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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

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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
Quora

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.

Scaling Impact Investing: The Role of Institutional Investor Capital

Javier Saade | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Javier Saade

Impact investing continues to gain momentum in the U.S. and abroad, but scaling it has proven difficult.  The fact that momentum has not translated i...

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event -- Start Looking

Steve Blank | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there's only one reason your company got funded. Liquid...

General Partner At Benchmark Reveals What Red Flags He Looks For When Making An Investment

Quora | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How Road Rage Incident Prompted Father to Develop Next Wave Safety App

Powerful Answers | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

There are moments in our lives that serve as major turning points, causing us to reassess what is truly important. Phil Reitnour has had a couple of t...

An Open Letter to Rich Startups

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I am writing this because I keep hearing troubling stories about startups sending their employees to speak at far-away conferences, building fancy new offices, and enjoying four-course meals.

The Secret to Spreading the Startup Wealth in Emerging Global Markets

Ross Baird | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Ross Baird

A lot of investors say that they'll back great ideas anywhere. But in most markets, building impactful businesses is a "chicken and egg" situation--in...

Honey vs. Vinegar: How are we luring and keeping the companies we want?

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina | Posted 03.10.2016 | Miami
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

For every milestone earned, there are other difficult goals to achieve and gaps to bridge.

How High School Detention Led to My Invention

Powerful Answers | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology
Powerful Answers

Since I was a kid, I've spent many hours daydreaming of ideas that in my mind would some day change the world. Most, ahem, 99% of them never made it ...

Money Strategy for Your Company: Women Fundraising Experts Talk Shop

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

On Saturday March 5, I will moderate a panel at the Speak Up Women conference, held at the United Nations in New York. The discussion will center arou...

The Real Reason Tech Investment Is Up This Year

Sam Colt | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Sam Colt

There's a growing debate in the tech community -- are we in a bubble, or not? Some people think the private valuations we've seen in the last few yea...