Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation from Philadelphia University. While I teach at Stanford and Berkeley, to be honest… this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.

Defrag 2011 Scholarships

Feld Thoughts

One of my favorite conferences of the year is Defrag happening in Boulder on November 9th and 10th. Eric Norlin is gearing up for it and just announced several scholarships for Defrag , underwritten by the Kauffman Foundation.

The Startup Visa Act of 2011

Feld Thoughts

Today Senators Kerry (D-MA), Lugar (R-IN) and Udall (D-CO) unveiled the Startup Visa Act of 2011. The Startup Visa Act of 2011 has several significant improvements over last years bill. This is an updated version of the Startup Visa bill from last year that is aimed at making it much easier for foreign entrepreneurs who want to start a company in the US to get a visa.

My 2011 Marathon Schedule

Feld Thoughts

So I’m optimistic about 2011. I’ve now put together eight great weeks of running in a row. On Sunday, I finally had a long run to town (from Eldorado Springs to Boulder). This has been a long tradition of mine and Amy’s – I run to town early in the morning and she drives in later, we have brunch with friends, and then get massages in the afternoons.

My 2011 By The Numbers

Feld Thoughts

When I reflect on 2011, I had a great year on many fronts, both personal and professional. I’ve been obsessively tracking data about myself since 2009. The most visible data I track is on Daytum which includes Miles Run (by location), Books Read (by type), Airplane Flights (by carrier), and Nights In Town (by city). I also track all of my running data (most recently on RunKeeper and SmashRun ) and all of my health data (including what I eat) on Fitbit.

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My Three Words for 2011

Instigator Blog

2011 is going to be a big year. Here are my 3 words for 2011: Create. I want to maintain that inspiration throughout the year by using create, accelerate and win as my 3 words for 2011. I don’t know if Chris Brogan started the meme or not, but every year he publishes 3 words that will serve as his guiding pillars for the year ahead. Last year I didn’t publish 3 words; instead I stuck with one: Freedom.

Lessons Learned in 2011

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

As the clock turned to midnight, I paused for a moment and thought to myself, I wouldn’t trade places with anyone else at this moment in time… I am pretty certain that in time when I look back at my journey as an entrepreneur, 2011 will be a defining year.

Sayahh’s Financial Statements For August 2011

Feld Thoughts

Now that Dick and Jane have added a CTO to SayAhh’s founding team, they’ve turned their full attention to working on their product. Today, we’ll look at the impact of the expenses to date on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement. Since SayAhh is in the pre-launch development stage, the company doesn’t have any revenue yet. They also haven’t launched a product, so there is no corresponding “cost of goods sold” – the direct cost of delivering their product.

[Singapore][Event] Echelon 2011

YoungUpstarts

Echelon , Southeast Asia’s biggest conference for technology startups, is back for its 2011 edition and looks to be even more exciting than before. Young Upstarts is a media partner of e27 and Echelon 2011.

11 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2011

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2011! Make your resolution today to keep the long road ahead in 2011 a satisfying one. You’ve probably already made your resolutions, but if not, I suggest a renewed commitment to finding happiness and satisfaction in your work.

Business 2011 - Optimism, But Heed the Lessons

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism surfacing in 2011. A majority of small business leaders intend to be more aggressive in 2011 by implementing a range of actions to advance their businesses.

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2011 Thoughts

Leveraging Ideas

Follow on rounds and talent shortages have me a bit worried and I think 2011 will be a challenging year for many for those two reasons. Anyway, here’s to a fantastic 2011 and a resurgence in blogging. 2010 was a challenging year for me personally and I took a fair amount of time off from blogging. I’m hoping to get back into the groove of writing this year. Initially I thought I’d write a lengthy retrospective about my year, but who wants to dwell in the past?

Sphero Makes Popsci Best of What’s New 2011

Feld Thoughts

Today Sphero was awarded one of Popsci Best of What’s New 2011. I am so psyched about the launch of Sphero. I’ve got mine (one of the first 10 made) and the line is gearing up to start shipping them out soon. Today I saw some of the new things getting cooked up to add on to the product and they are super amazing fun. They are joined by our friends at Sifteo who also won one of Popsci’s Best of What’s New Award. Sphero Specs and Sphero Apps are now announced.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Gust

Because of the interest in the 2010 survey, I decided to survey a larger number of North American angel groups this summer (2011). 2011 Angel Group Valuation Survey. Bill Payne October 2011. Here is a summary comparison of the 2011 results to last year’s survey of only 13 groups: The average valuation increased from $1.7 million in 2010 while the range is broader in 2011, from $0.8 In this 2011 survey, ten groups reported average valuation of $1.5

Business trends in 2011

Start Up Blog

A great piece from the Cannes Advertising Festival which is a great summary of key trends in business, more than advertising or marketing. Enjoy!

Stop e-mailing and start living: 5 tips to get e-mail well under control in 2011

47 Hats

So how can we stop this love-hate relationship with our e-mail inbox and turn e-mail into something more healthy and productive in 2011. The time is 2011! By Pierre Khawand. Founder & CEO. People-OnTheGo. link].

Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

If you are interested in the big picture of global innovation, you might want to download this report from INSEAD — the 2011 Global Innovation Index. It ranks 125 countries by measuring various indicators, both inputs and outputs to the innovation process. INSEAD is essentially a global business school with points of presence all around [.].

Holiday Video 2011 – The Circle of Startup Life

David Teten

From all of us at ff Venture Capital : Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and a little cheer with our 2011 Holiday Video, a tribute to our startups and partners – The Circle of Startup Life: NextNY

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011 To Introduce Techventure Asiasons Innovation Awards

YoungUpstarts

With the theme “The New Age of Asian Innovation”, Techventure 2011 will be featuring a prominent host of speakers that includes Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Group CEO of regional telecoms giant SingTel Ms. Accelerate@Techventure 2011.

Business Insider Startup 2011 conference

David Teten

I was only able to stay for part of yesterday’s Business Insider Startup 2011 conference, but was impressed by the caliber of speakers and companies there, including significant West Coast representation. One of the pitching startups was Grovo , which offers an easy-to-digest guides to all things Internet. i think the company is very promising; i’ve already referred some family members to it. They just closed a round from some top-tier investors. Events Uncategorized

The Renewable Energy Sector is Fundable in 2011

Startup Professionals Musings

Nevertheless, if you are looking for a hot sector to help you recover from tough economic times, get you tagged as a world leader, and increase your probabilities for funding support, put some energy into this one in 2011.

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[Singapore][Competition] SiTF Announces 2011 Award Winners

YoungUpstarts

With proper guidance and investment, I believe some have good potential to grow and become commercially successful,” says Mr. Bill Liu, an industry veteran and one of the judges of the SiTF Awards 2011. Here is the full list of winners of SiTF Awards 2011: #.

SchipulCon 2011

Startup Houston

SCHIPULCON 2011. October 6-7. Norris Conference Centers at CityCentre. Houston, TX. Register.

Best Business Books of 2011 (IMHO)

ConversionXL

Out of all the business books I’ve read in 2011, these are the best ones: The best business book of 2011. The best quick read of 2011. The best social media book of 2011. The best service business book of 2011.

What Were The Largest Trends In 2011, And What Does The Future Look Like?

YoungUpstarts

2011 was the year where global economy shaped the life for companies everywhere. Based on 2011 I think it’s possible to make a range of predictions for 2012 that basically is an acceleration of the trends we have seen in 2011: 1. by Christian Lanng, CEO of Tradeshift.

Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011 - NextWala

NextWala

Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011. June 2011. January 2011. Mobile-Only is the Future: A Rebuttal » June 16, 2011. Mobile: A Walk Down Memory Lane, 2000 to 2011.   2000 2011. Posted by: Dkhare | June 19, 2011 at 09:11 PM.

[Asia] Asia’s Top 50 Apps 2011 – Vote Now.

YoungUpstarts

Presented by SingTel Innovation Exchange (SiX) as part of Accelerate@Techventure 2011 and organized by Asia web technology community and blog e27 , Asia’s Top 50 Apps is currently open for public voting. Rookie App of the Year – The best App of 2011 by a new enterprise/startup.

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Getting Naked In 2011

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

I think this was my first step in treading the shallow waters of my personal branding venture focus in 2011. That's right folks, I'm ready to go naked in 2011! So in 2011, I plan to continue the talk in a more authentic way.

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2011 ATDC Startup Showcase

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

I am particularly excited and proud of the 2011 graduating class. It's that time of year again. It happens every Spring. It's time for the atdc Startup Showcase.

[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2011: A Sign of Increasing Asian Technology Innovation

YoungUpstarts

But those same words could easily be applied to the Singapore-based technology entrepreneurs present at Techventure 2011.

TaskArmy.com – Pitch Deck for SydStart 2011 | Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Flickr Search Copyright © 2011.

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Final pics from #CES 2011

Jeff Hilimire

While you can see all of the pics in my CES 2011 Flickr Gallery , here are the last shots from my trip to CES this year. Some first views of CES 2011. Interactive / Connected TVs Mobile Technology CES 2011

[U.S.] [Event] Magic Johnson and Biz Stone To Star At EO Alchemy 2011

YoungUpstarts

“EO is all about building the most influential community of entrepreneurs,&# said Reza Bavar, president, EO ‘s Los Angeles chapter, and chairman for EO Alchemy 2011.

DLD 2011: Probably the best organized conference in Europe

VC Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the DLD 2011 (Digital Life Design) conference in Munich, which was co-hosted by Dr Yossi Vardi and Burda Media, a large German media company (for those who don’t know). Overall, DLD 2011 was a great conference.

The Awesome 2011 NYC Chinese Dumpling Tour #NYCDumpling

Mark Birch

If you are eating those tasteless Chinese take-out dough balls people call dumplings, you are doing it wrong. It is high time you got your dumpling on, and there is no better way to get educated than on this awesome whirlwind of a food tour in Chinatown NYC.

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FinTech Innovation Lab Launch Event – June 2, 2011

David Teten

The new FinTech Innovation Lab , an annual program run by the New York City Investment Fund and Accenture, had their launch event on Thursday night.

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Four Takeaways from WATEC 2011 Cleanvest Summit

VC Cafe

I was fortunate to attend the party over at WATEC Israel 2011’s Cleanvest Summit. WATEC 2011 cleantech cleanvest corporate investments corporate sponsorships energy spectrum Entrepreneurs event government of israel investors startups Technology WATEC waterThis is a pre-WATEC summit where startups got a chance to present their ideas to investors and hopefully have someone catch their bait.

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

VC Cafe

Top 50 Israeli startups for 2011. For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note, and now we bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English.

The Best Product Person of 2011 is…

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person of 2011 nominations have begun! To nominate someone you think should be recognized as The Best Product Person of 2011: Submit your nomination’s…. name , a paragraph as to why you think they are The Best Product Person of 2011, and how they can be contacted.

100 Things to Watch in 2011

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011. Idea Generation Inspiration 2011 Ideas trends trendspottingI found this slideshow to be a refreshing change from the usual startup and business related trends and predictions that I have been reading about. Lots of great opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to pursue. View more presentations from JWTIntelligence.