What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure?

Grasshopper Herder

If you want your innovation program to be successful, you have to articulate clear objectives in advance, and then align them with your metrics. The post What Metrics Should Innovation Programs Measure?

Top 3 Best Personal Training Certification Programs

YoungUpstarts

The first step towards a career as a CPT is to find a certification program to teach you the foundations of exercise science, coaching, and developing training programs. Others certification program personal trainer

ReturnShip Program

OnlyOnce

ReturnShip Program. Today is a very exciting day for Return Path as we launch a new program we have been cooking for more than a year called the ReturnShip program. We hope this program enables us to help the community and also find some hidden talent.

Dream Tank Summer Programs For Kids in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Dream Tank is a summer program designed for kids and teens who want to launch and implement their ideas to address real-world challenges. Each program is designed for kids to choose a social or environmental issue they want to address.

How A Customer Loyalty Program Can Help Your Business

YoungUpstarts

There are many reasons why businesses are encouraged to create customer loyalty programs. The Best customer loyalty program can help address some of your most important concerns about growing your business. Explore the key benefits of having a customer loyalty program: Boosts Revenues.

Robots, Programming, and Education

Feld Thoughts

Last week, my friends at Orbotix rolled out a new program called SPRK which stands for Schools, Parents, Robots, and Kids. The post Robots, Programming, and Education appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Launching The Customer Loyalty Programs The Big Guys Use? Slow Your Roll!

YoungUpstarts

Are you considering launching a conventional customer loyalty program? Offering a new customer loyalty program modeled after what national chains have used for years is like building a coal-fired power plant today. by Ray Clopton, CEO of Wilbur.

ReturnShip Program, Part III

OnlyOnce

I’ve written a couple times this past year about our ReturnShip program, which is a 4-month paid internship program designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than 3 year to re-enter and build credible and relevant experience, and to expand the talent pool for our organization.

The Best Programming Languages for Digital Marketers

ConversionXL

Which programming language should marketers learn? For a newcomer, there are four programming languages worth learning: SQL*. Technically, SQL is a “declarative language,” not a programming language, but it has the “ functionality of a mature programming language.”.

The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Steve Blank

Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of your company/agency? Over the last few years Pete Newell and I have helped build innovation programs inside large companies, across the U.S.

Resources And Loan Programs For Veteran Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Not only are there loans and education programs that directly relate to their business needs, but other resources that can help indirectly. Unfortunately, the program only covers townhouses and condos, so plan accordingly. Veterans Advantage Lending Program.

ReturnShip Program, Part II

OnlyOnce

Today marks the graduation for the six women who participated in our inaugural ReturnShip program, which I wrote about here and which was written up at least twice, in Harvard Business Review and in the San Francisco Chronicle.

How To Pick The Right Startup Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

Every year, thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs around the world pack their bags and head out to participate in an accelerator program. For the most part, most of these programs are similar. Choosing the right program can make or break your startup. The Mentorship Program.

Creating A Successful Brand Ambassador Program

YoungUpstarts

Rather than hoping word-of-mouth marketing occurs organically, many companies are taking matters into their own hands by creating brand ambassador programs. A brand ambassador program takes advantage of the passion of your most enthusiastic fans. Successful Brand Ambassador Programs.

Spread Your Wings With The Innovative Spotivity Platform For After School Programs

YoungUpstarts

However, for various reasons, millions of teens in America fail to engage in meaningful afterschool programs. After school program providers can also use Spotivity to connect with potential participants and grow their user base.

What To Know About The SEC Whistleblower Program

YoungUpstarts

Because of this, the Securities and Exchange Commission has what is known as the SEC Whistleblower Program. Applying to individual whistleblowers as well as groups who come forward, this aspect has been a key part of the program’s success.

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Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

Feld Thoughts

The post Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Are you a woman who is an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a STEM field? If you are, you now have an opportunity to apply for a Women Forward in Technology Scholarship.

The Psychology of a Successful Testing Program

ConversionXL

All testing programs, no matter how great or awful, think they are doing pretty good and can get better. It doesn’t matter what size the programs are or the industry, of the over 300 programs I have worked with almost all of them suffer from some very similar issues.

The Best Life Coach Certification Programs In America

YoungUpstarts

Becoming a life coach requires obtaining certification through a program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and learning the career development skills you need to launch this next chapter. What to Expect: You can expect to complete your CTA program in six months’ time.

Learning To Program

Feld Thoughts

Today, while enjoying a veggie burger at Mustard’s Last Stand , we talked about how Nate and Natty learned to program. They decided that rather than find a “developer” to team up with, they would learn how to program. There are a variety of answers – one is “learn to program.” Tags: Programming everlater I had lunch today with Nate Abbott and Natty Zola, the co-founders of Everlater , a TechStars 2009 company.

Can Subscription Billing Programs Save Retail Stores?

YoungUpstarts

Among the strategies tested by retailers are subscription billing programs. Yet discounts, loyalty program perks and in-store promotions can only go so far in driving business and sustained success in the internet age. by Kevin Cancilla, chief marketing officer of Vindicia.

Graduate Programs: Online Vs. Brick And Mortar

YoungUpstarts

This could mean completing a certificate program, or going back to school for a post graduate degree. Below is a list of things to consider when deciding: Program Selection. The most important factor is whether or not the school has the degree program you want.

4 Debt Relief Programs To Know About

YoungUpstarts

To avoid this from happening, you can go for one effective solution: a debt relief program. Debt relief programs serve as a way to reduce, slow down or even eliminate the debt you owe. Here are 4 debt relief programs to know about: 1. These 4 programs are definitely worth it.

The Stanford Innovative CIO program

deal architect

David Smoley, CIO of Flextronics and Brian Lillie, CIO of Equinix are leading along with Stanford Business School faculty a very interesting 4 day offering for senior executives about innovative uses of technology. The brochure is attached below or you. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How to Learn Programming and Launch Your App in 3 Months—with No Programming Experience

Up and Running

Learn programming and build it yourself. How long does it really take to learn programming? Whatever you do, please don’t Google “How long does it take to learn programming?” This is one of the main things that set me back from learning programming myself.

LaunchHouse Launches Startup Accelerator Program

YoungUpstarts

Shaker Heights, Ohio-based business incubator LaunchHouse is inviting ten technology startup teams from around the world to participate in a 12-week startup accelerator program. If you’re a technology-based startup with two or three co-founders, you can apply for the program here.

[Singapore] SIF Young Social Entrepreneurs Program 2013

YoungUpstarts

Singapore International Foundation ‘s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) program for 2013 – which looks to inspire, equip and enable youths to take up the mantle of social entrepreneurship in Singapore and beyond – is now open for applications.

How to Build an Effective Referral Program

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Build an Effective Referral Program written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. This is why establishing an effective referral program is so important. What is a Referral Program? A referral program is a systematic approach to generating referrals.

Applications for Our 2013 Summer Fellowship Program Now Open

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lightspeed is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship Program. After joining Lightspeed in 2006 and realizing that we had the resources to support some idea-stage projects, I put together the Summer Program and opened it up to student led teams.

Ford Launches Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Program in Austin

SiliconHills

The post Ford Launches Self-Driving Vehicle Testing Program in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Four years ago, Google’s self-driving car expert said he hoped Austin would have autonomous vehicles commercially available for the public to ride in on the city’s streets by 2019.

Strategies To Promote Your App’s Referral Program

The Startup Magazine

A referral program is one of the best app promotions and effective ways to get more people to download your app. But of course, your customers will never use your referral program if they aren’t aware it exists. Promoting Your App’s Referral Program.

How to Estimate a “Net Value” for Your A/B Testing Program

ConversionXL

These five types of winners show up in every experimentation program. DeFacto’s profit on the program roughly corrected for false winners is just over $1.2 Anti-winners are usually rare in A/B test programs due to the relatively high power levels.

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FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

And a variety of loan programs are available to help consumers purchase homes at favorable capital costs, which helps with startup capital. Anyone purchasing a home should take into consideration each one of these and other programs to determine if they are available.

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

As you can see in the above graph, 18 MBA programs are represented among the 157 unicorns. As a Stanford alum and current HBS student, I was happy to see the MBA programs of both schools at the top of the list. that of any other MBA program.

How to Choose a Programming Language as a Tech Startup

The Startup Magazine

Whether you’re building the next best home automation system, a revolutionary robotics product, or a new kind of software, the programming language you use to make it happen is the foundation of your work. They may have valuable insights as to which programming language will work best.

Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming

YoungUpstarts

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to code anything noteworthy after a three-month Ruby on Rails course but that’s not the point of learning basic programming. A business founder should learn how to program because code is the language of the Internet. by Lee Shen Han.

Seven Reasons Why Customer Reference Programs Fail

YoungUpstarts

The program has to be well staffed so it becomes a seamless and well integrated part of your entire growth engine. There are certain predictable mistakes companies make that can derail customer reference programs before they ever get off the ground.

Kids Learn to Program with Sphero Robots Saturday in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

Teaching kids to program is not an easy task – their attention span is short and what they are able to accomplish in a brief period of time is often uninspiring which results in them losing attention quickly. The Orbotix team has turned their Sphero into a fantastic programming aid to introduce coding to kids as young as 4th grade. Robots and programming devices will be provided – but bring your smartphone if you want to use your own.

Just Work the Program

Duct Tape Marketing

Just Work the Program written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Patience may be difficult in the midst of a marketing program, but if you lay out a plan and follow it consistently, you build customer confidence in your brand.

[Singapore] JFDI.Asia’s Second Accelerator Program This Year Receives Overwhelming Response

YoungUpstarts

Singapore-based accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator ( JFDI Asia ) has revealed that over 300 digital startup teams have applied for its second accelerator program for this year, competing for just 12 places in this intake.

An Infographic History of Computer Programming

Up and Running

It’s safe to say, that I am eternally grateful to the inventor of computer programming. I spend about 84 hours a week online (I refuse to count Netflix, thank you Apple TV).

3 Unorthodox Methods To Enhance Matured Optimization Programs

ConversionXL

This deserves attention since it eats your gains in the long run and could be harmful to your optimization program. My goal with this post was to illustrate some non-orthodox ways to push beyond the limits of your current optimization program and find growth through different means.

Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. In the mean time, Canada is shouting from the rooftops about the benefits of the Start-Up Visa program. The Start-up Visa Program will enable immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative companies that will create jobs in Canada, and eventually, compete globally. And I encourage any immigrant entrepreneur considering moving to the US to also consider moving to Canada given this new program.

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