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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next.

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

I got an email today from an exec at a company who I was with at a recent board meeting. I thought it was a powerful summary of part of our discussion, specifically around the sales pipeline for Q4 and overall sales execution. I’ve been in something like 91,293 pipeline reviews in my life and it continues to baffle me that experienced sales execs manage to snow the CEO and the board with “probability weighted sales pipeline.”

Great Startup Teams Foster a Culture of Likability

Gust

Larry Ellison Photo by Oracle PR. You don’t have to be likeable to everyone to be a great entrepreneur, just to the people who count. Of course, we can all point to apparent exceptions, like Ted Turner or Larry Ellison, who are sometimes seen as lions, downright predators, or even jerks.

10 Reality Checks for Entrepreneurs From the Master

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. They need it and they deserve it, because entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy.

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup

OnStartups

The following is a guest blog post by Nicholas Holmes. Nicholas is the co-founder of MediaGraph , a public relations platform that enables small businesses to manage their own media outreach. He was formerly a journalist and an Accenture management consultant.

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Avoiding Financial Armageddon at the Post Office

Jeff Jordan

Now it seems strange. How we used to wait for letters to arrive. But what’s stranger still. Is how something so small can keep you alive. Arcade Fire , We Used to Wait. It’s election season.

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Changing How We Think About Education

Feld Thoughts

On Friday I spent three hours at Tufts University meeting with Chris Rogers and a few of his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

Five Valuable Tools to Facilitate Your Social Media Strategies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Utilizing social media in your online endeavors should be an essential component of your overall strategy. Search engines are being modified to reflect the popularity of powerful sites like Facebook, Twitter and other big-name players.

4 Questions to get 2013 off to a roaring start

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I love planning. It could be a Virgo thing, since the smell of flip chart paper and new pens is almost as sweet as fresh leaves on a fall day. With November at our feet, it is a great time to start to plant some seeds for your 2013 career and business plans.

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Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Decide to Become An Entrepreneur (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Over the last few months many people have asked me for advice regarding their ideas and if they should go ahead and do anything with them. After hearing their ideas I always repeat the same answer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Yoav Degani

8 Questions Investors Use to Bypass Startup Hype

Startup Professionals Musings

If you really want to impress a startup founder as a potential employee, or you want to be a smart investor, you need to know the right questions to ask.

5 Google Analytics Reports and Tips You Should Embrace Now

Duct Tape Marketing

Google Analytics just keeps getting better and better as far as I’m concerned and marketers that use this free tool need to get better and better at understanding what it can tell you. On a side note, anytime Google improves a free tool they are probably getting ready to offer a paid version.

Strategies for Building Marketplaces

Mucker Lab

This is a follow-up to my last post on the prevailing trends in e-commerce, I touched on marketplace e-commerce business models only briefly because it is a complex topic that require its own post. We, at MuckerLab, love businesses not possible before the “invention” of a particular medium or platform – not only because (superficially)

Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Remember ICQ? The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

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Standing Ovation Before The Speaker Begins

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago at Thinc Iowa I noticed the tradition they had of giving a standing ovation to the speaker when the speaker took the stage. I had never seen that before and thought it was awesome. Speakers also got a standing ovation after their talk. As someone who does a lot of public talks, the first sixty seconds of warming up a room are often awkward (even if well executed) and the standing ovation at the beginning eliminated all of this for me.

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On historical returns and venture capital flavours

Fred Destin

Story of of the last few years in Venture Fund Land : large institutional investors concentrate money with fewer managers and flagship brands AND / OR find emerging managers.

10,000 Startups

Steve Blank

In 24 hours we’ll announce something revolutionary. Moving entrepreneurship forward. Filed under: Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching

Globes Ranked Top 10 Israeli startups

VC Cafe

Globes ranked the top 10 Israeli startups for 2012, and social marketplace Fiverr has taken the top spot. Fiverr has not only created a new marketplace, but also established a whole category, which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. clarizen EarlySense fiftyone Fiverr Kaminario Mythings globes Israeli startups

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10 Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity

Inc Startups

Furniture maker Turnstone toured the country's coolest firms for ideas on how to design spaces that encourages creativity and collaboration (without breaking the bank). On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lighting and drab grey rooms? The answer is obvious.

Video Of The Week: Joel Spolsky at Startup School

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The startup school talks are great. I've watched a bunch of them.    Joel Spolsky is the founder and CEO of our portfolio company Stack Exchange. His talk is a great discussion of the difference between the "get big fast" strategy and the "organic growth" strategy. This is something every entrepreneur really needs to understand. We see a lot of folks pitching us to invest in "organic gowth" businesses and Joel explains why that is a mistake.

Yes, Developers and Investors Are Really Different

Numerate Choir

In my recent post on what developers want, I wrote about which industries appeal to software developers. The three areas at the top of developers’ lists are education, productivity, and human resources. The three areas least interesting to developers are … Continue reading → Data

Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?

VC Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Cities Summit Tel Aviv, in a session moderated by Mr Yossi Vardi. The topic was the "Innovative code" of cities. My talk focused on London and its. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Campus London European Startups Eze Vidra Innovation Endeavors europe Israel Israeli startups venture capital

5 Deadliest Marketing Sins

Inc Startups

Sometimes your marketing messages can do more harm than good. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? Marketing is a delicate art: Your goal is to influence people's thinking and choices, but it's easy to do more harm than good.

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10 Content Marketing Examples for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business.

New Book on Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing Blog

I recently worked with Hyperink to publish a collection of the most enduring articles from my blog. We carefully curated and compiled the articles that will remain relevant to startups into the future. This book builds on the original goal when I began blogging about startup marketing. At that time I couldn’t find books that offered useful guidance for a resource-constrained startup striving to achieve hyper growth.

The Tale of Silver Tail Systems

Scott Weiss

I have so much respect for people who fought online criminals for eBay and PayPal. There hasn’t been a set of websites more highly targeted by cybercriminals and fraudsters. The founders of Silver Tail, Mike Eynon and Laura Mather, were colleagues on the anti-fraud team at eBay/PayPal for three years and had a front row seat to the newest attack techniques and the most beguiling exploits.

24 Things You Can Do With an Extra Hour

Inc Startups

Daylight Savings is ending giving you an extra hour every day. Here are 24 things you can do to get the most from that extra hour. How odd that so much of life is dependent upon time. Lives are measured in years.

Entrepreneur Success is Not Enough for Fulfillment

Startup Professionals Musings

Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled?

New Book on Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing Blog

I recently worked with Hyperink to publish a collection of the most enduring articles from my blog. We carefully curated and compiled the articles that will remain relevant to startups into the future. This book builds on the original goal when I began blogging about startup marketing. At that time I couldn’t find books that offered useful guidance for a resource-constrained startup striving to achieve hyper growth.

The Real Reason Your Guest Post Flopped

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Tommy Walker – Enjoy! Image credit: WhatTheCell. You did it! You got past the discomfort and pitched a popular blog – and they’ve agreed to showcase your magnificence.

Create a Better To-Do List

Inc Startups

The standard to-do list might not be as innocuous as it seems. Here's how to fix yours--and actually get the important stuff done. What could be wrong with the humble to-do list?

Build it and they won’t come: How and why growth hacking came to be

The Next Web

The buzz on “growth hacking” has spread all across the world. Classes on growth hacking are being taught in Singapore. Companies from San Francisco to London are recruiting growth hackers. The first Growth Hacking Conference popped up a few weeks ago. This rapid craze beseeches an explanation.

How Much Time Do Business Owners Really Spend in Social Media?

Up and Running

My thanks to Hubspot for this great infographic: 43% of Small Businesses Spend 6+ Hours Per Week in Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] : . Via.). Sales and Marketing Technology social media

Every Good Startup Practices Constructive Conflict

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs are not prepared for conflict, or actively avoid it. Their vision, passion, and focus are so strong that they can’t imagine someone disagreeing, much less fighting them to the death.