Entrepreneurs Need to Find the Best ‘Curators’

Startup Professionals Musings

These trusted sources are a new breed of professionals who may soon carry the new title of “information curator,” evolved from the “museum curator” role, where a domain expert filters and communicates the important elements of a past civilization or technology. The evolution and the real value of curator are outlined in a great new book “ Curation Nation ,” by Steven Rosenbaum. But with the speed of the Internet, these have become as old-fashioned as museum curators.

Dermatologist And Entrepreneur Dr. Tim Ioannides’ Journey To Curating A Meaningful Career


Setting an example for the next generation of unlikely young entrepreneurs within any industry, Dr. Ioannides’ story lends inspiration for young professionals on the journey to curating a meaningful career.


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Building Strong Local Communities

Version One Ventures

We at Version One are becoming increasingly convinced that stronger local communities can help solve many of the problems we are currently facing. Second, they need a community leader who will take the initiative to find a solution. And they need awareness within the community (you need to know that somebody is working on it and needs your input). Several tools already exist to help local communities become stronger. General Network Effects communities Local

Curated Collision of Awesome Women

Austin Startup

We were skilfully and admirably led by Peta Ellis who was awarded the 2017 National Techboard Community Prize whilst we were in London. Community is important, and I believe you can always achieve more with; support, team and people who help you believe in yourself. Curated Collision of Awesome Women was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

StartupRoar.com – A Source Of Aggregated, Curated Entrepreneurial Content


It’s a great starting point for you to discover curated content about entrepreneurship, as well as a jump-off point to the rich, startup content community. StartupRoar has also announced a media partnership with entrepreneurial community eFactor , and from August 3 will see StartupRoar promoted to its 900,000 users. Resources eFactor entrepreneurs online community online resource StartupRoar.com Tony Karrer

Creating Community Focused on Shared Experiences

Duct Tape Marketing

Creating Community Focused on Shared Experiences written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The Gravity Haus mission is to create a globally conscious community for the modern adventurer. What type of community are you creating?

Blogger's Island: B2B Content Curation


B2B Content curation and B2B content aggregation are very powerful, and if used properly, can tremendously boost the outreach and secure new leads. A number of industry leaders are relying on B2B content curation to drive traffic to their web pages, educate their users and generate new leads. are just a few examples of successful content curation through their own blogs. What makes Moz's content curation different is the predictability.

I’m in Unicode Love: The Curator’s Code

crowdSPRING Blog

Last week Maria Popova, the founder of brainpickings.org was interviewed by Brooke Gladstone of NPR’s On the Media about her latest creation, The Curator’s Code. The code is a straightforward way for an author (or curator in some cases) can give honest and proper attribution not just for a source, but also for “inspiration.” community design inspiration social media writing leadership pr public relations

Venture Capital Funding: A Curated List of Our Best Resources

Up and Running

Founded by David Daneshgar, Farbod Shoraka, and Gregg Weisstein, this “community marketplace” gives florists a platform to sell their works of art, and consumers a place to purchase beautiful floral arrangements. Getting venture capital funding to launch your business is incredibly difficult. In fact, fewer than 1 percent of businesses that start every year get venture funding.

Out of the Crisis #12: Curative founder Fred Turner and Celine Halioua on diagnostic supply chains, scaling up testing, and partnering with government

Startup Lessons Learned

The story of how Curative pivoted and scaled is about moving with entrepreneurial speed to find a solution, then collaborating with investors and government for the public good. She believed so deeply in Curative's new mission and the science behind it that she went out and pitched investors on a company she didn't even work for--and got results. DCVC testtraceisolate.org Transcript for Out of the Crisis #12, Curative Eric Ries : This is the Out of the Crisis.

Making the NYC Community Smaller

This is going to be BIG.

When I was in college, at Fordham''s scenic Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, I deeply rooted into my community. Being intensely involved in community life there made the campus seem small and familiar. I thought to myself that only by being elected to public office or by being an actor could you plug into a big enough platform to create community around you in such a big place. Previously, the challenge was awareness--helping people find where the community was.

The Glue that Makes a Community Stick

This is going to be BIG.

Cheaper rents could make it a great place for the creative community and there''s no reason why it shouldn''t become as popular a destination for out of town events the same way that Austin has. What was harder to figure out how to do--and something no one ever really thinks about on the economic development side, is community. Community isn''t just something you create by setting up a place to have coffee or to work. Personal communities like that are not built overnight.

How to Make Community the Secret To Success

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Make Community the Secret To Success written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The word community has been with us for centuries. A town, a church, a school, a collection of hobbyists, have all long been identified as communities. Every business today has a community that is made up of its employees, customers, supporters, networks, suppliers, and mentors. Today, a healthy business is defined by the health of the community it draws.

Capital Factory + 1776 = Connecting Austin to the Global Entrepreneurship Community through Union

Austin Startup

Capital Factory is the first member of the 1776 Startup Federation to sign up for Union — a global mentoring platform and curated… Continue reading on Austin Startups

Crowdfunding a Community in Haiti After Hurricane Matthew: Checking in With New Story’s CEO

Hunter Walker

What’s next is a focus on building sustainable communities, not just homes. You can think of it like a community platform – New Story supplies the land and homes – then we curate partnerships (school, income opportunities, better health, etc.) for other components of a community. Right now, we are crowdfunding a community in the area of Haiti hit worst by Hurricane Matthew. YC started accepting nonprofits a few years back.

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5 methods and 15 tools to find your audience and build a community

The Next Web

Alex Manthei is the Community Manager at mention, a media monitoring app that lets you monitor, react, collaborate and analyze your online presence. No matter what you do in life, chances are good you’re reliant on some kind of a community. Social sharers to spread your message and curate your content. Communities work because they’re built on relationships, and during the early stages of any new project, you need all the strong relationships you can get.

The 7 (mostly free) tools Product Hunt used to build its early-stage community

The Next Web

Ive been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community isat the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to creating online and scalable communities (rapt.fm,Product Hunt). As Product Hunts first hire, I work with our founder Ryan Hoover oncommunity, marketing, business development, and all the other random things that people at early-stage startups do.

The Community Is the Business

Duct Tape Marketing

The Community Is the Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing The idea of community in business has taken top billing in recent years due in large part to the obvious growth of social networks and the community aspect they foster. Jeff Kubina via Flickr Organizations fortunate enough to have forward thinking CEOs and marketing departments have even added the role of Community Manager to the org chart.

The Best Community Manager I know

This is going to be BIG.

Over the course of the last year, I've seen a community grow into a thriving resource for all its participants. It's a high quality, experienced, and focused community of participants who have leveraged each other's knowledge to get a ton of value out of it. There is a lot of careful seeding, and hands-on curation going on. The community is the First Round Capital portfolio and the best Community Manager I've ever seen is Brett Berson.

5 Ways to Incorporate Your Community into Content Creation

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Incorporate Your Community into Content Creation written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. There’s a simple truth that many marketers come to understand as they build up a brand: a company’s brand belongs to the community. We constantly seek to create new and engaging content that grabs the attention of our online communities and followers, but what if we were to not only accept, but encourage the community to help in the content creation process?

Thinking of Community as Marketing When You're Not Marketing Anything

This is going to be BIG.

Sounds a lot like "community," doesn't it? Communities should be built around values, not around products, so you don't need to wait until you have a product to launch a community. That's actually an exciting opportunity because you have a year to develop a really thriving community around reducing stress. Writing a book on the topic, perhaps a curated set of essays on de-stressing from the world's most zen executives, celebs and processionals.

The Key to Success? Taking Care of Your Community

Duct Tape Marketing

Taking Care of Your Community written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Community building is a big deal – so are a lot of things, but there’s no question that building and taking care of a large community of folks that trust you is a great way to build a business. He and I discuss a whole host of things including how to build a business, how to build a brand, and how to take care of a community. The Key to Success?

10 Key Buildings in the Brooklyn Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

Back in 2006, when I started working on putting together some community groups for entrepreneurs and tech people, I looked for a better name to reference this collection of people. Tech community" seemed too much about people soldering things together and writing code. I wanted someone who was experimenting with computer controlled LEDs as an art form to feel part of the community as well--which is why I started referring to it as the "Innovation Community".

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. Our defense department and intelligence community owned proprietary advanced tools and technology. It is a process that operates with speed and urgency, where innovators and stakeholders curate and prioritize their own problems/Challenges/ideas/technology. “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”.

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The Ascent of Q&A as Community

Venture Chronicles

Q&A communities have become grown in popularity in recent years with consumer and business offerings being developed at a blistering pace and established players emerging with their own offerings. I am most interested in the generalized Q&A communities, not the expert networks. Q&A communities, such as Quora, prominently display company information associated with a user profile and this is a powerful signal in the community as it relates to specific topics.

Transcript of The Key to Success? Taking Care of Your Community

Duct Tape Marketing

Taking Care of Your Community written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Brian Clark and I have been friends for a really long time and they have certainly set the standard on how to build a business, how to build a brand, how to take care of a community. He is the CEO of Rainmaker Digital, founder of Copyblogger, host of unemployable and curator of further. Transcript of The Key to Success?

5 Ways to Use Other People’s Content in Your Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

One of the best services marketers can provide these days is to act as a filter for all that’s being produced out there and aggregate the best of the best on behalf of our communities. If you want to find PDF documents and eBooks about content curation, for example, you would type: content curation filetype:pdf into a Google search box. This tells Google you are looking for content related to content curation, but you only want results that are pdf files.


This Week in the New York Innovation Community – February 1st, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

RSVP: [link] 5PM NY Tech Meetup Student Mingle The NYTM Student Group's mission is to encourage the involvement of students and student leaders in the New York City tech community and thereby better educate and prepare tomorrow's entrepreneurs. Bootstrapping a community from zero users. curated. Welcome to Social Media Week --the one week out of the year where we get to tweet and blog about social media!

5 Types of Content That Every Business Must Employ

Duct Tape Marketing

Custom RSS feeds – create customer or industry specific feeds to share Republish, Share, RT – point to and share great content that being produced Curate – use tools like Storify to collect and republish customer newsletters Content that converts – this last category is one that gets overlooked in the write for writing sake view of content. Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Strategy Social Media Content Curate Customer generated content

Why Your Business Should Buy Union-Made Products

The Startup Magazine

Over the years, Americans have worked together to come up with solutions to existing problems in their communities to improve their lives. That said, workers in unions value the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and hard work that goes into American union-made products (you can find curated products on sites like Frank Doolitle here: [link] ). Not only will you be supporting the tax base close to your community but also help promote good-paying jobs in the country.

4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018

Higher Logic

Both have broad applications, one of which is intelligent and curated content. Marketers, sales professionals, ecommerce leaders, and even online communities could potentially use machine learning and deep learning to provide audiences with better content. You’ll hear more about that this year, but other conversations will revolve around the dark side of curated content and news feed algorithms – negative, even potentially harmful, content recommendations.

5 Tips for Opening Your First Storefront

The Startup Magazine

To help you navigate through this next phase of your business, we’ve curated our top 5 store opening tips for opening your first physical location: Tip #1: Legal Logistics. However, you should also focus your energy on building connections with other vendors in the area and in the community.

Content Management in the Social Age

Venture Chronicles

The second major theme I want to highlight is the notion of company vs. community curated content. As a result of this the curation capability relies on smart people who are good at discovering and organizing content, but increasingly mainstream is the notion of crowdsourced content and externally curated content sourced from your fans and followers… but none of this is integrate with the typical CMS that a company will rely on for a web experience.

How to Out Amazon, Amazon

Both Sides of the Table

Curation There are really multiple forms of “curation” that I think can build sustainable differentiation in products vs. the retailer that is selling them. In the simplest form curation is the selection of similar products in terms of function, quality, design aesthetic and perhaps brand. But in a world of nearly unlimited inventory, merchandising becomes a huge challenge and curation > selection for customers who want some help.

What Social Media Needs To Do To Better Pique Your Interest


Indeed, this type of network model – curating content from your social circle and ranking the popularity of these posts – isn’t necessarily the best way to find those articles, quips, photos, or whatever it is you really like, and narrows the window for discovery. These platforms connect people with the content that matches their interests, but they rely on user actions to curate this content. by Russell Cowdrey is the CEO and co-founder of Plum.

Happy 1 year anniversary to AustinStartups.com!

Austin Startup

With dozens of contributors and hundreds of stories, this truly is the voice of the Austin entrepreneurial community. I have to start by sending big a big thank you to Luke Brown for helping to launch the site and Joe Midura for picking up the reins as the curator who recruits new authors and reviews all of the suggested stories. writing austin medium community

[Review] Optimize


Use social networks to engage with community. Create + Curate Customer-Centric Content. b) Create, Curate and Optimize Content. What is the best mix of created and curated content? Curated content, on the other hand, grows brand awareness, attracts links from social sources, and keeps prospects engaged. Here are several steps to do so: a) Build Social Communities.

6 Tips For Entrepreneurs To Lock In On The Right Road

Startup Professionals Musings

Utilize business content curators and coaches. The challenge is to find these just-in-time, including community and university startup incubators, accelerators, and advisors. Entrepreneurs should be monitoring online curator platforms and blogs.

4 Ways a Startup Consignment Shop Can Increase Revenue

The Startup Magazine

While many businesses have shifted promotional focus to the internet, don’t forget to augment your online presence with clear community engagement. Curate Your Consignment Inventory . It’s important to do research on successful consignment businesses when creating your own business plan. What are the common denominators among the businesses that you admire? Which are most like the business you would like to run?

New Boulder Startup Genome Map

David Cohen

Be part of an awesome opportunity to help connect entrepreneurs, investors and resources in Boulder’s startup community. Startup Colorado , the Silicon Flatirons Center , Startup Genome , and Foundry Group have collaborated to develop the Startup Genome map , a curated social startup map for Colorado. In order to succeed, this community-driven project needs your support. Become a curator. Curators review changes to the map to help ensure its accuracy.

Israeli startup Landscape Maps (Updated April 2021)

VC Cafe

Readers of VC Cafe know that I collect and curate Israeli startup landscape maps. You can find previous editions in the achives. July 2020 , May 2019. This latest batch includes new maps for Insurance tech, Industry 4.0,

Inside Mattermark’s Ubiquitous Newsletter: Principles and Process

View from Seed

The Mattermark Daily consists of both original content from the company’s blog and a hand-curated list of featured posts from various investors, founders, and media members covering the startup ecosystem. Morrill likes to feature content from around the startup community that might not get significant traction otherwise, but not just any piece of content can make it into the newsletter. Third, Finalize the Curated List Using Consistent Limitations.

10 Keys To Winning With Team Collaboration Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I am seeing more and more success from “beta” startup cultures, like Zappos and Amazon, where the emphasis is on collaboration, curation, and communication. Instead of knives-out competition, these companies thrive by building a successful community with shared values.