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.

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.

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Five Best Chat Programs For Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Skype: The Old Standby Of all the apps and programs on this list, Skype is the most established, having been one of the big players in online communication for more than a decade. Business adsense Chat Programs

11 Startups Join DivInc’s Latest Accelerator Program

SiliconHills

The 12-week accelerator program, based at Capital Factory, has graduated two cohorts so far and made a big impact on providing women and minorities with greater access to mentors, funding, partnerships and the overall inner […]. The post 11 Startups Join DivInc’s Latest Accelerator Program appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin accelerator Ashley Jennings Capital Factory Dana Callender Diversity DivInc Preston James Program startups technology

How to Optimize an Affiliate Marketing Program for Profitability

ConversionXL

Now, I’d argue that perhaps “altruistic” is not the correct word for modern referral marketing as many programs are incentivized with gift cards, additional features, swag, etc. You might then decide to start an affiliate marketing program to help you reach new audiences.

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.

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.

Top 9 Best Affiliate Programs for 2015

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you don’t feel like scrolling all they way down… just click on the one you’re interested in below: Best Affiliate Programs. Here are some of the best affiliate marketing programs running on the internet today: 1.

Who should learn to program?

Chris Dixon

There has recently been a lot of talk in the tech world and beyond about getting more people to learn computer programming. Programming is a great foundation for a tech/startup career. I suspect one of the reasons for the low number of CS majors is people don’t realize all the non-programming opportunities that are opened up by background in programming. Programming is an important part of being “culturally literate.”

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.

It’s not the Mentors — it’s the Mentor Program

Market by Numbers

Economy Lean Entrepreneur San Diego Startup Community accelerator incubator mentor mentor program I’m going to go out on a limb here. I guarantee that good startup mentors exist everywhere, even in your neck of the woods.

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.

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.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is part 2 of Ricardo’s “post mortem” of the life and death of Qualcomm’s corporate entrepreneurship program.

Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship MBA Programs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

While many have been able to find new employment, there are others who decided to return to school for the purpose of getting into an MBA program with a focus on becoming a future entrepreneur as the end goal. The Evolution of the MBA Program. MBA Programs for Future Entrepreneurs.

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.

Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans

SiliconHills

And that’s why he enrolled in the first class […] The post Open Cloud Academy Launches Cybersecurity Program for Veterans appeared first on SiliconHills. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News David Gibson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a cryptographic specialist after 18 years in 1995 in San Antonio and then worked construction jobs until he hurt his back. Since then he’s been looking for steady work.

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Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is Ricardo’s “post mortem” account of the life and death of a corporate entrepreneurship program.

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).

Be Selective in Early Beta Programs to Find the Ideal Customers and Use Cases

Instigator Blog

You can also let in a few outliers into your beta program — chase a few of the (potentially) interesting but diverse leads — and see what happens. The experiment (which is exactly what a beta program should be) will have too many variables to tease out the most important lessons, and leave you with some great big vanity metrics (like # of users) but incredibly poor actionable metrics that really matter.

Launching a Startup Travel Program with Volta in Halifax

Instigator Blog

In April I wrote a blog post titled Governments Should Fund Startup Travel Programs. Getting people to San Francisco and New York may lead to fundraising, partnerships or customer acquisition, but in my mind, the primary goal of a Startup Travel Program is to have entrepreneurs experience an amazing startup ecosystem and bring some of that back with them. I have to thank Milan Vrekic (who runs Volta) for his continued effort to see the Travel Program realized.

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.

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Teaching Kids Programming

Andrew Payne

Getting kids interested in programming is a lot harder than it used to be. And, it’s programming. I was lucky enough to come of age during the PC revolution. My brother and I would carefully enter multiple pages of BASIC code from computer magazines, and then play games for weeks (making our own modifications along the way).

Creating a Successful Brand Ambassador Program

The Startup Magazine

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.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm. This is Ricardo’s “post mortem” account of the life and death of a corporate entrepreneurship program.

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.

The Surprising Truth About Diversity Programs

Inc Startups

Maybe it's time for CEOs and BoDs to put their money where their mouths have be

Bedrock programming

Chris Dixon

“Bedrock programming” is a phrase used to describe a style of programming that favors building code from the ground up versus reusing existing open-source or proprietary code. In my first programming job out of college our bosses told us to entirely rebuild our product. Lately, I’ve personally been programming with MongoDB and love it.

Partners of the RealCo Seed Fund Program in San Antonio talk Entrepreneurship on Ideas to Invoices

SiliconHills

The RealCo Seed Fund Program, founded in January at Geekdom, is helping business to business startups succeed. “We We are vested in their success,” said Teresa Evans, a partner in the RealCo Seed Fund Program. The post Partners of the RealCo Seed Fund Program in San Antonio talk Entrepreneurship on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills. The goal is to help the companies scale and get to a point where they can raise a Series A round […].

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

t prompted a good discussion around how CTOs go about choosing the programming language and framework for their startup. The rest is just down and dirty algorithmic programming. If you don't believe me, take a look at some interesting data on what programming languages TIOBE Programming Community Index for June 2011 are in use and the current trends.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Channel Partner Program

ConversionXL

These are actual results a startup Ringadoc got from their partner program. So we started building out the partner program.”. HotJar is planning on launching their Agency Partner Program in the future, and they are already doing their homework. Evolving the Partner Program.

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

Inc Startups

A basic understanding of various programming languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder

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SXSW is Accepting Programming Submissions for 2017

SiliconHills

SXSW just last week announced it was now […] The post SXSW is Accepting Programming Submissions for 2017 appeared first on SiliconHills. Got a thought-provoking and creative idea for the tech and entertainment industries and want to share it with the world? Then you might consider submitting that idea for a solo talk or a panel discussion at South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music for the 2017 conferences.

7 Steps to Launch: How to Run Your First Referral Program

Inc Startups

Follow these seven steps to run your first referral program and start harnessing the power of word of mouth. Strategy

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.

Google Gives Grants to Austin Public Library Foundation for Digital Inclusion Program

SiliconHills

This week, Google and Google Fiber awarded $145,000 to the foundation to support a new digital inclusion program. The benefits of having Google Fiber in Austin go far beyond higher broadband speeds. That can be seen in Google’s latest gift to the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.

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

YoungUpstarts

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

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.

Upgrade your brain: Programming resources for coding newbies

The Next Web

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs Anyone who’s paying attention these days has probably figured out that computer programming is fast becoming the new standard of literacy in our technology-driven economy.

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.

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