Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: From Poland to Argentina

ReadWriteStart

During this week's roundtable, once again, we had an international group of entrepreneurs presenting from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Warsaw, Poland; Geneva, Switzerland; Sherbrooke, Canada; Oakland, California; and Austin, Texas. Then Marie-Janine Saris from Buenos Aires, Argentina, discussed Home Swappers Club , a concept inspired by Airbnb, where people who love to travel swap their homes using the site as a trusted place to meet other validated home owners and renters.

How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants

ReadWriteStart

Smart Cities Startups Tech Amazon Argentina Brazil Google Latin America MercadoLibre Mexico Technology in Latin AmericaLatin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years.

[Infographic] Business Etiquette Around The World

YoungUpstarts

For example, name-dropping and nepotism, while common and widely practiced in Argentina, is largely frowned upon elsewhere. The way people do business around the world can differ by quite a bit; what may be acceptable or appropriate in one business culture can be an utter faux pas in another.

Why The Best Young Entrepreneurs Are Purpose-Driven

YoungUpstarts

Or TOMS shoe company founder Blake Mycoskie, who, on a trip to Argentina in 2006 met a woman in a café who was volunteering for a shoe drive. by Zach Mercurio, author of “ The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose ”.

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Media and event company Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

Global Impact: Social Entrepreneurship Companies

YoungUpstarts

Blake Mycoskie visited Argentina in 2006 and saw children walking in the streets outside Buenos Aires without shoes. For every pair of shoes sold, TOMS would provide a new pair of shoes to children in Argentina and other developing countries.

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The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

Agile VC

Yet anyone who’s seen a meaningful chunk of the 1986 World Cup will tell you incontrovertibly that Maradona was the standout player of the tournament and Argentina’s overall victory was well deserved. Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea.

How Traveling Helped Me Prepare for Startup Life

Up and Running

After that, we spent the next three months traveling all over Chile and Argentina without incident. At one point we got off a bus in Bariloche, Argentina, and started seeking out a hostel that a few other travelers had mentioned. If there’s anything that traveling outside the U.S.

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FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. Countries are also brands.

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FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands.

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Will Bitcoin adoption be driven outside the US?

Lightspeed Venture Partners

There is a good documentary about Bitcoin in Argentina that highlights similar concerns, in that case driven by the economy and inflation. Right now, more than 80% of Bitcoin volume is in the USD market. And many of the pundits commenting on Bitcoin, both positively and negatively, are in the US. So it is natural to assume that Bitcoin adoption will start first in the US. I think that that is a reasonable assumption, but it is one worth questioning.

Go Live With The Whales

YoungUpstarts

Where do we cross back to Argentina?” They swung into action both from Argentina and the United States, working with the airlines to get us from Bariloche to Buenos Aires and then beyond. By the way, coffee in Argentina is lousy. By Bruce Hodes, author of “ Front Line Heroes “.

Does College Really Make Sense?

YoungUpstarts

Four companies later, he was taking a vacation in Argentina and saw a child without shoes. by Margot Machol Bisnow , author of “ Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers “.

The United Nations and crowdSPRING

crowdSPRING Blog

Maria Mandagaran , a designer and a teacher in industrial design at Mar del Plata National University (Argentina), designed the winning logo using colors, fonts and design elements that effectively depicted the key elements of the 7 Billion Actions movement.

Invest in Israel Newsletter September 2011 Edition

VC Cafe

ISRAEL TO TRADE FREELY WITH MERCOSUR; ARGENTINA – ISRAEL SIGN FTA. Argentina became the last of the South American Mercosur trade block of four to sign a free trade agreement with Israel.

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The Great Cross-Border Opportunity

YoungUpstarts

1] Forrester estimates the combined 2014 online retail sales of the US, UK, Germany, France, China, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico at just over US$1 trillion, and projects this figure to rise to $1.84 By Dr. Karen Reddington, President of FedEx Express, South Pacific.

Here are The Missing Positives of This Election

Both Sides of the Table

Liberia, Argentina, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Trinidad, Brazil, Kosovo, Slovenia, Denmark, Jamaica, South Korea, Norway, Poland & Croatia. It’s hard to feel any positives these days: We’re in the eye of the storm. We’re at peak anxiety. Maximum rancor.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Four Things To Consider When Taking Your Startup Global

YoungUpstarts

Your startup is growing at a healthy pace and you’ve done pretty well in your domestic market. In fact, you’ve come to the point where you’re already considering expanding across the region… or even internationally.

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Strategy Roundtable: Fall Call To Action

ReadWriteStart

There were people from Argentina, Israel, India, France, New York, Washington, Nigeria, etc. Summer is over. Time to get back to work.

Social Enterprises Globally

Business Plan Blog

NESsT was co-founded by an American and a Chilean in 1997 and is currently a registered charity in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hungary, Peru, Romania, the U.K. There is a rich social enterprise culture present in the United Kingdom.

Why Not to Use Independent Contractors For Overseas Hires

Early Growth Financial Services

Here’s the story of a well-meaning client who needed to discreetly convert a contractor to an employee in Argentina. Guest post contributed by Ben Wright of VelocityGlobal. Using contractors to save on overseas employee costs can backfire, as this case study demonstrates. Expanding your company into foreign markets can be daunting, and the prospect of hiring international staff is often the tip of the “fear” spear.

Twitter Link Roundup #245 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

Argentina’s Case Has No Victors, Many Losers – crowdspring.co/159MdOm. Shameless, I know, but couldn’t resist sharing with y’all a picture of our new puppy! Her name is Remy and, frankly, we’re smitten!

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Why Do Alumni Donate to Their Alma Mater?

Diego Basch

I have a different perspective because I got my first degree at the University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Of course I always felt a sense of indebtedness to my fellow taxpayers, which was one of the reasons I chose to start a company in Argentina. In Argentina professors typically do not have their own textbooks. If you go to college in the US, after graduation you’ll start receiving requests to give money to your university.

Twitter Link Roundup #97 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.1 – [link]. Showcase of Web Design In Argentina Pt.2 – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Entrepreneur Teaches Top Companies Sessions on Improving Employees Productivity & Quality of Life

Hearpreneur

While in Buenos Aires, Argentina I joined a DeRose Method school and I soon realized how incredibly effective it had been in helping me reach my goals. Behind some of the biggest companies such as Coca Cola is a system of how they stay focused on their goals. The DeRose Method , is a system of techniques and concepts with the purpose of improving the practitioner’s level of high performance and quality of life.

Basic Accounting And Legal Aspects That Every Business Owner Should Know

YoungUpstarts

Cristian Rennella is the founder of Mejor Trato , a tool for online loan comparison in South America, including Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. by Cristian Rennella, founder of Mejor Trato.

A butterfly flaps its wings and you make a sale

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

And then a butterfly flaps its wings (this time in Argentina) and suddenly and inexplicably I decide against the indulgence of a Double Doozie Cookie ®.

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Fighting micro-burn-out

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

After we rose to the top of building Facebook games a few years ago and then subsequently declined I had a quarter-life evaluation while living in Argentina. This guest-post was written by Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo of AppSumo.com , the daily deals site for web entrepreneurs.

Another Silly Startup Analogy

Diego Basch

When I was a teenager in Argentina in the 1980s, there was a weekly TV show called “ Feliz Domingo ” (Happy Sunday). It ran live for nine hours, between one and ten pm. It was a game show for high school students near graduation, who competed in events involving different skills.

Why I Doubled Down on YouTube Investments with MiTú

Both Sides of the Table

So they began signing up Spanish-language content producers in Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and so forth. Yesterday MiTú Networks announced that Upfront Ventures led a $10 million financing in what is now the largest producer of Latino online videos – primarily driven through YouTube. As you may know we co-lead the first round of financing of Maker Studios, the largest overall producer for online video content, along with Greycroft Partners.

5 Lessons Learned Launching a Startup With No Plan, No Cash, and No MBA

Up and Running

Six months before starting our business, my wife and I moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina with no solid plans, no place to live, and no jobs. In the summer of 2009, my wife and I caught the entrepreneurial bug and started a company without any prior business experience. We’d never hired anyone.

Latinitas Volunteer Spotlight: T.C. Waugh

Austin Startup

Before returning to his hometown of Austin, he spent much of his life in Mexico and Argentina; his wife Giselle is from Uruguay. Waugh is an experienced entrepreneur, marketer, and philanthropist.

The 10 Greatest Social Entrepreneurs Of All Time

YoungUpstarts

Mycoskie founded TOMS in 2006 after a visit to Argentina where he learned that many children get sick or injured because they do not have shoes to wear.

How Scott Valdez Bootstrapped His Way To A 6-Figure Income Helping People Outsource Their Love Life

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I won’t spoil the details, you will have to listen to the interview to learn how Scott went from quitting his job while living in Argentina and only a couple of weeks later having to put new clients on to a waiting list because he couldn’t service the demand (and the service costs as much as $1440 a month!). Today Scott has a six figure online business , which he manages living in Argentina, coordinating his team who help people to meet other people using the world wide web.

Thoughts on Spanish Startups from La Red Innova 2011

VC Cafe

Spain, Argentina and Brazil have relatively low levels of venture capital activities ( Invest in Spain confirms this). Last week I had the pleasure of giving a keynote in La Red Innova conference, speaking about mobile search and its impact on ecommerce.

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Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, April 17, 2010 Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more) Hear the CEO of KISSmetrics give a sneak preview of what hell be presenting at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23 (were less than a week away!):

Why it’s not easy to break into the Brazilian tech market – a chat with Boo-box’s Marco Gomes

The Next Web

TNW: Beyond Brazil you expanded into Argentina in 2011. Marco Gomes is the founder of social media advertising company Boo-box , which reaches 60 million people in Brazil monthly with ads from clients like Google, Unilever, Volkswagen and Microsoft.

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How Scott Valdez Bootstrapped His Way To A 6-Figure Income Helping People Outsource Their Love Life

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

I won’t spoil the details, you will have to listen to the interview to learn how Scott went from quitting his job while living in Argentina and only a couple of weeks later having to put new clients on to a waiting list because he couldn’t service the demand (and the service costs as much as $1440 a month!). Today Scott has a six figure online business , which he manages living in Argentina, coordinating his team who help people to meet other people using the world wide web.

Twitter Link Roundup #127 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Clever Twitter ad from Smart Car Argentina. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

Startups in this class come from far and away, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, India, Japan, Italy, Latvia & Estonia, Spain, and Taiwan. 500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall.

End of Dumb Tables in Web Analytics Tools! Hello: Weighted Sort

Occam's Razor

Segment the traffic from Argentina, Peru, Spain, Colombia, Chile and Denmark and you are on your way to the aforementioned world domination. But how did Argentina rank #1 (4k visits), Peru #2 (1.5k Here is what happened: Argentina Bounce ETV = (0.01*avg Arthur C.