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.

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 […].

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

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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.).

Killer Marketing Plan For Startup Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

The post Killer Marketing Plan For Startup Entrepreneurs appeared first on ReadWrite. Branding Customer Service Startups marketing Marketing Plan For Startups startupsWhy break the bank for your marketing needs when you can brainstorm your way to a killer marketing plan? The best marketing ideas come simple and cheap but these ideas do not come out of the blue. Your actual business plan will require an out-of-the-box, innovative thought process.

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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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?

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.

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.

5 Keys To Minimizing The Burn Rate For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Cash flow is a basic survival metric for every startup. Yet it always amazes me that I can find two different startups, seemingly working on the same problem, with one having a burn rate several times higher than the other. They understand startup realities.

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.

What Startups Need to Know About Regulated Markets

Steve Blank

If you’re a startup trying to disrupt an existing business you need to read The Fixer by Bradley Tusk and Regulatory Hacking by Evan Burfield. Each of these is an example of a startup disrupting regulated markets. These barriers to new innovative startups are called economic rent.

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

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.

A Startup Business’ Guide To Accounting

YoungUpstarts

It takes more than just capital and time to get your startup ready for some action. Below is a quick guide to accounting for your startup business. A startup business needs some extra care considering that it’s still new and is yet to make a noise in the industry.

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.

Trademark Protection for Startups

ReadWriteStart

As a startup one of your most important assets is your brand and that brand is usually embodied in your company name and logo. The post Trademark Protection for Startups appeared first on ReadWrite. Branding Grow Marketing ReadWrite Startups Web

5 Indications That You Can Survive Startup Failures

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, it is something any startup founder can acquire as an advantage in the ever-more-competitive business world. George Everly resilience startup failure Steve Jobs

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.

5 Survival Tips For Mobile App Startups

YoungUpstarts

Mobile app startups today have to get everything right before they can think about gaining any profits from their work. The following are five survival tips for mobile app startups today: Create an attractive service. Others app development mobile app startup advice

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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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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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Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job , is available via Kindle for $0.99 If you are a fan of my books, a friend, or just someone who is interested in startups, buy a copy today. The post Startup Opportunities Flash Sale – Today Only For $0.99

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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

Pitching Your Tech Startup Products to CxOs

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneurship is at an all-time high: nearly 150,000 new technology startups are registered every month globally. In order to establish themselves, startups need to develop a customer pipeline. In the case of B2B tech startups, that means selling into large enterprises.

Startup Opportunities 2 – Audible Edition

Feld Thoughts

The Audible version of Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order and will be on out on 9/19. It’s a lot of fun to read your own audio book like I did for Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with and Entrepreneur , the book I wrote with Amy. The post Startup Opportunities 2 – Audible Edition appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books audible startup life startup opportunities venture deals

Kauffman Sketchbook on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

I started my talk off today by showing a video that the Kauffman Foundation just did for Startup Communities. Startup Communities kauffman money game sketchbook startup communities thinc iowa

New Book: The Startup Playbook

Feld Thoughts

The book is called The Startup Playbook and it’s their personal how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. Startups are incredibly difficult, as we all know. Not only do I think that this book is an important read for all founders, but I think founders should hand copies to their startup team. Execs, early employees, and anyone interested in creating or working for a startup can learn a great deal about how to build a startup.

A Startup That Imitates, With Innovation, Often Wins

Startup Professionals Musings

There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams. So don’t be intimidated by the negative image that imitation currently has in the startup world. Smart startups save cost and time by capitalizing on the pivots of others before them.

Startup Winner – Yip Yap

The Startup Magazine

Earlier this year at the FUND Conference in Austin, Texas, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. Today The Startup Magazine features the winning Exhibitor from FUND Conference Austin, Yip Yap.

Essential Insurance For Startups

YoungUpstarts

When you launch a startup, getting the business off the ground is all-consuming. If you’re not sure what insurance your startup needs, here are seven types of insurance every startup should consider. This is an affordable option for startups and small businesses.

A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

Her book, Regional Advantage , had a huge impact from on my thinking around Startup Communities. The other guest was Chris Schroeder who recently wrote a book titled Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. If you are interested in startup communities, I hope you will listen to this podcast. The post A16Z Podcast on Startup Communities appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Launching Startup Revolution

Feld Thoughts

As a result of this obsession, I’m launching Startup Revolution , starting now. I view Startup Revolution as a movement. We’ve invested in other VC funds with our own money (and subsequently met even more entrepreneurs) and evangelized tirelessly about startups around the US, working with organizations like the Startup America Partnership. My partners and I continually learn all kinds of things about startups.

Why Startups Should Use Content Marketing from Day One

The Startup Magazine

Well over 50% of all entrepreneurial startups fail within a year of launch. A startup company should know their potential demographic just as well as they know their own product. Your startup can do this with a customized content marketing campaign.