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More VCs Need to Wake Up And Smell The Freelancers

Michael S Solomon | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

It's true that there is a real shortage of great full-time tech talent but that's not really the case when you look at the tech freelance marketplace.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part II: Josephine Takundwa, Award-Winning Leader in Energy

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

I continue this exciting series with the dynamic Josephine Takundwa, founder and CEO of Earthlink Technologies headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The VC Paradox: Too Good to Fund

David Glickman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
David Glickman

Ironically, because I run a prosperous, self-funded hundred-million dollar operation, VCs keep telling me that a new startup our team just launched shouldn't require outside funding.

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

In Startup Land, Sexism and the Man Card Still Rule

Cameron Conaway | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Cameron Conaway

It's a tough pill to swallow, especially for those of us raised on a steady diet of the bootstrap myth. You know the one: that your own individual effort is all it takes to lift you up the social or economic ladder.

Six Critical Practices Even Experienced Venture Capitalists Should Be Doing

Quora | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business

How does an experienced VC get a new venture fund off the ground? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Dreaming Big for Small Business Week

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Elizabeth Gore

Where did you get your coffee today? Where did pick up your dry cleaning? Where did you drop your children off for childcare? Where did you get the ne...

How to Raise Capital as a Solo Founder

Ajay Yadav | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Ajay Yadav

Convincing someone to invest in your brainchild is one of the biggest challenges a founder faces, and solo founders are often perceived by investors as an unsafe bet. Fundraising is a mind game as much as anything else.

Kansas City Seeing Jump in Venture Capital

Jason Grill | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City has been on a roll the last few years in the entrepreneur, technology and development space.

Startups - Designing for Triple-Bottom-Line Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Dr. Ab Stevels Startups tackling sustainability are now in vogue, with organic farming, clean energy and mediation platforms for the sh...

I Want a Horse, Not a Unicorn

Mark Newberg | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Mark Newberg

This is going to make me sound grumpy and old. Like something out of an Arthur Hailey novel, muttering about the way commerce used to be. But, really, this is about (re)applying logic to how we structure, launch, fund, and run early-stage enterprises. Besides, I'm not old.

5 Tips to Convert Smart Spending into Startup Capital

John Rampton | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
John Rampton

It can be hard to grow your business when you don't make enough revenue to reinvest back into your business. According to a survey, 29% of business fo...

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...

Preparing for the Big One

Powerful Answers | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Insufficient shear walls on this soft-story structure caused catastrophic damage to this San Francisco residence after the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. Cre...

Entrepreneurship at Fordham University

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.19.2016 | College
Lisa Chau

I've attended several entrepreneurship events at Fordham University, the most recent in February. Featured speakers included former Huffington Post CTO and current Rebel Mouse Founder and CEO, Paul Berry, as well as Chopt Founder and CEO, Tony Shure.

Another Sign Slack Is Truly Committed To Diversity

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology


Helping to Empower People to Write Better Life Stories

Frank Britt | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Frank Britt

In the end, stories are never really about the ending. What's memorable includes how characters get molded and shaped by the choices they make, and how others are affected by these decisions. I can't say what is best for you, but what I can say is this: build yourself a story worth jumping for.

Israel Cyber Companies Bridge Global Venture Capital

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.15.2016 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Cyber Security in Israel is a boiling hot investment arena, both for Venture Capitalists and for the companies themselves. The Israel Venture Capital...

A New Wave in Real Estate Investment (Part Four)

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Venture capital is pouring into real estate tech startups, and these have already raised $1.5 billion this year. Established tech providers are short...

Technology Trends That Won't Live Up to the Hype

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Technology

What are some current tech trends that are inflated and will die? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

No Neurozone for Trump

Dr. Philip Steven Low | Posted 04.18.2016 | Technology
Dr. Philip Steven Low

We need a Manhattan Project for the brain, a place where entrepreneurs, startups, established companies, and talented people from all over the world come together to solve some of the brain's most vexing problems - which are also some of the world's most pressing problems.

Why the Gig Economy Is Sputtering

Steven Hill | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steven Hill

Many of these Ayn Randian-inspired startups have been kept alive by subsidies of the venture capital kind which, for various reasons, are starting to dry up.

Saving Lives Using the "Apple Seismometer": A Tale of Two Earthquakes

Powerful Answers | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Seventeen years ago, I was a third-year engineering student at Istanbul Technical University pursuing an internship in Belgium. On August 17, 1999, a ...

FinTech Could Help Achieve Full Financial Inclusion

Javier Saade | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Javier Saade

We are currently in the midst of an incredible confluence of potentially seismic macro trends that touch every soul. The economic and social promise of all this incredible action could help usher in a world which enjoys much more inclusive financial services and capital access.

Not Just Equal, #Better: Moving to the Front Ranks of Business

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

The more male CEOs and corporate recruiters see women launching and leading thriving companies, the more change will accelerate. As Sheila Johnson has it, just imagine the innovation and new products and services that change will unleash.