Software for Affinity Networks

Feld Thoughts

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. These are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people. The post Software for Affinity Networks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology affinity networks networks software

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. The network is getting incredibly strong and powerful.

Network Effects in Marketplace, Communities and Social Platforms

Version One Ventures

These days, we’re hyper-focused on marketplaces, communities and social platforms. We love these platforms for many reasons, but the primary one is the power of their network effects and how they create a high degree of defensibility for startups. What are network effects? Network effects” is a frequently used term and it is sometimes confused with having a large customer base. Direct Network Effects. Indirect network effects.

dot429.com – Professional Networking For The LGBT Community

YoungUpstarts

Ideaspotting dot429.com LGBT community online networking professional network

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

4 Networking Tips for New Nonprofits

Up and Running

For these reasons (along with many others), networking is one of the most important tasks for new nonprofits. My biggest challenge when starting a nonprofit was finding projects that made an impact with a reasonable amount of funding—networking was critical to its success.

Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book. Feld’s thesis is that unlike the common wisdom, it is entrepreneurs that lead a startup community while everyone else feeds the community. Community Culture.

Is Your Coworking Space A Thriving Community? If Not, It Should Be

The Startup Magazine

Based in Florida, VentureX is community-centered and committed to making a difference in the way coworking spaces are run. VentureX is disrupting the coworking space scene by creating an environment that becomes part of the surrounding community and encourages community among workers.

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

This comes on the heals of Upfront managing director Mark Suster’s great post titled Embracing Your Community as a Strategy which I encourage you to read as it is magnificent. There was plenty of networking time organized around the content.

Introverts Beware: Networking Means Meeting New People

The Startup Magazine

This is called networking and it can be vital to the life of your new business. It’s one of the most fun ways to improve your networking. There’s nothing better than making friends and networking with someone who cares about the same things as you do.

A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

When David Cohen and I came up with the idea for the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) in 2010, we counted roughly 100 accelerator programs around the US that were founded following the Techstars model. From that initial outreach, 16 high quality accelerator programs joined us to launch the network. Some are major contributors to their startup communities. We’ve maintained a high quality across the membership while expanding the network by being selective.

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Startuppers.org – A Community Of Upstarts

YoungUpstarts

Here’s yet another new resource for startup folks – Startuppers.org is a new social network geared towards startup entrepreneurs. Resources Slovakia social network startup community startup ecosystem Startup Weekend startups

Entrepreneurs: Connect to Today’s Customer Network

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup needs to understand that the customer paradigm has dramatically shifted over the past two years with pervasive social networks and smartphones. Startups launch plans without taking the time to understand the networked behavior of their customers, or the drivers for that behavior.

How Community Involvement Can Help Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

When we think of giving back to the community, we often think of dramatic relief efforts like those that supported the victims of Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Sponsor community events. Lead a community service program. Every community has its own issues.

Three Startup Networking Strategies To Help You Grow Your Business

YoungUpstarts

But networking is vital to entrepreneurial success for 78 per cent of startups. With that in mind, here are three startup networking strategies to help you grow your business. Local networking. Speed networking. What type of networking do you find most effective?

Entrepreneur Providing Networking Experiences Through a Networking Hub for Minority Millennials

Hearpreneur

Dallas-based organization, Boss Women Who Brunch continues to revolutionize the way millennial women network. I created boss to form a community for women who wanted more. We show real women that desired the same as our community to show them how they were able to create more.

Why Small Community Lenders Have Your Back

Up and Running

But don’t fret—community lenders are helping small businesses. Meet the community lenders. Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are one type of community lender. Chances are there’s a community lender near you.

[ADV] How To Develop An Anonymous Social Networking App

YoungUpstarts

Given below are the things that a developer might need to know in order to develop an anonymous social networking application. In anonymous social networks, key pieces of information about your true identity are nonexistent. Others social network social networking

4 Ways Online Communities Can Benefit Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Online communities have become a central part of everyday life and business operations. Since the early days of Internet message boards and email groups, participation in online communities has grown exponentially. Here are four ways that online communities can benefit your business.

Understanding the Power of Your Human Networks

Both Sides of the Table

The critical skill is not just your immediate network but the network beyond that you can tap into if you’ve earned the right through nurturing your 1-degree relationships. Building Your Network. Either you have a well established network or you don’t.

Doing Business With Other Businesses: Networking In The 21st Century

YoungUpstarts

From your suppliers and shippers to the local mom and pop business that keeps your HVAC working, operating a business requires doing business with a lot of different people and companies, and finding good, reliable people to keep your ship afloat still requires the art of networking.

Accessibility as an Advantage in Venture Capital: Why Creating Value for Everyone in the Community Wins

This is going to be BIG.

Opening up our circle to create and scale genuine engagement for people outside of typical venture networks is how we do business—and we’re getting exceptional deal flow because of that. So come participate in the community we’re creating around Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

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

Top 4 Networking Tips From Startup Founders

YoungUpstarts

87% of top level executives network 2-3 times every week. 90% increase their business opportunities through taking part in these events, according to National Networking Statistics. Four entrepreneurs in the tech industry share their top tips for effective networking: 1.

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.

Embracing Your Community as a Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

I knew that many LPs nationally were not yet convince about the power of the LA tech community and I figured if they could experience it for themselves they would be as convinced as I had become. Community. In Los Angeles the venture community is very collaborative.

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?

I Hate Networking

Austin Startup

An easy way to build real relationships and powerful partnerships Terri multitasks while Heidi does her hair at Blo Domain Something I get asked a lot is how to network. I see what I do not as networking but as building relationships and being authentically curious about people.

VineUp.com – Building An Online Mentoring Community

YoungUpstarts

The problem is that many existing mentorship networks aren’t geared towards helping graduates. That’s where VineUp.com comes in: it helps organizations build a complete online mentoring community of their own.

The Best Social Network is the one you have with you

Eric Friedman

After reading the recent Chris Hughes Op-Ed in the NYTimes about Facebook I have been thinking about social networks. To me this is the perfect way to think about the future of social networks, feeds, and where you interact with your friends. Eric Friedman Social Media Networks

Network effects on social platforms: why the quality of user matters

Version One Ventures

Back in July, we wrote about network effects in marketplaces and social platforms and how they are critical to defensibility. In the post, we talked about the difference between direct and indirect network effects, and how they may or may not relate to virality. In our post, we defined network effects this way: “When a new user/member is added to the network, it increases the value of the product or service to all other users.”.

Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter

Duct Tape Marketing

Tapping Into Existing Connections to Network Smarter written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The art of smart networking is what we talk about on today’s episode. Questions I ask David Burkus: What is a hidden network?

InterCall Launches Virtual Small Business Community, InterChange

YoungUpstarts

Conferencing and collaboration services provider InterCall has launched a new online community for small business leaders. In the News InterCall InterChange online community small business virtual community

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

Los Angeles Startup Community

SoCal CTO

I was just talking with someone who's new to Los Angeles and wanting to connect into the Los Angeles Startup Community. I told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. Who are the people you should meet in the Los Angeles Startup Community to get wired in

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Transcript of How to Build a Community Around Your Business written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. He is a community and collaboration strategy consultant, advisor and speaker. John Jantsch: All right, so let’s talk about communities.

OhThatsYou.com Community Offers Help For The Fashion Clueless

YoungUpstarts

But here’s a new social networking service that is aimed at uniting the fashionistas and the fashion-cluess amongst us.Founded by California entrepreneur Azita Gandjei, Oh That’s You! Ideaspotting fashion fashion community OhThatsYou.com online community online service social network

BlogFrog – From Blogs To Communities

YoungUpstarts

Rustin Banks is today the CEO of BlogFrog , a web-based platform that turns blogs into interest-based communities. Banks was an old hand at online communities, after all – at age 12, he’d host computer Bulletin Board Systems right out of his parent’s closet.

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. It was a time before the widespread use of social networks, obviously.

How To Build An Online Business Community That Markets For You

YoungUpstarts

One of the simplest and strongest methods to beef up the effectiveness of your campaign is building an online business community. Now that we’ve established why an online business community is important, it’s time to figure out the details of how to build it.