Patriot Boot Camp – May 2014

Feld Thoughts

The deadline to apply is April 4 th , 2014, tonight, at midnight Eastern time. The post Patriot Boot Camp – May 2014 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. In the #GiveFirst spirit, Techstars supports those who have served our country by hosting Patriot Boot Camp. PBC is an intense three-day program that educates and mentors active service members, Veterans and their spouses to innovate, build technology companies, and create jobs. Essentially, they get a mini Techstars experience.

Defrag 2014 Is Happening in November

Feld Thoughts

The post Defrag 2014 Is Happening in November appeared first on Feld Thoughts. A little over eight years ago, Eric Norlin and I decided to start Defrag.

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Things to look forward in 2014

deal architect

I am running a series from a scan of over 50 magazine issues on New Florence of best of 2013 and things to look forward to in 2014. The 2013 entries were summarized here Here are the 2014 entries.

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Our 2014 in review

Version One Ventures

Just like last year , 2014 has been busy and eventful here at Version One. The post Our 2014 in review appeared first on Version One.

Where I’ll Be At Denver Startup Week 2014

Feld Thoughts

This week is Denver Startup Week 2014. The post Where I’ll Be At Denver Startup Week 2014 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Seth, Ryan, and I are spending all day Thursday in Denver doing startup week stuff. If you are looking for me, I’ll be hanging out all day at Basecamp , which is sponsored by Chase. Following are the events I’m participating in. 8:00 – 9:00: Building Great Entrepreneurial Communities. 1:00 – 2:00: Feld and Friends.

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The Great Boxing Day Data Cleanse of 2014

Feld Thoughts

The post The Great Boxing Day Data Cleanse of 2014 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I just spent around an hour shrinking my Facebook friends list from 1,500+ to 535. I ignored another 2,000 friend requests. I made my entire Facebook feed from the beginning of time private, which eliminated 33,000+ followers (dear Facebook followers – you really meant to follow me on Twitter , that’s where all the public fun is.) I turned off all my email notifications.

[Event] Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

YoungUpstarts

Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014 will take place on Saturday to Sunday, 6-7 December 2014, and will be held at Le Danz , 222 Queen Street, #01-01/02, Singapore 188550. Do you have 32 hours to spare?

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[Singapore][Event] Innovfest 2014

YoungUpstarts

For the full InnovFest 2014 program, speaker profiles and registration, visit the InnovFest site.

New Startups Around the World – Q1 2014

Gust

Thousands of entrepreneurs continue to create new startup profiles on Gust each month. Take a look below to see which industries, countries, and company stages had the most activity in Q1. Gust News

Learning from 2014 Security Hacks

Feld Thoughts

The post Learning from 2014 Security Hacks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Raj Bhargava (CEO of JumpCloud ) and I got into a discussion at dinner the other night about the major security hacks this past year including Sony, eBay, Target, and The Home Depot. Raj spend over a decade in the security software business and it was fascinating to realize that a common thread on virtually all of these major compromises was hacked credentials. I felt this pain personally yesterday.

3 Quick Content Tips to Boost 2014 Sales

Rembrandt Communications

Want to start 2014 with some great content for your customers? Business Content Marketing Content Strategy Increase Sales Pay-Per-Click PPC Ads Reaching Goals Sales Web Copywriting Writing Tips 2014 content content strategy sales It’s the start of a New Year, and that means potential customers are looking for new content and information to help them reach new goals. What kind of content are you providing?

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US Crowdfunding in 2014

Gust

Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money for a project or venture from a large number of people utilizing an Internet website or platform. Funding from each individual can be quite small, $10 or less, although some projects have much higher minimums.

A 2014 Social Media Forecast

YoungUpstarts

The past year saw some radical developments in social media – witness the rise of Vine and Snapchat – and 2014 looks to promise more of the same. In 2014, we will see images and video take on an even greater importance in social engagement. By Jessica Oaks.

[Malaysia] [Event] Echelon Malaysia 2014

YoungUpstarts

International keynote speakers and panel discussions : The second day of Echelon Malaysia 2014 will feature keynote sessions and panel discussions from both the local and international community.

US Crowdfunding in 2014

Gust

The post US Crowdfunding in 2014 appeared first on The Gust Blog. Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money for a project or venture from a large number of people utilizing an Internet website or platform.

[US][Event] CITE 2014

YoungUpstarts

Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Conference & Expo will return for its third edition this year, taking place April 27-29 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.

Where I’ll Be During Boulder Startup Week

Feld Thoughts

This week is Boulder Startup Week 2014. After a hiatus of a few years, he’s back this year as one of the organizers of BSW 2014. And have an awesome BSW 2014! Boulder bsw 2014 startup week If you have read my book Startup Communities , then you know Andrew Hyde was the founder of Boulder Startup Week. I’m around all week. Following are the events I’ll either be attending or speaking at. Wednesday (5/14). - 8am – 9am: Boulder Open Coffee Club.

Top 10 Articles on ConversionXL In 2014

ConversionXL

Here are our most read articles for 2014. The post Top 10 Articles on ConversionXL In 2014 appeared first on ConversionXL. Another one bites the dust. Make sure you didn’t miss any. . 10#: The Science of Storytelling & Memory and Their Impact on CRO.

Five Workplace Trends In 2014

YoungUpstarts

2014 is well underway and so are the changes workplaces are implementing for the year. by Thomas Moran, CEO of Addison Group. The economy is improving at a slow rate and employers are trying new strategies to attract and retain quality employees.

NextView’s 2014 Year in Review: New Additions, Big Launches & More

View from Seed

We wanted to take a quick moment to thank the founders and teams who made 2014 a successful year, as well as outline some of the exciting happenings from NextView Ventures in 2014. 2014 Year in Review. The post NextView’s 2014 Year in Review: New Additions, Big Launches & More appeared first on The View From Seed.

Workday Predict and Prepare for 2014

deal architect

Workday broadcast the Predict and Prepare 2014 event last week from the PBS Tampa station, WEDU. The replay video is embedded below. The feedback was excellent, and as we debriefed after the event, I had to marvel at the huge

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B2B Marketing in 2014: Content + Technology

VC Cafe

2014 will be a BIG year for Digital Marketing. In 2014, those bucks will flow toward content marketing, social media lead-gen and analytics tools. AdAge’s annual survey of top B2B marketers found that 80% have boosted their digital marketing budgets, the highest proportion ever.

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2014 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the third year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 306 SaaS companies. This represents nearly double the # of respondents from last year, giving us deeper benchmarking data and insights to share on the growth and operations of […]. Business Model SaaS Startup Help Survey

[Competition] Ernst & Young Announces “Ready, Set, Grow 2014?

YoungUpstarts

Six finalists will be picked to receive a trip to Monaco, June 4–8 2014, to join the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year® event. The deadline for completed applications is March 15, 2014.

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[Asia][Event] BroadcastAsia 2014 Brings Focus On OTT Content Revolution

YoungUpstarts

It’s no wonder then that the upcoming BroadcastAsia 2014 will see a huge focus in this space.

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Enterprise IT in 2014: Follow the Money

VC Cafe

In 2014, expect to see IT budgets migrate toward IMPLEMENTATION, across three key dimensions: Cloud services transform the role of IT departments.

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[Infographic] The Potential Of Social Media For B2B In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Infographic credit: How B2B Businesses Are Tackling Social Media In 2014 ]. It’s often said that social media is much harder to crack for B2B businesses than it is for consumer-based ones.

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Tips For Business Growth In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Here are six tips I recommend small business owners implement for a successful 2014: 1. Here’s to a successful 2014! By Nell Merlino, CEO of Count Me In. Economists are predicting a year of economic growth for the U.S.

Our 10 Most-Read Articles of 2014

Up and Running

2014 is on its way out. For one thing, there’s certainly a lot more of you reading our articles than there were at the beginning of 2014. Below, you’ll find our ten most-read articles of 2014. The post Our 10 Most-Read Articles of 2014 appeared first on Bplans Blog.

SXSW 2014 Launch: ROIKOI

Austin Startup

ROIKOI is a new way to find and feature the great people at every company. Consumer Q&A Wednesday ROIKOI SXSW2014

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Techbikers 2014—Mission Accomplished!

VC Cafe

When we set off on organizing Techbikers 2014, for the third year, defined success as meeting these three goals: Get everyone IN and BACK safe? —?we Sep 19 2014. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Top Goals For Operations Managers In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Whether you’re an operations manager with an MBA in operations degree or merely looking forward to being one in the future, there are some goals that all operations managers will need to have in 2014.

Disruptions and Innovations for 2014

deal architect

Have 2 interesting sessions coming up: On December 3, Phil Fersht and Ned May of HfS and I will have a fireside chat at their Blueprint conference in New York on “Five Disruptions Shaking the Foundations of the Modern Enterprise”. Industry Commentary

[Infographic] Top 10 Most Valuable Brands Of 2014

YoungUpstarts

This may shock many people but according to market research company Millward Brown , in 2014 Google actually overtook Apple as the number one most valuable brand after the latter held the top spot for three consecutive years.

The Music Industry In 2014: An Unfair Marketplace?

YoungUpstarts

Case of point is Pharrell William’s ‘Happy’, which was the most-streamed song on Spotify in 2014. by Chloe Hashemi, marketing consultant for film and video production company LAMBDA Films.

Alignable: Top Five Marketing Tips For Local Businesses In 2014

YoungUpstarts

by Eric Groves, CEO and co-founder of Alignable. Small Business Week is a great time to reflect on ways local businesses can become stronger in the year ahead. Based upon our knowledge and experience, here are five things they can do to put them on the path to greater success: Tip #1.

5 Tips For Small Business Success In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Here are some tips you can use now to make your small business a success in 2014. Not to mention, Google+ now has the second highest number of monthly users among mainstream social media sites and its future in 2014 looks just as bright.

What’s Your Innovation Plan for 2014?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Time to think about what your innovation plan for 2014 is going to be. It doesn’t really matter if you have on your personal beret or your business fedora — if you don’t plan, and soon, you won’t be starting 2014 with anything like momentum.

10 Tech Necessities For Travel In 2014

YoungUpstarts

Don’t let a change of scenery spoil your New Year’s resolutions – gear up for 2014 with these 10 apps and gadgets to help make your travel experiences exciting and productive. Tile, which does not require battery changes or charging, can be pre-ordered for summer 2014 delivery.

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Fearless (Baseless) Predictions for 2014

Mucker Lab

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Austin Startups Propose SXSW Panels for 2014

SiliconHills

That’s the second phase in choosing the lineup of proposed talks at SXSW 2014. I’ve learned that some people don’t enjoy hearing all of the […] The post Austin Startups Propose SXSW Panels for 2014 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin PanelPicker South by Southwest 2014 SXSW

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10 must-attend tech conferences in 2014

The Next Web

To find out, I asked a panel of entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) : What tech conference are you most excited about attending in 2014? One business resolution worth keeping is making a commitment to attend more in-person networking and education events.

Four Important Small Business Insights – Marketing in 2014

crowdSPRING Blog

A new 2014 State of Marketing Report from ExactTarget presents the results of a survey taken by approximately 2,000 marketing managers. In fact, 57 percent of marketers plan to increase the number of emails they send in 2014. Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II).