Sat.Dec 22, 2012

Video Of The Week: NY Enterprise Tech Meetup Talk

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Earlier this week I attended and spoke at the NY Enterprise Tech Meetup. My talk was based on the Networks and Enterprises post I wrote this past August. The "talk" portion is about 20 minutes, and the Q&A portion lasts another 40 minutes. Here it is: Venture Capital and Technology

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

David Cohen just put up The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boulder Startup Community. It’s a short presentation that you can look at below and is a great way to get a lay of the land in the Boulder Startup Community.

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What Is Conversion Rate Optimization and Why Does It Matter to Your Business?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you’re just beginning your entrepreneurial journey, you may have little time or money to spend on perfecting your website. You may also be overwhelmed by what you have to learn and do in order to establish a brand and sell your product.

Mentoring the mentors: Advice and inspiration for startup mentors

Silicon Florist. Covering the blossoming startup industry in Portland, Oregon, and the Silicon Forest. Subscribe via RSS population: Blog. About. Archive. Contact. Jobs/Gigs. Search for: July 3rd, 2012. Mentoring the mentors: Advice and inspiration for startup mentors. by Rick Turoczy. 3 Comments.

Privacy is a Startup Challenge and an Opportunity

Startup Professionals Musings

With another list of the Top 10 Internet Scams and more identity theft , there seems to be a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them. Why is everyone so paranoid these days?

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Finding (And Keeping) The Right Advisors For Your Business

Its not about ideas. Its about making ideas happen. Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration." - Thomas Edison. Founded in 2009, the 99U takes its name from Thomas Edisons famous. quote, "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration."

I would have thought the whole Charlie Brown cartoon set to fast.

Mark Birch

I would have thought the whole Charlie Brown cartoon set to fast music thing would have been played out. However, this version featuring the Peanuts gang practicing their Christmas play and rocking out to Bad Brains is clearly the best version yet. Have yourself a very, merry hardcore Christmas!


Find and engage great mentors.

Hi, I'm David G. Cohen Thoughts from a geeky ex-hacker turned investor and founder of TechStars. Bio TechStars My Investments “Do More Faster” Book Talks Contact Tip #2: Find and engage great mentors. October 31, 2007 By David Cohen Here?s s the second of my series of posts on my top twelve startup tips from TechStars this summer. It’s about finding and engaging great mentors.

What’s really on entrepreneurs’ 2012 holiday wish list?

The Next Web

From the realistic and pragmatic to the hypothetical, members of the YEC have technology on the brain in 2012 — to improve their lives, make the office a little brighter and update “business as usual” while they’re at it.

Extracurricular Activities of Passionate People

Constantly Learning

One part of college admissions is the extracurricular activities section. Some colleges, such as MIT , can place high value in the interests a candidate has outside of their school's general requirements. Many gifted people are underachievers, since school doesn't challenge them, and they self-educate around other things they find interesting. This idea of using outside activities as a measure of worth is becoming popular among startups and will eventually be utilized by all companies.

SATURDAY JAZZ XMAS: The Christmas Song performed by Dexter.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ XMAS: The Christmas Song performed by Dexter Gordon - It is the holiday season and time to jazz up the brunch with come Christmas music. I could easily go with the standard fare like the timeless Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas album or something by incomparable Ella Fitzgerald or even one of those jazz Christmas compilation albums. I probably would not be faulted for even going the Bing Crosby route or with the always satisfying Rat Pack.


Entrepreneurship Myths

UC Berkeley

by Ashish Sinha , founder of NextBigWhat. Entrepreneurship is slightly overrated—and I say this because a lot of people tend to believe that starting a business is for the brave hearted. In this post, I’d like to take an opportunity to demystify some of these myths around entrepreneurship. I will be my own boss. If working in knickers/shorts is your way of defining freedom, well yes—you are your own boss. But the truth is quite different.