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.

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

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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.

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. Resources eFactor entrepreneurs online community online resource StartupRoar.com Tony Karrer

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.

Five Things We Learned from Starting a Community Radio Station

Up and Running

Like most other community radio stations, Radio Boise is a not-for-profit organization. There’s also a small group of steadfast individuals, including community members, who help keep the station up and running. Here are five things they learned from starting a community radio station.

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. 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.

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. Previously, the challenge was awareness--helping people find where the community was.

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.

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.

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. The community.

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).

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.

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.

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.)

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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

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. Engage Your Community in Real Time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Hot Tech Topics to Watch in 2018


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.

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. Publishing a weekly email newsletter is a proven way to stay top of mind with your community.


5 Types of Content That Every Business Must Employ

Duct Tape Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing Marketing Strategy Social Media Content Curate Customer generated content

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!

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. Third, Finalize the Curated List Using Consistent Limitations.

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. These aren’t “sample sizes” but rather full experiences for women who trust FabFitFun to curate for them.

7 Steps To A Winning Social Media Marketing Campaign

Startup Professionals Musings

Identify the communities for these micro-segments. Traditionally, community implied a physical grouping, but today a community is characterized by what they value, more than proximity. The best communities then become your advocate.

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 .

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.

Introducing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech

View from Seed

There are fantastic sources that have been serving the community for a long time. No two people are better at curating the best NY events than Gary and Charlie.

5 Ways Your Business Can Improve Its Brand on Instagram

crowdSPRING Blog

In an increasingly competitive and noisy market, companies are more pressed than ever to carefully curate and create a recognizable identity – whether online or in the real world. People love Instagram because of its beautiful photos and carefully curated view on daily life.

[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? Here are several steps to do so: a) Build Social Communities.

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. writing austin medium communityIt’s been a little more than a year since we launched the AustinStartups.com publication on Medium and it has exceeded all expectations.

Introducing Gotham Voices: An Email Newsletter for NY Tech

View from Seed

TL;DR: We’re launching a newsletter highlighting the best content from the NYC tech community. As a seed-focused venture firm with offices in New York and Boston, we believe there’s a responsibility for us to not just be participants in the local entrepreneurial community, but also contributors to it. Once a week, we’ll be curating and sharing thoughtful blog posts, podcasts, videos, and tips from people in the NYC tech community.

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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.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bicyclette

crowdSPRING Blog

The shop will be carefully curated, with women who are environmentally friendly and fashion savvy in mind. Our goal is to curate products from talented artists across North America and inspire our Customers to get out and ride, if only for 15 minutes a day.

Startup failure: How to prevent online vandalism from killing your startup

The Next Web

Online platforms work on principles similar to offline communities. The onset of crime and vandalism in a community can lead to large-scale abandonment. The same applies to online communities and marketplaces, especially as they grow in size.

The ‘have you seen’ society

Start Up Blog

A community of finders, fans and agents. While curating the cool stuff has a value, and we all do it, there is a simple thing we should remember - Without creation than can be no curation. And curation is always subservient to what is being created. While the sharing of ideas on the social web has enlightened us all, it has also turned us into a ‘have you seen’ society. A society where people want to be first to know and first to show.

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. JISC Advance is a service, which provides advice, guidance and training to the UK’s Further and Higher Education community on creating digital media resources and leveraging them for teaching.