What Happened In 2015

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

2015 saw some of the candidates for the next big thing underwhelm. The same is true of the enterprise which also had a great year in 2015. But there aren’t many broad horizontal plays in the enterprise and verticals seems to be where most of the action was in 2015.

Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015

Feld Thoughts

My friends at the Kauffman Foundation have released the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015. . If you are interested in startup communities, entrepreneurship, and how it grows and develops, spend some time online with the Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015. The post Kauffman Thoughtbook 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. It’s a beautifully done, well-organized, and super rich with content web document about entrepreneurship.

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Techstars 2015 Global Impact Report

Feld Thoughts

Techstars had an incredible year in 2015 and grew the organization on many dimensions. If you want a full view of what Techstars is – and is doing – today, take a look at the 2015 Global Impact Report. The post Techstars 2015 Global Impact Report appeared first on Feld Thoughts. link]. To everyone who has been involved in Techstars in any way, thank you! Techstars global impact report

Business Owners Share Their 2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Up and Running

2015 is here, and you’ve got plans for your business. To give you an idea of what other business owners are planning to do in 2015, we asked entrepreneurs to send us their resolutions. Here’s a compilation of business resolutions for 2015. In 2015…Simplify.

The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015

Feld Thoughts

The post The Great Coding School Rollup of 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I just saw my first proposal for a Coding School Rollup. As you are probably aware, 2014 saw the explosion of coding schools all over the US. These are typically four to 12 week programs. Some are full-time, others are part-time. Many are immersive and include internships. A few are longer than 12 weeks.

The 15 Best Movies for Entrepreneurs of 2015

Up and Running

If you’re looking for a movie recommendation, I’ve curated this list of 15 films from 2015 that are worth your time. This was one of my favorites from 2015. This is unequivocally the movie of 2015. Here are a few documentaries that are sure to fascinate from 2015.

Books I Read On Sabbatical 2015

Feld Thoughts

As 2015 comes to an end, it was a good year. The post Books I Read On Sabbatical 2015 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Amy and I take an annual one month sabbatical completely off the grid. This is something that each of my partners and their families also do – we rotate throughout the year and the other partners completely cover for whomever is on sabbatical.

Top 10 Business Books of 2015

Inc Startups

This handful of business books stand out among the thousands published in the year 2015


Branding Your Startup- Monthly Round Up, June 2015


The post Branding Your Startup- Monthly Round Up, June 2015 appeared first on Brandanew. The month of June just ended, and was full of wonderful energy and creativity at Brandanew. As usual, here’s a round up of all the content we shared with our partners in the last month.

Four predictions for 2015

Version One Ventures

As we end an incredibly active 2014 in the tech/investment world, I am adding my own thoughts on what might be coming in 2015. Expect both of these trends to take off in a big way in 2015. In 2015, we will see the first major applications of VR outside the game industry. This dynamic has just started to emerge and will accelerate through 2015. Which technologies, trends, and areas do you think will break out in 2015?

My 5 predictions for 2015 and beyond

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

My 5 predictions for the tech world in 2015 and the next 5 years; Sensors, Indoor Location, Alternative networks, Wearable computers, the demise of cable TV. How will I do on these 5 predictions for 2015?

Insights - Top 10 Startup Blog Articles of 2015

Taffy Williams

Reference: Top 10 posts at the end of 2015 Taffy Williams is the author of: Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed Think Agile: How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed.

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Be courageous in 2015

The Equity Kicker

Forbes have published a list of the 7 Cs to guide you in 2015 : Centre yourself. Be curious. Be courageous. Be candid. Be competitive. Instil character. Embrace change. All good advice, but for me ‘be courageous’ is the most interesting on the list.

6 Useful Tips To Maximize Your eCommerce Sales During Christmas


47 Stats for Remarkable Holiday Marketing in 2015 from HubSpot. Christmas is literally around the corner. If you’ve stepped towards the malls or shopping centers you probably already realize that it is busiest time of the year. Online businesses and brands are no exception.

Top 5 Books for Women in 2015

Inc Startups

Five groundbreaking 2015 books that helped redefine the role of women in the workplace and beyond


The Top 5 Millennial Brands, Cities and Apps of 2015

Inc Startups

Millennials reveal their favorite 2015 websites, employers, athletes, and more


Top 10 Sales Books of 2015

Inc Startups

These are the 10 sales books of 2015 that said something original Most sales books are stale retreads of time-worn concepts.

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HR Magazine: 2015 Trendsetters

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Excited to be on the cover of HR Magazine this month as a Trendsetter for 2015. We certainly hope 2015 is the year of The Alliance ! The Alliance


10 Movies From 2015 That Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Inc Startups

Blood-suckingbosses.Here are the top 10business movies of 2015 Seventy-year-old interns.

2015 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the fourth year in a row, we worked together with Pacific Crest Securities, an investment banking firm with a specific focus on SaaS, to survey 305 SaaS companies. This survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on the growth and operations of the companies in this space. I want to extend my personal thanks to the […]. Startup Help

15 Videos for an Inspiring Start to 2015

Up and Running

The post 15 Videos for an Inspiring Start to 2015 appeared first on Bplans Blog. Photo credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA.

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The Lean Startup Conference 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

These community-led experiences were so much fun -- and became a source of such serendipitous, fruitful connections -- that we’ve decided to iterate on the idea for the 2015 conference and make it a core part of our program. Why You Should Join Us in 2015 Since 2011, The Lean Startup has helped countless ventures transform ideas into thriving businesses. Get Involved The 2015 conference will be held from November 16th-19th at historic Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The Best (and Worst) Logos That Went Viral in 2015

Inc Startups

Logo changes were common in 2015. Here are the most talked about rebrands of the year

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How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 [Free Webinar]

Up and Running

Join us on January 20 at 1:00pm EST for a free webinar on how to become your own boss in 2015! Are you ready to become your own boss in 2015? The post How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 [Free Webinar] appeared first on Bplans Blog. Are you unhappy with your soul-sapping job?

7 Social Media Events In 2015 Most That You Can Still Make To


A biggie or newbie, here are 7 social media events in 2015 most that you can still make it to if your decisions are made at the speed of light. Date: November 10-11, 2015. Date: September 23-24, 2015. Date: June 15 – 16, 2015. Content Marketing World 2015.

10 Effective Offline Marketing Ideas for Startups in 2015

Up and Running

Billboards: definitely offline. Most of us believe that these days, digital marketing is the only way to get results. While this may be true for a specific target market, some of the best marketing ideas happen offline.

Top Ten 2015 Austin Tech Topics


Looking back at 2015, Austin’s technology industry had a really good year. So […] The post Top Ten 2015 Austin Tech Topics appeared first on SiliconHills. It was a year filled with big acquisitions, the largest of which was Dell’s offer to buy EMC Corp. In addition, lots of interesting developments like Google’s autonomous cars testing on the streets of Austin continued to showcase the city’s innovative backbone.

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family To Yours!


Our Story being grateful Being thankful Gratefulness Happy thanksgiving thanksgiving 2015All of us here at Brandanew, wish you a great holiday. Happy thanksgiving from our family to yours. We’re immensely grateful for your support and love.


2015 StartupLawyer.com Upgrade

The Startup Lawyer

I am happy to present an upgraded StartupLawyer.com! While just a soft launch, we added a left-side navigation bar with the intent of making content more accessible. Early reviews have been positive: About a year ago we released a Glossary.

How To Meet Your 2015 Goals


But the difference between typical New Year’s resolutions and my 2015 goals is the very specific plan I have in place to guarantee achievement. Specific key results are assigned to each goal, like playing board games with my kids ten times in 2015 and weekly lunches with my wife.

Burning Man 2015: Impressions and Lessons

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

2015 was that year. “Burning Man is Silicon Valley. If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it.” ” – Elon Musk. I’ve heard variants of this sentiment from many friends over the years.

The Top 5 Most Important VC Deals of 2015

Inc Startups

Bubble or not, here are five companies that collectively took in billions of dollars in venture capital in 2015

20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

Up and Running

Are you finally ready to turn your business idea into a reality? As you know, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into launching a business. Creating a business plan and securing funding are common items on the startup to-do list.

9 tech investments entrepreneurs should consider in 2015

The Next Web

Entrepreneur 2015 Investment Tech There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year.

5 Best Books of 2015 Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Inc Startups

My top picks for the best books of 2015, in order

3 Ways Social Media Transformed Marketing in 2015

Inc Startups

While social media users were fixated on the big issues of the world in 2015, social media platforms were transforming the way those same users experienced marketing

New Study Reveals Business Owners Investing in Technology in 2015

Up and Running

In January 2015, Palo Alto Software surveyed approximately 500 small business owners and entrepreneurs from across 18 different industries. The post New Study Reveals Business Owners Investing in Technology in 2015 appeared first on Bplans Blog.

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Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California

How to Change the World

The post Photos from the May 2015 Maker Faire in San Mateo California appeared first on Guy Kawasaki. Cool Stuff Life Photos

Kingpins 2015

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Insite is a great program that connects graduate students at leading universities to the startup community around them. It started in NYC and has been connecting graduate students at NYU and Columbia to the NYC startup community for well over a decade. It is now active in other startup communities around the US. They raise money each year for their NYC programs with a bowling event called Kingpins.

World's Coolest Offices 2015

Inc Startups

Welcome to the fifth annual Inc. World's Coolest Offices. These are some of the most beautiful, innovative, and just straight-up amazing company headquarters and startup offices in the world