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Accelerators Have Resources To KickStart Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators.

New Normal: A conversation with Josh Bersin of Josh Bersin Academy

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

I’m teaching my first non-lean start up class in a decade at Stanford next week; Technology, Innovation and Modern War : Keeping America’s Edge in an Era of Great Power Competition.

Top 7 USA Fintech Companies You Should Know About In 2020


You are probably aware of PayPal and cryptocurrency as they make the perfect examples of what fintech is.

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.

7 Startup Proposals That May Raise Investor Red Flags

Startup Professionals Musings

If you aren’t willing to take some risk as an entrepreneur, then don’t expect any gain. Yet everyone has limits, and every investor implicitly has similar limits on what makes a startup investable, or one to avoid at all costs.

New Normal: A conversation with Ray Wang of Constellation Research Part II

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes up.

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Startups: Do You Need That Office?


Working without a designated working area is unthinkable for all but the most resilient entrepreneurs – having a designated place to work is an almost essential productivity tool.

7 Strategies To Solve Your Business Problems Faster

Startup Professionals Musings

Problem solving is a full-time task in business. Whether you own the business, or have only a small role in daily operations, making decisions and solving problems is a key part of your job.

Sidetrade: Machine learning applied to customer invoices and collections

deal architect

Let me say at the outset, my hype antenna goes up whenever a vendor talks about machine learning. It comes from years of frustration with machines which have supposedly been trained to transcribe voices. Even the hyperscalers only deliver 85.

Venture Deals Online Course – Fall 2020 Edition

Feld Thoughts

We are running the Venture Deals Online Course from September 13, 2020 – November 6, 2020. Our summer session had over 10,000 registrants and over 2,000 people completing the course. We got a lot of feedback about things to improve, several of which we are introducing into the Fall session.

Still Working From Home? Try These 4 Burnout Busters


by Eileen McDargh, author of “ Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters “ In May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) included burnout in its 11th International Classification of Diseases, classifying it as a global occupational hazard.

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7 Negative Reactions To New Ideas And How To Prevail

Startup Professionals Musings

In business, and in your personal life, the ability to anticipate and overcome criticism is one of the biggest differentiators between leaders, who make things happen, and followers, who may have great ideas but never seem to get things to go their way.

The Creator Economy is rising, but challenges abound

VC Cafe

“A creator, such as an artist, musician, photographer, craftsperson, performer, animator, designer, videomaker, or author – in other words, anyone producing works of art – needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living” Kevin Kelly, 1,000 True Fans.

Denver Startup Week 2020

Feld Thoughts

Denver Startup Week , the largest startup week in the world, happens next week. In the time of Covid, it’s virtual, so I hope we attract a lot of people from all over the world.

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Why Age Verification Matters To Online Businesses


Are you old enough to use this website? That question is not rhetorical. And for website administrators, the answer to the question is of paramount importance. The problem is how easy it is to lie when that question is posted online. The solution is age verification.

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8 People And Process Talents Every Entrepreneur Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience in large businesses as well as years of advising startups, I see far too much focus on product skills, and too little on people and process skills.

How to Onboard Remote Engineers: A Practical Guide from an Expert


Onboarding a new remote developer is arguably one of the most important things you can add to your core competencies if you want to assure your new hires’ success. Here is how to onboard remote engineers — with a practical guide from an expert.

Book: Portrait of Resilience

Feld Thoughts

Daniel Jackson created a magnificent book. It’s a combination of three things: 1) Extraordinary personal stories about 2) The struggle with mental health, anxiety, and depression while 3) at MIT. MIT is a foundational part of my life. I spent seven years there.

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5 Important Aspects Of Your Resume You Should Focus On


Your resume is the front line and best representation of yourself when you’re applying for a job position. Hiring or recruitment managers take a look at your resume, and from the moment they start reading its content, you’re already being assessed if you’re fit for the job.

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Clothing Marketplace Using Ai to Give Best Shopping Experience Ever


AI is powering most aspects of our lives.

Killer Tips to Keep Your Startup Team Motivated


If you are running a startup, there is a good chance that you may have hired a few employees. For these employees, you would be able to provide opportunities and experiences that will shape their future.

Bolster and the Next Executive Network

Feld Thoughts

Historically, almost everything I do uses a network model. Foundry Group runs as a network. If you take a look at the Foundry Group partner funds or talk to us about our investment strategy, you’ll immediately see the texture of a network.

Self-Employed? 4 Important Rules Not To Overlook


The freedom of being self-employed is unbeatable. You can set your own hours, work wherever you want, and choose the clients you do business with.

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5 Unexpected Niches For Tech Startups

YFS Magazine

The following niche markets are practically begging for tech-enabled products and services. Grow Technology niche marketing recommended starting a business tech entrepreneurs technology technology entrepreneurs

25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had.

How Today’s Startups Can Adapt to a Globally Distributed Model


The world of work is transforming. Although it’s tempting to blame it all on the coronavirus situation and its formidable ripples, the pandemic only accelerated the processes of globalization and digitization that have been underway for decades.

Diversity At The Top; A Pathway To Having Healthy Organizational Diversity


by Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “.

The Strategies & Tech Behind Hosting Successful Virtual Summit


Some 85% of leaders and executives identify in-person events as critical for their company’s success. In most places for most of this year, that’s been impossible. Not unlike their in-person counterparts, virtual summits have similar goals: Bring people in your target market together.

Work Lessons from the Pandemic

VC Adventure

I’ve been thinking a lot about what changes in my work I’d like to keep, post-pandemic (can we even talk about a post-pandemic world? it still feels pretty far off). I’m trying to be deliberate and actionable about it.

How Kaagaz Scanner pulled off millions of downloads from zero within 15 days

Our Own Start-up

Ever since the ban of the Chinese apps, Kaagaz Scanner has been reaching great heights. It has also got a special recognition by the Indian Government at the Atma Nirbhar App Challenge.

Building Your Company’s Next Five Years


by Eric Schurke , VP Operations at VoiceNation. As companies re-evaluate their work-from-home strategies, it’s important not to lose sight of who else is changing their business habits.

Introducing Bolster


As I mentioned earlier this summer, I’ve been working on a new startup the past few months with a group of long-time colleagues from Return Path. Today, we are officially launching the new company, which is called Bolster. The official press release is here. Here’s the business concept.

Digital Leadership During Global Upheaval

The Startup Magazine

There’s one thing that has seen massive growth during the time of the pandemic, and that’s the adoption of technology. From schools using Zoom to deliver classes to workers opting to work from home to do their part to flatten the curve, digital adoption is moving forward in a big way.

Are you doing everything you can as an entrepreneur to improve your company?

Our Own Start-up

Here are some ways to cultivate success that you may not have considered. Growth Strategies business growth business success improve your company Launching a startup personal business successful business

The Newbie’s Guide To Printed Marketing


Despite the prevalence of online marketing strategies, printed marketing remains one of the most cost-effective and highest-ROI strategies for businesses.

Reduce Your Server Response Time for Happy Users, Higher Rankings


Server response time is often overlooked when it comes to improving page speed. It can, however, improve your site’s ranking. Users like fast sites, so Google likes fast sites. In this article, I show you how to reduce your server response time.