Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is Ricardo’s “post mortem” account of the life and death of a corporate entrepreneurship program. The design challenge.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is Ricardo’s “post mortem” account of the life and death of a corporate entrepreneurship program. The design challenge.

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ReturnShip Program

OnlyOnce

ReturnShip Program. Today is a very exciting day for Return Path as we launch a new program we have been cooking for more than a year called the ReturnShip program. We hope this program enables us to help the community and also find some hidden talent.

How to Learn Programming and Launch Your App in 3 Months—with No Programming Experience

Up and Running

Learn programming and build it yourself. How long does it really take to learn programming? Whatever you do, please don’t Google “How long does it take to learn programming?” This is one of the main things that set me back from learning programming myself.

ReturnShip Program, Part III

OnlyOnce

I’ve written a couple times this past year about our ReturnShip program, which is a 4-month paid internship program designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than 3 year to re-enter and build credible and relevant experience, and to expand the talent pool for our organization.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is part 2 of Ricardo’s “post mortem” of the life and death of Qualcomm’s corporate entrepreneurship program.

ReturnShip Program, Part II

OnlyOnce

Today marks the graduation for the six women who participated in our inaugural ReturnShip program, which I wrote about here and which was written up at least twice, in Harvard Business Review and in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Upgrade your brain: Programming resources for coding newbies

The Next Web

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs Anyone who’s paying attention these days has probably figured out that computer programming is fast becoming the new standard of literacy in our technology-driven economy.

The Psychology of a Successful Testing Program

ConversionXL

All testing programs, no matter how great or awful, think they are doing pretty good and can get better. It doesn’t matter what size the programs are or the industry, of the over 300 programs I have worked with almost all of them suffer from some very similar issues.

User Experience Design Tactics for Product Managers

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Marc Wendell, lead a conversation around “UX Design Tactics”. Amanda is passionate about customer led product design and in product prototyping to deliver best in market products and customer outcomes.

Creating a Successful Brand Ambassador Program

The Startup Magazine

Rather than hoping word-of-mouth marketing occurs organically, many companies are taking matters into their own hands by creating brand ambassador programs. A brand ambassador program takes advantage of the passion of your most enthusiastic fans. Successful Brand Ambassador Programs.

How To Design a Great API Training Program

Launch Any

There is no shortage of web API-related training programs. Some focus on the technical details, while others explore the various aspects of great API design. Teach API Modeling Along With API Design. Incorporate Cross-Team API Design Exercises.

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Announcing the 2016 Lean Startup Week Program

Startup Lessons Learned

DIY is meant to cover a number of different topics, from design to government to funding, as well as the future of work, social good, and government. Kelvin Kwong of Jawbone will discuss how to design behavior changes in your customers, for example.) 3, we’ll have two special keynotes: from Joe Zadeh, VP of product at Airbnb, and Viv Goldstein from GE’s FastWorks program who will also engage in a joint conversation about intrapreneurship in their organizations.

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Teaching Kids Programming

Andrew Payne

Getting kids interested in programming is a lot harder than it used to be. Quincy will often get on to play with a bunch of friends after school (with TeamSpeak , so they can trash talk while building secret hideouts, chasing monsters, designing complex contraptions, or just pushing each other off cliffs). And, it’s programming. I was lucky enough to come of age during the PC revolution.

Texas Program to Test Driverless Vehicles in Austin, San Antonio and Other Cities

SiliconHills

Institutions in Austin and San Antonio are collaborating on a ground breaking new pilot program in Texas to test driverless vehicles. Department of Transportation designation for Texas as a national proving ground for testing connected and automated vehicle technologies. The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground includes Southwest […] The post Texas Program to Test Driverless Vehicles in Austin, San Antonio and Other Cities appeared first on SiliconHills.

Lessons From Training 1400+ People in Web API Design

Launch Any

We hope that by sharing these lessons, we will help your teams to become more educated and productive around the understanding and design of APIs. As a result, the API design is specific to the application and difficult to reuse. API api design api fundamentals api training REST APIs

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7 things you should do before launching a beacon program

The Next Web

Design & Dev Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion How-To''s Sam Gaddis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Mutual Mobile. The buzz around beacons is substantial.

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. After joining Lightspeed in 2006 and realizing that we had the resources to support some idea-stage projects, I put together the Summer Program and opened it up to student led teams.

Twitter Link Roundup #280 – We Love Great Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions are programmed to address the interests and concerns of the audience. Design Trends From Some of the Coolest Startup Offices crowdspring.co/1HxShwf. 6 Summer Projects for Your Graphic Design Portfolio crowdspring.co/1gCftmp.

Programming Your Culture

Ben's Blog

It’s about office design, it’s about screening out the wrong kinds of employees, it’s about values, it’s about fun, it’s about alignment, it’s about finding like-minded employees, it’s about being cult-like. Specifically, I am writing about designing a way of working which will: Distinguish you from competitors. As a result, you will want to focus on a small number of cultural design points that will influence a large number of behaviors over a long period of time.

Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. As Forbes reports: Canva, the Sydney, Australia-based online graphic design platform, raised a new $15 million round of funding, the company announced on Wednesday.

5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design

ConversionXL

Persuasive design in action. Defaults are design, too. More than 95% had kept the settings in the exact configuration that the program installed in. Key lesson: people do not mess with defaults (unless they’re designers or developers)! What makes a web design good?

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Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. Amanda is passionate about customer led product design and in product prototyping to deliver best in market products and customer outcomes.

10 Tools to Design Your Best Product Yet

Up and Running

This month we’ll be giving away 3 copies of Jon Kolko’s book, “Well Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love” —it’s the first book on the list below. Are you interested in designing your own products? Computer Aided Design Software (CAD).

Twitter Link Roundup #247 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

We do like to talk about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! How to Enhance Your Loyalty Programs Using Social Media | Social Media Examiner – crowdspring.co/1CVvzRF.

Applying Product Management to Web Design in a Multiscreen Era

The Product Guy

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ian Moulton, lead a conversation around “Multiscreen Web Design”. Amanda is passionate about customer led product design and in product prototyping to deliver best in market products and customer outcomes.

Twitter Link Roundup #262 – MegaResources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! A Step-by-Step Guide to Get Your Content Marketing Program Off the Ground crowdspring.co/1EiOi7g.

How to Optimize Your Referral Program and Boost Your Sales

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Optimize Your Referral Program and Boost Your Sales written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. But here’s the thing: creating a referral program isn’t hard. These six factors are the psychological triggers that will make your referral program succeed.

Wellness Programs that Work for Small Businesses

Inc Startups

Here are some practical programs that have worked for other businesses. Manufacturing company Ashcroft implemented a year long fitness program that focuses on friendly competition. Employees can form teams or compete one on one in programs put together by GlobalFit.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

Steve Blank

– The Torch Program. In size, scale and commercial results China’s Torch Program from MOST (the Ministry of Science and Technology) is the most successful entrepreneurial program in the world. government’s SBIR and STTR programs.

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Personalization: How to Build a Revenue Boosting Program from Scratch

ConversionXL

Design and orchestrate experiments. And if you are in SaaS, you could certainly work also with the AARRR framework designed by Dave McClure : Image Source. User experience research or UX research, shouldn’t be limited to A/B testing programs only.

Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program

Duct Tape Marketing

Why Online Reviews Should Be a Part of Your Referral Marketing Program written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Developing a strong referral program is vital for many businesses. Increasingly, online reviews can play a very important part in a vibrant referral program.

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Six Big Problems You’ll Solve When You Apply Design Thinking To Your Learning And Development 

YoungUpstarts

Phillips, PhD, and Patti Phillips, PhD, are coauthors of “ The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Deliver Business Results and Increase the Investment in Talent Development “ It’s no secret that learning and development departments are in a tough spot.

Announcing our designer in residence program | Google Ventures

Google Ventures

6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program

Duct Tape Marketing

6 Alternative Ways to Boost Your Referral Marketing Program written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Many companies consider it a simple solution that they can create easily, but in reality referral marketing programs are complex. Market your referral program.

Why You’re Going to Hire the Wrong Designer

Tony Wright dot com

“We are not UI experts but do know when we see a good design.&#. I saw this on a mailing list I occasionally read, in a post where a company was looking to hire their first design employee/contractor. Good Design = Beautiful/Cool Design.

Programming Your Culture

Ben's Blog

It’s about office design, it’s about screening out the wrong kinds of employees, it’s about values, it’s about fun, it’s about alignment, it’s about finding like-minded employees, it’s about being cult-like. Specifically, I am writing about designing a way of working which will: Distinguish you from competitors. As a result, you will want to focus on a small number of cultural design points that will influence a large number of behaviors over a long period of time.

Twitter Link Roundup #261 – Jaw-Dropping Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We so like to talk about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Make Your Events Program A Star: How to Plan a Multi-Channel Event the Right Way crowdspring.co/1MyQStA. Date Night for Architects: New York’s Newest Restaurant with Design Cred crowdspring.co/1xlcGQt. I Tried To Design The Perfect Night’s Sleep. Bored? Bored on a plane?

5 questions designers should ask themselves before joining any startup

The Next Web

Enrique Allen is the co-director of Designer Fund where he provides angel funding, mentorship and connections to designers creating businesses with meaningful impact. Just like great engineers attract other great engineers, the same is true with designers.

Your Guide to the Complete Lean Startup Conference Program

Startup Lessons Learned

We took the feedback we gathered in previous years to expand on and improve the program. These were such a hit last year that we’ve expanded on them, and we’ll designate groups for each venue--startup founders and early employees, entrepreneurs within the enterprise, or mission-driven and non-profit innovators--so that you can connect with the attendees most relevant to you. And, again, you can now see the whole program on our site.