Startups Need To Build Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical entrepreneurs love their technology, and often are driven to launch a startup on the assumption that everyone will buy any solution which highlights this technology. Customers buy solutions, not technology.

Startups Must Tout Market Needs Before Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

Technology Is Still Essential To Non-Tech Startups

The Startup Magazine

Competition is high in a technology-based society today. We hear about the many startups that are technology-based, but what about the startups that are not tech-based? Technology for Non-Tech Startups. The software is the technology behind the convenience.

8 Keys To Keeping Up With Technology In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Technology is so key to every business these days that experienced business-smart but non-tech entrepreneurs are feeling deeper and deeper in the hole. Startups succeed most often when the founding partners know how to build and run a business, rather than how to build and run technology.

Startups Should be Wary of Disruptive Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” The concept of disruptive technology was first introduced by Clayton M. Unfortunately this “quickly” may be too slowly to save initial startups in the space.

Founder Interview: RedMane Technology’s Tony Lakier

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine Founder Interview Series , we talked to Mr. Tony Lakier. Tony is the Founder and CEO of RedMane Technology. He has some insights on technology and how to use it to impact the world. Technology is just one of our tools.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Supply Chain Strategy Tips For Technology Startups

YoungUpstarts

It is important to understand that as a technology startup, having a strong supply chain strategy in place can help an organization reduce costs and reduce certain risks. Thinking Aloud Andrew Armstrong business advice supply chain management technology startup

Blockchain Technology Is Building A Traceable Revolution

YFS Magazine

As new blockchain startups push for recognition it’s possible to get a bit lost. Finance Grow Technology blockchain technologyCryptocurrencies and blockchain represent a new gold rush.

How To Reduce Startup Risk Using Existing Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

Great Businesses Focus On Solutions, Not Technologies

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts an angel investor pitch to me by touting his new technology. They have forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they eliminate.

Benefits of Using VoIP Technology in a Startup Business

The Startup Magazine

You’ve managed to run your startup business, and now you’re wondering: How To Start A Business And Be Competitive? VoIP is a technology that sublimates the characteristics of fixed telephony and internet communications. For startup businesses this is a very important issue.

Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Disruptive Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business that builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There is always time later for your next startup, using that disruptive technology of your dreams.

Greatly Improve Your Real Estate Business By Using Blockchain Technology

YoungUpstarts

For those who are totally lost when it comes to blockchain technology , just imagine one huge spreadsheet that has been duplicated thousands of times over across massive computer network. Others blockchain technology real estate business

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

Startup Professionals Musings

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback.

Here’s How To Manipulate Technology To Boost Your Startup

YoungUpstarts

There’s no question, your start-up is going to be relying on technology for a long time. Whether it is instant-messaging, social media or as an e-commerce marketplace, you’re going to be getting in touch with the internet a lot during your time with the startup.

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Hillary Clinton announced her Initiative on Technology & Innovation at Galvanize in Denver. I pondered what Trump’s equivalent would be and decided it is likely to be a tweet that says “Technology loves me.” If this topic is interesting to you, it’s worth spending ten minutes and reading the full text of the Hillary Clinton Initiative on Technology & Innovation. Invest in Science and Technology R&D and Make Tech Transfer Easier.

Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Startup Professionals Musings

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. This priority applies to big companies, as well as startups.

Outsourcing Technology Alleviates Payroll Burden For Startups

YoungUpstarts

Startups are often focused on innovations and new technology, trying to find a niche in the market that hasn’t been filled or delivering a product/service unlike anything else. Do they offer more than technology? by Andy Roe, General Manager of SurePayroll, Inc.

Dual Founders Manage Technology Startups Better

Startup Professionals Musings

I often hear the qualms of business-smart but non-technical entrepreneurs, wondering if they really have a chance in this high-technology marketplace. I tell them that if their idea or solution is technology intensive, they clearly need technology strength on the team.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

At dinner last week, my long time friend Dave Jilk (we just celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary) tossed a hypothesis at me that as people age, they resist adopting new technologies. People working in information technology tend to take a producer perspective. The following is an observation more purely from the perspective of the consumer of information technology. Discrete technology advances are giving way to continuous technology advances.

5 Modern Technologies That Make Launching A Startup Easier

YoungUpstarts

Fortunately there are plenty of resources and technologies to help make the startup phase easier. Data loss is a major reason why startups stumble, and even fail. Use a tool like MeetEdgar to schedule out social media updates about your startup, news and giveaways.

Your Startup Technology is Like a Banana

Startup Professionals Musings

By Bob La Loggia, CEO StormSource Technology is like a banana. Just like technology, a banana has very distinct phases. Eating a green banana is like introducing a technology for which people aren’t ready. entrepreneur startup technology banana business

6 Marketing 101 Tips For Technology Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

You can have the best technology, but if customers don’t know you exist, or they don’t know how your technology solves a real problem for them, your startup will fail. Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late.

5 Stages of Technology Adoption Compared To Grieving

Startup Professionals Musings

How many times have investors heard startups start their pitch by touting that their technology is “disruptive?” The concept of disruptive technology was first introduced by Clayton M. Unfortunately this “quickly” may be too slowly to save initial startups in the space.

5 Technologies Here Today That Will Change Your Life

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Many technology advances have negative implications for certain industries and segments of society.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

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Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

New Buying Habits Are More Important Than Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. High-technology product startups, without customers, don’t make a business.

Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

If one of your rituals for the new year is looking forward, here are five business technology trends you should consider as you make your adjustments. Managing a Business News business trends news small business technology trends trends

Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working

Feld Thoughts

“How do you make technology work for those who are not working? Especially for those who are not working because of technology.” I’m also comfortable with my first principles, like the notion that a key part of the improvement in our situation, both economic and cultural, around the world are startup communities. The post Making Technology Work For Those Who Aren’t Working appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology mit simon johnson society

Advancing Your Startup: Simple Technologies That Will Help Any Growing Business

YoungUpstarts

Technology is the key to improving how business is done in our modern age. With every new technological advance, savvy minds are always seeking to know how such advancements can improve how people approach handling business-related problems. by Cameron Johnson.

A Startup CTO’s Take on Early Technology Choices & Tradeoffs

View from Seed

Below, he answers questions about developing products from scratch, as well as the difficult technology choices and tradeoffs CTOs must make. NVV: When do you start thinking about technology choices and what you’ll use to build something?

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Great Entrepreneurs Lead People and Use Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team.

Technology Means Pain and Customers Want Solutions

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his pitch by touting his new technology. He has forgotten that new technologies are perceived by most customers as causing more pain than the problems they hope to eliminate.

Startup Shootaround: Making Sense of Voice Technology

View from Seed

Editor’s note: The NextView team periodically holds internal “shootarounds,” where we discuss a startup topic or trend and try to make sense of it for everyone involved: entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our latest shootaround on voice technology.

How Not To Run Your Own Technology Startup

YoungUpstarts

This is not about running a startup badly, it’s about not doing the things that are not core to your business. Resources app development applications development development mobile apps technology web-based applicationsby Ian Smith of Captricity.

Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster. I speak privately a lot about getting an exit at a startup. We also are going to talk a lot about startups getting exits and ultimately: Companies are bought, not sold. Startup Advice

How Seniors Can Use Technology to Become Entrepreneurs After Retirement

Up and Running

According to Forbes , “people over 55 are twice as likely as people under 35 to launch a high-growth startup.” For seniors looking to utilize online tools and technology to build a business or work from home, here are seven tips to help you get started: 1. If you plan on working independently and capitalizing on current technology, you need to have a presence online. If you are going to be working through technology, you need to have the right equipment.

Technology Could Be Mental Health’s Biggest Ally

ReadWriteStart

The post Technology Could Be Mental Health’s Biggest Ally appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups Healthcare mental health online marketplace scheduling platform startup

The Simple Formal Beginnings Of Feld Technologies

Feld Thoughts

My first business partner, Dave Jilk, emailed me our original partnership agreement for Feld Technologies. I used to read every word on every page myself (I learned that from Len Fassler, who bought Feld Technologies). Business business corporation dave jilk feld techologies stan feld startups trustIt’s one page. We incorporated a month later as an S-Corp.

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. Rally started out life as F4 Technologies. Over the fast dozen years, Rally has gone from a raw startup to a 500 person public company. There are hundreds of paragraphs I could write about all of the amazing things Rally Software has done for the Boulder Startup Community and for the extended city of Boulder.

5 Ways To Integrate HR And Technology In 2018

YoungUpstarts

Technology makes a lot of things in business more efficient and engaging, especially HR, where you can lost in stacks of papers for days if you don’t stay on top of organization. There are many ways to use technology in HR, recruiting process to organization.

Cutting-edge Security Technology for Construction Sites

The Startup Magazine

Fortunately, there are a number of state-of-the-art security technologies that construction company owners can employ to keep their sites well-protected. This type of technology includes HD cameras with IP connectivity, motion sensors, vibration detectors, time lapse photography and more.