Top Startup Winner: Balodana

The Startup Magazine

The Startup Magazine recently featured two of the FUND Conference Top 3 Exhibitor winners, Happenstance , and Digs. The top startup at this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois was Balodana , a fashion purchasing platform disrupting the women’s e-commerce fashion industry.

A Great Example of A Professor’s Involvement With A Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

I have a chapter in Startup Communities that uses CU Boulder – and specifically Silicon Flatirons – as an example of a much better way than the traditional approach (circa 2012) for a university to engage with the startup community. Brad is currently studying finance instruments used in startup investment and has two forthcoming articles on this topic. He continually strives to connect the university and surrounding startup community.

5 Misconceptions You Should Know About Before Launching Your Tech Startup

ReadWriteStart

With multibillion-dollar tech companies and growth startups making headlines left and right, it’s natural to want to get a piece of the action. The post 5 Misconceptions You Should Know About Before Launching Your Tech Startup appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups startups tips

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Binary Star Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

While we’ve been collaborating on Startup Communities 2 (which we are now calling The Startup Community Way), which will come out at the “end-of-the-year-ish,” having dinner was a delight and reminded me how much I like him. It’s a good post worth reading but reminded me of a concept that we are weaving into The Startup Community Way. There is an increasing number of “ binary star ” startup communities.

The Startup Copycat Fallacy

View from Seed

Another full-stack short-term rentals startup ? It seems as though in many categories, especially in consumer internet space, a handful of startups pursuing quite similar or even apparently identical ideas launch within months of each other.

Playing Startup

View from Seed

I’ve observed what may be an emerging trend, at least in some startups, that I find somewhat unsettling. But I think it’s important to discuss, particularly given today’s heady environment for startups. But I’ve witnessed more and more “playing startup” in recent months.

6 Harsh Truths About Startup Life

YFS Magazine

It's hard to differentiate startup myths from startup reality. Plan starting a business startup adviceHere's a cold hard look at the facts to prepare you for what it takes to start a business.

How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups

ReadWriteStart

The post How Minnesota Became the Land of 10,000 Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups minnesota startups twin citiesMinnesota is no stranger to big business. It’s home to such names as Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and Ecolab — all of which have made their homes in Minnesota for generations and have become a source of pride. But a new industry — technology — is taking Minnesota by storm, boosting the local economy […].

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

But there is a trend that feels inevitable to me: “Startups everywhere.” When the phrase “Startup Communities” started to become mainstream around 2012, I made the strong assertion that you could create a startup community in any city with at least 100,000 people.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Reading the NY Times article “ Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture, ” I realized it was time for a new startup heuristic: the amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital. It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup. Startups wrote business plans, generated expansive 5-year forecasts and executed (hired, spent and built) to the plan.

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Lessons On Startup Success From An Olympic Champion

Startup Professionals Musings

The best entrepreneurs always believe their startups will thrive despite the odds. entrepreneur nikki stone olympic champion startup turtles flyWillingness to take a risk is the hallmark of a serious entrepreneur.

Smart Hiring Practices For Any Startup

YoungUpstarts

Getting a startup off the ground is no small feat. There are a number of challenges that every startup has to overcome within its first few years, but as long you have the right people by your side, these hurdles can be conquered with aplomb.

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5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start your own business, use these 5 startup tips from the experts to get your idea off the ground. Today, these companies, and hundreds like them, have graduated from aspiring startups to behemoth conglomerates.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Digs

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. Today The Startup Magazine features another of the FUND Top 3 Exhibitor winners, Digs.

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Startup Opportunities Available on Audible

Feld Thoughts

The audiobook version of Startup Opportunities: Know When To Quit Your Day Job is now available on Audible. The post Startup Opportunities Available on Audible appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books audible audiobook sean wise startup startup opportunities

How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Video for Your Startup

Up and Running

Crowdfunding can be an effective way for startups and entrepreneurs to raise funds and to test the market for new ideas, but there are a few secrets to organizing a successful crowdfunding campaign that every business should know.

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Startup Boards Is Shipping

Feld Thoughts

Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors is shipping. ” If you are up for it, give me some opening day love and order a copy of Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors. Startup Boards boards Books startup boards

Six Reasons Why Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

YoungUpstarts

by Arsalan Sajid, startup community manager at Cloudways. After spending a good amount of time researching about the benefits of having a startup, you are ready to open your own startup. I have got a shocking statistic for you, startup enthusiasts.

7 Essentials Your Online Startup Needs to Follow

ReadWriteStart

Starting an online business requires you to be extremely smart because 9 out of 10 startups fail and just 10 percent are lucky to enjoy the sweet taste of success. But there are essentials your online startup needs to follow.

The Startup Bubble

Start Up Blog

There are few things any established industrial economy needs more of than new businesses, but I’m here to say that ‘startups’ might not be the answer. So, what is a startup? The post The Startup Bubble appeared first on Steve Sammartino.

8 Key Skill Sets Required For Success In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience in large businesses as well as years of advising startups, I see far too much focus on product skills, and too little on people and process skills. Anthony Iannarino skill set startup success

Startup Koan of the Day

Feld Thoughts

The post Startup Koan of the Day appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship koan startupIf you are playing the long game, what should you do next?

Support Startups for Net Neutrality

Feld Thoughts

Engine Advocacy , Y Combinator , and Techstars are organizing a letter opposing these actions, signed by startups, investors, accelerators, incubators, and entrepreneurs. Help us send a message from startups and entrepreneurs that his rumored action to undermine net neutrality is not ok.

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8 Ways To Ensure Team Accountability In Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

In big businesses, people are quick to defer with “that’s not my department,” and even startup founders too often blame failures on the economy or the lack of investors. accountability John Miller startup team

Alex Iskold Startup Hacks

Feld Thoughts

Recently, he put together a bunch of great blog posts on his site under a heading Startup Hacks. 7 Calendar Tips for Startups. The post Alex Iskold Startup Hacks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship alex iskold startups TechstarsI’ve been friends with Alex Iskold for over a dozen years (I was an angel investor in GetGlue, which USV funded.).

Building Startup Communities to Last

Feld Thoughts

So it was an incredible honor to interview Jim for 45 minutes last week at the Startup Phenomenon event about Startup Communities. We spent the time applying the ideas from Jim’s books and research to the idea of Startup Communities. One of my heroes is Jim Collins.

8 Steps To Assembling The Most Talented Startup Team

Startup Professionals Musings

1099 economy Lisa Hufford on-demand teams startup talent shiftWith the pace of change ever escalating, entrepreneurs today can’t afford to acquire talent through traditional hiring alone, and need to revise the perception that “talent” is only full-time employees.

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Why Startups Are Good For You

YoungUpstarts

Maybe, a startup is good idea for you. When you join a startup or you begin a startup, you’re basically telling yourself to be more responsible. Well, if you think about it, when you begin a startup, you can look forward to the fact that you are your own boss.

Estimating Realistic Startup Costs

Up and Running

This article is part of our Business Startup Guide —a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! Startup expenses are those expenses incurred before the business is running. What are startup costs? The traditional method: Startup worksheet.

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Even the Best Startup Solutions Need Modern Marketing

Startup Professionals Musings

marketing startup technologyAs a long-time advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and a technology fan myself, I still meet dozens of techies with great solutions who assume they don’t need marketing to change the world. They subscribe to the myth that “if we build it, they will come.”

Colorado Startup Summer

Feld Thoughts

This is why I co-founded and commit a portion of my time to Startup Colorado; an organization that empowers and sustains startup communities across Colorado. One of the programs that Startup Colorado runs – called Startup Summer – cultivates and engages undergraduate entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the Front Range startup community. Startup Summer is now in its sixth year. Entrepreneurship internships startup colorado startup summe

Choosing the Right Startup Team

The Startup Magazine

The startup team serves as the foundation of any new business. Hiring A Startup Team. A winning startup team is comprised of highly capable individuals who embody a range of skills and talents. Begin networking as soon as you realize you need a startup team.

A Mixer for Startup Mixology

Feld Thoughts

Frank Gruber, a long time friend, recently released a book, Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. The post A Mixer for Startup Mixology appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. Our goal– to inspire, educate and empower hundred’s of thousands of entrepreneurs and help create 10,000 startups. The result – Startup Weekend Next.

Startup Opportunity: CBD Vaping Oil

The Startup Magazine

The CBD business has potential for those looking for a startup idea. The post Startup Opportunity: CBD Vaping Oil appeared first on The Startup Magazine. Owing to the personal testimonials and recent research surrounding CBD, the market for CBD oil has grown considerably.

Weekend Reading on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

So this weekend was about startup communities with a bonus book on the startup visa tossed in for good measure. The history is so much richer, the one page stories about the companies the shaped each era are just awesome, and the perspective of what 120 years really means for a the startup community that is undeniably the most robust in the world right now is very powerful. The last book I read was The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity in America.

10 Startup Myths Busted

YoungUpstarts

Unfortunately for a startup, you have to work hard for years of business, it’s not just a case of making it through your first year and then smooth sailing. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur advice startup advice startup mythsby Caroline Revell.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.” ” Instead, I believe every startup community already has a name. The Boulder startup community is called Boulder. The LA startup community is called LA.

How To Name Your Startup And Brands

Brandanew

Yesterday, I met up with the CEO and founder of an Ann Arbor Startup- High Five Pedal tours. I’m a week and a half old in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so it was quite interesting to talk to another Startup founder over a falafel wrap. How do you plan to market this Startup?

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Tips To Value Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

Startup valuation, under no circumstances, can be described as a simple affair. While valuing a publicly traded company is more or less straightforward, the case with a rarely profit making startup is not quite the same. Importance of Evaluating your Startup.

Lean Startup Interns Needed!

Grasshopper Herder

Learning how to coach startups, Learn how accelerators work and how to improve them, Interview thought leaders, Research and write case studies. Lean Enterprise Lean Startups interns internship

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Living the Startup Life

Feld Thoughts

I loved this video review of Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. The post Living the Startup Life appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Life Books startup life

Book: Startup Rising

Feld Thoughts

On my vacation a few weeks ago, I read Chris Schroeder ‘s book Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. I had a copy of Startup Rising on my Kindle from a while ago but had never read it. Chris creates a framework for how to think about the different participants in the Middle East startup community. The post Book: Startup Rising appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books Chris Schroeder middle east startup rising