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.

Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops

Grasshopper Herder

The post Guest Post: Running Better Lean Startup Workshops appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Lean Startup Teamwork & Leadership Facilitation WorkshopsFive actionable tips on running better workshops.

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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

B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach

Grasshopper Herder

Have you thought about using Lean Startup to improve your sales process? The post B2B Sales: A Lean Startup Approach appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Customer Development Lean Startup B2B Evaluative Market Experiment Startup ToolThe founder of Shipitwise reveals how he used lean principles to improve B2B sales.

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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

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.

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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How Startups Actually Grow

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

We’ve all seen the growth curve on the left – all successful startups strive for a version of one. There’s no doubt that growing a startup is hard work. General Business Startups growing your startup growth curve how companies grow

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.

Why Some Startups Win

Steve Blank

I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. When organizations are small (startups, small teams in companies and government agencies) early employees share a mission (why they come to work, what they need to do while they are at work, and how they will know they have succeeded). If these sound like reasonable answers to you, and you are in a startup, update your resume.

The Startup Therapist

Feld Thoughts

My long time friend Jeff Hyman has started a new business called Startup Therapist. The post The Startup Therapist appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Depression emotional intelligence interview jeff hyman startup therapist

8 Reasons Why Startups Should Focus on Digital Strategies in 2017

Brandanew

The more your startup engages with your future customers, the better chances are you’ll build a successful brand. After all, you are a startup and you are bound to face some snags along the way. Think about which paid techniques work for your startup.

Join the Startup Opportunities Launch Team

Feld Thoughts

We are getting ready to launch the 2nd Edition of Startup Opportunities. If you are interested in helping out, join our Startup Opportunities Launch Team. The post Join the Startup Opportunities Launch Team appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books startup opportunities

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

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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

Startups and Office Space

The Startup Magazine

No matter what industry sector your startup focuses on, eventually you’re going to need to start looking at property for office space. As with any startup, your cost limitations are key to working out what’s best for you.

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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Structure Matters (Scaling Startups)

Instigator Blog

Lean Startup provides a methodology for how to do things, but generally the work and overall experience is pretty chaotic. Scaling StartupsWhen you first start a company there’s very little structure involved. You have a couple founders, an idea and (hopefully) a ton of passion for the problem you’re trying to solve. And that’s totally fine. […].

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?

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.

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.

4 Startup Realities That May Shock You

YFS Magazine

Startup success is attainable. Plan business plan starting a business startup advice startup lessonsJust know what it will cost, and most importantly if that cost is ultimately worth it to you.

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Playing Startup

Agile VC

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. The post Playing Startup appeared first on AGILEVC

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). No one knows which startups are not going to fail.

Playing Startup

Agile VC

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. The post Playing Startup appeared first on AGILEVC.

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.

Seek Support Organizations Based On Startup Stage

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s helpful to think of startups as proceeding through several stages, which I have defined some time ago from a funding perspective. Their real value is your access to senior advisors with experience, and other startups in the same stage.

Startup CTO

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do? Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO Attracting a CTO to your startup Startup CTO: Could It Work?

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Boulder Startup Week 2016

Feld Thoughts

Fresh off a week of vacation, I’m rolling into the annual joyful madness that is Boulder Startup Week. If you don’t know the history of Startup Week (now owned by Techstars), it was founded by Andrew Hyde in Boulder in 2010 and subsequently begat the overall Startup Week program (powered by Chase) happening all over the world. Thursday, May 19 – 11:00am – 12:15pm: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Startup Realm.

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

Life As A Startup Consultant

Seed Stage Capital

We haven''t (publicly) posted a job in several years, so I can only assume these eager beavers are attracted to the perceived glamour of consulting mixed with the excitement of the startup world, and this has somehow triangulated them to our doorstep. Startups fail.

Beyond VC: Funding Options for Early-Stage Startups

Gust

The post Beyond VC: Funding Options for Early-Stage Startups appeared first on The Gust Blog It’s that time of year when we’re all staring down the end of the December, wondering where the months have gone. This is also the time when a lot of entrepreneurs wrestle with their plans for the next year, asking themselves: Where should I bet big? Are the growth targets right? How am I going to pay for all these. Read more >.

Should You Relocate Your Startup to Mexico?

Inc Startups

Should you relocate your startup to Mexico? Startup

Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup lucky enough to get some traction gets to the point where they decide to hire some “regular employees” for sales, marketing, and administrative tasks. For a startup, you don’t have a recognized brand to bring in the leads.

The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. This index “incorporates both the money flowing into VC-backed startups, as well as the exits that are making money for investors.

Startup Marketing Should Skip Traditional Advertising

Startup Professionals Musings

But startups need to remember that even zero paid media doesn’t mean that marketing is free. New products and startups often require a culture shift to drive acceptance, which can best be accelerated by zealots or a visible chief disciple, like Steve Jobs.

The Best Online Courses for Startups

The Startup Magazine

Startups have a lot to learn if they want to run their business successfully. Business owners need the right startup tools and resources to compete in this competitive market. Keep reading to discover the best online courses for startups. The Lean Startup.

How This Startup Is Majorly Disrupting the Home Insurance Industry

Inc Startups

How This Startup Is Majorly Disrupting the Home Insurance Industry. Startup

A wealth of sources for startup fundraising – A primer for founders

VC Cafe

Wether you like it or not, startups. Connect Ventures Eze Vidra funding Seedcamp Seedrs SEIS Silicon Valley Bank Startup Accelerators Startup Factory Startup Resources ADV capital AngelList Angels connect ventures corporate VC CrowdCube CVC debt EIS Entrepreneurs equity equity crowndfunding firstminute capital HBS Angels E100 ICOs ipos loans Seed seed funding silicon valley bank Spice VC startup founders startups SVB syndicates Tokens

Seven Reasons Startups Succeed

YoungUpstarts

Running a startup business can be very lonely and daunting. Connecting the Lessons of The Gospel with Today’s Business World “ Advice For The Young At Heart achieving success Bruce Hartman startup advice startup success