Tue.Oct 30, 2012

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next.

10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates , still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Yet these relationships require special efforts on both sides to be productive and satisfying.

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The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup


The following is a guest blog post by Nicholas Holmes. Nicholas is the co-founder of MediaGraph , a public relations platform that enables small businesses to manage their own media outreach. He was formerly a journalist and an Accenture management consultant.

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Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Remember ICQ? The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

Strategies for Building Marketplaces

Mucker Lab

This is a follow-up to my last post on the prevailing trends in e-commerce, I touched on marketplace e-commerce business models only briefly because it is a complex topic that require its own post. We, at MuckerLab, love businesses not possible before the “invention” of a particular medium or platform – not only because (superficially)

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Yes, Developers and Investors Are Really Different

Numerate Choir

In my recent post on what developers want, I wrote about which industries appeal to software developers. The three areas at the top of developers’ lists are education, productivity, and human resources. The three areas least interesting to developers are … Continue reading → Data

The Way I Work: Aaron Levie, Box

Inc Startups

Aaron Levie, the 27-year-old CEO of Box, is on a mission to double annual sales and get stuff done--even if it means long hours and no vacation days.

The Tale of Silver Tail Systems

Scott Weiss

I have so much respect for people who fought online criminals for eBay and PayPal. There hasn’t been a set of websites more highly targeted by cybercriminals and fraudsters. The founders of Silver Tail, Mike Eynon and Laura Mather, were colleagues on the anti-fraud team at eBay/PayPal for three years and had a front row seat to the newest attack techniques and the most beguiling exploits.

Become a World-Changing Thought Leader

Inc Startups

editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan interviews Clay Christensen's publicity advisor about how entrepreneurs can be thought leaders too. All CEOs lead their companies: that's line No. 1 in the job description.

Looking For A Design HackStar for Startup Revolution

Feld Thoughts

I’m starting to integrate a bunch of new stuff into the Startup Revolution site now that I’ve finished book #2: Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. I’m looking for someone with web design chops who has experience with WordPress to work with me on some stuff.

5 People You Need on Your Social Media Team

Inc Startups

Social media magic isn't going to happen on its own. Get these people involved, though, and it just might. How do you put together your social media team? Carefully. You don’t want to wing this one.

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7 Pay-Per-Click Advertising Options That Are Not Google or Bing

Duct Tape Marketing

Pay-per-click advertising (PPC), when used correctly, is a very powerful way to drive traffic and conversions. photo credit: alles-schlumpf via photopin cc.

10 Free Tools for Running a Business

Inc Startups

Starting a company on the cheap has never been easier, thanks to free software for handling everything from building a website to billing clients. Here are 10 must-haves for bootstrapped businesses.

FiveThirtyEight, Slow News, and Fast News

Numerate Choir

There’s been much discussion of late on the accuracy and legitimacy of FiveThirtyEight. I’ve been a fan of FiveThirtyEight since just after it got started, but I find myself having some mixed feelings about the topic. Here are three articles … Continue reading → Data


Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Inc Startups

After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of financing. Joe Bliss thought the worst was over.

SEO: Layout and Site Tips

Constantly Learning

Every time I create a site layout, I'm always concerned about how to make the site SEO compatible. I'm not talking about hacking the site so that it handles all the new algorithms that Google comes out with. I'm talking about just the basics. The information I can find is

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CEOs Should Do Customer Service

Inc Startups

Rupert Murdoch causes a stir by directly helping a disgruntled customer via Twitter. Should business owners follow suit? Rupert Murdoch is no stranger to the media, but in a recent change of pace for the media boss, the coverage was actually positive.

Cycling barefoot, in the cold–or in stilletos

Venture Cyclist

Love these cycling shoe covers from Podium. Whimsy Cycling


6 Ways Windows Surface Beats the iPad

Inc Startups

It's not (yet) an iPad killer, but the new Windows tablet does have a few impressive features for business. In a perfect world, the better gadget would always win.

PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%

VC Cafe

Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. The top line figures indicate a 33% decline in VC investments in Q3, reaching $171. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel.

Big Data for Small Businesses

Inc Startups

Low-cost tools that help businesses capitalize on customer data. When Kobie Fuller was hired as chief marketing officer at Revolve Clothing, in July 2011, one of the major challenges he faced was how to encourage customers to become repeat buyers.

Yes, please

Jeff Hilimire

If you were confused, I love Evernote. A lot. And this update looks fantastic. Technology Evernote 5 for Mac

Medication Goes Digital

Inc Startups

A digital pill that helps patients and caregivers monitor dosages. Taking the right amount of medication at the right time is crucial for medical patients. Proteus Digital Health of Redwood City, California, has created a "smart pill" system that helps patients and caregivers monitor dosages.

[Singapore] Boston Consulting Group Opens Center For Business Excellence


Case Study: No Marketing Budget? Win Over Bloggers Instead

Inc Startups

Photographer Ron Henry knew his camera strap was a winner. Now he just needed to get the word out on the cheap.

[Singapore] Brother’s MFC-J2510 InkBenefit Prints Up To A3… And Does It Sideways


IT peripheral manufacturer Brother International earlier this week launched a new inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit. Tailored for personal, SOHO or SMB use, the MFC-J2510 InkBenefit features a 3.7-inch touchscreen interface along with its copy, scan, fax and print capability.

How a Strong Team Will Help You Land Big Deals

Inc Startups

Follow Warren Buffett's example--the confidence to close big deals comes from having a strong team behind you.

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Remember To Follow Up With Your LinkedIn Contacts With "Five Hundred Plus"


Five Hundred Plus , an Icelandic CRM solution named in homage to the maximum public number of LinkedIn connections, is worth checking out if you ever wish you got a reminder to keep up relationships.

A Roadmap of Yahoo's Acquisition Targets

Inc Startups

Marissa Mayer made her first official acquisition last week with Stamped. She plans to continue the buying spree. Which start-ups are next? When Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo's CEO in July, the company was in desperate need of a new vision.

Here are the 8 startups graduating from Chinaccelerator’s third class

The Next Web

Chinaccelerator , the only accelerator of its kind in China, hosted a demo day on Tuesday for its third batch of startups. The 8 companies each got 8 minutes to pitch their projects to a room full of investors, media and fellow entrepreneurs in Beijing.

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4 Tips to Stay on the High-Growth Track

Inc Startups

Getting off the ground is only the first challenge. As your business grows, your role must change to keep that growth going. We run a high-growth company--but we are continuing to learn as we go about what it takes to continually create growth. As a two-time Inc.

Email: Friend or Foe?

Up and Running

Like many people, I enjoy the conveniences that email affords me on a daily basis. It’s hard to even imagine what professional life would be like without constant notifications and helpful meeting reminders throughout the work day.

Coming Soon: The New All-You-Can-Fly Airline

Inc Startups

Starting an airline is tough, but Surf Air just might have what it takes. The airline business is a tough one. Most start-ups fail to take off, and even many of the established companies have gone through bankruptcies. But brothers Wade and Dave Eyerly just might have a shot.

Three Reasons The Helsinki Region Is Attracting Russian Companies


The Helsinki region is a natural gateway from Russia to the EU, and Russian companies are finding a new home in the Greater Helsinki region.