Startup Iceland 2012 Was Phenomenal

Feld Thoughts

He’s got a great post up titled Startup Iceland 2012 – Done! Amy and I just spent an incredible week in Reykjavik, Iceland. This was our first time here and everything was awesome – the people, the food, the weather, the hotels, the weather, the people, the food, the people, the weather – you get the idea. Bala Kamallakharan was our host and the founder of Startup Iceland.

Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012

Feld Thoughts

I just found out that Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City made the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012. A few of the books on the Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012 touch on this theme – I’ll be looking for it as I read a lot on the beach the next few weeks. I’m not a huge “made that list person” but as a writer this is a very cool thing, especially when I look at the other books, and writers, on the list.

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Defrag and Blur 2012

Feld Thoughts

Defrag and Blur are only two weeks away, and if you’re not yet registered to come, you should find a way. Makerbot will be there with the Replicator 2 in hand. And is there anything cooler than 3D printing right now? The agenda is absolutely incredible — Kevin Kelly, Jeff Ma, Rachel Happe, Paul Kedrosky, Bre Pettis, Andrew Tschesnok. The networking will be intimate and awesome, as usual.

2012 what a year!

deal architect

The New Florence blog set a blistering pace during 2012 – it will end year with 750+ posts. Each one of the posts makes you go “wow”, and very tough to play favorites but I scanned the titles to come. Industry Commentary

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[Event] [Singapore] Techventure 2012, Failcon Singapore And TechInnovation 2012

YoungUpstarts

This year, Techventure has also taken on two new partner events - TechInnovation 2012 and Failcon Singapore. Events & Happenings conference Failcon Singapore National Research Foundation Singapore startup startup ecosystem TechInnovation 2012 Techventure Techventure 2012 venture capital

Do More Faster Top 12 Tips At RailsConf 2012

Feld Thoughts

If you are a developer, I encourage you to carve out an hour and watch TechStars CEO David Cohen’s presentation at RailsConf 2012 (30 minute presentation and outstanding 30 minutes of Q&A).

Will 2013 Be Harder For Startups Than 2012?

Feld Thoughts

Operate under the hypothesis that 2013 will be harder for startups than 2012. tl;dr: F**k, I don’t know. I’m not in the prediction business. But plan for it. And behave accordingly. A lot of people have been talking about how 2013 will be harder for startups and fast growing companies.

[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012

YoungUpstarts

Now there’s yet another mega startup event on the calendar – Echelon 2012 ! Startup Marketplace submissions close on March 31, 2012. Young Upstarts is an Echelon 2012 media partner.

[Singapore][Event] UNWIRED 2012

YoungUpstarts

In its third year, Unwired 2012 will see speakers from companies such as Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Tellabs and StarHub analyze and discuss issues surrounding the telecommunications industry in Singapore.

[Singapore][Event] CommunicAsia 2012

YoungUpstarts

Already in its 23rd edition, CommunicAsia 2012 will feature key and emerging technologies from FTTx, LTE, mobile broadband, mobile commerce and innovations, next generation services, satellite communications, smartphones and other devices.

[Infographic] Online Marketing In 2012: What You Need To Know

YoungUpstarts

For 2012, there are some trends that you need to be aware of. Others 2012 digital marketing e-commerce marketing mobile marketing Online marketing online trends social networksThe frustrating part for online marketers when it comes to that space is that things change all the time.

10 Ways for Startups to Expand Their Reach in 2012

Startup Professionals Musings

As entrepreneurs, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to expand your current business, and always on the lookout for your next big thing.

[Event] [Jakarta] Sparxup 2012

YoungUpstarts

“Promoting Indonesia’s tech startup scene as always been our main objective with Sparxup , as well as bringing international knowledge to local entrepreneurs,” says Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial and Sparxup 2012′s chairman.

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Both Sides of the Table

The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Happy 2012 to all of you. Occasionally on this blog I break away from industry commentary and write more broadly.

[Singapore] Consumers Turning To P2P Live Streaming Of Euro 2012

YoungUpstarts

In fact, more than half of the top 20 search terms in Singapore containing “Euro 2012″ were pegged to keywords pertaining to P2P streaming sites ( see above ). In the News broadcasting Euro 2012 Experian Experian Hitwise pay TV sports

[Event][Singapore] Finovate Asia 2012

YoungUpstarts

Financial and banking technology conference Finovate comes to Asia for the first time with Finovate Asia 2012. Finovate Asia 2012 will feature a demo-only format with 32 companies – each with only 7 minutes – to demo their latest innovations to the audience.

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2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups

Gust

The results of the 2012 survey are shown in the table below, with groups listed by median overall pre-revenue, pre-money valuation from the lowest to the highest. 2012 Valuation Survey. Here are comparisons with earlier surveys and with current data collected elsewhere : The pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies in the 2012 survey (median = 2.75, average = 2.96) increased significantly over the data from the survey in 2011 (average = $2.1

[Asia] [Competition] The Apprentice Asia 2012

YoungUpstarts

What do you hope to achieve by being on Apprentice Asia 2012. Oh, and applications must be received by 15 June 2012. Asia, you’re fired.

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Shark Tank 2012 Holiday Episode Breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Although Sharktank has been running reruns on Fridays the last few weeks, the show ran a Sharktank 2012 Holiday special on Tuesday night. The most interesting company to present was The Coop , a modern, design-focused, indoor-outdoor children’s playspace in Los Angeles.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012

Gust

For November 2012 we are noticing an interesting trend of product ready companies declining, while concept stage companies are rising. This trend is mostly led by a decrease in product ready internet web service companies in the US, Canada, Spain and the United Kingdom, and with an increase in concept stage companies in Spain, India, Brazil and the United States. The top four US states with the highest concentration of new startups are still California, New York, Florida and Texas.

The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship

Gust

Following the huge success of the Gust-DEMO scholarship earlier this year, Gust and DEMO have teamed up again to offer Gust start-ups a full scholarship opportunity for DEMO Fall 2012. The deadline to apply for the full scholarship is August 17, 2012. DEMO Fall 2012 takes place October 1-3, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.

Interesting Mobile Devices At CommunicAsia 2012

YoungUpstarts

Unlike in previous years, consumer-type devices at CommunicAsia 2012 were somewhat of a rarity. Here are the very few consumer devices you may have missed at CommunicAsia 2012 : Huawei Ascend P1. China mobile giant Huawei was by far the dominant player in CommunicAsia 2012.

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[Singapore][Event] SingTel i.luminate 2012

YoungUpstarts

Many laud CommunicAsia , one of Asia’s largest communications and information technology conferences, as the best event in Singapore to check out the latest emerging technologies in the information and communications technology (ICT) arena.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

Gust

September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis. In September the US has once again shown the highest concentration of startups, even though there was a decline when compared to the month of August.

[Singapore] What You Googled This Year: Top Google Searches Of 2012

YoungUpstarts

National Basketball Association (NBA) rising superstar Jeremy Lin emerged as the top name Singaporeans googled this year, beating out even its founding father Lee Kuan Yew (the infamous Amy Cheong of this saga also made the list), while the Olympics 2012 came out as the top trending search.

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

We’ll teach over 175 NSF Innovation Corps teams in the Lean LaunchPad course in 2012. The 2012 Stanford Lean LaunchPad Presentations. Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five.

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Special Attendee Rate for DEMO Fall 2012

Gust

We are delighted to present a special rate to attend DEMO in Santa Clara, California on October 1-3, 2012. Please apply the registration code ‘DF12ANL’ to receive 50% off the published rate. During the two-day conference, DEMO provides an environment for companies to secure venture funding, establish critical relationships, influence early adopters, and meet with top tier press.

The Lean Startup at SXSW 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

Details: The Lean Startup: The Science of Entrepreneurship Friday, March 9, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm Austin Convention Center Ballroom D Then, on Saturday, March 10, The Lean Startup return for a second year with an official track at SXSW Interactive at the Hilton Austin Downtown.

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2

Steve Blank

Stanford e245 2012 class photo. Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the final four (the first five are here.). Team ParkPoint Capital. This team spoke face-to-face with 326 customers.

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TechStars FounderCon 2012

David Cohen

FounderCon 2012 was an incredible three days packed with networking, amazing keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and bonding over group meals and a rousing game of Werewolf. Thanks to all of you who came out and helped make FounderCon 2012 a huge success.

[Indonesia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2012

YoungUpstarts

Buoyed by the success of that event, the Tech In Asia team will be organizing another ‘Startup Arena’, this time in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jun 7-8, 2012.

2012 – The Year in Apps

VC Cafe

Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

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[Singapore][Event] Startup Weekend Singapore 2012

YoungUpstarts

The upcoming Startup Weekend in Singapore, will be held on March 9-11, 2012, at NUS Business School. Startup Weekend Singapore is back!

Favorite Longreads of 2012

abovethecrowd.com

Jeff Bezos on Charlie Rose, November 16, 2012. Over the past several years, I have become a huge fan of Mark Armstrong’s web service, Longreads.

[Singapore][Event] National Achievers Congress 2012

YoungUpstarts

The New Networking: Ultimate LinkedIn Guide For 2012 Grads

YoungUpstarts

(We’ve looked) at how social media sites can be used as powerful networking tools for new college graduates, sharing our best picks for tips, tools, and more for Facebook , Twitter , and now, LinkedIn. Today, we’re exploring LinkedIn for new grads.

Save the Date: December 3, 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

We’ve got a date and venue for The Lean Startup Conference : December 3 - 4, 2012 at the InterContinental San Francisco. This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein , co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference this fall. Big news! We’ll open registration in a couple of weeks and if you ’d like to be the first to know when tickets go on sale--along with a shot at the lowest ticket price--we encourage you to sign up here for our short, friendly emails.

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[Infographic] 2012 Q3: Software Engineering Salaries in Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

Software engineers are extremely high in demand, and over the past few years the growth in their salaries has shown exactly how much in demand they are.

States of Innovation, Going Gonzeaux Tour – 2012

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’ve decided to take the battle of Doing Innovation to the streets. Literally. Okay, it’s not a battle, it’s a conversation, but it’s definitely a road trip, and definitely about the Doing.

[U.S.] [Infographic] Small Business Scorecard August 2012: SurePayroll

YoungUpstarts

According to the latest SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard for August 2012, 82-percent of small business owners did not even seek lending so far this year. Stop blaming the banks for not lending enough to small businesses.

[Singapore] [Event] Social Business Week 2012

YoungUpstarts

Hot on the heels of Social Media Week this week in Singapore is Social Business Week , which will take place next week on February 20-23, 2012. You can find out more about Social Business Week 2012 here.

ConversionXL’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

ConversionXL

Which posts published in 2012 proved to be most popular? These 10 blog posts got the most attention this year. If you haven’t read some of them, make sure to check them out: Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad.

Live Hangouts at LeWeb London 2012

VC Cafe

Eric Migicovsky Kickstarter LeWeb Menlo Park Ventures Pebble Shervin Pishevar Voxer Leweb 2012 Tom KatisLeWeb , probably the biggest tech conference in Europe, migrated from Paris to London for the first time this year.

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