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6 Tips For A Marketing Focus To Match Your Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a passionate technologist , it’s easy to forget that marketing is required to sell even the most compelling solution, to cut through the information overload everyone sees today on the internet. If customers don’t know you exist, you can’t solve their problem, they won’t buy.

Burning Platform: Data-Infused Apps

deal architect

In the 45th episode of the series, we have Pete Schlampp, EVP Product Development at Workday. Last week, I had the chance to present to some Chief Data Officers. I made the point that 2020 was an inflection point for.


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10 Tips For Entering The Startup Community This Year

Startup Professionals Musings

These days I see a surge of new startups as businesses seem to be recovering from the pandemic. If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee.

Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

The U.S. Department of Defense is coming to grips with the idea that the technologies it needs to keep the country safe and secure are no longer exclusively owned by the military or its prime contractors.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

3 Ways An Evolved HR Team Drives Profits


Bill Lyons, CEO of Lyons HR shares some ways HR can help companies improve their profitability on a per-employee basis. The post 3 Ways An Evolved HR Team Drives Profits appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Bill Lyons human resources talent acquisition talent management

Another Virtual 5K in Boulder As Spring Emerges in Full Bloom

Feld Thoughts

I received a lot of positive feedback on my post highlighting the 2nd annual Emerge Virtual 5k Run so … It’s time for the 10th Annual Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run and Walk. This would have been the 11th Annual, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we canceled the May 2020 event.

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Analyst Cam: Tercera

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time, it is Chris Barbin, presenting on his new fund and advisory firm, Tercera. Analyst Cam Outsourcing (other vendors) Venture Capital

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Older Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

VC Adventure

We had the opportunity to talk with many great entrepreneurs doing research for our book, The New Builders. I was struck by how thoughtful, determined, and gritty they were.

6 Ways To Build A Results-Driven Culture 


Building a results-oriented culture requires a very specific mindset. David Horsager shares the six positive habits can help power a results-oriented organization. The post 6 Ways To Build A Results-Driven Culture appeared first on Young Upstarts.


Growing Up Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Boulder has been our home for 25 years and we love it. Amy and I support numerous local non-profit initiatives through our Anchor Point Foundation. The following video captured my attention this morning and resulted in a bathroom-sized donation to Growing Up Boulder. Bella and Mads – well done!

6 Ways To Extend Creativity To All Areas Of Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking.

Three Extremely Painful Truths About Business Success

YFS Magazine

Entrepreneurship is not an easy journey. You’ll have unbelievable highs and incredible lows, and those lows are unbelievably lonely. Editor Picks Lead editor picks leadership personal growth recommended success success advice success habits

Some Great New Builder Events This Week

VC Adventure

It’s Boulder Startup Week and there is a great lineup of events happening all week. I was really grateful when Dave Mayer from Technical Integrity suggested I consider an event during BSW to highlight some of the trends around diversity that we write about in The New Builders.

Thinking Of Launching An Online Business? Read This First


Whether you’re a new or experienced entrepreneur, one thing you need to be aware of when setting up an online business - online fraud. The post Thinking Of Launching An Online Business? Read This First appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator / The Nature Conservancy – 2021 Applications Open

Feld Thoughts

In 2017 I helped get the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator off the ground in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Amy and I have been supporters of TNC for over 30 years and Amy serves on their global board of directors.

Digital Wallets Are The Future Of Payments

YFS Magazine

More than 100 million Americans are expected to use proximity mobile payments, digital wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay, in 2021. Operations contactless payment editor picks mobile payments mobile wallet payments industry

How Businesses Can Build, Monitor, and Repair Their Online Reputation

Up and Running

The online reputation of your business is important for finding new clients and keeping your existing ones. Poor customer service and frequently missed deadlines will reflect on how you are perceived on the internet.

4 Signs That You Should Consider Outsourcing Your IT Department


Outsourcing can be useful for startups. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you should consider outsourcing your IT functions. The post 4 Signs That You Should Consider Outsourcing Your IT Department appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business advice outsourcing

427 Mondays In A Row

Feld Thoughts

I was talking to a friend yesterday and he said, “Just another Monday.” ” But yesterday was Tuesday. I asked him what he meant. He said, “Every day feels like a Monday – I just get up and do it again.”

7 Principles For Being A Wise Business Decision Maker

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring business owners. smart people stand out to me with intellectual power and depth of knowledge on many subjects.

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A.T.S.L. (Always Take Some Liquidity)

Eric Friedman

I learned a valuable and expensive lesson about taking liquidity when the offer arises, or rather NOT doing so in my case. Earlier in my career I had the chance to sell some stock and take some liquidity and I passed.

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Strategies For Finding The Balance Between Traditional And Digital Marketing For Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Digital marketing now accounts for 60 percent of marketing campaigns. With such a surge in digital preferences, it can be easy to assume that the days of traditional marketing are over. However, traditional marketing still carries a loyal following.

4 Tips For Lean Business Growth


Growing a business the lean way requires purpose and intention. Here are 4 tips to get things moving in a positive direction. The post 4 Tips For Lean Business Growth appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business growth Lean methodology lean startup

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The New Builders: Discussion on 5/18/21

Feld Thoughts

My partner Seth Levine and his co-author Elizabeth MacBride recently wrote an important book called The New Builders: Face to Face with the True Future of Business. It is out and available. Foundry Group is hosting an open virtual event to discuss the book.

The Great Talent Reshuffling of 2021 Has Begun

Hunter Walker

Why the next 6–12 months will be the best time in a decade for startups to hire. Our YOLO Economy New York Times’ Kevin Roose labeled the new attitude sweeping workers in certain privileged parts of the economy. But for many of those who can afford it, adventure is in the air.

IoT Startup Hologram Hires Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer

Austin Startup

Experienced growth-stage executive joins Hologram to continue its rapid growth CHICAGO and AUSTIN, TEXAS ? —? Hologram , a global cellular platform for IoT, announced it hired Mike Georgoff this month as its first Chief Product Officer as the organization continues its growth.

Municibid CEO Reveals How Startups Can Benefit From Government Auctions

YFS Magazine

Do you need to purchase company vehicles or business equipment? Here's how startups can benefit from bidding in government auctions. Grow Operations business equipment business operations business supplies government auctions GSA auctions

6 Ways To Get Funding For Your Startup


It’s impossible to set up a business without money. Here are six financing alternatives you can chew over to get some funding for your startup. The post 6 Ways To Get Funding For Your Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others startup advice startup funding

5 Ways Business Conferences Boost Revenue

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are a leading corporation, a startup, or a small business owner, business conferences are an excellent way to achieve growth and success. It all starts with narrowing down your choices and choosing the right conference that aligns with your business goals.

Employee Surveys Won’t Tell You Whether To Return To An Office Or Not

Hunter Walker

Engage your team and understand their needs but craft your “Return To Office” strategy from the top down.

Startup CXO: the Sequel to Startup CEO


As I finished up my work on the Second Edition of Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business and started working on a new startup, my colleagues and I started envisioning a new book as a sequel or companion to Startup CEO that is going to be published on June 9 with our same publisher, Wiley & Sons.


What to Expect When Developing an App in 2021

Up and Running

The mobile app development market is evolving at a rapid speed. With the spread of the pandemic of 2020, certain apps have become extremely popular like video conferencing apps, on-demand service apps, etc. . To compete in the market, you need to keep up with trends.

Four Steps To Creating Great Merch For Your Small Business (That People Will Actually Wear)


Looking to create merchandise for your business? If you want to make things your customers actually want to wear, there's a few key things to consider. . The post Four Steps To Creating Great Merch For Your Small Business (That People Will Actually Wear) appeared first on Young Upstarts.

WordPress vs Webflow


Whether you’re running a consultant agency or building a startup, your content and brand need a home for everything you produce. From sales pages to your products, or even your About page, the content management system you choose can make a big difference in growing your business and driving sales.


Automation is En Fuego (part 1)

Austin Startup

I recently ran across this chart, based on data from HFS Research, and formatted/presented by Statista : And this one chart explains it all. 24B in corporate spend on these three types of automation?—?in in 2021. 34B in corporate spending by 2023.

Tips for Starting an Electronics Business

The Startup Magazine

Electronics is one of the fastest-growing industries, which means that it is a marketplace with a lot of potential but an equal amount of competition. The steps you take when starting your electronics business can greatly impact your long-term success.

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