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Founders Circle

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last week my friend Chris Albinson formed an interesting new firm called Founders Circle Capital. In a nutshell, Founders Circle provides liquidity for the founders and employees of a “breakaway growth companies” so they don’t need to sell or take the company public prematurely. VC & Technology

Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

Last week Techstars announced the new Techstars Mobility program, Driven by Detroit. Techstars will be bringing their proven accelerator model and extensive network of mentors, founders and corporations to Detroit to support this program. I’m fascinated with Detroit. Jason grew up in Detroit and has lots of stories there.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

38 unicorns, or 1 in 4 (24%), have at least one MBA founder. 63 MBA founders are represented among the 157 unicorns. Key Insights.

8 Startup Situations Challenge Founder People Skills

Startup Professionals Musings

The most-used workplace training programs are really about matters of the heart. entrepreneur founder leadership startupMarty Zwilling.

Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.

Who should learn to program?

Chris Dixon

There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. Programming is a great foundation for a tech/startup career. Programming is an important part of being “culturally literate.” Programming is a great activity. Jobs & the economy.

Upgrade your brain: Programming resources for coding newbies

The Next Web

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— This story continues at The Next Web.

A New Program That Aims to Be a One-Stop Shop for Would-be Founders

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Got a world-changing startup idea but need both tech skills and support? Fullstack Fund might be the answer

Governments Should Fund Startup Travel Programs

Instigator Blog

And launch a startup travel program. The government should have a program that pays for entrepreneurs to visit San Francisco (Valley / Bay area) or New York to experience the best startup ecosystems around. If you’re anywhere other than Silicon Valley or New York, a startup (or founder) travel program makes sense.

The Founders – Season Three

Feld Thoughts

One of my favorite web tv shows – The Founders – is back. TechStars birdbox founders roximity ubooly

Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming

YoungUpstarts

business founder should learn how to program because code is the language of the Internet. by Lee Shen Han.

Reducing the risk factors: Why first time founders should join an accelerator program

The Next Web

About a year and a half ago, we got accepted to the  Elevator accelerator program in Tel Aviv, Israel. Coworking space. International mentors.

9 Founder Habits That Leave a Business Foundering

Startup Professionals Musings

In that context, startup founders should carefully review the points made by Denny F. Some founders go too far to become consensus builders.

Just Work the Program

Duct Tape Marketing

Just Work the Program written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Photo Credit: Barber Chair.

The Startup Travel Program Minimum Viable Product

Instigator Blog

Recently I announced that we’ve launched a Startup Travel Program in Nova Scotia, with the immense help of Volta Labs and ERDT. Blair is the founder of The Rounds , which is a social network for health professionals. My answer, while we were having coffee, was pretty simple, “Being a founder is f **g hard.

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers.

LaunchHouse Launches Startup Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

If you’re a technology-based startup with two or three co-founders, you can apply for the program here.

Founder Institute This Summer in Colorado

Feld Thoughts

So when Jim Franklin, the CEO of SendGrid (one of our portfolio companies and a TechStars Boulder mentor) asked if I would write a post about the Founder Institute program in Boulder, I told him that I’d give him control of my blog to write a guest post on it. Last summer  Founder Institute held its inaugural class in Denver. 

Learning To Program

Feld Thoughts

I had lunch today with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola, the co-founders of Everlater , a TechStars 2009 company. Nate and Natty are two of my favorites – not only because they regularly kick my partner Seth Levine’s ass on bike rides but also because they starred in last year’s TechStars The Founders video series. If not, we won’t.

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. The application is available here.

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

YoungUpstarts

says Dr Krishnan SPT, co-founder of the Google Developer Group Singapore. Registration is open till 8 February 2013.

Rackspace Launches Linux for Ladies Training Program

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News At the Women in Tech Networking event at South by Southwest Interactive last week, Rackspace Hosting launched its new training program, Linux for Ladies, aimed at helping women get top jobs in the IT industry. San Antonio Linux Linux for Ladies Rackspace Women In Technology

Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Summary.

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Tool and resource list for new founders

The Startup Toolkit

TextIt – create SMS applications without programming (e.g. Twilio – makes phone calls and SMS as easy to program as websites.

Programming Your Culture

Ben's Blog

Ask 10 founders about company culture and what it means and you’ll get 10 different answers. Here are three examples: Desks made out of doors – Very early on, Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, envisioned a company that made money by delivering value to rather than extracting value from its customers. I do this for my culture.

A Four-Step Program for Entrepreneurial Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sharing entrepreneur success stories can spark insight and inspiration for founders in the startup community

A Tech Founder's Guide To Picking A Non-Tech Founder

OnStartups

Founders are typically just “good enough” at a slew of things: fundraising, product, partnerships, etc. Why It’s Hard. The Most Common Mistakes.

What the Founder’s Email Address Says About Your Startup

Genuine VC

jsmith@startup.com  <– This convention conveys the importance of scalability in the organization, even from the founding stage… most likely stemming from a technical founder. johns@startup.com  <– The founder’s last name is too long or hard to spell, and so nobody else at the company will list theirs either.

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Building Your MVP as a Non-Technical Founder

SoCal CTO

I did a presentation this week at Coloft that looked at how Non-Technical Founders can go about getting their MVP built.

Why and When to Learn to Program

Spencer Fry

The only thing without a doubt that holds true for everyone learning to program is that you must deeply want to learn. Need to learn. Not me.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

prompted a good discussion around how CTOs go about choosing the programming language and framework for their startup. Or you might have an investor (or founder) who's convinced that you need to work in a given language (some VCs love Ruby right now). The rest is just down and dirty algorithmic programming.

Nine Bad Behaviors of Struggling Startup Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

In that context, startup founders should carefully review the points made by Denny F. Some founders go too far to become consensus builders.

What the Founder’s Email Address Says About Your Startup

Genuine VC

jsmith@startup.com  <– This convention conveys the importance of scalability in the organization, even from the founding stage… most likely stemming from a technical founder. johns@startup.com  <– The founder’s last name is too long or hard to spell, and so nobody else at the company will list theirs either.

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Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. I’m a big fan of Shaherose Charania and Baat Enosh and agreed to help support the program along with Fred and Joanne Wilson and a number of other folks that support entrepreneurship in New York. Entrepreneurship accelerators founder labs

Founder Labs NYC

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Programs like Y Combinator, Techstars, and many others have made the difficult phase of going from a founding team and an idea to a real business and funding just a little bit easier. Two of my favorite pre-accelerator programs are Startup Weekend and Founder Labs. Founder Labs was started by Women 2.0.

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[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

YoungUpstarts

Jeffrey Paine, who runs the Founder Institute program in Singapore , says their program has also seen interest spike over the years.

How to Find Startup Co-Founders Online and in the Real World

VC Cafe

So how do you go about finding co-founders and early members of your startup? Who are the co-founders and what have they previously done?

Founder Institute doubles down on Europe, now runs 10 startup accelerator programs continent-wide

The Next Web

The Founder Institute , the early-stage startup accelerator that aims to ‘globalize Silicon Valley’, is doubling down on Europe big time. As promised at the end of July , the organization has now announced the launch of five new programs across the continent, doubling its European presence to ten chapters across as many countries.

How my co-founder and I structure ourselves as CEO and COO

joel.is

guess that’s why I naturally enjoyed programming (though I rarely code anymore ). co-founders ceo coo roles We talked a lot.

Founder Labs (continued)

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Roughly three months ago, I wrote a post noting that Founder Labs was coming to NYC. The next program is in SF from Aug 11 to Sept 22.