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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. The Lean LaunchPad Class. How it Works.

10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Agree on specific objectives and time frames.

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup

OnStartups

The following is a guest blog post by Nicholas Holmes. He was formerly a journalist and an Accenture management consultant. Start by pitching nothing.

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Avoiding Financial Armageddon at the Post Office

Jeff Jordan

Now it seems strange. How we used to wait for letters to arrive. But what’s stranger still. Is how something so small can keep you alive. The USPS….

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Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Remember ICQ? The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

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Strategies for Building Marketplaces

Mucker Lab

This is a follow-up to my last post on the prevailing trends in e-commerce, I touched on marketplace e-commerce business models only briefly because it is a complex topic that require its own post. We, at MuckerLab, love businesses not possible before the “invention” of a particular medium or platform – not only because (superficially)

The Way I Work: Aaron Levie, Box

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Aaron Levie, the 27-year-old CEO of Box, is on a mission to double annual sales and get stuff done--even if it means long hours and no vacation days.

Yes, Developers and Investors Are Really Different

Numerate Choir

In my recent post on what developers want, I wrote about which industries appeal to software developers. The three areas at the top of developers’ lists are education, productivity, and human resources. The three areas least interesting to developers are … Continue reading → Data

5 People You Need on Your Social Media Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Social media magic isn't going to happen on its own. Get these people involved, though, and it just might. Carefully. Product have a specific problem?

The Tale of Silver Tail Systems

Scott Weiss

I have so much respect for people who fought online criminals for eBay and PayPal. There hasn’t been a set of websites more highly targeted by cybercriminals and fraudsters.  It stands to reason that the team pioneering security and anti-fraud techniques at the tip of the spear would come up with a breakthrough technology. Huge success in ecommerce.

10 Free Tools for Running a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a company on the cheap has never been easier, thanks to free software for handling everything from building a website to billing clients.

7 Pay-Per-Click Advertising Options That Are Not Google or Bing

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Pay-per-click advertising (PPC), when used correctly, is a very powerful way to drive traffic and conversions.

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Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over. Now, in the summer of 2010, sales were finally back.

Looking For A Design HackStar for Startup Revolution

Feld Thoughts

If you are interested, send me an email along with links to examples of what you’ve done. You don’t have to be in Boulder, but it’s an advantage if you are in or near one of Boulder, Boston, New York, Seattle, or San Antonio as it makes it easy to plug you into the network

6 Ways Windows Surface Beats the iPad

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not (yet) an iPad killer, but the new Windows tablet does have a few impressive features for business. Brilliant.

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Yes, please

Jeff Hilimire

If you were confused, I love Evernote. A lot. And this update looks fantastic. Technology Evernote 5 for Mac

CEOs Should Do Customer Service

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Rupert Murdoch causes a stir by directly helping a disgruntled customer via Twitter. Should business owners follow suit? Where are you? Then weigh in.

FiveThirtyEight, Slow News, and Fast News

Numerate Choir

There’s been much discussion of late on the accuracy and legitimacy of FiveThirtyEight. I’ve been a fan of FiveThirtyEight since just after it got started, but I find myself having some mixed feelings about the topic. Here are three articles … Continue reading → Data

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Big Data for Small Businesses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Low-cost tools that help businesses capitalize on customer data. But when he arrived, that data was stored in a difficult-to-navigate database.

SEO: Layout and Site Tips

Constantly Learning

Every time I create a site layout, I'm always concerned about how to make the site SEO compatible. I'm not talking about hacking the site so that it handles all the new algorithms that Google comes out with. I'm talking about just the basics. The information I can find is

Medication Goes Digital

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A digital pill that helps patients and caregivers monitor dosages. Patients can access the information on a mobile app and share it with others.

Cycling barefoot, in the cold–or in stilletos

Venture Cyclist

Love these cycling shoe covers from Podium. Whimsy Cycling

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Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap.

Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator’s third class

The Next Web

Chinaccelerator , the only accelerator of its kind in China, hosted a demo day on Tuesday for its third batch of startups. AppSpree. Tuicool. 7Colors.

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How a Strong Team Will Help You Land Big Deals

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow Warren Buffett's example--the confidence to close big deals comes from having a strong team behind you. What to do Assemble your own team.

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PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%

VC Cafe

Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. The top line figures indicate a 33% decline in VC investments in Q3, reaching $171. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Coming Soon: The New All-You-Can-Fly Airline

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting an airline is tough, but Surf Air just might have what it takes. The airline business is a tough one. No--they sell access to the gym."

[Singapore] Boston Consulting Group Opens Center For Business Excellence

YoungUpstarts

BCG ‘s new Center for Business Excellence is not a physical building per se, but will be formed virtually within its offices in Singapore.

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A Roadmap of Yahoo's Acquisition Targets

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Marissa Mayer made her first official acquisition last week with Stamped. She plans to continue the buying spree. Which start-ups are next?

[Singapore] Brother’s MFC-J2510 InkBenefit Prints Up To A3… And Does It Sideways

YoungUpstarts

IT peripheral manufacturer Brother International earlier this week launched a new inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit. Tailored for personal, SOHO or SMB use, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit features a 3.7-inch touchscreen interface along with its copy, scan, fax and print capability.

4 Tips to Stay on the High-Growth Track

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting off the ground is only the first challenge. As your business grows, your role must change to keep that growth going. As a two-time Inc.

Email: Friend or Foe?

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Like many people, I enjoy the conveniences that email affords me on a daily basis. Email, of course, is no exception. Productivity

6 Launch Tips for Mompreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a business is hard for anyone, but for moms, it can be especially tricky for moms. Here's how to get your company off the ground. Don’t!

Remember To Follow Up With Your LinkedIn Contacts With "Five Hundred Plus"

ArcticStartup

I've only played with it for a short time, but I can already tell that I like it - the service maximizes simplicity and usefulness.