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When Star Talent Grew More Powerful Than Capital

Roger Martin | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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
Ravishly

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.

The Startup Fog

Bo Fishback | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business
Bo Fishback

The tough part about building a company is much less about the effort required, and much more about the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding every new twist and turn; you really don't know if it's going to work until after it does.

Detroit's Year Of Tech Startups

The Huffington Post | Detroit Staff | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

At times it seems there's enough startup buzz in this town to power 12 of Dan Gilbert's M@dison buildings, but how does one sift through the business ...

New York Awash in Venture/Angel $$$

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.29.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Over the past three years New York has shifted from being a sleepy backwater of tech innovation to a red hot center of startup activity.

4 Tips for Finding the Right Web Developer

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.21.2012 | Small Business
Tom Grasty

Finding the right developer is often seen as a daunting, potentially overwhelming process. But it doesn't have to be that way, especially if you approach the process of hiring a developer like you're hiring a member of the team.

Too Many Startups, Too Little Cash

Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

SAN Francisco (Sarah McBride) -- Venture capitalist Bill Gurley has noticed something new this autumn: a big jump in the number of what he calls "...

Michael Arrington Writes First Major Post on New Tech Blog "Uncrunched"

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

With this post, Arrington defines the lay of the land for his new blog and addresses many of the criticisms he encountered involving claims about the conflict of interest between his practice of investing in startups and TechCrunch's journalistic mission.

Do 'Shopping And Babies' Start-ups Give Female Entrepreneurs A Bad Name?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 11.21.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Are start-ups that cater to the female consumer damaging the credibility of women entrepreneurs?

10 Hot Startups to Watch

Aaron Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Shapiro

Imagine if you had gotten an early heads up that platforms like Twitter and YouTube would become powerhouses. You'd be a hero. And the secret to being this psychic? Paying attention to startups.