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6 Things You Need to Learn To Build Your Own Prototype

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the fourth part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for  Yipit. I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands. account.

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Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

Both Sides of the Table

Professor Christensen uses real data from the disk drive industry to make his points. So the startups tend to focus on totally new customers. billion.

365 Days, $10 Million, 3 Rounds, 2 Companies, All With 5 Magic Slides

This was originally published at “Knowledge Is Social.&#. Stop using the projector for initial meetings. Why did this work? Slide 2: The Numbers.

The 11 Harsh Realities Of Being An Entrepreneur


There's always talk about the end game in the form of an acquisition, funding announcement, or eventual flame out. That's okay though.

6 Things You Need to Learn To Build Your Own Prototype

Vinicius Vacanti

This is the fourth part of a series on becoming your own technical co-founder. In 2008, we couldn’t find a technical co-founder for  Yipit. I’m writing about how I became our technical co-founder. Hopefully, I’ll encourage other entrepreneurs with a dream but no technical co-founder options to take their destiny into their own hands. account.

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers


I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. We had several emails back and forth where he provided basic details on the concept. And I tried to evaluate the idea and figure out: What did the founder really need here? Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Was it a case of needing Homework?

Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – Objection Handling

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of a series on sales & marketing. The original post of this article on appeared on GigaOm in a more concise version here. Whatever.

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Essential Startup Funding Tips from 8 Seasoned Investors

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The Origin of Leaders #1: Imagination – Developing your most powerful human talent

Active Garage

If they can be developed, then we have a responsibility to systematize the process by which great leaders can be created. What should you practice?

How to Take Down Facebook -- Hint: It Ain't Twitter. (aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network)

500 Hats

I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues.    It wouldn't be accurate to say there's something "wrong" with Facebook, and it's not like I don't spend a shitload of time ego-whoring around on Twitter too. but: Something is Still Missing.

How To Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community

Feld Thoughts

Last week I posted an article on peHUB titled How to Create a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Community. Here it is in its entirety. I’ve lived in Boulder for 15 years after living in Boston for a dozen. While I’ve spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley — both as an angel and venture capital investor — I’ve never lived there.

Build your own Startup Death Clock

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

A few months ago I created a fun device at WPEngine to focus everyone's attention the most important thing. Sometimes fear is a good motivator. Try it!

Why People Struggle To Get What They Want by Yaro Starak

I was speaking to my home loan broker this week. I’m purchasing an investment property and he helps organize the loans to make it all happen. My broker is good at what he does, but like many small business owners there’s a lot of latency in his operations. Taking action when you just don’t feel like it is hard. Consistency wins.

Women are Gaining as the Best Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

I often get asked the age-old question (by men) of “Who are the best entrepreneurs, men or women?” First, here are a few facts to set the stage.

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It’s Easy to Be Great…It’s Hard to Be Consistent

Software By Rob

The title of this post comes from the book  Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life , Steve Martin’s memoir about his days of stand-up comedy.

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LiveU Raises $11 Million from Pitango in its Third Round

VC Cafe

I f you follow the increasingly hot Internet TV market, the latest funding round of LiveU should come as no surprise.

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship Through 15 Angel Investments

years I made 15 angel investments with my own cash. If you are going to be an entrepreneur, be a straight shooter. They are just making suggestions.

Market Samurai Review – How Keyword Research Can Increase Your Traffic by Yaro Starak

Ever since I started blogging, I intentionally stayed away from keyword research. opted to take the “lazy” way out. just wrote. No, not really.

6 Proven Ways to Increase Blog Subscribers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

One of the major mistakes that many bloggers make is not focusing their efforts on acquiring new blog subscribers.  Most new bloggers struggle with this, but it is also common for experienced bloggers to make the same mistake. Knowing how to increase subscribers to your blog is something that is so important because your subscribers


November Rain

The Startup Lawyer

Axl Rose began working on November Rain in 1983 — a full 8 years before it was released by Guns N’ Roses. And he was successful doing so.

Serious Pain: The Difference Between a Mediocre & Great Company

Growthink Blog

When you're in serious pain, what do you take? Probably an aspirin or ibuprofen. When you're trying to be healthy, what do you take? read more.

How To Instantly Turn What You Love Into An Income by Yaro Starak

Before I got into the fat loss industry, I was a musician (I still play today so who knows what the future holds!). In the past, I tried to make that love an income. My dreams were big, but my pockets ultimately were empty. Eventually I had to do what a lot of musicians do and get a job. There is no such thing as an instant success story. That’s it!

Do You Have the Right Traits to be a Great Boss?

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone can recognize a great manager a mile away, so why is it so hard to find one? " Plan and delegate. You are a guide, not a commander.

Mini Saga #65 – Relationship

Life Beyond Code

Lifetime relationships are even more special and they extend until the end of your life (or theirs). Mini Saga #65 –  Relationship. Jeff was perplexed.


Scaling Sales: Arming & Aiming – A’s, B’s & C’s

Both Sides of the Table

This article was originally posted in a much more concise version over GigaOm if you prefer the shorter version. They should be owned by marketing.

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes #4: Lowball Pricing

This is going to be BIG.

In the earlier league, we went 9-0, absolutely crushing most of the teams we played along the way. So what happened? We were!

10 Frequently Asked Questions about Startups and Why You Should Give a Damn

Instigator Blog

That was the title of the presentation I gave last night at PHP Quebec. Overall feedback was positive. View more presentations from Ben Yoskovitz.

Why Krispy Kreme failed in Australia

Start Up Blog

No doubt you’ve heard the news about Krispy Kreme going into administration in Australia. Instead they opened 50 stores in a few short years.

Flash Mob Today At The Boulder Bookstore

Feld Thoughts

If you are in Boulder, come to my community hours today between 1 and 5 at the Boulder Bookstore on Pearl Street. As readers of this blog likely know, I do monthly community hours (also known as random days) where I’ll meet with anyone for 15 minutes about anything they want to discuss.

What To Do When You Screw Up

Growthink Blog

On your path to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you will make a lot of mistakes. These lessons include: 1. Never. which is pretty much unheard of.

Should you hire a big company exec for your startup? - chess vs poker

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Fast growing startups need experienced big company execs to take them to the next level, right? Wrong. Big company execs are wired differently than startup ninjas. My last post " Startups play poker, big companies play chess " explained how startups are different from big companies. Big companies are complex , like chess. Everything comes to you.

Playing Offense vs. Playing Defense



The Defrag Conference 2010 Is Almost Here

Feld Thoughts

The Defrag Conference is happening in Boulder on Wednesday November 17th and Thursday November 18th and is looking like it will be the best one yet.  If you haven’t yet registered,  use the code “foundry2″ to take 15% off of your registration. Stowe Boyd speaking about “social cognition&#. hope to see you at Defrag.

Georgia Amendment One

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

It is not what its supporters are telling you. It's really a restraint of employee movement amendment via non-compete contracts that are currently not enforceable in Georgia. Courtesy of Peach Pundit.