Mon.Jan 21, 2013

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What is the Appropriate Time Horizon of a Financial Model for VC’s

Ask The VC

Q: When building a financial projection model for a pitch to VC’s, should you include future rounds of funding in the model or simply show what measurable goal you are trying to achieve with the current round you are seeking? A (Brad): It depends on the stage of the company. In early cases, they are going to focus on cash / monthly-burn-rate.

Request for Laptops for Monarch High School Students

Feld Thoughts

Following is a guest post from Lura Vernon, President of the Monarch High School PTSO. Lura is also a good friend, contributor to  Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur , mother of two awesome young women, and wife of Todd Vernon, CEO of VictorOps. . Any amount will do – 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, or even 100.

What Klout Really Means and the Future of Social Media Influence

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A surprising number of people have no idea what Klout is and what their score may be. Klout offers a 0-100 range, with 20 being the average score.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

Startup Professionals Musings

Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. There are people who are natural musicians, but that doesn't mean we don't try to teach them music.

Don’t Underestimate the Undergraduates

Steve Blank

Jim Hornthal splits his time between venture capital, entrepreneurship and education. And Zignal Labs. Jim co-taught classes with me at U.C. Heck Yes!

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The Chinese government appears to have completely blocked GitHub via DNS

The Next Web

Reports are coming in that the social coding site GitHub has been blocked in China. Bad news for Chinese software developers. Image credit: Vorarlberg.

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[Singapore][Event] Inaugural PlugFest International Programming Competition Launches

YoungUpstarts

With access to data from the Singapore Government, we look forward to the interesting apps and projects that come up.”

9 Most Important Indians to Follow on Twitter

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Just as you do in the U.S. Sharp and diligent, Dutt has made a name for herself as an anchor-reporter not merely in India but globally.

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All I need is a lead

Taffy Williams

Entrepreneurs raise money from a range of sources. Initially, funds may come from family and friends but eventually the funding requirements escalate.

Pushing Through the Tough Stuff: 7 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's when things get bad that we're most likely to be procrastinate. Don't be tempted. Firing an employee. Confronting a customer. Dress for Success.

How to Guarantee ROI With Social Media Participation

Duct Tape Marketing

But, this seems to be in direct opposition to the common advice offered about social media participation. The social media lead system.

Clay Collins Founder Of Startup Leadbrite, Pioneer Of The Prelaunch, And Serial Entrepreneur Shares His Story

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Tweet. Download the Text Transcript in PDF (coming soon). Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. Do You Focus On What You Are Good At? Downloads.

Looking at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through a new set of eyes

Jeff Hilimire

I wonder what Martin Luther King, Jr. would think if he were here today. This is a question I wouldn’t have even considered a year ago. Wilson, D.J.

GM, Raising the Innovation Sting Ray

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Why does it take a near death experience to wake some companies up? guess there is an innovation equivalent to a drunk hitting bottom. Yes, romance.

FUN, EASY CONTEST!

Mike Michalowicz

THE OBJECTIVE: I want some funny, relevant phrases for my website and thought a fun, easy contest would make this a win-win for both you and me. THE PRIZES: I am giving away a FREE  autographed copy of The Pumpkin Plan and an even more  FREE copy of my “Industry Authority” DVD training (which I recorded last yea r) to each winner!

Overcoming the Fear of Starting a Business

Business Plan Blog

There are thousands of startup articles that offer advice on the methods, processes and mechanics for starting a business. Visualize your success.

44 Ways To Reinvigorate Your Entrepreneurial Drive

Mike Michalowicz

44 Ways To Reinvigorate Your Entrepreneurial Drive. Here’s your pseudo-science lesson for the day. Things like the sudden reality that “Hey!! Meditate.

Bad Customer Development Questions and How to Avoid My Mistakes

Kevin Dewalt

Summary:  Although Customer Development can give us tremendous insight into market problems, it takes a lot of time – time that’s wasted if we do it incorrectly. Worse yet, poorly worded questions can cause us to reach wrong conclusions about what people want. The best questions don’t require customers to speculate about their behavior. Awesome!

Adobe Systems Rolls Out Creative Cloud Over Asia

YoungUpstarts

market last April. “A product release cycle of 12 months to 14 months for software is just not relevant anymore.”

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My "Aha" Moment in San Francisco

Growthink Blog

This weekend I had the very good fortune to attend Ryan Deis and Perry Belcher's Traffic and Conversion Summit in downtown San Francisco. Opportunity.

When it was a game: Hoping Foursquare returns to its roots

This is going to be BIG.

I don't know anything about Foursquare's fundraising plans--but as a user, I certainly hope the company lives to die another day. don't use Yelp and never wanted a better one. It is what it is--less a discovery platform and more of a way to check on places you already heard about elsewhere. It was never that great of a user experience. The key?

SAP cloudwashes its image

deal architect

Watching the playoffs this weekend, I chuckled when I saw SAP is the NFL’s Official Cloud Software Solutions provider. Since the revenues show a.

Don’t think about an elephant!

The Next Web

Have you ever been asked to “think outside of the box”? Amazing. Thinking outside the box is virtually impossible. You can stop saying it.

Thought Readership #20: The GOODREADS Challenge

Active Garage

When you get to a certain age you think you’ve seen everything, right? But no, I logged onto LinkedIn recently to find a “Can you recommend me?”

Self parking Audi

The Equity Kicker

Every now and again I like to post a video which shows how fast new technologies are coming down the pipe. Audi released this video at CES this year.

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[Singapore][Event] Office Hours Revealed With Jeffrey Paine

YoungUpstarts

Ever wondered what a venture capitalist does and what that means for a startup seeking funding?

Jongla Releses Stickers, HTML5 App To Target Crowded Mobile Messaging Market

ArcticStartup

Is there room for another mobile messaging player? One angle Jongla is using to appeal to their younger base is "stickers". billion by 2016.

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Whats mine is mine. Whats yours is mine also.

deal architect

We all know how aggressive tech companies can be in enforcing all kinds of even minor patents. What is less discussed is the tendency of many to only grudgingly give credit to technologies they may themselves be embedding in their. Industry Commentary

How To Become Valuable To A Start Up (If You’re Not An Engineer)

ArcticStartup

Products are built, released, iterated upon based on customer feedback, and the cycle is repeated. Can you write great ad copy? Excellent!

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Startup Monday: Lehigh Valley Tech Founders Group

charliecrystle.com

The Lehigh Valley Tech startup scene seems to be very active. Ben Franklin Technology Partners has an accelerator program at Lehigh University, and Allentown sports a tech accelerator as well. They've held lots of events including hackathons and Startup Weekend. Tonight we start Startup Lehigh Valley --a peer mentor group for startup founders.

chaganomics.blogspot.com: Where To Be Born 2013

Chaganomics

The US doesn't even crack the top ten. at 1:13

What Is The Appropriate Time Horizon Of A Financial Model for VC’s?

Ask The VC

Q: When building a financial projection model for a pitch to VC’s, should you include future rounds of funding in the model or simply show what measurable goal you are trying to achieve with the current round you are seeking? A (Brad): It depends on the stage of the company. In early cases, they are going to focus on cash / monthly-burn-rate.

T3Leads Pay Per Lead Affiliate Program Revisited

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. You might remember when I first reviewed T3Leads four years ago.

The Grass is Always Greener

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

find this disequilibrium fascinating. At the end of the day, we are all really looking for a greater degree of fulfillment in our lives.