NYU Commencement Speech 2016

Steve Blank

Congratulations class of 2016. NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. I’m honored to help you celebrate this important milestone. Your life is already full of milestones: Your first steps, your first kiss, passing a driving test, this graduation.

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A Year in Review: 2016

Version One Ventures

We couldn’t begin any recap of 2016 without focusing on the bubble we hear so much about. So, what really happened in 2016? As Tomasz Tunguz of Redpoint showed, in February 2016, public SaaS companies had fallen 57% from their highs. forward revenue in February 2016 (the low), they appreciated by 6% each month for the following six months. 2016 for Version One companies. Collectively, our companies raised over $100M in 2016.


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Invite: Digital Marketing And Brand Storytelling Trends 2016 Workshop


I’m thrilled to share that Brandanew will be hosting its first digital marketing and brand storytelling trends 2016 workshop on January 15 in Delhi. This will be a good way to start 2016 on a creative and fun note! Theme: Global Digital marketing and Brand Storytelling trends 2016. We’ll go through a presentation on brand storytelling, content and social marketing trends for 2016. I could not have been more excited as it’s also the first for 2016.

7 Digital Marketing Trends For Your Brand Success in 2016


Here are some marketing predictions for your brand success in 2016. The post 7 Digital Marketing Trends For Your Brand Success in 2016 appeared first on Brandanew. Content Marketing Digital Storytelling Social Media Content marketing in 2016 Digital marketing trends in 2016 Digital Trends Digital Trends 2016 explained Marketing predictions in 2016 Online trends 2016 Online trends for startups Startup tips for 2016 video with Gary Vaynerchuk What to expect in 2016

Some of My Favorite Books in 2016

Feld Thoughts

If you want to see some of my favorite books from 2016 that I read on my Kindle, take a look at my Feld Thoughts 2016 Books. The post Some of My Favorite Books in 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Amazon is setting up Kindle bookshelves for some people, including me. I log all the books I read (Kindle or physical) on my Goodreads page. Interestingly, Goodreads is also owned by Amazon. It’ll be fun to see if / how they ultimately integrate all this stuff.


2016 Portland Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Karey Romanowski (@KareyR) October 9, 2016. The post 2016 Portland Marathon appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I can now check Oregon off the “marathon in every state list.” ” After a four year hiatus, I ran marathon #24 in Portland today. My official time was 5:38 but there are some caveats that bring it down almost 20 minutes (to around 5:20). More on that in a bit. Once again I ran it with my running buddy Matt Shobe.

[Singapore][Event] Galboss Asia Symposium 2016


While it isn’t the first time that female entrepreneur-centred conferences have been held in Singapore, Galboss Asia Symposium 2016 promises to be among the first that looks at how women are harnessing the power of technology in this digital age to develop their economic potential, bridge the gender divide, and drive their businesses forward through a 360-degree approach in building their brand. For tickets or more information, check out Galboss Asia Symposium 2016’s website.

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Our Q2 2016 Round-Up

Version One Ventures

The post Our Q2 2016 Round-Up appeared first on Version One. Q2 2016 ShippoHope you had a great Canada Day and Fourth of July weekend! Here’s a quick recap of some of this quarter’s news clippings for V1 and our portfolio companies. Keep in mind that these are just the things that have been announced publicly; other equally important and interesting things have been happening behind the scenes too. Funding announcements. We made three new investments this quarter.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

It’s a new year – 2016. 2016 is going to be a tough year. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead. The reality of most startups is about survival.

Boulder Startup Week 2016

Feld Thoughts

The post Boulder Startup Week 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Fresh off a week of vacation, I’m rolling into the annual joyful madness that is Boulder Startup Week. If you don’t know the history of Startup Week (now owned by Techstars), it was founded by Andrew Hyde in Boulder in 2010 and subsequently begat the overall Startup Week program (powered by Chase) happening all over the world.

Fundraising 2016 – Control Your Destiny

Feld Thoughts

Welcome to 2016. My simple advice for 2016 is “control your destiny.” Founder : “So far we’ve raised $1.2mm and our revenues for 2016 will eclipse that. The post Fundraising 2016 – Control Your Destiny appeared first on Feld Thoughts. We’ve already heard lots of predictions about the late stage financing market, tech IPOs, and what is going to happen to unicorns this year. And it’s only Monday, January 4th.

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2016 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 1

For Entrepreneurs

For the fifth year in a row, we’re proud to work with Pacific Crest Securities, a SaaS-focused investment banking firm, to share results from a survey of 336 SaaS companies. The survey represents deep benchmarking data and insights on growth and operation of SaaS companies. Many thanks to the readers of forEntrepreneurs who participated in the. SaaS SaaS business SaaS metrics Startup Help

Entrepreneurs Share Their 2016 Resolutions

Up and Running

I asked entrepreneurs to send me their new year’s resolutions, so you can get a snapshot into the mind of small business, and maybe find some 2016 resolution inspiration. — Bplans.com (@Bplans) January 13, 2016. In 2016, try something new. For 2016, my resolution is to provide better self care. “For 2016 my resolution is to provide better self care.” In 2016, unplug. In 2016, take the next step.

14 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Biggest Accomplishment in 2016


2016 was a bad year for some and for some it was a great year. In the last few days of 2016, we took some time to ask a few entrepreneurs and business what their biggest business accomplishments were. #1 I officially incorporated my culinary consulting business January 2016 after freelancing in the industry for 2 years. In 2016, we launched our 3rd generation of iCalmDog, the portable solution to canine anxiety. 2016 was a fantastic year for Rise Art.

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The Ultimate 2016 Girl Boss Reading List

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at our top ten picks that won't disappoint. You’re welcome. Lead books business books female entrepreneurs personal development women entrepreneurs

Nine Types of Clients You Should Cut Loose In 2016


Here’s a list of client types that you should prune in 2016: 1. by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, authors of “ The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways To Engage and Empower Your People “ and “ The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built a Bestseller “. As the new year approaches, you’re probably looking forward to taking advantage of new opportunities that will help your business grow and blossom.

Boulder Startup Week 2016 Panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing

Feld Thoughts

During Boulder Startup Week 2016, Dave Mayer of Technical Integrity moderated a panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing that I was on with Sarah Jane Coffey and Tom Higley. ” If this is a topic that is interesting, relevant, or important to you, I hope you enjoy our rambling session on it at Naropa during BSW 2016. The post Boulder Startup Week 2016 Panel on Mental Health and Wellbeing appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Five Steps To Amplifying Retail Profits In 2016


You’ve made it through the hectic holiday season and it’s now time to start planning for success in 2016. While establishing your 2016 business goals, wouldn’t it be valuable to know how many orders your competitors processed last year? Now, business owners can quickly see how similar retailers are performing and identify areas of improvement for 2016. by Brandon Levey, CEO of Stitch Labs. The New Year is here!

2016 New Year’s Resolutions For Small Business Owners


Now that we’ve closed the books on 2015, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about resolutions for 2016. Learn from the challenges you faced in 2015 and be ready to tackle new ones in 2016 as you grow your business. By Hunter Hoffmann, Head of US Communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance. No, not your personal resolutions like running a marathon, or losing weight, that, let’s be honest, mostly won’t happen.

Four Ways To Improve Your Company’s HR In 2016


As you plan for a great 2016, keeping human resources at the top of your mind will make every other initiative run more smoothly as well. By Mark Sinatra, CEO of Staff One. When companies ring in the New Year, most are focused on assessing the previous year and planning ahead to strategize for a better season.

2016 Pacific Crest SaaS Survey – Part 2

For Entrepreneurs

We recently released Part 1 results of our annual SaaS Survey, which shares data and insights on growth rates, go-to-market trends and cost structure. A new highlight in Part 1 of this year’s results includes data on balancing growth and profitability in SaaS companies, commonly known as The Rule of 40%. Part 2 of the survey results dives into: A comparison of application. SaaS SaaS metrics Startup Help

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The Full Dataset on What VCs are Thinking About Funding in 2016

Both Sides of the Table

Our last thoughts on the VC funding markets heading into 2016 was published here and I followed up with a little more context on the resetting of the venture industry , some thoughts on how startups are valued and how to think about burn rates at startups. VC survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. Every year at Upfront we try to analyze the venture markets. We try to look at the sources of capital, the valuations, exits and trends.

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Raising Capital for Marketplaces in 2016

Version One Ventures

Two months ago, Point Nine put together a very helpful chart linking important milestones and fundraising stages for SaaS companies: “What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2016?”. The post Raising Capital for Marketplaces in 2016 appeared first on Version One. A question we’re often asked during conversations with early-stage entrepreneurs is “What do investors look for when considering a Seed or Series A startup?”

Information Technology Predictions For 2016 And Beyond

YFS Magazine

These are just a few of the predictions that will likely happen in 2016. Consider it a snapshot of the IT community. Grow Operations big data Cloud Computing cloud technology data security information technology IT technology

Happy Holidays 2016

Grasshopper Herder

Happy holidays for 2015 and into 2016! The post Happy Holidays 2016 appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

View from Seed

Most impressively, there seems to be a thriving startup of every flavor, with many more joining the list of Pillar Startups on the Guide in 2016 compared to 2015. The post The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update appeared first on NextView Ventures. Today, we are excited to re-release an updated Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech ! This guide is a living and breathing site, so we make a bit of a push to update it on an annual basis to keep things fresh.

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The Venture Deals Course – Spring 2016 – Is Free

Feld Thoughts

This time it is free and runs from April 24, 2016 – June 13, 2016. Take a look at the overview for the Venture Deals Course for Spring 2016 and sign up and join us if you are interested. The post The Venture Deals Course – Spring 2016 – Is Free appeared first on Feld Thoughts. The Kauffman Fellows Academy is offering another session of the Venture Deals course on the NovoEd platform.

5 Mindset Shifts You Need In 2016


by Cat Rose Neligan of catrosedesign.com. We might have started the new year with every intention to reach our lofty goals: triple our income, boost conversion rates, learn to delegate…. But no goals are attainable when our mindset isn’t right. If there’s anything I learnt from 2015, it’s that there are certain core mindset shifts I needed to start making my dreams a reality. Asking isn’t begging.

Reflecting on July 2016 from Adelaide

Feld Thoughts

As I sit here in Adelaide, I feel incredibly fortunate to be alive in 2016. The post Reflecting on July 2016 from Adelaide appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m sitting in a hotel room on the other side of the planet from where I’m usually hanging out. I just got back from a super run (4.5 miles in 45 minutes – nothing like sea level and flat to speed things up), am drinking some Mount Franklin bottled water , and reflecting on what was an intense month.

SXCF 2016

Austin Startup

Find out all of the official and unofficial events happening in the Capital Factory community during SXSW! Continue reading on Medium

Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley

So, you may be surprised when I bend over backwards to promote Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016. Entrepreneurial Innovation Leadership Marketing Meetings and Events Open Innovation Training Allstate Chicago Cisco conferences Craig Wirkus Creativity entrepreneurship events Gifford Pinchot III intrapreneurship Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016 Maria Odiamar Racho Matt Krathwohl Michele McConomy Mike Maddock Notre Dame RocketspaceIn recent years I’ve become a bit anti-conference.

Announcing the 2016 Lean Startup Week Program

Startup Lessons Learned

Welcome to Lean Startup Week 2016 TL;DR: Before you dive into the details, here’s a quick look at what you can expect during your week with us: On Oct. Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup team has been hard at work finalizing the details of this year’s Lean Startup Week.

Business Practices In 2016: Keeping Up With The Modern Era


In 2016, companies don’t just have to worry about what they offer physically, but also their digital presence. This goes to prove the importance of social media for business in 2016. Technology has changed business. The tech bubble has brought about all kinds of new businesses. New technology for smartphones and computers have changed how businesses operate in the new decade. This has changed how companies must operate.

Inspirational Videos to Kickstart Your 2016

Up and Running

This year, I’ve selected ten videos that not only sum up what kind of a year 2015 was, but also will jumpstart your drive to make 2016 the best year yet for you and your business. See Also: 2016 Top Technology Trends. Managing a Business 2016 inspiration inspirational videos motivation new yearBlue Origin’s reusable rocket, the New Shepherd.

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Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

Feld Thoughts

The post Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Applications are open for the second group of Colorado Global Entrepreneurs in Residence. If you are interested in applying send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to GEIR-apply@colorado.edu. The Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) Program brings international entrepreneurial talent to the CU-Boulder campus and community.

What Do Industry Insiders Think Will Happen in VC in 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

Of course sentiment can swing wildly with new information but I set out to take the pulse of the market as we enter 2016. My conversations with LPs tell me that 2016 is one of their business calendars in years and unless we see an unexpected, sudden downturn expect the market size in 2016 to remain at current levels or increase. And the outlook for 2016 shows 77% of VCs expect it to take even longer in the months ahead. Upfront vc analysis 2016 from Mark Suster.

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25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016


Social analytics and video marketing are likely to be the key marketing trends for 2016. Brands that will stand-out in 2016 will leverage the power of the community and create a strong ROI based on measurable data-backed decisions. Come for our first 2016 digital marketing workshop on Jan 15 (3pm to 6pm) in Delhi, India. 16 Top Social Analytics Tools For 2016. Which social analytics tools are you vouching for in 2016?

Top 10 Most-Read Articles on ConversionXL in 2016


The following 10 new posts got the most pageviews in 2016. The post Top 10 Most-Read Articles on ConversionXL in 2016 appeared first on ConversionXL. Every year we publish a list of most read articles on ConversionXL that were published that year. Starting from number 10 and moving up: #10 7 Retargeting Case Studies That’ll Boost Your Current Campaigns. You already know retargeting works. But what if you’re doing it all wrong? #9

Did Facebook and Twitter Make Us Better or Worse in 2016?

This is going to be BIG.

It made me ask the following question: Were we better off in 2016 having Facebook and Twitter around? Sometimes we're great and sometimes we're not--but I fear that 2016 has brought out the worst in too many of us. Yesterday, I got caught up in letting my frustration over the election boil over onto Twitter, and it's definitely not the first time. I talked about it with a few people.

The Core Aspects Of Digital Marketing In 2016


So today, we’re looking at digital marketing in 2016. In 2016 it’s especially important to have a website that works perfectly on a mobile device. However, it’s crucial that you stay up to date in 2016. But, which platforms are most effective in 2016? Digital marketing in 2016 is still as effective and powerful as ever. Digital marketing is a fantastic way to promote a small business to a large audience.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


Our digital marketing trends for 2016 show us that this field is going to rise, and consumers want businesses to tell them engaging stories. Today, I’ll share a list of storytelling festivals you must attend in 2016. The event is scheduled for the first full weekend of October, 2016, between the 7th and the 9th. #2 In 2016 this iconic festival’s theme will be The Right to Dream and it will focus on stories from the Hispanic world. We are storytelling animals.

Why Humility Is The #1 Characteristic To Develop In 2016


While 2016 is still relatively fresh, you might want to consider adding one (probably unexpected) goal to perennial favorites like losing weight or getting your finances in order: becoming more humble. Clearly, if you want to be an effective leader (or even a successful employee) in 2016 and beyond, you are going to have to rein in your ego and become more team-oriented. by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization “.

What Do LPs Think of the Venture Capital Markets for 2016?

Both Sides of the Table

Final upfront lp survey data 2016 from Mark Suster. At the Upfront Summit in early February, we had a chance to have many off-the-record conversations with Limited Partners (LPs) who fund Venture Capital (VC) funds about their views of the market.