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Plex: From shop floor to top floor

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I was surrounded by high-tech. I flew into the Delta McNamara terminal in Detroit with its ExpressTram which uses air cushion levitation like a hovercraft. The terminal is connected by a passenger tunnel which celebrates LED art. I stayed at.

5 Keys To Expanding Your Thinking And Raising Results

Startup Professionals Musings

Image via Good Free Photos It’s time for more entrepreneurs to reset their focus, and shift their thinking to completely different ways of doing things.

10 Entrepreneur Attributes That Will Make You A Star

Startup Professionals Musings

Elon Musk via Flickr by TED Conference To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on, like Ryan Seacrest is searching for on American Idol.

University of Michigan Joins the Global EIR Network

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been working on the Startup Visa since I first wrote about it 2009 in my post The Founders Visa Movement. After a decade, it’s clear that our federal government has broadly failed us on this front. In 2015, I announced the Global EIR initiative to try something different. Today, I’m happy to welcome the University of Michigan to the Global EIR network.

My Commencement Speech?—?Life at Your Crossroads

Both Sides of the Table

My Commencement Speech?—?Life Life at Your Crossroads Photo by Justin Luebke on Unsplash Crossroads Cal Poly Pomona! What’s up!?! I’m so grateful to be up here addressing you today. Today you’re either here to graduate or support somebody graduating.

Slack S-1: Will ARPU Drive Long Term Value?

View from Seed

Slack dropped their S-1 a couple weeks ago. Even before that, we all knew that it was among the most rapidly growing SaaS companies in recent years and a product used (and loved) by millions of people. But now we have a chance to really dig in and understand Slack’s business a bit better.

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Transforming Film To Digital – A Big Business Opportunity

YoungUpstarts

Today, we are living in the Information Age. It is symbolized by a digital transformation of universal scale. In this activity, modern technologies are utilized to turn traditional, analog content into digital format.

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Book: Everything Is F *d

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday, I started my day by finishing A People’s History of American Empire: The American Empire Project, A Graphic Adaptation and ended my day by finishing Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope.

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Managing Your Startup Board?—?A Short Presentation

Both Sides of the Table

Managing Your Startup Board?—?A A Short Presentation I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the Khosla Ventures CEO Summit this week in Sausalito.

Friday Fun-ism: “Time Kills All Deals”

View from Seed

This week’s Friday Fun-ism goes hand-in-hand with a previous, “ It moves slow until it moves fast.” The venture fundraising process for founders has a certain rhythm to it, and so a lot can be read into the timing and pacing of the conversations.

5 Risks Of Buying A Business And Profiting Off The Opportunities They Create

YoungUpstarts

by LJ Suzuki of CFOshare. Why start from scratch when you can get a great deal on what someone else started? In today’s sexy startup culture, buying an existing business has lost its vogue.

CSbyAll: An Interactive, Crowdsourced Timeline of the CS Education and Diversity in Tech Movement

Feld Thoughts

The modern computer science education movement, commonly referred to as Computer Science for All or #CSforALL , has been gaining momentum nationwide since 2004 and is poised to be the most significant upgrade to the US education system in history. History is recorded and codified through the journalism, social media, and public policy, and tends to emphasize the voices of those already in the public eye.

How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions

Grasshopper Herder

Interviewing strangers is a science as much as an art. Learning how questions actually work can give you fresh insight into the customer discovery process. The post How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

Hypergiant Aims to Dominate the AI Industry on Earth and in Space

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK, publisher of Silicon Hills News At Hypergiant’s Austin headquarters, Ben Lamm, CEO, and Co-founder takes to the conference room’s whiteboard to explain its structure and expansion plans.

The Importance Of LinkedIn In The Modern World

YoungUpstarts

In an increasingly online world, it is natural for selective processes to be done through tools and web sites. For a professional who wants to stand out and be always remembered in his area of ??business,

5 Exciting Technologies That Need Your Execution Help

Startup Professionals Musings

DNA image via Wikipedia As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster.

Book: The Moment of Lift

Feld Thoughts

I had surgery recently and a few friends, including Chris Moody and Sarah Ahn, gave me some books as gifts. They knew I’d be spending a lot of time on the couch either napping or reading, so my pile of infinite books to read became more abundant with a few good ones including The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. While I’ve met Melinda’s husband Bill a few times, but I’ve never spent any time with Melinda.

How to land new clients for your startup business

The Startup Magazine

Starting up your own business venture is never easy. But it is one of the most rewarding career moves you can ever do in your life. Having a good idea is one of the most important steps towards a successful business plan, as originality is always rewarded in the competitive, modern marketplace.

Ready To Sell Your Business? Consider An ESOP

YFS Magazine

Most small to mid-sized businesses have a common challenge: Can we sell our business and get fair market value? Here's an option you may have overlooked. Exit Strategy Grow business exit plan esop exit planning exit strategy sell your business selling a business

3 Workplace Gadgets Which Can Increase Your Productivity

YoungUpstarts

Reduced productivity can have a significant negative impact on your business. However, thankfully there are ways to give it a boost. You’ll find lots of tools and gadgets out there designed to maximise productivity.

“Nail It Then Scale It” - The New Mantra For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Steve Blank via Flickr by jdlasica I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers.

Book: Machines Like Me

Feld Thoughts

If you are looking for a great book to read this weekend, I recommend Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me. I read it last weekend and am still thinking about it. McEwan is a magnificent writer. When the hardcover ended up on top of my infinite pile of books to read, Amy said, “Wow, you’ll love Ian McEwan’s writing.” ” Whenever Amy says something like that, I know I’m in for a treat. The setting is London in 1982. But it’s a parallel universe.

Entrepreneur 101: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss

The Startup Magazine

Have you always thought about being your own boss? Being in business for yourself is your chance to do what you love for a living, make higher wages, and then enjoy retirement. Image by Igor Link from Pixabay. But being your own boss isn’t easy.

Create a Business Plan for Fewer Hassles and Faster Growth

Up and Running

Writing a business plan can help make sure Office Space doesn’t feel relatable [ source ]. There’s a famous scene in the cult-classic 1999 movie “ Office Space “ where the main character, Peter, is confronted by his boss, Bill.

Want To Do Business With Baby Boomers? You’ll Find Them On Social Media

YoungUpstarts

by Jonathan Musgrave, owner and chief digital marketer of Steep Digital Marketing. Forget those jokes about Baby Boomers and their supposed struggles grasping today’s technology.

Coffee Lovers: This Is How You Upgrade Your Morning Brew

YFS Magazine

Coffee is a natural antioxidant, it's delicious, and allows you to say “dirty bean water” in public. Give your morning brew an upgrade with these tips. Lifestyle coffee fitness health and wellness lifestyle

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MassChallenge Texas Selects 74 Startups for its Austin Accelerator

SiliconHills

MassChallenge Texas announced it has accepted 74 startups into its latest program in Austin which kicks off in June. The startups hail from five countries, 14 states and five industries, said Mike Millard, managing director of MassChallenge Texas.

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7 Things To Know About Running Your Business

The Startup Magazine

Thinking of starting a business or already up and running? There’s much to learn and know about running a business, and the effectiveness of how it’s run will determine whether it survives – not just whether your product or service meets a need in the marketplace.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

The Change Checklist – How To Boost Employee Productivity Through Software

YoungUpstarts

Employee productivity should always be a top priority for business owners. Short of standing over your employees and demanding that they remain on-task, it can be difficult to get employees to get excited about their work.

If It’s a Favor To You Then Of Course, Otherwise I’d Rather Not

Hunter Walker

My obsessive focus on parsing the language of introductions previously resulted in a discussion of “ the vouch ,” but tbh that’s 101 level stuff. Let’s go deeper… Introductions 201: The Favor.

Stop Apologizing: Widen Your Focus to Grow in Business and in Life

Up and Running

Life can be crazy and hectic sometimes. The thing is, finding the right ways to learn while developing your expertise (and yes, adulting and doing life and family) can feel mind-boggling. I’m beginning to realize that information and industry knowledge can feel so siloed.

6 Things to Consider Before Applying For a Startup Loan

The Startup Magazine

Most people can’t afford to buy a home or startup a business unless they take out a loan. Besides that, loans are also needed when an emergency happens. Loans therefore come in handy when you really need liquid cash or capital for the first business purchases.

SKU Graduates 7 Consumer Goods Startups

SiliconHills

Startup activity for the consumer packed goods industry in Austin is booming. That was evident as the seventh cohort of the SKU Accelerator did their pitches for Demo Day at Native Hostel Tuesday night.

Love In The Workplace: Your Role In The Next Evolution Of Work Culture

YoungUpstarts

This Is How Founders Achieve Product-Market Fit

YFS Magazine

To get a better grasp on the practical application of product-market fit, let's take a look at how founders achieved it rather quickly for their startups. Plan product development product market fit starting a business

Why Blockchain and Remanufacturing are a Perfect Match

ReadWriteStart

In its purest form, remanufacturing is taking previously used products or their previously used parts, putting them all back together again. You then reselling them — generally at a cheaper price.