The Largest Startup Community In The World

Feld Thoughts

As Boulder Startup Week 2014 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of startup communities today. When I wrote Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , I made some assertions about how to build startup communities and what the impact of them would be on society. This reflection led me to think about how to wire up the largest startup community in the world. 39,000 designers.

Eleven Elements That Must Intersect To Create A Vibrant Community 

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping America “. Every community wants to be a great place to live and work. Vibrant communities happen when many different forces intersect in the right way.

Build Entrepreneurship Communities With Crowd Valley

YoungUpstarts

Entrepreneurship communities and crowdfunding platforms designed to support entrepreneurs are popping up left, right, and center all around the world. Ideaspotting Crowd Valley crowdfunding crowdfunding platform entrepreneur communities entrepreneurship ecosystem startup ecosystem

6 Brands That’ve Created Business Value Via Niche Social Communities

Brandanew

We’ve time and again shared the importance of niche social communities in today’s digital world. Niche social communities work when they’re connected, engaged and generate consumer value. Why you need niche communities? What are your favorite communities?

Communities Can Grow Too Quickly

Hunter Walker

I was recently granted access to a Slack community associated with a newsletter I’ve been reading for a while. Communities can grow too quickly and lose some of the camaraderie which comes with being part of a group.

VineUp.com – Building An Online Mentoring Community

YoungUpstarts

That’s where VineUp.com comes in: it helps organizations build a complete online mentoring community of their own. Ideaspotting mentors mentorship mentorship program online community VineUp VineUp.com

Our New Theme – Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage

Feld Thoughts

Given that Jason is also on the board of Craftsy and Havenly , I’m going to bring up the idea with my partners today that we create and design a new theme around arts and marriage. Our marketplace theme posits that technology can be the answer to galvanize the two communities of wedding vendors and planning couples, and create a highly attractive business. And, if you have a good name for our pending Arts, Crafts, Design, and Marriage theme, leave it in the comments.

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Democratizing The Tools Of Design

YoungUpstarts

By Kevin Bennett, co-author of “ Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works “ America has a long history of championing rugged individualism and visionary leadership, especially when it comes to innovation.

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BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities

YoungUpstarts

The 30-year old rocket scientist – he literally designed next-generation imaging systems for satellites – left the aerospace industry in 2009 to be a web entrepreneur. Rustin Banks is today the CEO of BlogFrog , a web-based platform that turns blogs into interest-based communities.

How a Design Startup Scaled and Gained International Credibility

Up and Running

I knew that a platform that focused exclusively on graphic design was needed both for freelance designers (like myself), and for people looking for quality, affordable design solutions. Today, we are one of the biggest players in the design crowdsourcing marketplace.

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How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. The Foundations of the Seattle startup community.

An MBA Designed For Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

For entrepreneurs, achieving an MBA goes far beyond having a prestigious designation tagged on to the end of their resumes. They need an MBA experience designed for them, so they emerge better prepared to lead their companies forward as they come up against the competition.

Boulder Startup Community Members: Help Fund the Code for America Fellowship

Feld Thoughts

As she clearly states: “It is my commitment to you, the community, that we are listening and that the city team is putting in place a number of new tools and work efforts to support inclusive, respectful and meaningful conversations in 2015, and beyond. Part of Code for America’s approach is that the city funds half and the community funds half, hence our call for action to support our half of the funding for the program.

Innovation Drives the Eco-Friendly Revolution in Home Design

The Startup Magazine

Moreover, the steps that you take towards an eco-friendly, sustainable lifestyle can bring about a positive influence to the community you’re living in. Modern Eco-Home Design. These design innovations make your indoors bright, airy, and exuding with much energy.

How to Start a Small Web Design Firm

Up and Running

For web designers, transitioning from working full-time for someone else to freelancing has some perks, like being your own boss and having a more flexible work schedule. You’ll also need business cards, stationery supplies, and software that’s specific to your design work.

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Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions.

Top 4 Crowdsourced Logo Design Sites for Small Businesses

Up and Running

Whether you are setting up shop or rebranding, designing your logo is just as important as getting things right on other aspects of your business. With today’s logo design crowdsourcing services, you still have lots of options for good small business logo design.

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Design a Successful Product: 6 Product Design Best Practices from Kickstarter

crowdSPRING Blog

Many people wonder if it’s possible to design their own products. The truth is that product design used to be very expensive, time consuming, and fraught with many pitfalls. But product design doesn’t need to be very expensive or time consuming.

Reputation and Community

crowdSPRING Blog

A reputation system is, by its nature, simply a way to rank a website’s users; it provides instant and reliable feedback to community members and lets them know how they stack up against others in the community.

Using S.L.O.W. Tech to Build Community

Austin Startup

Handcrafting Community The concept of S.L.O.W. Tech came out of my experience creating Community Renaissance Market (CRM) , a community-based micro-incubator in a former grocery store in South Austin. tech startup austin community economy

2018 Logo Design Trends: Your Guide to Navigate Hot Trends and Avoid Fads

crowdSPRING Blog

Logo design with bright colors, creative typography, and signage mock-up by zeste/crowdspring. New logo trends and fads in logo design appear every year. Stripes, letter stacking, fades and geometric shapes were popular logo types in logo design last year.

[Singapore] Designs On A New Furniture Future

YoungUpstarts

Called PLATFORM , the space showcases designs by promising young local designers as part of an initiative by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC). “So we created SingaPlural – the first Singapore Furniture Design week that is suitable for everyone.

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. We could design warfighting tactics based on knowing the tactics of our opponent. Our defense department and intelligence community owned proprietary advanced tools and technology. We could design and manufacture the best systems. “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland.

Community creative – who we are

crowdSPRING Blog

A month or two ago we completed a rather extensive survey of our Creative community. of our designers participated and the information we gathered was invaluable in helping us to understand who we are, what we do, and what matters most to us. Over 500(!) We’ll be sharing this information with you over the next month or two and wanted to start today with a little infographic of some of the results.

Sustainable Design Can Help Your Small Business and Improve the Environment

crowdSPRING Blog

In response to this global trend, businesses are adopting environmentally-friendly strategies when they design products, product packaging, and when marketing their business. Here’s how… What is sustainable design? Sustainable design is a similar concept.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back with Branding for Global Sanitation Non-Profit gather

crowdSPRING Blog

At crowdSPRING, we feel very fortunate to participate in such a vibrant community of talented creatives. But we also value our broader, global community, and feel it’s important to make an impact there, as well. Designing a Way Forward.

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Design Museum Boston

Up and Running

“How the hell do you start a design museum?” ” That was the question one of my students asked me three years ago when I quietly told him my plan to start a design museum in Boston with my friend and business partner, Derek Cascio. Design is a ubiquitous human activity.

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crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – MagazineLiteracy.org

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. We’re thrilled that the crowdSPRING community’s next Give Back project is for MagazineLiteracy.org. Our entire community is honored to be helping MagazineLiteracy.org. Thank you – from our entire community!

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Campus Consciousness Tour

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Reverb.

Your community of peers

VC Adventure

We have a very active CEO and founder mailing list at Foundry, where there are daily rifs on any number of topics and where portfolio companies can reach out to each other for help and advice (we have a separate list for CTOs, one for Boulder companies and another for Bay Area companies as well – all designed to build Community – with a capital “C” – around the shared trait which is Foundry as an investor).

Community creative – how we contribute

crowdSPRING Blog

In the final installment of our exploration into our community we’ll continue to dive into work habits, this time focusing on how many entries Creatives contribute when they participate in a project and how much time they spend working on an entry. Every designer has differing work habits and each of you approaches a project in a different way; The two infographics below illustrate how you choose to participate, and how you manage your time.

crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Kids In Danger

crowdSPRING Blog

Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. Our entire community is honored to be helping Kids In Danger.

Waccal Launches Social Community Platform for Startups and Investors

The Startup Magazine

Waccal has officially launched its social community platform which startups and investors can use to compare ideas, seek funding and manage portfolios and due diligence processes. However, Waccal goes further both in its sleek design, transparency, and its more comprehensive functionality.

The Psychology of Design: Why Your Business Must Understand How Design Influences Customer Behavior

crowdSPRING Blog

Design can be an incredibly powerful tool when you understand how psychology influence’s people’s behavior. Science has proven that people respond differently to shapes, colors, patterns, and other design elements. As such, they have become invaluable tools for designers.

How Lean Startup Helped Serve Communities in Kenya

Startup Lessons Learned

First up in our speaker spotlight series is an edited transcript of our Q&A with Rocio Perez-Ochoa , co-founder of Bidhaa Sasa , a non-profit working to distribute beneficial goods to rural communities in Kenya. It makes so much sense to design a business around the customer instead of the product.” They want to understand the role of community in a person’s purchasing power, which is crucial to their business model.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold. Most of what I think about startup communities came from mentorship by Brad Feld through hours of private discussion and debate.

[ADV] DesignCrowd Enters Asian Market – Great Opportunity For Singapore Designers

YoungUpstarts

DesignCrowd is a renowned crowdsourcing platform that houses more than 95,000 skilled graphic designers from all over the world. Instead of persistently searching for an expert designer, post your requirements in this platform and get access to a large number of options to choose from.

The Psychology of Logo Design: How Fonts, Colors, Shapes and Lines Influence Purchasing Decisions

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s in your best interest to make sure that every logo design choice is intentional and communicates the message you want to convey. Thoughtless design choices lead to misleading or confusing logos. The Psychology of Fonts in Logo Design. The Psychology of Shapes in Logo Design.

Why Beautiful Design Isn’t Always Best For Small Businesses and Startups

crowdSPRING Blog

There’s always beauty in good design, but good design isn’t always beautiful. Good looks aren’t everything, as Steve Jobs liked to remind people : Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is.

Connecting the Sellers of NYC's Salesperson Community

This is going to be BIG.

Don''t tell me time is money, because the average developer is putting in just as many sheer hours as anyone in the organization, but they still find a way to interact with the community. So why is the community of salespeople so fragmented compared to engineering, design, founders, or VCs? What''s easier to hire for in NYC? Developers or salespeople? Well, let''s see.

Fiat Crowdsourcing Car Design

crowdSPRING Blog

You might have heard of Local Motors – a company leveraging crowdsourcing to design cars. Local Motors licenses a chassis and then looks internally to its own community to innovate and refine the design of the car (other than the chasis).

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Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. You want to have a logo design that is simple, memorable, and a good representation of what you do. They are often used to convey cooperation or community.

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Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. You want to have a logo design that is simple, memorable, and a good representation of what you do. They are often used to convey cooperation or community.

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