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

David Teten

Mature individuals understand that this level of feedback is the only way to create stepwise changes in personal development. It also helps you develop your team’s skills without enumerating their weaknesses in front of their entire department.”.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Yu Lei University of Connecticut. Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Technology. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad TechnologyWe ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011.

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Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. I was surprised how interested the faculty was in exploring whether the Capstone class could be modified to use the Customer Development process to get input from potential “customers” inside the Air Force.

Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

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Mallory Kievman's hiccup remedy has garnered support from Startup America and the University of Connecticut business school. Briere first met Kievman at the 2011 Connecticut Invention Convention, which was held at the University of Connecticut. These UConn MBA students are!

How Our Startup Got Featured on CNN

Vinicius Vacanti

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. Customer Development Process Got Us Profiled. As he was telling us about the series, I was thinking to myself that the series really celebrated successful pivots, a key tenet of the customer development process popularized by Steve Blank and Eric Ries. Traffic Bumps via Chartbeat.

Why I Started a Business: 5 Unusual Founder Stories

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The financial services company, based in Connecticut, is named after the founder''s son, Michael Kearns, who died of cancer in 2009. So far, the company has about 50 customers but has developed a popular app for exporting Shopify data.

7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win

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After exploring several franchising opportunities, he decided against it and invested $750,000 of his own money to start Launch trampoline parks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The same habits elite athletes learn on the field can help you become more successful.

How To Start A Startup – For Busy People


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. 4) Not developing a personal tracking and productivity system. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks.

How to Kickstart Your Company's Idea Market

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The system (patent and trademark pending) is already installed in some 300 school buses in Rhode Island and Connecticut. At this stage in Rite-Track''s development, Rite-Solutions CEO Jim Lavoie asked whether anyone in management knew someone at any of the local school bus companies.

When DIY Is A Terrible Idea


For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month. a leading developer of end-to-end solutions for secure sales tax record keeping and compliance. By Jonathan Barsade, founder and CEO of Exactor.

How Technology Helps You Stay Relevant

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Connecticut''s Chris Runyan is the owner of six GameXChange franchises, which sell, purchase, and trade new and used electronic gaming hardware, software, and accessories. We developed a mobile app and web-based learning portal for tablets, smart phones, and PCs," Stonecipher said.

Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds

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Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. Cash on hand: 37 cents Bannon founds his company, then called BlueFusion, and recruits developers from Yale University to build it.

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. She says she has used this focus to help companies drive more efficient production and development processes, increase systemization and motivate effective and happy Teams. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary.

6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)

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Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing , an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut.

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

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While the partnership does not provide funding for start-ups, it does provide them with something quite valuable: a Rolodex of developers, designers, advisors, and investors within their state, as well as free marketing through the Startup America platform.

Crowdfunding? Rule No. 1: Bare Your Soul

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But Day, who founded the business in Stamford, Connecticut, in 2008, doesn''t plan to hit up banks, VCs, or angels. Long-awaited SEC rules clarify how entrepreneurs will one day raise money on crowdfunding portals. The process starts with disclosure. Lots of it.

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Strategy Roundtable: How To Use Twitter For Lead Generation


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.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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


Next, Douglas Villalobos from Costa Rica pitched GeoInvenio, a mobile application development platform. Douglas has identified about 50 software companies in Costa Rica that may be willing to develop apps on top of the GeoInvenio platform.

Is This Paradise for Entrepreneurs?

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For a Mediterranean island about the size of Connecticut, Cyprus certainly produces an outsize number of graduates. In terms of web development. There's a web developer on ever corner," says Loris Stavrinides, the British-educated founder of Oniric Creative Studios.

The Sandwich That Ate the World

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At 17, Fred DeLuca used a family friend''s $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. There was no way a company like ours could have added so many people and so many locations simultaneously without those development agents.

'Made in the USA' Gets a Makeover

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The team developed a website that allowed visitors to remotely decorate a rotating Christmas tree with ScentSicles using a robotic arm while two mustached funnymen heaped gentle scorn.

Green Button Initiative: Great Start, More to Do

Secret Formula

As slammed as I am, here’s a quick word on an encouraging smart grid development from a couple weeks back. Right on cue, software developers including Tendril and Simple Energy showed how they could import Green Button data into their apps, like energy dashboards and competitions.


Youngstown: Shrugging Its Rust Belt Reputation

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5000 company Northern States Metals, a full service aluminum extrusion and extruded products company with locations in West Hartford, Connecticut and Youngstown, Ohio, to offer his thoughts on the pilot program and the reinvention of Youngstown. Paul Cusson, chairman and founder of Inc.

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A Love Story: Start-ups & Ultimate Frisbee

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Edward Talbot, an affable New Zealander who co-founded Snapr, a service that helps developers add social photo sharing to any existing or new app, showed up in flip-flops. Founders, engineers, and designers have wrested control of Ultimate Frisbee from jocks and made it their own.

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Steve Blank

The Coast Guard Academy opened in New London Connecticut in 1876. I was surprised how interested the faculty was in exploring whether the Capstone class could be modified to use the Customer Development process to get input from potential “customers” inside the Air Force.

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Both Sides of the Table

I use to to learn, to grow, to ask questions for which I’m curious and to further develop relationships that I have. He grew up in Connecticut attended Yale undergrad and worked for IBM after graduation doing M&A, strategy and venture capital.

What CISPA Could Mean for Start-ups (and You)

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Would the word "trust" in regard to the relationship between developers and users take on new meaning if people believed the government was tracking and aggregating everyone's data? The proposed bill aims to fight cyber attacks by giving the government access to customer data.

The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded

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Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. Most weather apps cost money, enabling developers to bootstrap indefinitely without having to take funding. So data-driven weather apps offer developers some creative freedom. by App Annie--appear to be little more than brand extensions, indie developers have gone above and beyond presenting the temperature with a pretty backdrop.

Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

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Gilman Gear Measuring first downs and more To measure first downs during this game, which the Saints lost, 31 to 21, chain crews used 10-yard chains made by Gilman Gear of Gilman, Connecticut.

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


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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Subway's Fred DeLuca: Nail the Basics, Then Expand

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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. We kept doing that week after week, month after month, and after a couple years we had developed a business that was pretty good.

Smaller Companies Seek Super Bowl Ad Boost

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Hulu Hulu's debut Super Bowl spot, starring Will Arnett, features the Arrested Development star trying to break into the Hollywood "H." The commercial marks the real end to Shatner's 14-years as the Connecticut company's spokesman. Is $3.5 million for 30 seconds of fame worth it?

7 Things You Need to Know Today

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Another Kind of March Madness Bracket The University of Connecticut may have won the annual NCAA basketball tournament, but it''s Comcast who won Consumerist''s 4th Annual Worst Company in America Tournament, narrowly defeating Monsanto in the finals.

Left-Handedness With a Touch of Righty

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The explanation could also be a much more prosaic one: in 1989, a group of Connecticut College psychologists suggested that the creativity boost was a result of the environment, since left-handers had to constantly improvise to deal with a world designed for right-handers.

The Rise of the Robotic Workforce

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The month before, he had accepted a job as CEO of a secretive start-up that was developing an industrial robot, and now he was about to see a video of the first demo of the machine. And they will soon enough, because Rethink will encourage outside developers to take Baxter in new directions.

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

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Once they identify a problem group ("You might notice that real estate developers in Florida are having a higher instance of write-offs," Weiss says, by way of example), they put those companies on a watch list. After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk.

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What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business

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But others, most notably California , Connecticut and Kentucky , are more or less efficiently enrolling small businesses online. As all the President''s horses try to put together again for individuals, the small business site has quietly been put on hold.

Serving Greens for Green: The Little Salad Shop

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Impressed by their ambition and well-developed business plan, Klinger partnered with the students to create The Little Salad Shop. Seven of the shop’s 12 employees are Yale students and two are from nearby Southern Connecticut State University.