[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? If you do – and would like to showcase your coding chops to the world – you may want to participating in Hackatron Asia Singapore , and one and a half day hackathon that will bring brands, technologies and developers together to see what technological magic can ensue.

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2014?s Top 6 Hot Tech Startups

YoungUpstarts

Check out each of these tech ideas to get an idea of 2014′s tech future. Ideaspotting 2014 startup by Teddy Hunt. 2013 saw a lot of new technology. So much so, in fact, that the competition ended up creating a bittersweet outcome for most companies. Now, with the new year, people have had enough time juggling all of these new technologies to figure out which ones they like, as well as what they like or don’t like about them.

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[Singapore][Event] Innovfest 2014

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Held from 14-16 April 2014, InnovFest 2014 will bring together like-minded research scientists, industry experts, tech transfer professionals, entrepreneurs and investors with a theme of “Asian Innovations Going Global”, where the following four key topics will be covered: Ageing and the Silver Industry. For the full InnovFest 2014 program, speaker profiles and registration, visit the InnovFest site.

Things to look forward in 2014

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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. Conde. Industry Commentary

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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.

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 likely see a shift as companies recognize the ever-growing importance and impact of social media and look to agencies that know the business of social media , not just its tools. 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. Echelon , one of Southeast Asia’s biggest conferences for technology startups, has now expanded to its first full Malaysia edition and will take place November 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur.

[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. The event, devoted exclusively to the intersection of consumer technologies and the enterprise, will explore the ways companies are embracing consumer-inspired technology to engage employees, drive innovation, and attract and empower the next generation workforce.

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. By anticipating the needs of employees and future employees, employers can create an accommodating environment that encourages growth, happiness and productivity.

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.

[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. This “Pay TV boom” will be highlighted in BroadcastAsia 2014 , held at Marina Bay Sands from 17 – 20 June, when content providers, broadcasters and telecommunication companies from all over the world gather to showcase the latest innovative technologies and services to bring the OTT model to the next level.

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

YoungUpstarts

Global professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) has announced its 2014 “ Ready, Set, Grow ” program in Monaco, a platform open to all high-potential entrepreneurs from around the world to showcase their companies and discuss their plans to scale big and fast, as well as find suitable mentors. 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.

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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. CMOs from three prominent Israeli vendors, SiSense , Panaya (acquired by SAP) and Incapsula talk about some of the technologies used by B2B marketers today: kenshoo Panaya Tracx #B2BTalks 2014 23 months 45 months analytics b2b marketing CMOs content content marketing CPL digital Digital Marketing.

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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. economy but competition is tough for American businesses, especially for small businesses competing against a sea of big box competitors. It’s important to note that many of today’s small businesses are owned and operated by women.

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.

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

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. To that end, every operations manager should take a look at the way they can improve their inventory and fulfillment service in 2014.

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. “The overarching theme of 2014 in IT technology”, according to Marc Einstein, Industry Principal ICT for Frost & Sullivan, “will be how cloud services are transforming IT into a proactive, agile and efficient part of an organization as opposed to people who just keep PCs and the Internet working.

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Alignable: Top Five Marketing Tips For Local Businesses In 2014

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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. Connect with others nearby to become stronger. Your best next customer is frequenting another local business nearby, so the best path to that customer is getting to know other local business owners.

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. As much as music enthusiasts and artists would like to romanticise about the music industry, in the last decade it has become more numbers driven than ever.

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. by Hunter Hoffmann, Head of US Communications at Hiscox Insurance. The start of the year is already in the rearview mirror, but small business is about continual reinvention. Have you accomplished your New Year’s resolutions yet?

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. By Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession.

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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 After the initial drama that comes with herding 70 techies over the Eurostar (forgotten wallets, people arriving late etc) we all made it to Paris to kick off Techbikers 2014. Sep 19 2014. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

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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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. It all started with an email exchange, wherein Eric thought one of my posts would make a good conference, I told him how much I disliked tech conferences, and we resolved to go build one that was done the right way. Since that point, Defrag has grown into what I think is one of the most influential conversations in technology.

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Five Ways to Prepare for the 2014 E-Commerce Season

YoungUpstarts

The e-commerce shopping season kicks off in earnest on Cyber Monday, which will fall on December 1 in 2014. by Nikole Haiar, Director, Marketing Campaigns & Programs at Hostway Services, Inc. The holiday season might seem distant today, but for e-commerce merchants, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for the annual rush. The peak selling season can be a stressful time for online merchants who are scrambling to get products to customers as quickly as possible.

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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. If your website isn’t converting well, it’s likely the story you’re telling your customer’s journey through the marketing funnel isn’t resonating on some emotional level. Author: Ankit Oberoi.

[Singapore][Event] Singapore Youth Awards 2014 Calls For Nominations

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Nominations close on February 21, 2014. The Singapore Youth Awards is back for its 39th year and is currently calling for nominations. The awards, organized by the National Youth Council, honors exceptional young people who enrich the lives of others and those of the communities which they influence as well as bring distinction to the nation.

2014 Pacific Crest Saas Survey- Part 2

For Entrepreneurs

Last week I shared the results from Part 1 of our survey in which 300+ SaaS companies shared data on their growth and go-to-market strategies. This week we dive into the results from Part 2 of the survey where we compare application delivery methods, operational costs and gross margins, contract terms, churn rates, capital requirements and accounting […]. Business Model SaaS Startup Help

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.

10 Ways To Win In 2014: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide To A Successful Startup

YoungUpstarts

2014 will be a formative year for new business owners and early-stage entrepreneurs. Continuing into 2014, there will likely be a shift in the role of the investor into a more hands-on player in businesses. by Melissa Thompson, CEO of TalkSession. For those would-be entrepreneurs debating the startup leap? There is no time like the present.

Workday Predict and Prepare for 2014

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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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Seven Ways To Make Sure Accountability Sticks In 2014

YoungUpstarts

That’s why you should kick off your 2014 accountability revolution with a meeting of the minds. Use this meeting to get consensus on what the core values and behaviors need to be to support the company’s strategies and goals for 2014, and emphasize that everyone, starting with the key leaders, will be held accountable for demonstrating them. Make 2014 the year you and your employees dedicate yourselves to accountability.

The World Economic Forum 2014 #WEF14

VC Cafe

For 2014, the main themes are: Achieving inclusive growth. See the full list of WEF 2014 participants. Watch the video: The world Economic 2014 in Pictures: Everyone wants to be connected, regardless of location or status. Every year, world leaders from both the public and private sector, meet at Davos Switzerland to discuss the biggest issues facing our society at the World Economic Forum. Their mission is to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

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. I don’t know about you, but as the year comes to a close, I love looking back to consider how the year unfolded. Did everything go as planned? What things were unexpected–good or bad?

Camp DevOps! (at Gluecon 2014)

VC Adventure

One of the big uptrends in technology is the rise of DevOps. Whether your organization is a large enterprise or a fledgling startup, DevOps can help. We have seen this first hand in many of our portfolio companies and the market in general. This is why we are excited to be working with Eric Norlin and the Gluecon team and DevOps.com in bringing Camp DevOps to Boulder on May 20 th. Camp DevOps is a follow up to the successful DevOps conference we help host last fall here.

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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[Event] Crowdsourcing Week Global 2014

YoungUpstarts

The annual week-long global crowdsourcing conference will take place in Singapore on April 7-11, 2014, and will see an expanded lineup of events that will convene many of the luminaries from around the world who are shaping the future of the growing crowdsourcing movement. After a successful debut last year , Crowdsourcing Week will be returning for its second edition.

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Disruptions and Innovations for 2014

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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

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.

Did Your Credibility Crumble In 2013? Top 10 Credibility Repair Tips For 2014.

YoungUpstarts

Chances are you haven’t hit the credibility point of no return just yet — but salvaging your image requires making a herculean effort to be more accountable in 2014. Let them know that you’ve seen the error of your ways and that you will be changing your behavior in 2014. Focus on these 10 things in 2014 even if your credibility is doing fine…but especially if it isn’t. by Julie Miller and Brian Bedford, co-authors of “ Culture Without Accountability: WTF?

Fearless (Baseless) Predictions for 2014

Mucker Lab

Market. VC’s accelerate investments in “internet of things” except sometime in Q4, wake up and realize it’s no different than “consumer electronics” – and that we still need to innovate around the manufacturing infrastructure, distribution economics, and consumer liability of the consumer goods business to really make this a venture fundable category.

Nine “Resolutions” For Creating The Best Odds For Success In 2014

YoungUpstarts

by Bill McBean, author of “ The Facts of Business Life: What Every Successful Business Owner Knows that You Don’t “ The confetti has fallen, the ball has dropped, and the champagne has been popped — 2013 is officially over, and 2014 is underway. The reason for doing a 2013 post-mortem is simple — it supplies an owner with current facts about their business and the market so they can use the information as they look forward and plan for 2014.