Founder Suicides

Feld Thoughts

I recently heard a terrifying stat about founder suicides recently. A friend told me that he’d heard of over a dozen suicides from entrepreneurs in the past few years. The post Founder Suicides appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Female Founders Breaking Barriers in the Bodywork Industry

The Startup Magazine

Contributed by: Yomassage entrepreneurs, co-founders Dr. Tiffany Ryan, PhD and Katherine Parker. Yomassage Co-Founder Dr. Tiffany Ryan, PhD. Yomassage Co-Founder, Entrepreneur Katherine Parker. Massage and bodywork promise relaxation, but at a high price.

Founders Interview: Flash Pack

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founders interviews, we sat down with Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas, the co-founders of Flash Pack , a lifestyle travel company specialising in adventure trips for solo travelers in their 30’s – 40’s. . Flash Pack co-founders Radha Vyas & Lee Thompson.

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Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. Going back to your early career decisions, tell us what factors influenced your decision to be an entrepreneur? .

4 Quotes From Successful Small Business Founders

Up and Running

Sometimes it can help to hear from small business founders who were able to breathe life into their business idea and make it go. These four founders shared their success stories with our LivePlan team over the past year. Allison Reitz, founder of Good Elephant.

Why Founders Need a Moral Compass

Steve Blank

I’ve been thinking why the ethical boundaries of todays founder/VC interactions feel so different then they did when I was an entrepreneur.

8 Entrepreneur Challenges Founders Don’t Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur who has not spent years in corporate life has the advantage of an unbiased look at business opportunities, but at the same time has the disadvantage of missing critical business experiences that can cost them dearly in their first startup venture.

Kindred Spirits – Our Investment In Founder Collective

Feld Thoughts

One of our recent investments, offered by Founder Collective (FC) – an eight-year-old manager with offices in Boston and San Francisco – is an excellent example of what we look for when we invest in funds offered by other managers. Investments fg next founder collective LP

Female Founder Interview: Gabriela Rodil, Consultant and Latina Leader

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series, we interviewed Ms. Going back to your early career decisions, tell us what factors influenced your decision to be an entrepreneur? . I became an entrepreneur because I wanted the freedom and opportunity to experiment.

6 Leadership Insights To Inspire New Venture Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs are well positioned to become the new leaders, because they perceive problems as opportunities, and have the mental mindset to innovate and execute. In this fashion the general leadership deficit is really an “opportunity” for new aspiring entrepreneurs in business.

8 Startup Situations Challenge Founder People Skills

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. Successful entrepreneurs today must practice human-centered leadership to compete and win. entrepreneur founder leadership startup

Must have skills for budding entrepreneurs and start-up founders

Our Own Start-up

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9 Founder Habits That Leave a Business Foundering

Startup Professionals Musings

After working with dozens of startup founders, I’m still amazed that some seem to be able to do the job easily and effectively, always in control, while others always seem to be struggling, out-of-control, and fighting the latest crisis. Some founders go too far to become consensus builders.

Founder Interview: Sales Leads Platform AssuredLeads

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine founder interview series , we talked with Travis Batiza, the founder of AssuredLeads, a sales and marketing platform serving the insurance industry. The post Founder Interview: Sales Leads Platform AssuredLeads appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Female Founder Interview: Gabriela Rodil, Consultant and Latina Leader

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series, we interviewed Ms. Going back to your early career decisions, tell us what factors influenced your decision to be an entrepreneur? . I became an entrepreneur because I wanted the freedom and opportunity to experiment.

Founder Interview: Todd Warren with Family Law Insights

The Startup Magazine

Many lawyers are entrepreneurs. Going back to your early career decisions, tell us what factors influenced your decision to be an entrepreneur? It doesn’t sound that much different from other entrepreneurs’ paths to success.

Female Founders: Role Models, Support Networks, and Confidence

The Startup Magazine

As part of our ongoing Female Founders series , The Startup Magazine asked Zandra Moore, CEO of Panintelligence, for some insights on her journey as a successful female entrepreneur.

Founder Interview: Jeff Kubas from Vertex Resource Group

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Jeff Kubas. Jeff is the Founder and CEO of Vertex Resource Group. TSM: As you have a history of building early stage companies, what is the most important thing you tell startup founders?

Founder Superpowers: Areas Where Top Entrepreneurs Can Be Truly Exceptional

View from Seed

Extraordinary companies can’t be built without extraordinary entrepreneurs , especially at the earliest stages. I’d argue that successful founders must actually possess a superpower to make the nearly impossible task of getting a startup off the ground become a reality.

10 Steps To Finding The Right Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

A common challenge faced by every entrepreneur is that they don’t have the bandwidth, interest or skills to do everything that is required to build their startup. The right answer is to find a co-founder with complementary skills. Attend local university entrepreneur activities.

Book: The Founder’s Dilemmas

Feld Thoughts

The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman is another book that belongs on every entrepreneur’s bookshelf. The Founder’s Dilemmas was the first. I get asked endless questions about founder dynamics, solo founders, optimal number of founders, equity allocations between founders, roles of founders, alignment between founders, and investor – founder relationships.

Time For Founders School

Steve Blank

Kauffman just launched Founders School - a new education series to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses during the startup stage by highlighting how startups are different from big companies. Go watch Founders School now.

How Much Founder Stock Should You Offer Co-Founders?

Startup Professionals Musings

Two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. Giving a co-founder a salary won’t get you the “fire in the belly” you want. The CTO of many technical startups was the original founder. business entrepreneurs startups

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Why Every Entrepreneur Needs A Startup Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every entrepreneur I meet these days is quick to proclaim themselves a visionary, expecting that will give more credibility to their startup idea, and improve their odds with investors. cofounder entrepreneur execution startup visionary

7 Keys To Being Seen As A Superhuman Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).” Like it or not, everyone looks to the entrepreneur as the jockey role model in a new business. entrepreneur founder jockey role model startup superhuman

The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

He’s been involved in a number of companies that we’ve invested in over the years in different senior and/or co-founder roles, including CEO. It was short and sweet but captured the essence of something I often talk about with founders. I felt this first hand in my experience, both as co-founder and later as CEO. The post The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship ceo depression founder

Habits of Exceptional Startup Founders

The Startup Magazine

In most cases, exceptional startups took off thanks to their exceptional founders – the people who had the creativity and intellect to come up with potentially life-changing ideas and the guts to actually implement them.

8 Keys To Attracting The Right Technical Co-Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. That means every entrepreneur needs to learn how to attract, hire, and manage technical people for their team.

5 Ways To Improve Startup Founder Team Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring. 5-minute mentoring business entrepreneur founder meetings productivity

6 Lessons From Navy SEALs For New Venture Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

He now teaches these key principles to business leaders, focusing on the following lessons and strategies, which I recommend for every entrepreneur: Lead from the front, so that others will want to work for you. entrepreneur lesson mentally tough new venture SEALs

A Founder’s First Key Decision Is The Business Name

Startup Professionals Musings

Some startup founders try unusual word spellings to make their business stand out, but this can be trouble when customers ‘Google’ your business to find you, or try to refer you to others. business name entrepreneur founder startup TBD

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Startup Founders Need To Manage Their Optimism

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure we have all seen entrepreneurs with high levels of passion and confidence touting an idea that seems to make very little sense to us. I challenge any entrepreneur to honestly tell me that they have never fallen victim to any of these while making startup decisions: Confirmation bias.

Investors Look First At The Founder, Then The Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

They evaluate you like you should assess a possible co-founder or first employee. Even with great credentials, it is all too possible for an entrepreneur to come across as a high risk investment. Unless the business is a non-profit, the entrepreneur needs to show how he will make money.

Founder’s Stock Is Gold, If You Know The Rules

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, so-called “Founder’s” shares are simply common stock, issued at the time of startup incorporation, for a very low price, and normally allocated to the multiple initial players commensurate with their investment or role. entrepreneur founder rules startup stock

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4 Founders & Harvard MBAs on Finding Startup Traction & MBAs-as-Entrepreneurs

View from Seed

On the heels of our research on HBS entrepreneurs , NextView’s Dimitri Dadiomov (HBS ’15) interviewed several top founders on the early stages of their companies. Anthemos Georgiades , Co-Founder and CEO, Zumper (Real-time home and apartment rental platform; $8.2

Nine Bad Behaviors of Struggling Startup Founders

Startup Professionals Musings

After working with dozens of startup founders, I’m still amazed that some seem to be able to do the job easily and effectively, always in control, while others always seem to be struggling, out-of-control, and fighting the latest crisis. Some founders go too far to become consensus builders.

Ninja Moves from a Secret Marketing Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

In closing, if you are an entrepreneur, don’t let the idea of demand generation scare you. About the author: Terri Maxwell is CEO of Ignite on Purpose, an accelerator for founders, and Share On Purpose, an investment company that has created dozens of powerful brands.

7 Signals Of A Future Startup Founder From Corporate

Startup Professionals Musings

While spending years in a big company as an employee and an executive, I heard many people talking about jumping the corporate ship, dreaming of being an entrepreneur, and totally in charge of their own destiny. At least half of every entrepreneur’s realm is business.

7 Push-Backs That New Venture Founders Must Overcome

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as an advisor to entrepreneurs, I often find founders who have such conviction and passion for their new idea, that they can’t believe anyone could challenge it.

The Mindful Entrepreneur: Three Strategies for Success

The Startup Magazine

We entrepreneurs all believe in our own potential to create a company that will last. Finally, many entrepreneurs let their ego get the best of them when it comes to sales and lead generation. Alex Boyd, founder & CEO, RevenueZen. To start a company is to believe in yourself.

Leadership Mistakes Plague Every Startup Founder

Startup Professionals Musings

Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. These questions should all be contemplated and understood by every entrepreneur and startup founder, starting on day one of their quest.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

—– In a recent workshop with a large company focused on the Innovation@50x process, I mentioned that founders and intraprenuers operate more like artists than accountants – on day one they see something no one else does. Startup founders operate in chaos and uncertainty.

Five Recruiting Metrics Every Founder Should Track

View from Seed

Ask a founder of a growing startup what they need most, and you’ll often get an answer along the lines of, “We need great people, and we need them fast.”. Founders furiously work their networks, post open positions on every reasonable-looking job board, and hope to quickly start hiring.