The Best of 2013

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I have been running a series on New Florence of best of 2013 and things to look forward to in 2014.from a scan of over 50 magazine issues Here are the 2013 entries: Popular Mechanics – Breakthrough products Fortune –. Industry Commentary

Cubelets at CES 2013

Feld Thoughts

A bunch of the companies we’ve invested in were at CES 2013. MAKE at CES 2013: Hands on with Cubelets. Modular Robotics , the makers of Cubelets , were at the Eureka Village (where Startup America was).

[Singapore][Event] Echelon 2013

YoungUpstarts

Echelon is back for its 2013 edition – it takes place on 17 and 18 June this year – and it’s currently on the hunt for more of Asia’s most promising startups. Registration ends 31 Jan 2013.

Hit Reset, It’s 2013

Feld Thoughts

My long-time friends Fred Wilson and Joanne Wilson each had powerful posts about saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in 2013 yesterday. 2013 is going to be a year for moving forward. I am hoping 2013 brings me back.” Welcome 2013. Life 2012 2013 Apple II fred wilson joanne wilson life stan feldFred’s is titled Putting 2012 To Bed. I know many people who don’t know Fred other than via his online presence, public actions, and reputations.

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13 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2013

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2013! Make your resolution today to keep the long road ahead in 2013 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.

More than 160 Israeli Companies Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013

VC Cafe

his week, 70,000 attendees will descend on Barcelona for the annual mobile techie Fiesta known as the Mobile World Congress. Among the 1500 exhibitors, more than 10% are from Israel, the third largest contingent of any country at the show. [[ This is a content summary only.

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Defrag 2013 – Year 7

Feld Thoughts

The full Defrag 2013 agenda is here (and it will continue to evolve) but topics will include the following: The History and Future of Calm Technology (Amber Case). The post Defrag 2013 – Year 7 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Defrag is entering its seventh year of existence. That’s kind of amazing to me.

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2013 Innotribe Startup Challenge

YoungUpstarts

The Asia Showcase, the Asian component of the Challenge, is supported by NUS Enterprise and will take place in Singapore on 16 May 2013 as part of NUS Enterprise ’s flagship event InnovFest 2013. The closing date for applications of the Asia Showcase is 10 March 2013.

Business 2013 - Optimism, But Check Your Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism surfacing in 2013. Earlier this year, a new study “ 2013 Business Outlook Survey: A New Reality Of Cautious Optimism ” was published by EKS&H.

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University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

The 2013 Boston Marathon

Feld Thoughts

The post The 2013 Boston Marathon appeared first on Feld Thoughts. At 3:55pm yesterday I cried. I was getting ready for a Google Hangout back to my office with my partners and I noticed something about an explosion at the Boston Marathon on twitter. I did a quick scan of Twitter, clicked through to a few links, and realized a bomb had gone off near the finish line. I went blank – just stared at my computer screen – and then started crying.

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Will Your Startup Get Venture Capital or IPO in 2013?

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet 2013 is still projected by The Fiscal Times as a difficult IPO opportunity for startups, due to choppy markets, continuing fiscal uncertainty, and the Facebook fiasco.

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[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

YoungUpstarts

According to the latest 2013 Norton Report by Symantec, the number of online adults who have experienced cybercrime has decreased from 48 percent in 2012 to 37 percent this year, but the average loss per victim has skyrocketed by 75% at S$1,448 from S$826 in 2012.

The Ultimate Startup Intelligence Tools List 2013

VC Cafe

VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. VC Cafe collated the top startup intelligence tools for 2013. It used to be hard to find information about early stage startups.

University of Minnesota Commencement speech – May 10th 2013

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation.

[New York] INGENUITY 2013

YoungUpstarts

And to capitalize on its meteoric challenge to Silicon Valley as the alternative location to startup up in the United States, the New York Venture Capital Association (NYVCA) will be presenting its annual INGENUITY conference on October 15, 2013.

Reflections on CPSI 2013

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

CPSI 2013 returned to a college campus, and to Buffalo, after many years of bouncing around the country. Beg forgiveness for writing again about CPSI (Creative Problem Solving Institute) but feel compelled to share my experience at the conference.

Caffeine, Office Chairs Top Office Supplies in 2013: OfficeZilla

YoungUpstarts

According to OfficeZilla , caffeine and executive chairs are some of the top office supplies purchased last year, and the online office supply discount retailer predicts that these essentials are likely to be the most popular items ordered by office purchasing managers and company bosses in 2013.

Defrag 2013 In One Month

Feld Thoughts

The post Defrag 2013 In One Month appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We’re just under one month until Defrag , and if you’re a startup founder, a VC, and IT exec, or anyone that wants to have their brain stretched, I hope you’ll join me in being there. The agenda is now about 90% complete (check the google doc for real-time updates) and Eric tells me that he’ll be finalizing everything in the next week or so.

Five Career Predictions For 2013

YoungUpstarts

We at the Apollo Research Institute see job growth ahead in 2013 – and in some surprising places. by Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Research Institute.

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The NVCA 2013 Annual Meeting

Feld Thoughts

The post The NVCA 2013 Annual Meeting appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m going to the NVCA annual meeting May 14 and 15 and if you are a VC, you should also. I haven’t been to one in many years, but this year is different. First, my partner Jason is running it. That being said, if the meeting was going to suck I still wouldn’t go. I’m excited about the agenda.

[Singapore][Event] AppHACK Singapore 2013 by AngelHack

YoungUpstarts

To be held at the offices of Microsoft Singapore on 23-24 November, AngelHack Singapore aims to get various judges from Silicon Valley to judge the competition, where the overall winner of AppHack Singapore 2013 will get accepted into AngelHack’s global pre-accelerator program, HACKcelerator.

[Portugal][Event] Explorers Festival 2013

YoungUpstarts

Startup accelerator programs can be very tough, but none of them is quite as tough as being in a military bootcamp where you’re pushed to your physical, emotional and mental limits. Until now.

2013 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey

For Entrepreneurs

We worked together with Pacific Crest, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 155 SaaS companies on a variety of topics such as growth rates, CAC (cost to acquire a customer), gross margins, churn rates, etc. The goal of the survey is to provide useful operational and financial benchmarking data. […]. Business Model SaaS CAC churn

TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

The post TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open appeared first on Feld Thoughts. TechStars Seattle applications for year four of the program are now open ! The startup community in Seattle is expanding rapidly and TechStars Seattle is right in the middle of it all, located in South Lake Union surrounded by Amazon, Microsoft and tons of other amazing startups.

Forbes Reveals the 2013 Venture Capital Midas List

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Forbes released the 2013 Midas List for Venture Capital today, proving that to be successful in VC, all you need is one big hit. Five of the top ten names on the list invested in Facebook, the largest tech IPO of 2012. [[ This is a content summary only.

2013 Top 10 Storage Trends: Hitachi Data Systems

YoungUpstarts

This is one of the questions that was pondered over by Hubert Yoshida, vice president and chief technology officer of Hitachi Data System s, as he shared his top ten predictions on data storage trends for 2013 in a media briefing recently.

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[Singapore] Startup Asia Singapore Back For 2013 Edition

YoungUpstarts

Events & Happenings 2013 Asia Singapore Startup Arena Startup Asia Singapore startup competition startups TechinAsia

14 startups we predict will go even bigger in 2013

The Next Web

To get a sense of which companies are (or will) be making the biggest splashes this coming year, especially in terms of technology, I asked a panel of successful young entrepreneurs the following question: If you could invest money in any tech startup in 2013, what would it be and why?

SXSW Eco 2013 Award Winners

SiliconHills

On Tuesday night, SXSW Eco gave awards to two videos that highlight ways people can make a difference in helping our planet in […] The post SXSW Eco 2013 Award Winners appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Award Winners Startup Showcase SXSW SXSW Eco 2013 Texas

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[Infographic] Small Business Concerns In 2013

YoungUpstarts

While many are generally optimistic about their own opportunities with nearly half of respondents expecting to see revenue growth this year, only 37-percent of them expect the economy to improve in 2013. Top four concerns/obstacles to business growth in 2013?

CES 2013 Preview: What Happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas

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This week marks the annual orgy of PR excess known as the Consumer Electronics Show. More than 150,000 (mostly male) visitors, many sporting T-shirts with mysterious acronyms like “4K in HD3D”, will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

[Singapore] Nanyang Polytechnic Teams To Represent Singapore In Imagine Cup 2013

YoungUpstarts

This entire package runs on Windows 8 and makes use of advanced macro programming in Microsoft Office Excel 2013 to generate visual analytics of an individual soldier’s performance. Petersburg, Russia, from 8 – 11 July, 2013.

JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based technology startup incubator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator – better known locally as JFDI.Asia – today unveiled a lineup of eight technology startups set to participate in its 100-day accelerator program this year.

My 2013 predictions

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are - - - That’s right, they are blank. My visit to the Mayan ruins at Tulum last weekend affected me deeply. While we smugly make fun of their end of world today prediction, I was in awe that their. Little to do with IT, but interesting

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The Lean Startup SXSW 2013

Startup Lessons Learned

We're back! Once again, along with my partners at 500 Startups, we are proud to present the most substantive track at SXSW: [link] There was a running joke last year that "the Lean Startup track was the only place at SXSW you couldn't get out of the building."

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Less Than Three Weeks To Gluecon 2013

Feld Thoughts

The post Less Than Three Weeks To Gluecon 2013 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Enterprise development is once again white hot. More evidence is this year’s Gluecon. Not only does Gluecon have the usual raft of amazing startup/early stage sponsors, but this year, the “big guys” are showing up (SAP, Intel, HP, Google, IBM, General Motors, Rackspace).

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[Asia][Event] Echelon 2013 Agenda, Speaker Lineup And Pitching Startups Revealed

YoungUpstarts

Last week its organizers, tech media and events platform e27 , finally announced its full speaker lineup, agenda and the participating startups pitching for the title of Echelon 2013′s Most Promising Startup. Young Upstarts is a media partner of Echelon 2013.

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[Asia][Event] Startup Asia Jakarta 2013

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KILN at CPSI 2013

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’m leading a Springboard session at the 2013 edition of the CPSI Conference — June 20th through the 23rd. Min Basadur presenting at a recent CPSI Conference. CPSI is the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute.

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Startup Summer 2013

David Cohen

Sure, it’s cold right now, but it’s time to start thinking ahead to summer if you want a chance to participate in Startup Summer 2013.

[Competition] Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013

YoungUpstarts

With the company expected to ship a total of 320 million smartphones in 2013 with a quarter of them being Galaxy S4 units, that’s almost 80 million of just that one smartphone model in the hands of consumers.

The Best Small Business Tools of 2013

Up and Running

This is our list of favorite things from 2013. Some are truly “from 2013″ and were introduced this year, and some have been around for awhile but saw pretty significant updates in 2013.