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A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank

I first met Shawn Carolan and his wife Jennifer at the turn of the century at 11,000 feet. I was hiking with my kids between the Yosemite High Sierra camps. Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking about why startups were different from large companies.

Three Keys To Startup Success


Oleg Konovalov shares the three common elements all successful businesses have that made them stand out – a strong vision, productive culture and focus. The post Three Keys To Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.


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Burning Platform: Work Anywhere - Tertiary Towns and Rural Revival

deal architect

In the 42nd episode of the series we have Raju Vegesna of Zoho Software. While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in Anywhere. Burning Platform Future of Work

10 Entrepreneur Actions To Grow Beyond A One-Man Show

Startup Professionals Musings

Success in a startup is not possible as a “one-man show.” An entrepreneur has to engage with team members, partners, investors, vendors, and customers. In my experience, the joy of positive engagement is sometimes the only pay you get in an early startup.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How To Reduce Liability Risk For Company Vehicle Accidents

YFS Magazine

Here are a few things every entrepreneur who owns company and fleet vehicles can do to protect their business. Business Law Grow company vehicles vehicle fleet workplace safety

Top 5 Things CMOs Will Be Expected To Manage In 2021


CMOs will have a lot on their plates in the near future. Per Ohstrom shares the top five things CMOs are expected to manage in 2021. The post Top 5 Things CMOs Will Be Expected To Manage In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts. Thinking Aloud chief marketing officer CMO marketing Per Ohstrom

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8 Tips For How And Why To Say ‘No’ To Most Requests

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs have to know when and how to say ‘no,’ and be good at delivering the message. All startup leaders are besieged with requests for their time, attention, talent, money, or influence, and sometimes even good requests won’t fit into the time and energy you have available.

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Evocalize Opens New Office In Austin, Texas To Support Growing Demand for Its Collaborative…

Austin Startup

Evocalize Opens New Office In Austin, Texas To Support Growing Demand for Its Collaborative Marketing Platform Evocalize today announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, giving the company the ideal environment to scale its go-to-market reach and gain access to Austin’s unique talent pool.

Mindfulness At Work Does Not Help Find Meaning. Here’s What Does.


In the post-COVID world, effective workspaces will need to find ways to make all stakeholders feel like empowered partners in value creating activities. The post Mindfulness At Work Does Not Help Find Meaning. Here’s What Does. appeared first on Young Upstarts.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated


Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life. One of the hardest things anyone can ever do is start and run a business.

6 Ways To Increase Your Thinking Power On Key Issues

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups and entrepreneurs are drowning in the information overload, where the volume of data created is like a new Library of Congress every 15 minutes. That creates a huge gap between data and meaning, and makes quick decisions and action ever more difficult.

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Should You Discuss COVID-19 Vaccinations In the Workplace?

YFS Magazine

When is it (if ever) appropriate to discuss vaccination status and intentions with employees and colleagues? Grow Human Capital pandemic workplace development workplace safety workplace wellness

How Roofs Affect Business Productivity


Believe it or not, your business’s roof can impact your business in several ways. Maintenance is key for roofs, as it not only helps keep a better appearance but also has an impact on your employees and clients. The post How Roofs Affect Business Productivity appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Succeeding in Venture Capital as an Introvert

Hunter Walker

How a year of virtual living made me appreciate people more. When I tell people I’m an introvert, reactions split into two camps. For those who know me well, it’s pretty much, “Yeah, duh.”

Can Your New Venture Pass The Scrutiny Of Investors?

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is great enough to get a term sheet from angel investors or a venture capitalist, the next step for the investor is to complete the dreaded due diligence process.

Why are There so Many Techno-Optimists?


Spanning from Silicon Valley to Upper Manhattan and everywhere in between, it seems this country is overflowing with tech-optimists. As you know — a techno-optimist is someone who is generally optimistic about the current state of technology and its potential future.

Post-Covid Real Estate: Did The Pandemic Reshape The Industry To WFH?


The pandemic has helped to change the way many buyers think about homeownership, and hence, also changed the real estate industry. The post Post-Covid Real Estate: Did The Pandemic Reshape The Industry To WFH? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others COVID-19 real estate industry work from home


Announcing our investment in Pickle Robot Company

Version One Ventures

In case you missed it last week, Pickle Robot Company , a robotics startup based in Cambridge, MA, shared that they raised $5.75M in seed funding. Today, we are excited to announce our investment in this round led by Hyperplane with participation from Third Kind Ventures, Box Group, and others.

I’m Glad Discord Isn’t Being Acquired

Feld Thoughts

Dear Discord: Please go public and stay independent instead of being acquired. Love, Brad. I’ve become a huge Discord fan and user of the past year.

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Surviving Chargeback Fraud — How to Keep Your Business Safe

Up and Running

Oh, chargebacks. They can feel like a strangling noose around the bottom line and profit margins of business merchants.

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Business


Here are five common mistakes that you should avoid when starting your business to ensure it has the best chance to survive and thrive in today’s world. The post 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business advice business mistakes


Announcing our investment in Filebase, the API-layer to access decentralized storage 

Version One Ventures

We’re excited to announce our investment in Filebase , the first S3-compatible object storage platform powered by decentralized storage networks. They just announced their $2M seed round led by our friends at Multicoin Capital with participation by Version One. .

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Four Tips To Maintain Healthy Habits Amid The Pandemic

YFS Magazine

The more you focus on healthy habits, the better you’ll feel. Reclaim control of your day and be kinder to your body and mind. Lifestyle health and wellness healthy lifestyle mental health pandemic


Book: LEVERS – The Framework For Building Repeatability into Your Business

Feld Thoughts

The best businesses are data-driven and metrics-driven. Instead of simply tracking top-line metrics, every person in the organization understands their role, how they impact the business metrics, and how this impacts its larger goals.

6 Tips For Finding The Right Employee


Limit bad hires and learn to identify a great hire. Here are six tips that will help you find the right employee for your business. The post 6 Tips For Finding The Right Employee appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others hiring employees hiring practices human resources

4 Advanced Meta Tags For SEO You Might Not Be Using But Should


If you’re a marketer or SEO, you likely already know about the importance of title tags and meta descriptions to help improve your rankings. But as with most things in marketing, going a little further can reap much better results.

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Why You Need Google My Business for Your Law Firm

The Startup Magazine

You may have implemented all the requisite search engine optimization (SEO) strategies on your law firm’s website, and now you are probably thinking of a way forward. How will you put your law firm on the map and increase its visibility to potential site visitors and clients?

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Digital Plastic Surgery: Why Boys and Girls Use Filters Differently

Hunter Walker

Can You Build a Photo Community Which Doesn’t Prioritize Pretty? Young girls, however, see AR filters primarily as a tool for beautification: “[The girls] were all saying things like, ‘I put this filter on because I have flawless skin. It takes away my scars and spots.’

Building A Resilient Mindset: Survival Tips For Business Leaders in the Post-COVID World


What can business leaders do to build resilience? Atholl Duncan shares five vital areas leaders need to look at. The post Building A Resilient Mindset: Survival Tips For Business Leaders in the Post-COVID World appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How to Set Business Management Standards for Your Small Business

Up and Running

Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. Navigating the tricky, and sometimes murky, business environment can test your resilience. Statistics indicate that up to 90% of new startups fail. 20% of those that fail do not even make it past the first year.

6 Signs You May Not Be Ready to Start a Business Just Yet

The Startup Magazine

The idea that you may not be ready to pursue your passion of starting a business may be a difficult one to digest. However, acknowledging this fact and working on your weaknesses before getting started could mean the difference between succeeding and failing.

Saying farewell to Max

Version One Ventures

For those you who don’t already know, Max will be leaving at the end of the month. When he joined us at Version One 15 months ago, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge, experience, and ideas , especially in crypto and climate tech. From Day 1, he pushed our thinking around a variety of categories within these themes and helped accelerate our investing. During Max’s time with us, we’ve backed 13 new startups, with nearly half being in crypto and climate.

Workplace Safety At Your Startup: How To Avoid People Getting Injured


Ensuring safety in the workplace is easier said than done. How do you protect your employees, how do you protect yourself, what do you do if there’s a personal injury case? The post Workplace Safety At Your Startup: How To Avoid People Getting Injured appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Monday Motivation: FINISH WHAT YOU START


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Here are some takeaways from the video: Forget about trying, do it. Jump in hard. Make a decision and keep it. Go right in.

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Business Etiquette 101: Remember These Rules

The Startup Magazine

Businesses all over the world have taken into practice a laid-back approach towards the setting of working space. The rigid cubicles, coats, and ties culture have almost diminished, leaving offices to become more informal these days.

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How To Strengthen Employee Engagement Within Your Team

Up and Running

Highly engaged teams are often more productive, motivated, and highly likely to stay with companies compared to less-engaged ones. If one of your management team’s goals is to improve employee engagement, it’ll take some time to achieve. However, here are some actionable ways to get started. .