Start Up and Stay Up – How Small Businesses Survive & Thrive

The Startup Magazine

I started my Philadelphia area home appraising business in 2006. For example, I worked in various fields relating to real estate for many years before I felt I knew enough and had a strong enough reputation and network to go out on my own. Grow your network.

Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

Widder is the Vice President of Innovation and holds the Steve Blank Innovation Chair at Philadelphia University. He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum.

Businesses Must Manage the Twitter Conversation

Both Sides of the Table

On Facebook (and nearly all social networks that preceded it) the relationship was always reciprocal – if I accept your invitation to follow me then I have to follow you. Apple must be overwhelmed by people who hate the iPhone service because the AT&T Network is so bad.

Here’s Why We Fell in Love with Draft

Both Sides of the Table

And social networks enabled rapid growth and also the ability to more easily find and play with friends or make new ones.

"The Startup Way" is Headed to London

Startup Lessons Learned

From New York, Philadelphia, and Boston to Los Angeles and San Francisco, entrepreneurs came out to share their enthusiasm -- you really are everywhere.

How To Market Better and Grow Your Small Business Faster Using The Psychology of Reciprocity

crowdSPRING Blog

We are human because our ancestors learned to share their food and their skills in an honored network of obligation.”. Dunkin’ Donuts turned wins by the Philadelphia Eagles into free coffees and huge mobile downloads. “Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.”.

Taking on the Issues of the Day with Jonathan Strauss

Both Sides of the Table

Is App.net right the rail against ad-supported social networks or ad-supported products more broadly? And for what it’s worth – we’re both Philadelphia Eagles fans. It’s been nearly a year since I did This Week in VC on a regular basis.

Hope to Meet Up On the Road

Duct Tape Marketing

Next week I’ll be heading to Philadelphia for the Service Roundtable conference and later that week I’ll be recording some Referral training for a Convene CEO Forum.

Upfront and the Power of Startup Community in LA

Feld Thoughts

I’m finally home after three solid weeks on the road which included Austin, Dallas, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. There was plenty of networking time organized around the content.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

Both Sides of the Table

We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Social network app developer and ad network.

SXSW Startups: X-Biomedical

Austin Startup

We have done well with funding over the past year and expanded our investor network enough so we saw no need to enter any other pitch events, until the SXSW competition opened, and we knew we had to throw our hat into the ring.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

Past livestream attendees have reported great conversations and networking. Cincinnati, NEO HQ, 3700 Park 42 Dr Cleveland Columbus Oklahoma: Tulsa Pennsylvania: Lititz Philadelphia Puerto Rico: San Juan South Dakota: Sioux Falls Texas: Austin: Tech Ranch Austin, 9111 Jollyville Rd.

How Top Venture Capitalists Create (and Sometimes Destroy) Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Previously he was CEO of Quigo Technologies, a contextual ad network, which he sold to AOL for a reported $340m+.

Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

The need to have well-defined networks of people you trust for introductions (he talks about Shervin Pishevar, who is also a friend of mine). The power of “influencer networks” to drive product adoption.

Want to Know How First Round Capital was Started?

Both Sides of the Table

Through his research he helped bring ARPANET to Philadelphia in 1973. CEO Network – CEO’s from the portfolio companies are introduced to each other. If you read this blog often you'll know that I'm a huge fan of First Round Capital.

OUR TEAM

Altgate

She’s a member of the Society for Consulting Psychology, the New Jersey Organizational Development Network, the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group, and the Society for Human Resources Management, as well as an active speaker and presenter in academic and professional forums.

“Regardless of who is in the White House, we have work to do from the bottom up and from the outside in” – Five Questions With Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America

Hunter Walker

More than a non-profit, though, we are a network. More than a non-profit, though, we are a network. Like many of history’s historic friendships, Jennifer Pahlka and I met first on Twitter.

New Firm Helps Entrepreneurs Find Credit

The Entrepreneurial Mind

From the Philadelphia Business Journal : MultiFunding has a strategic partnership with Biz2Credit , a New York-based. application -- which it distributes to the more than 100 lenders in its network. Ami Kassar, who I got to know in his ideablob days, has just co-founded a new venture. I like business models that address inefficient markets. Ami's new business, MultiFunding , looks to bridge the gap that now exists between entrepreneurs and banks issuing commercial credit.

How do I find a developer to help me with my idea?

www.scottporad.com

Mike, a entrepreneur from Philadelphia, wrote to me with a brief summary of a new business idea he’s working on, and then posed three questions to me about finding a programmer to help him develop the idea. I would imagine that there is something similar in Philadelphia.

Domain Experience Gives Entrepreneurs an Unfair Advantage

Both Sides of the Table

When Evan Rifkin of.App/Ads launched a new ad network for iPhone (and soon to be other devices) applications I knew he would have a very strong offering out of the box. He’s built two ad network companies – he knows what he’s doing. Examples: There is a company called GreenLink Networks based in San Diego and Philadelphia. This is the final part of my series on Entrepreneurial DNA that was originally published on VentureHacks.

StartFast is OPEN

ithacaVC

Mozzo Analytics (Syracuse, NY and Philadelphia, PA) MozzoLinks extracts all the links from your gmail. Tivity (NYC) A social network for people looking to find, schedule, and share active lifestyle activities with people around them. ( [link] ). Upstate NY has an accelerator……really… and its first day of operation is Monday, May 14th!

Link Post (weekly)

Venture Chronicles

Social networking sites and politics | Pew Internet & American Life Project. tags: blog social networking politics. Crowdsourced cataloging and commentary on James Madison’s journal covering the 1787 Philadelphia Convention. Game Makers Give Away ‘Freemium’ Products – NYTimes.com. tags: blog freemium. City Planners Run Amok | Hoover Institution. On these tough questions, the UWS proposal lays a goose egg.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

My partner Denise lives outside of Philadelphia, and wanted more flexibility to be there for her children and grandchildren. Thanks to Anne-Sophie, League Network ! #14- Each business has a story.

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups

Gust

Philadelphia. Wilmington Investor Network. Central Texas Angel Network. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.

SXSW Startups: DashTag Tracks Soccer

Austin Startup

We just got back from a big soccer convention in Philadelphia where we spoke with a lot of players. The diversity, the innovation and the network are just few of the many aspects that inspired us to apply.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

VCAP© is a collaborative venture that provides women and diverse entrepreneurs nationwide with access to venture capital through accredited investors within the HBSAANY network. VCAP©, the first program of its kind, bridges the gap between venture capitalists and angel investor networks and women and diverse entrepreneurs. The Marathon Foundation (TMF) is a business expansion network dedicated to entrepreneurial growth, entrance to collateral and understanding flow.

Co-working Space Helps Cut Overhead

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Some of the early co-working spaces, such as Citizen Space in San Francisco and Indy Hall of Philadelphia, have led the way in this emerging alternative work space environment. CoLab Nashville seeks to become a place for meetups, technology groups and entrepreneurs to come together for networking and collaboration. The number of self-employed and freelance entrepreneurs has seen steady growth over the past two decades.

The Best and Worst Branding of 2018

crowdSPRING Blog

A post on the channel’s news site explained: The network name remains the same, but there’s a visually abbreviated handle (“Trvl”), an updated type treatment and a more subdued color palette. Design can be powerful.

Finalist Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Named in VCAP Program

David Teten

VCAP© is a collaborative venture that provides women and diverse entrepreneurs nationwide with access to venture capital through accredited investors within the HBSAANY network. VCAP©, the first program of its kind, bridges the gap between venture capitalists and angel investor networks and women and diverse entrepreneurs. The Marathon Foundation (TMF) is a business expansion network dedicated to entrepreneurial growth, entrance to collateral and understanding flow.

How to Impress Angel Investors and Make It into “Startup Heaven”

Up and Running

Jessica Magoch, Angel from Philadelphia, PA | Website | Twitter. Post your questions to angels in the comments below and our network of angel investors will respond. Got a question for one of the angel investors mentioned below? Skip ahead and leave it in the comments.

It's Always Sunny on the Web

Genuine VC

He says “’do’ is where the web is headed in 2008,” citing social networks and other social services (e.g. That is essentially the prime challenge that social networks are facing; it’s hard to monetize their content because it's difficult to know what people want when they’re doing and not receiving/hunting. Behavioral ad networks are beginning to solve this problem, but only partially.

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It's Always Sunny on the Web

Genuine VC

He says “’do’ is where the web is headed in 2008,” citing social networks and other social services (e.g. That is essentially the prime challenge that social networks are facing; it’s hard to monetize their content because it's difficult to know what people want when they’re doing and not receiving/hunting. Behavioral ad networks are beginning to solve this problem, but only partially.

Web 100

Tradition Can be a New Innovation Killer!

Small Business Force

If you like this post, by all means, share it with your networks and colleagues "Tradition" is the opening number of the classic Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof , about villagers trying to continue their past customs as the world around them changes.

Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

mashable.com

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How to Build a Startup Team

techcocktail.com

Personal Network: Ask your friends and colleagues for suggestions. Send them a note about what you are looking for and ask them to pass it around to their network. This extends to your online social networks too – don’t be afraid to Tweet out what you are looking for.

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

Both Sides of the Table

Well, for starters, I was born in Philadelphia, so I’m a lifelong Eagles fan. And my specialty was computer networks. So I joined this group called Network Solutions, we did computer networking, the predecessor to the internet. One of my favorite events last year was attending Startup Grind where I got to interview Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.

HOW TO: Sign Up Users Even Before You Launch Your Startup

mashable.com

Philadelphia-based startup LaunchRock thinks a company’s “coming soon” page should be more than a placeholder; it should be a place for users to sign up and provide a way to share a new startup with friends. We have a beta page for a new social networking site.

Stories of Opportunity from the First Round Capital Key Hire Wire – VP of Sales, CTO, VP of Engineering

This is going to be BIG.

VP of Sales, Monetate - Philadelphia, PA A finger hovers above a mouse button. VP of Engineering, AppNexus - New York, NY "It's over a billion ad impressions a day, we got a full tank of venture capital, half a pack of cigarettes, the future of ad networks is dark, and we're wearing sunglasses." A week or so ago, we launched the Key Hire Wire at First Round. We realized that there were certain open positions in our portfolio we wanted to call extra attention to.

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Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

mashable.com

Top Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video Google Buzz Social media Music Business Advertise Network Blippr iPhone App Mashable France MashDeck Twitter App Mobile Site Social Media Events Twitter Guide Book Facebook Guide Book Partners App Development WordPress Experts MaxCDN Content Delivery Dynect Managed DNS Rackspace Hosting Intridea About Us Submit a Tip! 3) Check the social network username site www.knowem.com to see who else is using something similar.

How to Become Your Own Boss in 2015 (Webinar Recap)

Up and Running

You also may need to reconnect and expand your network. Listen guys, 90 percent of all small businesses get business referrals, so if you are somebody who doesn’t have a network you’re going to have to build one because that’s going to be the lifeblood of your business.