Thu.Feb 07, 2019

Mentors 18/18: Have Empathy. Remember That Startups Are Hard

Feld Thoughts

This is the final post (18) of the Techstars Mentor Manifesto. As with item 17, Jay Batson , a long-time Techstars Boston mentor, nudged me several times to finish this up and wrote a draft from his perspective. Following is item #18 of the Techstars Mentor Manifesto, in Jay’s words.

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Four Ways To Develop Referrals Without Asking When You Are Just Starting Out

YoungUpstarts

A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

View from Seed

Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here. Universal Basic Income is a hot dinner party topic around the country right now.

Writing Your Business Plan: Seven Essential Steps You Should Know

YoungUpstarts

If you’re planning on starting a business, you need a business plan. There’s no way around it. A good business plan will help to keep your company on track and guide it in the right direction, and it will also help you to secure funding from banks, venture capitalists and other investors.

How To Get a Job In Venture Capital

VC Adventure

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “how do I get a job in venture?”

How To Create A Winning Sales Strategy That Will Boost Your Business Growth

YoungUpstarts

Having a carefully-developed sales strategy is crucial if you want to grow your business. Regardless of which industry you’re targeting, you need to have a full and clear understanding of the market and specific objectives that you want to reach over the coming year.

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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Portugal

The Next Web

It might be everyone’s dream to move to Portugal. Beautiful beaches, amazing food, and weather. Its vibrant startup scene is now another reason to add to the list.

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How AR is Enhancing Retail

VC Cafe

In a recent A16Z podcast, Marc Andreessen said he believes that VR will be “like 1000 times bigger” than AR. He also recognised that this is a very contrarian view to consensus in the Valley, which. This is a content summary only.

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3 Powerful Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves Each Morning

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. When leaders ask these three questions each morning they are better equipped to lead a happier, more productive, and focused day. YFS Magazine - Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed – © YFS Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Copying prohibited. All material is protected by U.S.

Five Questions With Adam Davidson (New Yorker Journalist, Planet Money Cofounder & Generally Smart Person)

Hunter Walker

In the design of social apps, we’ll sometimes talk about how there’s a Friend Graph and an Interest Graph, and they don’t always mix. Well for my personal Venn diagram of those two, Adam Davidson sits squarely in the the overlap.

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5 Essential Steps To Launch Your Own Clothing Line

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. Ready to enter the fashion business? Here are five essential steps required to successfully launch your own clothing line. YFS Magazine - Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed – © YFS Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Copying prohibited. All material is protected by U.S.

Steps to Building a Successful and Scalable Sales Process

ReadWriteStart

If you run a business and are not happy with your current results, you are likely wondering how you can boost your sales to the next level. Crafting a viable sales process that you can scale is the best way to reach your goals and get the sales rate you have always wanted. Finding a […].

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3 Ways To Upgrade Your Mindset And Transform Your Life

YFS Magazine

By YFS Magazine. What does it take to succeed? Success coach Sheryl Grant reveals 3 ways a mental road map can help entrepreneurs reach business and life goals. YFS Magazine - Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed – © YFS Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Copying prohibited.

13 Helpful Organization and Productivity Apps For Small Businesses

crowdSPRING Blog

Running a small business means keeping a lot of different balls in the air. There are text, presentations, spreadsheets, and other documents you need to share. Files you need to collaborate on with others, sometimes across different time zones.

Can you become a master negotiator?

Berkonomics

Think you don’t use negotiation most every day of your life? From the time we learn to manipulate our parents from the crib to today, we learn to negotiate to obtain our wants and needs. As we grow, we negotiate constantly with our parents, then with our peers.

Jacques Poujade Shares: 5 Tips For Those Entering The Real Estate Industry

Our Own Start-up

The real estate industry can be a pretty difficult one to enter starting out. Special Feature Jacques Poujade Real Estate Real Estate Industry

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Can you become a master negotiator?

Berkonomics

Think you don’t use negotiation most every day of your life? From the time we learn to manipulate our parents from the crib to today, we learn to negotiate to obtain our wants and needs. As we grow, we negotiate constantly with our parents, then with our peers.

SXSW Startups: Knowbella

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 7, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx.

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Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator 2019

Eric Friedman

Yossi Hasson MD @ TechStars. Tuesday night I attended the kickoff for mentors and got to hear from the companies that have joined the Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator in New York – it was a lot of fun and well executed by the managing director of the program Yossi Hasson.

The unexplainable gig

Start Up Blog

Today I was in a little talk circle among a few friends at the PauseFest event. We all made some introductions to each other and then proceeded to ask each other did for a living. Then something weird happened. None of us could explain exactly what we did for a living. It turns out all of us are ‘ projecteers ‘, we do a number of small projects and tasks for a variety of customers.

Keep Your Posse Awesome!

Jeff Hilimire

It’s so lucky when you get to work with your friends! I love bringing inspirational leaders into our ‘lair’ at Dragon Army to share their experiences with my team.