The Best Job in Stamford Connecticut

Steve Blank

K&S Ranch Publishing has an exciting opening for a Book Traffic Coordinator living near Stamford, Connecticut. If this sounds like a job for you — or a friend or relative living in or near Stamford, Connecticut — send your resume to Terri S. We need someone who can help get our library of entrepreneurship books into the hands of the startup founders and students who rely on them.

October 18, CT: HBS Panel on VC in Connecticut

David Teten

I’ll be a panelist at a HBS Club of Connecticut/HBS Angels Venture Capital in Connecticut Panel Discussion and Cocktail Reception on October 18. The third panelist, Douglas Roth , is also heavily involved in the Connecticut venture capital space through Connecticut Innovations (CI). The event was organized by the Harvard Business School Club of Connecticut , and will run from 6-9pm.

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How Universities Can Help Students and Alumni Work in the Tech Industry

David Teten

We have evolved into an educational organization, holding investor education events in New Jersey , NY, Florida, Connecticut, Toronto, and San Francisco, as well as many webinars. Career Connecticut Education Jobs Yale“CEO is the new Analyst.”. My former Partner John Frankel of ff Venture Capital observes that 20 years ago, the defining movie of the generation was “Wall Street”. Everyone wanted to work in finance.

Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund

David Teten

Alternative Assets Connecticut Contributed Articles ff Venture Capital Financial Services Fund Management Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds Investing Management Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates , the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart. A few years ago he publicly set down his core Principles for living, managing, and investing. Bridgewater uses these codified rules for recruiting, training, and most important, managing the firm’s culture.

Feb. 28, Stamford, CT: HBS Event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

Angel investing Connecticut HBS Alumni AngelsI hope you can join us 6:30 pm EST, February 28th in Stamford, CT for a HBS Alumni Angels event on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices. Click here to make a reservation. Speakers: - Bob Dahl, HBS Alumni Angel, formerly head of Global Healthcare for the Carlyle Group. Susan Balloch, Managing Director, Golden Seeds; formerly Executive Director and Principal, The Blackstone Group.

Broken Hearts and Broken Minds

entrepreMusings

father mother parenting connecticut shootings gun regulation Israel mental health mental illness Switzerland Whitehouse.govI try not to get too political on my blog, but sometimes an event happens like the killing of 20 six and seven year old kids by a mentally unstable individual, who had access to a semi-automatic gun, that compels me to write something. The stories about their bodies riddled with multiple bullets, make me shudder.

Optimize Sifting Through Data As You Work Remotely

YoungUpstarts

This way, if Connecticut is mis-OCRed or mistyped as Connexticut, you can still find it with a small level of fuzziness in a Connecticut search. by Elizabeth Thede, director of sales at dtSearch. You’ve spent weeks fine-tuning a quiet place to work, getting the perfect houseplant for your desk, and adjusting the curtains “just so” to strike a balance between letting in daylight while avoiding catastrophic screen glare.

GPT-3:  An AI That Makes Cars, Not Wrenches And What It Means For The Legal Profession

YoungUpstarts

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Miami panel, June 17, on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

I periodically present on the fundamentals of angel investing, most recently to the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Connecticut and the global HBS Alumni Angels Association. The HBS Club of South Florida is hosting me at a panel discussion on “Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices”, Monday, June 17, 2013, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at Greenburg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 331312. Click here to register. The rest of the panel: 1.

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Miami panel, June 17, on Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices

David Teten

I periodically present on the fundamentals of angel investing, most recently to the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Connecticut and the global HBS Alumni Angels Association. The HBS Club of South Florida is hosting me at a panel discussion on “Angel Investing 101 – Best Practices”, Monday, June 17, 2013, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at Greenburg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami, FL 331312. Click here to register. The rest of the panel: 1.

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Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

New Year’s Data Security Resolutions

YoungUpstarts

In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, consider taking a look at the video games your kids are playing. by Phillip Alexander, author of “ Home and Small Business Guide to Protecting Your Computer Network, Electronic Assets, and Privacy “ Now that is 2013, here are some New Year’s resolutions to consider, with a data security angle. I’ve always been a firm believer that the best decisions are always well informed ones.

Tips For Running A Bed And Breakfast

Mike Michalowicz

On the most recent episode I was tasked with going into a struggling Bed and Breakfast in Connecticut. MSNBC Your Business To The Rescue. I am so lucky! I have already done a half dozen “biz rescue” shows now. I hosted the pilot show called Bailout! which unfortunately never made it to the airwaves. I also lead the business rescues segments for MSNBC’s Your Business.

Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund

Both Sides of the Table

You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. We raised $280 million.

How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions

YoungUpstarts

However, once I got married, my career path changed, as my husband’s job was transferred back up to Connecticut (where I’m originally from). In Connecticut I chose to make the transition from working at a large public accounting firm, to a small privately owned company. By Kathy Jensen, Partner at CST Group .

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart

Mike Michalowicz

Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Paul Finney, we learn on how a food business can be profitable!

Why Having A BHAG Is Critical To Your Company’s Success

YoungUpstarts

We started franchising and slowly expanded from Fairfield County in Connecticut over to New York. by Josh Cohen, CEO of Junkluggers. A company’s success is driven through goal setting. But not all goal setting is equal. . On a monthly or quarterly basis, your team can reflect on the year’s objectives and identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) required to hit them. These metrics show the progress you’re making to determine if you are on or off track.

An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

He has over two years of experience in the content marketing industry following a byline at a Connecticut newspaper, and finds motivation in running, music and photography. by Braden Becker. You’ve put time, effort and investment into your startup. It’s about time people know about it. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a tool that will attract warm prospects to your website.

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Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy

Mike Michalowicz

Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Chris Murphy, we discuss the process of transitioning from a corporate position (where money is given to you), to starting and building your own business and being profitable while doing it!

Andrew Chung and 1955 Capital, a New Fund to Bridge China, U.S.

The Startup Magazine

Dating back to Edward Hopkins, one of Connecticut’s earliest governors, the books chosen by the prize winners are then embossed with the Harvard and Detur seals, at which point they are presented to students at a ceremony hosted by the Dean of the College. 1955 Capital is a firm with an admittedly straightforward mission: They aim to invest in all the most disruptive technologies from the developed world, all in an effort to solve the planet’s greatest challenges at the same exact time.

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America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

“I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up,” explains Todd Greenfield, founder and president of Stonington, Connecticut-based America’s Farmstand. Many of us love farmers’ markets – it’s often the only way to get access to all those organic, natural, artisanal produce fresh and direct from independently-run family farms.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea

YoungUpstarts

For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month. By Jonathan Barsade, founder and CEO of Exactor. DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) is a great idea when the task requires minimal expertise and failure will result in minimal damage. However, DIY is a terrible idea when the task is complicated and failure can bring down your entire business. This is why taxes are the ultimate DIY snare for business owners.

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.

Strategy Roundtable: How To Use Twitter For Lead Generation

ReadWriteStart

Also at today's roundtable, Sharon Wood from Ridgefield, Connecticut, presented Stone Creek Entertainment's Karizmac games , a casual gaming company for the female demographic. During this week's roundtable, we followed a slightly different format than our usual five entrepreneur pitches. We did only one entrepreneur pitch, but we did a couple of tutorials on how to run a comprehensive Twitter campaign.

Seth Sternberg – Meebo

Both Sides of the Table

He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital. Although both parents are educators, his father a professor and his mother the Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, they did not teach him business.

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

crowdSPRING Blog

San Francisco, for instance, in 2007 passed the first such law and in 2012 Connecticut became the first state requiring such coverage. Beginning next month businesses in New York City that have 20 or more employees will be required to provide a minimum of 5 paid sick days for those workers every year.

Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail: Designing An Implementation Process

YoungUpstarts

Here’s a sample short term goal: DEF Company’s short term goal #1 is to set a target sales goal of $10,000 for the Connecticut market by August 2016 of our new product “Clean And Restore Metal and Wood Cleaner.” by Lewis Robinson. Every business venture needs a solid plan to gain success. It is especially true during the initial stages of incorporation that a good solid plan is in place. If no plan is in place, your venture has minimal chances of succeeding.

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HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein

David Teten

HBSAANY has evolved into an educational organization, holding investor education events in NY , Florida , New Jersey , Connecticut , and San Francisco , as well as many webinars. I’m happy to announce that Jason E. Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures , will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY. I’m shifting to “Chairman Emeritus” (an overly polysyllabic title).

Yale Born Cheeseboy Poised for Growth

Campus Entrepreneurship

During the summer of 2009 he opened three “Grilled Cheese to Go” booths at state fairs in Connecticut and had lines around the corner. He then found an investor who helped fund the opening of his first restaurant, which he opened at the Connecticut Post Mall in Westfield, Conn., Cheeseboy founder Michael Inwald. Image from BoldFacers.com. During my research, I have been fortunate to interview some great entrepreneurs from Yale University.

Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

Early Growth Financial Services

Unlike a similar law in Connecticut, which requires only companies of more than 50 employees to offer paid sick leave, this law affects even the smallest of startups. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M

ReadWriteStart

In the Q&A, Bill Gordon introduced himself as one of the principals of the Stamford Innovation Center, an incubator being formed in Connecticut. After hosting three live roundtables and being on stage for six to seven hours a day last month during my trip to Pune , I almost lost my voice.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward in commercializing their technology.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company

Feld Thoughts

I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to. Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company. I thought it was a great description and encourage every entrepreneur who has never been through the sale of a company to read it. Rereading Alex’s post inspired me to write my first person account of selling my first company.

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How To Start A Startup – For Busy People

YoungUpstarts

If you want to avoid a $500k bill (like that paid by one Connecticut startup) to later move your company to Delaware, incorporate in Delaware from day one. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks. Have you ever fallen in love so passionately with someone or something that you find yourself addicted to their every tweet, video or Facebook update? I have, thanks to Sam Altman, the President of Y Combinator. Not that I fell in love with Sam himself.

Who will Lead Us?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

An exchange in a debate between candidates for governor in Connecticut captures how far we have moved away from relying on the ingenuity and risk taking of entrepreneurs to lead our economic growth.

Fly High

Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. Todd Branchflower was one of my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal support of science and Silicon Valley.

5 Things to Consider When Opening a Car Dealership

Up and Running

These states are Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York. Opening a car dealership requires careful planning. Aspiring dealers must take into account the specific legal requirements they will need to comply with to open a dealership in their state.

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Ownership Matters

ReadWriteStart

And Bill Gordon, who is working on pulling together the Stamford Innovation Center in Connecticut with Patty Meagher and Ed Petner, emailed me, saying: "We have spent a week going through your curriculum.

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Fly High

Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. Todd Branchflower was one of my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal support of science and Silicon Valley.

Piers, Parks and Why White People Suck

This is going to be BIG.

If these people don''t like the park and the people that it welcomes, they''re more than welcome to move to Connecticut. There''s a saying. There''s nothing worse than rich white people living in luxury housing in a park than the rich white people living in luxury housing protesting against them.". Ok, well, there wasn''t a saying, but there should be. Maybe you''ve heard about " The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge Park."

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Stanley is headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. This month’s trend continues to be acquisitions of Israeli firms by large US corporates.