Open Source Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

The class teaches the three basic skills all entrepreneurs need to know: business model design. The Slides/Video tab on the top of this page has all the open source course material for my classes. Educators Training Guide is here (it’s part of the Educators Course where we teach how to design a Lean Entrepreneurship Curriculum and how to teach the Lean LaunchPad class – described in the Educators section below.).

Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source

YoungUpstarts

More IT decision-makers are turning to open source to drive better efficiency and digital innovation, as its flexibility enables organisations to build new customer experiences, services and products more quickly. But open source is much more than easily accessible tech.

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Reduce need for 3rd party apps with open source solution

The Startup Magazine

Its secret is a business model that focuses on providing a premium service using open source solutions, 90% cheaper than its competition, according to Eleconomista. The post Reduce need for 3rd party apps with open source solution appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Startup 101: “Open Source” Start up Legal Documents

VC Cafe

Legal docs don’t have to be a source of stress when you’re trying to set up a business. Don’t use these documents blindly ” Taylor Wessing – offers a suite of seed investment documents which are available on an open-source basis.

How to Create an Open-Source Office

Inc Startups

No one loves open-plan offices. Here are tips for designing one that actually boosts employee productivity. But the biggest reason that 70 percent of all workplaces use open-plan offices isn''t so they can create a flexible, creative work environment that responds to employee needs.

Must-Have Free Tools for Startups

The Startup Magazine

Figure 1 Source: The Collaboration Club. Go for open source tools. One of the ways of doing that is by using the open source tools for the job. Most of the open source tools are available for free and have a good community support.

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 5, 2008 Great open source scalability tools from Danga If you are trying to build a scalable LAMP service, its always best to start with the original and still quite relevant presentation, from Brad Fitzpatrick when he was at LiveJournal. Youll learn how they pioneered the use of a lot of open source tools at new levels of scale, and even created quite a few more, that are essential scaling aids.

Froont builds open-source community around responsive prototyping tool

ArcticStartup

After browsing through all the flashing lights and shiny colors in Dribbble , casual admirers might come to the conclusion that web design is a unique bespoke process. That''s the concept behind Froont , the Riga-based team with a responsive design tool and now building a community behind it.

Twitter Link Roundup #286 – Ideas for Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! User Experience in Graphic Design & Why it Matters – HOW Design crowdspring.co/1ijhMf1.

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New investment: Upverter, a cloud-based platform for the hardware revolution

Version One Ventures

In the design phase, we believe that hardware engineering will follow a similar path as the open source software community that built GitHub. A platform that combines collaboration and data-sharing with a massive public repository and cloud-based design, is not only necessary as engineers continue to design more complex physical things, but it’s also inevitable. Image via CrunchBase.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Open Source to the Rescue The more I delve into the bevy of open source tools and frameworks the more Im stunned when I see poorly executed applications. Fortunately, an open source Apache product named Tika helps us achieve this with fairly little effort.

Using Open Source to Bootstrap Your Data Service

Feld Thoughts

Stamen Design jointly released a project they have been working on together called Polymaps. They’ve released the Polymaps source code on GitHub so any developer can quickly see how the API is used, play around with real production code, and modify the base examples for their own use. Whenever I got source code for any application at a user group meeting, I stared at it, played with it, and tried to understand what it was doing. Last week SimpleGeo and their partner ?

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Twitter Link Roundup #272 – Picture-perfect Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Buckle Up: Google’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Open Road crowdspring.co/1JPf4pp.

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Scaling CI at Etsy: Divide and Concur, Revisited

Code as Craft

We also considered Matrix Jobs , but a Matrix Job is designed to execute several jobs with parameter(s) varied along configuration vector(s), i.e. build node, operating system, browser, arbitrary parameter, etc.

A Brief Intro to Domain Driven Design

Austin Startup

As my team started to delve into this task, we decided to use Domain-Driven Design as our basis. I had never worked with or even heard of Domain-Driven Design (DDD) previously, so it’s been quite the learning experience for me.

5 Ways to Produce Eye-Catching Content Without a Designer

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Ways to Produce Eye-Catching Content Without a Designer written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. There is no rule that says you have to hire a pricey graphic designer in order to generate beautiful, design-rich content.

Shrewd Ideas For Effective Web Design

YoungUpstarts

Your web design has a huge impact on the number of prospects you convert to clients. To implement a plan for web design, you need to know how customers are using your website. Website design factors. We’ve previously listed many components for a well-designed website.

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

A ttempting to create a comprehensive list of free and open source tools will probably always remain ‘work in progress’ just for the sheer depth and breadth of the Internet. We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. Open source. CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Twitter Link Roundup #235 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Designing Custom iOS App Interface Elements using Photoshop – crowdspring.co/X7LhFm.

Crunching Apple Pay tokens in PHP

Code as Craft

Today we’re open sourcing part of our server-side solution, applepay-php , a PHP extension that verifies and decrypts Apple Pay payment tokens. Our search yielded a couple of open source projects, but none that fully complied with Apple’s spec. Syndis surveyed the code for both design flaws and implementation flaws. We’ve committed to using the open source version internally to avoid divergence , so expect to see future development on Github.

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How Responsive Design Boosts Mobile Conversions

ConversionXL

Google is a strong advocate of responsive design. Mashable named 2013 “The Year of Responsive Design” But is responsive web design actually the answer to boosting mobile conversions? Responsive web design. Image source. Image source. Image source.

Lean Design For The Lean Startup

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Sunday, March 13, 2011 Lean Design For The Lean Startup The question of design and usability in a lean startup is a common one. Do they associate the design with something intangible? Web 2.0

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Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments

VC Cafe

Donanza – the freelancer jobs marketplace, operates like a “Kayak&# finding freelancers the best gigs across sources. Gizmox – working with Microsoft on web application design software. GreenSQL – open source database firewall software.

22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design

www.onextrapixel.com

Design. 22 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design. With the help of UI design kits , wireframe tools or prototype tools , designers can quickly create mockups of their designs and can communicate with their clients more effectively. Design.

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Making Lab Equipment Open Source

Startup Houston

Now, Richard Arnett is working to make lab equipment designs open source. Richard is crowdfunding his first project called ChromotagraDIY , an open source design for a gas chromatograph. Citizen science is growing pretty quickly.

How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

Open source contributions, side projects or other work shared in a portfolio. We had a standard set of fairly open-ended questions, but I wasn’t too concerned if we got through all of them. It’s better to be more politically correct, tease out the positives (you must have learned something, met someone, had your eyes opened up to different ways of doing things) and move on. Here’s how we designed the practical “test”: (i) The Setup.

Twitter Link Roundup #224 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Above is her design for the letter T, reflecting the discovery of the rotating magnetic field by Tesla.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. We hate to see a good design trick or typeface grow hackneyed over the course of a few months, but it happens all the time, unfortunately.

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. We hate to see a good design trick or typeface grow hackneyed over the course of a few months, but it happens all the time, unfortunately.

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Twitter Link Roundup #173 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Email Design Best Practices For Small Businesses and Startups – [link]. 10 Rules for the Open Brand – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #119 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Rice University And OpenStax Announce First Open-Source Textbooks – [link]. How to Stop Yourself from Stealing from Your Design Gurus – [link]. New Package Design Inspiration – 32 Examples – [link]. Designing for Mobile: 7 Guidelines for Startups to Follow – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #82 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Mobile Web Design: 10 Tips To Better Usability – [link]. 16 Magazine Covers and Layouts Design Examples – [link].

Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs

www.forentrepreneurs.com

Blog About Log in Register Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior Great companies are almost always run by great management teams. In a follow up post, I will use this technique to walk through the design of a set of metrics for a SaaS company.

Twitter Link Roundup #139 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The 30 best free fonts for designers – [link]. 40+ Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs – [link].

6 Essential Principles Of Designing a High Converting Site Search Experience

ConversionXL

If we can assume that a searcher’s goal is to find the product that’s right for them, there are some essential principles that go into designing a search experience that will get them to the exact product they’re looking for with as little hassle as possible. Button design.

Twitter Link Roundup #92 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The image to the left is one of 44 cool flyer/poster designs from around the world. Designing Your “Coming Soon” Page?

Now You Can Build Your Own Open-Source Optogenetics Hardware

Austin Startup

Recently, researchers at Rice University released designs for an open-source optogenetics hardware platform. Continue reading on Austin Startups ». biohacking tech biology biotechnology neuroscience

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

A ttempting to create a comprehensive list of free and open source tools will probably always remain ‘work in progress’ just for the sheer depth and breadth of the Internet. We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. Open source. CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

Attempting to create a comprehensive list of free and open source tools will probably always remain ‘work in progress’ just for the sheer depth and breadth of the Internet. We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. Open source. CAD (Computer Aided Design).

Startup Tools: Free Software open Source Directory

VC Cafe

A ttempting to create a comprehensive list of free and open source tools will probably always remain ‘work in progress’ just for the sheer depth and breadth of the Internet. We tried to get started in VC Cafe’s Startup Resources page, sites like SourceForge and the Open Source Software Directory do a good job listing many of them, but this curated list from JISC is definitely a good addition. Open source. CAD (Computer Aided Design).