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.

How To Get Ready To Participate In An Acceleration Program

YoungUpstarts

Acceleration and incubation programs are on the rise and have helped start and scale many successful businesses over the past 10 years. My personal advice is to go a step further and research the history of the program or the institution that runs it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Two New Techstars Programs – Mobility/Detroit and Techstars++/Mayo Clinic

Feld Thoughts

Last week Techstars announced the new Techstars Mobility program, Driven by Detroit. From the post about it: “Throughout the development of the Techstars Mobility program, Techstars worked with Detroit based venture capital firms Fontinalis Partners, Detroit Venture Partners and Renaissance Venture Capital to recruit mentors and ensure capital was ready to deploy in the region. I’m fascinated with Detroit.

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.

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

Feld Thoughts

The Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) Program brings international entrepreneurial talent to the CU-Boulder campus and community. If you aren’t familiar with the program, there is detailed information on the CU Boulder Global Entrepreneurs in Residence page and a detailed overview of the GEIR program. Amy and I are proud to be supporting the Global EIR program and the Global EIR Coalition (which I’m on the board of).

The Companies in the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure Program

Feld Thoughts

The program begins this week and ends in mid-January. Since the program is powered by TechStars , it’ll follow the standard TechStars timeline, finishing up with a demo day at the end of the program. Follow the program on Twitter: @bizspark and @ windowsazure.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Girls Are Getting Into Programming

Up and Running

Palo Alto Software’s very own Lara Fields was recently interviewed by KLCC (Eugene, Oregon’s NPR affiliate station) for a segment on women in programming. Career & Lifestyle News coding computer programming lara fields Palo Alto Software women in tech

How Effective And Organized Is Your Employee Gift Giving Program?

YoungUpstarts

Since even a small change can have a large impact on the atmosphere at work, consider the value of giving thoughtful employee gifts when appropriate. This simple gesture is a real, effective, and authentic way to make your business a wonderful place to work. It will increase employee morale.

[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.

Brief Introduction Into The SBA Loan Programs

Up and Running

The SBA also offers several loan programs to help those businesses meet demand, acquire needed assets and personnel, and preserve working capital in an undulating market. 7(a) Loan Program. Startups can also seek funding through this program. Micro Loan Program.

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From Loyalty Programs To Fan Clubs, A Paradigm Shift

YoungUpstarts

Loyalty programs have not changed much since the first airline loyalty cards took off more than 30 years ago. Survey after survey show that in most cases, businesses have no clear way of calculating the ROI of their loyalty programs. by Aneace Haddad, CEO & Founder, Taggo.

[Singapore][Event] Inaugural PlugFest International Programming Competition Launches

YoungUpstarts

Events & Happenings competition mobile apps PlugFest programming competition public data Singapore

[Singapore] Research In Motion Kickstarts Built For Blackberry Program

YoungUpstarts

As part of its commitment to the developer community in the region, Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) will be initiating its Built for Blackberry program this month.

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.

Announcing the 2016 Lean Startup Week Program

Startup Lessons Learned

3, we’ll have two special keynotes: from Joe Zadeh, VP of product at Airbnb, and Viv Goldstein from GE’s FastWorks program who will also engage in a joint conversation about intrapreneurship in their organizations. Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup team has been hard at work finalizing the details of this year’s Lean Startup Week.

Oracle Launches Startup Cloud Accelerator Program in Austin

SiliconHills

on Tuesday, announced it’s launching a residential Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Austin. The Austin program is Oracle’s first residential accelerator program in North America. Watch out Austin there’s a new accelerator in town.

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

Mass Challenge Texas Selects 84 Startups for its First Program

SiliconHills

Mass Challenge Texas has selected 84 startups to join its first accelerator program. The post Mass Challenge Texas Selects 84 Startups for its First Program appeared first on SiliconHills.

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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.