland had to drive to 850 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, park the car, take the elevator to the second floor, sit down in a chair, and wait for the mike.

How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Almost every large company understands that it needs to deal with ever-increasing external threats by continually innovating. To ensure their survival and growth, corporations need to keep inventing new business models. This challenge requires new organizational structures and skills.

Going Against the Flow: Andrew Levy, Co-Founder & CEO of Crittercism

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.02.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Andrew has been co-founder and CEO of Crittercism since 2011, where Andrew and his team provide the world's leading mobile application performance man...

Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Business

Minh Chau | Posted 01.03.2015 | Technology
Minh Chau

This past weekend was the 20th Cyberposium, an annual conference bringing together CEOs, CTOs, founders, and entrepreneurs to drive forward the discussion on the intersection of technology and media with business and society.

Women in Tech: We Are More Than Just Beauty Companies

Scarlett Sieber | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Scarlett Sieber

I urge everyone to think about women in tech differently and realize the true potential that is half of the world's population. Do you know other rock star women entrepreneurs who are breaking boundaries?

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at...

Hajj 2015: Year of Development

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

In scrolling through these pictures, opportunities for development mean avoiding logistical nightmares and health epidemics.

Don't Start a Company with Your Friends

Adam Grant | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Friends don't let friends start companies together... unless they've tested and grown their professional relationship by collaborating first.

Tech Startup in Cleveland Bets That Location Is Not Everything

Daryl Rowland | Posted 12.07.2014 | Technology
Daryl Rowland

The Midwestern tech company, Tackk, has achieved some impressive metrics by bucking the prime directive of the real estate business and espousing a simple idea: location doesn't matter anymore.

The Secret To Truly Successful Customer Service

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.29.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

There's one secret to truly successful customer service that you might be overlooking.