The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
But I’ll try to capture the good stuff that I can remember, especially since I know I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and could only rely on verbal conversations with other entrepreneurs I knew to help me figure things out since there was no web, no real books to read, and entrepreneurship still wasn’t a word being used regularly. I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to.
How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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.
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best
MARCH 26, 2012
Commercialization of an Engineered Pyrolysis Blanket for the Conversion of Forestry Residues to Soil Amendments and Energy Products. Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011.
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Startup Lessons Learned
DECEMBER 1, 2012
Past livestream attendees have reported great conversations and networking. 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.
6 Sales Lessons From the Election
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
A quiet conversation always works better than a furious sales pitch. Mitt Romney and Linda McMahon (in the Senate race in Connecticut) both tried to use their CVs as CEOs as their major "product feature."
An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Not only will unclear navigation compromise your SEO rankings, it will also cost you conversions when visitors find your website. by Braden Becker. You’ve put time, effort and investment into your startup. It’s about time people know about it.
Pricing experiments you might not know, but can learn from
OCTOBER 31, 2011
Extra Lucrative Conversion Advice. Marketing professors at Clark University and The University of Connecticut found that consumers perceive sale prices to be a better value when the price is written in a small font rather than a large, bold typeface. Services. About & Contact.
Is This the End of Silicon Valley?
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
So far, Startup America has launched in six regional centers: Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Florida. Some of the best conversations I've had have come from places like Nebraska and Iowa and Vermont and Rhode Island," says Harris. "A
Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail
APRIL 18, 2014
Conversely, Tesla''s three fires prompted an investigation by federal safety regulators. Enter Nick Murray, a Connecticut-based Porsche-enthusiast who saved for five years to buy a Porsche 911 , and his tale of woe ( viewed on YouTube nearly one million times ).
Best 3 Gifts You Can Give
DECEMBER 18, 2012
The horrible events in the quaint and quiet community of Newton, Connecticut last week have been weighing heavy on everyone's mind. Today, we are sending humble notes of encouragement to the families in Connecticut. I still remember the conversation indelibly.
The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
Connecticut. Connecticut. The quality of conversations can deteriorate when real identities are not provided. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney. Student Journal. Virtual Stock Exchange. WSJ Classifieds. WSJ Classroom. WSJ Radio. WSJ Wine. SEARCH. headline. gold man. Companies. Ran gold Resources Ltd.
Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)
MAY 30, 2012
The next morning, on the train back to Virginia, hung over, somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, I get a call from Paul. In our conversation, Paul said, "You guys need to build the front page of the Internet."
How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN
OCTOBER 11, 2010
We reached out to him and he explained via email that he had unsubscribed because he lived in Connecticut and didn’t think he would be able to use the New York deals we were recommending. In other words, aside from the many benefits of getting feedback from your early customers, yet another reason to talk to customers is an opportunity to have more meaningful conversations about your startup with the journalists who are trying it out. Traffic Bumps via Chartbeat.
Seth Sternberg – Meebo
Both Sides of the Table
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
We then captured this conversation again on camera. And I hope the output is that you get a glimpse into the people shaping our tech present and a sense of the kinds of conversations we have when the cameras aren’t around.
A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee
JULY 20, 2012
And Sasha Laundy, the founder of Women Who Code, coached the first high school girl's varsity Ultimate Frisbee team in the state of Connecticut. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own. I got in the game to explore.
Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Incubators Are Reaching Out To 1M/1M
MAY 5, 2011
I advised him to get into deeper conversations with these 50 companies and get a better feel for what applications they would build and how they want to pay for the platform: license, subscription, or transaction fee.
Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?
MARCH 20, 2012
For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. Small Doses of Optimism After many conversations with Cypriot entrepreneurs, a couple of things become clear.
Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand
MARCH 6, 2013
Forty-nine years ago, at the age of 17, Fred DeLuca used $1,000 of a friend's money to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Below are edited excerpts from their conversation.
The Art and Science of Corporate Icons
JANUARY 28, 2013
In June 2011, three months before launching Skeeter Snacks in Westport, Connecticut, the co-founders hired freelance designer Alex Adams to determine exactly how a quirky creature like Skeeter should look. I think great characters start conversations.
Hard Lessons in Modern Lending
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Weiss, who now is a finance professor at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, advises entrepreneurs to seek loans from community banks rather than large institutions, at least when your borrowing needs are relatively small. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk.
Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools
JULY 31, 2012
The breakdown: “Capturing conversation outside brand-owned channels is not a perfect science, but at the moment, Radian6 is leading the pack. It will allow us to track conversations about our brands and campaigns, spot trends in core content areas and identify key influencers that are connected to our brands.” Connecticut. Connecticut. ); E-Mail Alert Sign-Up. --> Subscribe Now. --> Media Kit. --> About FOLIO. RSS Feeds. --> --> Bookmark FOLIOMag.com. folio.
Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014
Business of Software Blog
AUGUST 5, 2014
So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it?
Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015
Business of Software Blog
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Because I haven’t had a positive conversation with a customer telling me our products are amazing like we used to, I haven’t had one of those in like 2 or 3 years. So Leslie, I ended up going down to Stanford, Connecticut, spending 2 days with her. From growth arrogance to customer-centric culture Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn.
How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN | Vinicius Vacanti
OCTOBER 11, 2010
We reached out to him and he explained via email that he had unsubscribed because he lived in Connecticut and didn’t think he would be able to use the New York deals we were recommending. In other words, aside from the many benefits of getting feedback from your early customers, yet another reason to talk to customers is an opportunity to have more meaningful conversations about your startup with the journalists who are trying it out.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
checking out the shopping in Georgetown, saw beautiful horse country in Pennsylvania and upstate NY and headed down into the bays and coves of Connecticut filled with sailboats. We had some great conversations in the car, but one stuck in my mind.
Finding Your Co-Founders
OCTOBER 23, 2010
In my case, I grew up in Connecticut and spent a fair amount of time in New York – all the while trying to start companies, relatively unsuccessfully. link] Sean Murphy Two other events that are good for serious conversation among entrepreneurs are Bootstrapper Breakfast [link] and Hackers and Founders [link] Eli One of my professors told me to get an MBA to meet a co-founder.
From Nothing To Something. How To Get There.
OCTOBER 23, 2010
Richard Williams I finally get it, it’s really simple: 1) Go to a prep school somewhere in Connecticut 2) Work your way into Yale 3) Grab an MBA from Stanford 4) Pick up an easy job doing M&A 5) Come up with a brilliant idea to combine IM services onto a website 6) Convince a few folks to build you a prototype 7) Simply raise $37m from VCs 8) End up writing a guest article for Techcrunch about your tumultuous journey to the top 9) … 10) Profit?