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10 Tips For Entering The Startup Community This Year

Startup Professionals Musings

These days I see a surge of new startups as businesses seem to be recovering from the pandemic. If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee.

Burning Platform: Data-Infused Apps

deal architect

In the 45th episode of the series, we have Pete Schlampp, EVP Product Development at Workday. Last week, I had the chance to present to some Chief Data Officers. I made the point that 2020 was an inflection point for.


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Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

The U.S. Department of Defense is coming to grips with the idea that the technologies it needs to keep the country safe and secure are no longer exclusively owned by the military or its prime contractors.

Our Investment in Expressable: A Different Kind of Digital Speech Company

View from Seed

I’m pleased to announce our recent investment in Expressable, a company focused on delivering better speech therapy in our digital age.

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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.

6 Techniques For Kickstarting Time Management At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the toughest challenges of an entrepreneur in building a startup is the fact that there are so many things that you don’t know how to do, or don’t like to do. Things like raising money, building a business plan, or hiring and firing people. These aren’t fun, especially for a visionary.

6 Ways To Build A Results-Driven Culture 


Building a results-oriented culture requires a very specific mindset. David Horsager shares the six positive habits can help power a results-oriented organization. The post 6 Ways To Build A Results-Driven Culture appeared first on Young Upstarts.


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Supporting Small Businesses – A Political Perspective

VC Adventure

I’m really excited about an upcoming event that my partners at Foundry have put together that will build upon the discussion we’ve been having around New Builders in some critically important ways.

6 Ways To Extend Creativity To All Areas Of Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking.

Shame, Guilt And Envy: Poisons Or Massive Gifts?


Author of "90 Days to Life: A Journey from Turmoil to Triumph" Ruble Chandy looks at the emotions that are shame, envy and guilt are and how they shaped the human race. The post Shame, Guilt And Envy: Poisons Or Massive Gifts? appeared first on Young Upstarts.


Growing Up Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Boulder has been our home for 25 years and we love it. Amy and I support numerous local non-profit initiatives through our Anchor Point Foundation. The following video captured my attention this morning and resulted in a bathroom-sized donation to Growing Up Boulder. Bella and Mads – well done!

Older Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

VC Adventure

We had the opportunity to talk with many great entrepreneurs doing research for our book, The New Builders. I was struck by how thoughtful, determined, and gritty they were.

8 Creative Pricing Strategies Most Startups Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

As an advisor to new business owners, I’m accustomed to seeing primarily the simple traditional product pricing strategies , usually driven by competitor prices, or cost plus a reasonable margin.

How To Leave The Job You Hate And Live Your Dream


Howard T. Scott, author of "Rascal on the Run" shares his journey of how he left his lucrative career to do what he loved. The post How To Leave The Job You Hate And Live Your Dream appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur advice Entrepreneurship Howard Scott

The Great Talent Reshuffling of 2021 Has Begun

Hunter Walker

Why the next 6–12 months will be the best time in a decade for startups to hire. Our YOLO Economy New York Times’ Kevin Roose labeled the new attitude sweeping workers in certain privileged parts of the economy. But for many of those who can afford it, adventure is in the air.

Some Great New Builder Events This Week

VC Adventure

It’s Boulder Startup Week and there is a great lineup of events happening all week. I was really grateful when Dave Mayer from Technical Integrity suggested I consider an event during BSW to highlight some of the trends around diversity that we write about in The New Builders.

6 Tips For A Marketing Focus To Match Your Solution

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a passionate technologist , it’s easy to forget that marketing is required to sell even the most compelling solution, to cut through the information overload everyone sees today on the internet. If customers don’t know you exist, you can’t solve their problem, they won’t buy.

3 Ways An Evolved HR Team Drives Profits


Bill Lyons, CEO of Lyons HR shares some ways HR can help companies improve their profitability on a per-employee basis. The post 3 Ways An Evolved HR Team Drives Profits appeared first on Young Upstarts. Professionalisms Bill Lyons human resources talent acquisition talent management

How Businesses Can Build, Monitor, and Repair Their Online Reputation

Up and Running

The online reputation of your business is important for finding new clients and keeping your existing ones. Poor customer service and frequently missed deadlines will reflect on how you are perceived on the internet.

427 Mondays In A Row

Feld Thoughts

I was talking to a friend yesterday and he said, “Just another Monday.” ” But yesterday was Tuesday. I asked him what he meant. He said, “Every day feels like a Monday – I just get up and do it again.”

Strategies For Finding The Balance Between Traditional And Digital Marketing For Your Startup

The Startup Magazine

Digital marketing now accounts for 60 percent of marketing campaigns. With such a surge in digital preferences, it can be easy to assume that the days of traditional marketing are over. However, traditional marketing still carries a loyal following.

Four Steps To Creating Great Merch For Your Small Business (That People Will Actually Wear)


Looking to create merchandise for your business? If you want to make things your customers actually want to wear, there's a few key things to consider. . The post Four Steps To Creating Great Merch For Your Small Business (That People Will Actually Wear) appeared first on Young Upstarts.

What to Expect When Developing an App in 2021

Up and Running

The mobile app development market is evolving at a rapid speed. With the spread of the pandemic of 2020, certain apps have become extremely popular like video conferencing apps, on-demand service apps, etc. . To compete in the market, you need to keep up with trends.

Eat Your Frogs First Thing In The Morning

Feld Thoughts

Each morning during the week, after morning coffee together, Amy says, “Ok, time to go eat my frogs.” ” She’s usually told me about the one or two or three frogs she has for the day, and her statement is a rhythmic part of our morning.

5 Ways Business Conferences Boost Revenue

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are a leading corporation, a startup, or a small business owner, business conferences are an excellent way to achieve growth and success. It all starts with narrowing down your choices and choosing the right conference that aligns with your business goals.

Coaching For New Entrepreneurs, Is It Worth It?


If you’re a young entrepreneur, you should consider turning to business coaching to harness and grow your set of business skills. The post Coaching For New Entrepreneurs, Is It Worth It? appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others business coach entrepreneur advice

5 Lessons I Learned As CXL’s Content Lead


After writing and editing nearly 100 blog posts for CXL, this week is my last week as content lead. The previous year has been one of the most rewarding and challenging periods of my career, and I’ve learned so much along the way.

The New Builders: Discussion on 5/18/21

Feld Thoughts

My partner Seth Levine and his co-author Elizabeth MacBride recently wrote an important book called The New Builders: Face to Face with the True Future of Business. It is out and available. Foundry Group is hosting an open virtual event to discuss the book.

IoT Startup Hologram Hires Mike Georgoff as Chief Product Officer

Austin Startup

Experienced growth-stage executive joins Hologram to continue its rapid growth CHICAGO and AUSTIN, TEXAS ? —? Hologram , a global cellular platform for IoT, announced it hired Mike Georgoff this month as its first Chief Product Officer as the organization continues its growth.

Why You Need To Work With A Top SEO Service Provider


If you have a brand that wants to have a competitive edge with solid strategies that combine technical SEO, content marketing, research, social media and other competitive marketing elements online, here are reasons why you need to outsource your SEO to a top agency.

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How and Why to Develop a Mobile Healthcare App

Up and Running

The market for health apps is growing rapidly. There are thousands of healthcare applications for both consumers and healthcare professionals on the App Store and Google Play. Wonder if it’s worth creating a healthcare mobile app? The short answer is yes.

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Connecting And Building Trust Behind A Screen

Duct Tape Marketing

Connecting And Building Trust Behind A Screen written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Erica Dhawan. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Erica Dhawan.

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Platform Capital Leads a $1.3 Million Investment Round into STRAP Technologies

Austin Startup

An Innovative Mexican Company Revolutionizing the Way the Visually Impaired Navigate the World Recently Platform Capital (“Platform”), a leading growth markets investor, announced it had led a $1.3

Can Your Company Stay Aligned In A Virtual Setting? 5 Tips For Leaders


Doug Meyer-Cuno shares five tips how business owners and managers can lead their companies effectively in a largely remote-based work environment. The post Can Your Company Stay Aligned In A Virtual Setting? 5 Tips For Leaders appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How to Create More Engaging Newsletters That Connect With Customers

Up and Running

Much has been made about the death of email and the importance of social media, but let’s be clear: the rumors are not true. Email marketing still is the channel of choice for most marketers at the end of the day.

A Complete Strategy To Help Entrepreneurs Holistically Thrive

Duct Tape Marketing

A Complete Strategy To Help Entrepreneurs Holistically Thrive written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Kathryn and Michael K. Redman. In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast , I interview Kathryn and Michael K. Redman.

How Important is it for a Business to Offer a Freebie?

The Startup Magazine

If you’re a new business wondering why you haven’t got enough customers, you may need to think about how you are marketing your product or service. One of the hardest things for a startup is getting that lead flow coming in for the first time.