2012 what a year!

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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


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


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

[Singapore][Event] InnovFest 2012


Held on April 18-20, 2012, InnovFest 2012 is an exciting festival of innovation-related activities featuring innovative technologies, dynamic startups as well as award-winning innovators and entrepreneurs.

[Event] [Singapore] Echelon 2012


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


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


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


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.

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


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


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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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.

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.

[Asia] [Competition] The Apprentice Asia 2012


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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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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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.

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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Interesting Mobile Devices At CommunicAsia 2012


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


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.

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


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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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.

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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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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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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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).

[Indonesia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2012


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.

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.

[Singapore][Event] Startup Weekend Singapore 2012


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

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


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

[Singapore][Event] National Achievers Congress 2012


The New Networking: Ultimate LinkedIn Guide For 2012 Grads


(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.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – November 2012


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.

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


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.

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


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


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.

The Gust-DEMO Fall 2012 Scholarship


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.

[Malaysia] [Event] InfoSecurity World 2012 – Combating The Rapid Rise In Cyber Threats


The Infosecurity World Exhibition & Conference 2012 ( ISWec 2012 ) was held at Putra World Trade Centre from 21 to 22 March 2012. by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign.

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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Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


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.

Load Impact’s The State Of Web Readiness 2012


Online cloud-based load testing service Load Impact has released its The State of Web Readiness 2012 report at the just concluded O’Reilly Velocity Conference with a conclusion that should worry website administrators.

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How to Raise Money in 2012

Growthink Blog

So, how should you go about raising money in 2012? Every year for the past decade I have heard the same thing, regardless of whether the economy is doing well or poorly. And what I hear is entrepreneurs saying that it's so hard to raise money.

144 Israeli startups raised $483 million In Q1 2012

VC Cafe

According to the latest IVC - KMPG quarterly survey published today, in the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments in Israel rached $483 million, up slightly from the amount invested in Q1/2011.

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HTIA 2012 – Israeli Innovation at its Finest

VC Cafe

International visitors at the HTIA 2012 conference got much more than what they came for. It wasn’t just your typical roundtable sessions and panel discussions – it was a showcase of some of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Israel HTIA shimon peres

Hangouts on Air Live at LeWeb London 2012

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Eric Migicovsky Google Hangouts on Air Kickstarter LeWeb Menlo Park Ventures Pebble Shervin Pishevar Voxer #leweb 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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