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The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

In 1999 we filed an S-1 to take Sage Networks public. If you are an entrepreneur, ignore the pontification and go build your business. The post The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or … appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Yesterday I read Kara Swisher’s post What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. It’s great. Go read it – I’ll wait for you.

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What if it’s 1996, not 1999?

Seeing Both Sides

Amidst all the recent talk of boom vs. bubble , there is a hue and cry that the current environment may smack of 1999. In May 1996, Open Market completed a successful IPO and more than doubled on the first day of trading, ending with a $1.2 billion market capitalization. We had recorded $1.8

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Introducing America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

s most promising entrepreneurs younger than 30? Who are Inc.'s The 2012 list includes the founders of Pinterest, Spotify, and 28 other awesome, visionary outfits. You gotta meet them

More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs

Launching Tech Ventures

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 More Advice from Class of 1999 MBA Entrepreneurs by Tom Eisenmann I recently wrote some former students from the HBS MBA classes of 1999 and 2000, asking what advice theyd give to current students considering an entrepreneurial path.

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Federal Reserve to Entrepreneurs: Party Like It's 1999 (While You Still Can)

Inc Startups

But this is not 1999. Yes, we''re in bubble territory. And that doesn''t bode well for businesses.

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Vote: Who's Your Favorite Young Entrepreneur?

Inc Startups

s 30 Under 30 list includes the founders of Pinterest and Spotify. Vote for your favorite

Obamacare is Here to Stay. Now What?

Inc Startups

Aaron offered three key ideas for entrepreneurs facing the enormous changes scheduled for healthcare during Obama’s second term. Now that repeal is off the table, you need to get with the program, like it or not. Here are three things you have to do.

Tonight We're Going To Party Like It's 1999

Launching Tech Ventures

Sunday, March 27, 2011 Tonight Were Going To Party Like Its 1999 by Tom Eisenmann Are we in a new bubble, as Steve Blank recently wrote, or do current high valuations for early- and late-stage consumer Internet companies reflect sound fundamentals, as argued by Ben Horowitz ?

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The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

Last May, I shared the news that long-time Lean Startup advocates Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits were working on a new book called The Lean Entrepreneur featuring illustrations by FAKEGRIMLOCK. Social entrepreneurs take note!) The Lean Entrepreneur is about those new methods.

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52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

We asked some entrepreneurs and business owners, why they started their businesses: #1 – I Have a Dream. I was the first social entrepreneur in the coffee world. Share Each business has a story.

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Then I realized what that qualifies me to be: an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have to wear a hundred different hats, be good at dozens of skills. We built some early ecommerce sites around 1999 and back office order processing systems using visual basic for applications (VBA).

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

I had actually developed the logo in 1999 and it is now on the back of my entire product line. Entrepreneur Storytelling answers brand entrepreneur storyShare The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first.

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28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Being in love is great.

How to Give Yourself a Fresh Start

Inc Startups

Really hard -- as anyone who has tried to switch to a healthier lifestyle or make that leap from employee to entrepreneur can tell you. Looking to make a clean break with the past? Here are three research-backed tips.

Public Service Announcement For Entrepreneurs: Ignore the Dow

Feld Thoughts

I’m procrastinating so I thought I’d write one of my periodic public service announcement for entrepreneurs. In 1999, 2000, and 2001 I had a my.yahoo.com page up with a bunch of stocks, including a number of companies I was an investor in, as my home page. As an entrepreneur, this was all noise. So – for all the entrepreneurs in my world, take Tom’s great advice.

I Encourage Entrepreneurs To Ignore The Word “Bubble”

Feld Thoughts

But more interestingly I saw it in my twitter feed from some entrepreneurs and VCs who I respect a lot. In the tech industry, the great Internet bubble inflated between 1999 and 2000 and deflated (or popped) in 2001. I made a lot of mistakes in 1999 and 2000 that I’ve hopefully learned from (I believe I have) and took on a lot of challenging things between 2001 and 2005 which laid the groundwork for the business context that I find myself in today.

4 Super Smart Entrepreneurs Who Are Dominating their Market

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The brain of an entrepreneur doesn’t come with an off switch, and the body doesn’t have an alarm clock. Entrepreneurs are working inside their heads 24/7, and even at that, there aren’t enough hours in the day. The sky’s the limit for this serial entrepreneur.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by.

Entrepreneurs Unplugged Monday 9/24 With TheBlogFrog

Feld Thoughts

On Monday night 9/24 from 6:15 to 7:45 I’m co-hosting the first Entrepreneurs Unplugged session of Fall 2012 at CU Boulder. I love doing the Entrepreneurs Unplugged sessions – it’s a chance for me to interview some of the great Boulder entrepreneurs, especially up and coming ones like Rusty and Holly. Conferences ATLAS cu boulder entrepreneurs unplugged theblogfrog

Back In The Filtering Game: Entrepreneur Drawn by The Siren Call Of The Startup

YoungUpstarts

In 1999, my brother Aaron and I started InternetSafety.com. In 1999, he started InternetSafety.com with his brother. by Shane Kenny, founder of Filtersnap. I love the fast-paced, see-my-work-have-a-big-impact nature of a new startup.

Traditional VCs and First-time Entrepreneurs Are not Aligned

Diego Basch

If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise your first round of funding ever, you surely must be curious about the different kinds of investors you will pitch. I’ve spoken with dozens of first-time entrepreneurs in the past year alone.

Every Entrepreneur Dreams of an Overnight Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. Many entrepreneurs think they are running, but find themselves falling farther and farther behind a rapidly moving target. overnight success entrepreneur startup businessEvery startup founder knows implicitly that startup success is a long hard road. Yet we always dream that we are the exception to the rule.

One Book Every Entrepreneur and VC Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

tl;dr version: If you’re an entrepreneur or VC or will be working in this industry - buy this. When I first started as a startup CEO in 1999 there were no guides on raising venture capital. – entrepreneurs never seem to focus on anything other than ownership percentage.

6 great athlete-entrepreneurs and what they accomplished

crowdSPRING Blog

We all have a great deal to learn as entrepreneurs and we look in many directions for inspiration. Here are my 6 favorite athlete-entrepreneurs (in no particular order), a bit about their sporting accomplishments, and what they have achieved in business in their post-sport lives.

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6 Ways Startups Are Fooled By Prior Business Models

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. Just because you would have loved to have your groceries picked out and delivered, doesn’t mean the mainstream customer was ready for Webvan in 1999.

Startup – Like it’s 1999

Start Up Blog

entrepreneurship Aziz Ansari dot com bubble entrepreneur Startup Sometimes it seems like it’s web bubble time all over again… or is it just me… or is it just Aziz ? In any case this made me laugh, and I hope it brings a smile to your face too. A big HT goes out to Mr Brim.

My roller coaster ride as an entrepreneur

Jeff Hilimire

1998 – 1999: Fun times (carefree, exploring our passion for web design). 1999 – 2001: Hard times ( credit card debt rising , no real plan for growth). I was honored a few weeks back to be asked to speak at Startup Grind Atlanta.

Driving Change: 3 Ideas Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Inc Startups

At a Times Square TEDx event, business leaders and entrepreneurs like David Weild, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, and Josh Klein dished out advice and insight. Below, we''ve pulled together three important ideas from the event that every entrepreneur needs to know.

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Code

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Whether you’re 15 or 75 – every entrepreneur should take advantage of the amazing tools and platforms available to us and start building her product. Entrepreneurs ask me constantly for help finding tech-cofounders who can “build” the product.

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How Long Should It Take For a Startup to Succeed?

Startup Professionals Musings

Google - Larry Page and Sergey Brin started working on Google in 1996 – but three years later in 1999, few people had even heard of it yet. Many entrepreneurs think they are running, but find themselves falling farther and farther behind a rapidly moving target.

Subscription Business Models Are Startup Favorites

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur not using this model, it may be time to consider a pivot. business model entrepreneur startup subscription Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth.

The leap from employee to entrepreneur – Small Business Spotlight

Up and Running

But sometimes circumstances align and a budding entrepreneur just knows that the time is right to make the leap. For these LivePlan users, the big break came in March when they finished in the top 5 of the 2012 Miller Coors Urban Entrepreneurs Series, a national business plan competition that has awarded over $1.7 million in grants to emerging businesses since 1999. I think as an entrepreneur you have to get comfortable with not knowing what tomorrow’s going to bring.”

Why it Takes 5 Years to Become an Entrepreneur

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Becoming an entrepreneur takes most people 3 or more startups and about 5 years because entrepreneurship isn’t about any particular idea or product – it is a career change. –paraphrase of a speech I heard from Mario Morino , 1999.

9 Great Paths To Recurring Revenue For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur not using this model, it may be time to consider a pivot. entrepreneur recurring revenue startup subscription modelEvery new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth.

Don’t Let Your Business Be A Dead Startup Walking

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur mentor and startup investor, I see with sadness the 50 to 90 percent that fail. Just because you would have loved to have your groceries picked out and delivered, doesn’t mean the mainstream customer was ready for Webvan in 1999.

My Advice for Young Entrepreneurs? Learn to Code

Kevin Dewalt

This post answers this week’s Startup Edition Question : What advice would you give young entrepreneurs? After helping nearly 100 Entrepreneurs worldwide in the past few months, so many answers came to mind. That’s why you’re an entrepreneur, that’s why you build products.

What Happens When Entrepreneurs Fall in Love With Their Creations

Inc Startups

Spike Jonze''s new movie, "Her," a Golden Globe nominee, is a reminder of how all of us--especially entrepreneurs--can fall in love with our technology. Entrepreneurs and the Edifice Complex Entrepreneurs are prime candidates to develop an edifice complex.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

Both Sides of the Table

TechCrunch Europe ran an article in November of last year that European startups need to work as hard as those in Silicon Valley and I echoed the sentiment in my post about the need for entrepreneurs to be maniacal about their businesses if one wants to work in the hyper competitive tech world.

More TV For Entrepreneurs | Hollywood Calls Silicon Valley

Campus Entrepreneurship

Regular readers know we love TV for entrepreneurs. The WSJ reports that hollywood is now thinking of producing TV shows and movies centered around the life of tech entrepreneurs and engineers. From Jessica Vascellaro, Entrepreneurs Get Big Break — on Screen : Comcast Corp.’s ’s Bravo television network is launching a reality show based on the lives of little-known Silicon Valley entrepreneurs this year. TV Shows for Entrepreneurs

Space Entrepreneurs Taming the Final Frontier

Inc Startups

Which would be great news for entrepreneurs hoping to capitalize on tourism possibilities. Founded in 1999, Bigelow Aerospace aims to be the first commercial hotel in space.