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Want A Strikingly New Web Site That You Develop Yourself?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Enter Strikingly. This online website development platform/app makes the excruciating headache of creating your new website easy and most importantly, fun.

Y Combinator: Get Your Pen and Pad Ready

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Director of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global. Sam Altman, soon-to-be President of the esteemed accelerator, Y Combi...

Hacking for Good

Ian Cinnamon | Posted 02.20.2014 | Technology
Ian Cinnamon

Everybody wants to create the next Facebook. Or Snapchat. Or Candy Crush. There's nothing wrong with that. But so many entrepreneurs idolize founders ...

Hot Sauce and Techies: A Love Story?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 12.08.2013 | Food
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Why approach sandaled-sweatshirted engineers first? Because they love hot sauce.

Top 5 Lessons From Startup School

Lili Balfour | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As an entrepreneur building a company, you should always be focused on learning from those who came before you. Entrepreneurs need to be persistent, humble, and focused.

Wharton's Popular 'Success Course' Boosts Happiness

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Those who made it into middle and old age as "happy" and "healthy" shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Rich Startup Founders Probably Shouldn't Make Fun Of Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Technology

Confirming nearly every negative stereotype about the tech community, the founder of payment startup Celery penned a satirical post bashing his new to...

This Charity Just Revolutionized The Future Of Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

A health care crowdfunding platform just helped revolutionize the way that nonprofits are funded. Watsi, a prominent nonprofit that funds medical c...

Eat Your Way Across The U.S., Without Leaving Home

Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste

Like you need another excuse to throw a regional foods party.

How One Startup Weekend Team Launched Slowly, Grew Customers and Became a Successful Business

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

Launching a business is easy. But launching and committing to grow a business is also terrifying.

The Startup-Generating Secrets Of Y Combinator

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Si...

Songkick Co-Founder Busts Your Anxieties

Women 2.0 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

Founding companies is second only to, perhaps, sky diving when it comes to terror, which is why Michelle You, co-founder of Songkick, offers advice to those starting up that's also remarkably applicable to those jumping out of airplanes -- close your eyes and leap.

Lessons I Learned at Startup School

Avijeet Sachdev | Posted 12.31.2012 | Teen
Avijeet Sachdev

I was fortunate to be accepted to Startup School, an event sponsored by Stanford BASES and Y Combinator, where tech startup founders speak about how they built their business and give tips.

Reason This 19-Year-Old Prodigy Left Harvard (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen

"Whiz kid" hardly describes young tech entrepreneur Connor Zwick. "Prodigy" would be a better word. At 19, Zwick and his business partner Colton Gyula...

A New Star In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Major Tian | Posted 10.14.2012 | Small Business

By Major Tian It may not sound as flashy as social media, but healthcare is becoming a new star in Silicon Valley. Driven by the promis...

Beginnings

Omar Seyal | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Omar Seyal

While startups require decisiveness, perseverance, and a host of other traits to start, they don't initially require ideas. Though it doesn't fit the rhetoric of the typical Silicon Valley story, this model is not new.

Second-Hand Clothing Gets a Second Life

Vivian Weng | Posted 09.09.2012 | Style
Vivian Weng

Over a dozen venture-backed peer-to-peer fashion marketplaces have launched in the last year. Re-commerce, it seems, is green in more ways than one.

Facebook's IPO May Harm Young Tech Startups, Expert Says

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Small Business

Silicon Valley startup guru Paul Graham has issued a warning to entrepreneurs on the hunt for venture capital in the wake of Facebook's tumultuous pub...

Shop Main Street From Your Street

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

That jacket right there. That's the one you wore right out of the store in Tuscany. And those funky sunglasses? Bought from a street vendor in Seoul. ...

The eBook Publishing Revolution Has Just Begun

John F. Ince | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
John F. Ince

Strategic questions need to be answered. Does a eBook publisher focus on marketing, or content creation, or formatting?

The Management Team While Building Product: Keep It Small

Fred Wilson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The first stage of a startup, what I call the Building Product stage, is management light. The team should be small.

What Comes Next: Finding Signals From The Startup Noise

Christina Cacioppo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Small Business
Christina Cacioppo

Over the past few months, I've seen over 160 companies come through eight different accelerator programs. It's a skewed group, but it captures the zeitgeist of a certain segment of the tech industry.

Facebook Announcement Signals the Age of Discovery

Garren Givens | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Garren Givens

Discovery has been a feature of the Internet for a long time, but there's an important difference between "today's most-emailed stories" and content that relates to the stories I've read, liked, or reviewed. This is discovery based on me.

Alex Wagner

Dot Com Casualty Returns from the Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.01.2011 | Black Voices

Despite the fact that he has no relation to the country legend, Hank Williams was on some level destined for the music industry. Williams, an engineer...

Rebooting A Nation: Egyptian Startups Collaborate With American Entrepreneurs

Alexis Ohanian | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Alexis Ohanian

I love tech startups. And the chance to use my rather specific focus to assist a selection of tech entrepreneurs in the middle of rebooting their entire nation was something I couldn't pass up.