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.

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.

Technology Roles in Startups

SoCal CTO

I’ve worked with 30+ early-stage companies in all sorts of capacities (and spoken to many, many more), so I thought it might be worthwhile trying to classify the various ways that I’ve engaged in different technology roles in startups. He posted on several social networking sites the following message: If you know of a startup company that could benefit from the knowledge, experience, professional network and reputation of a globally recognized technology and innovation leader.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great Startups Are Where Soul and Technology Meet

Gust

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.

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

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Advisor

SoCal CTO

In my post, Technology Roles in Startups , I described some of the different ways I engage with startup companies such as CTO Founder , CTO , Part-Time CTO , Acting CTO , Consultant, Advisor and Advisory Board Member. I thought it was worth capturing a bit more about Advisory Roles, Advisory Boards and particularly Technology-Oriented Advisors – who are often thought of a bit different when it comes to those roles.

Helping Tech Startups Find Insurance is the Mission of Lumen Insurance Technologies

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News Launching a startup involves all kinds of paperwork and technical details that can bog down an entrepreneur. The post Helping Tech Startups Find Insurance is the Mission of Lumen Insurance Technologies appeared first on SiliconHills.

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

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.

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.

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.

Technology Makes Running Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Easier

The Startup Magazine

Large corporations heavily rely on technology to improve performance, increase efficiency, grow profitability and manage expenses. Due to the size and complexity of such organizations, maximizing technology use is a necessity. Scalable Technology.

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.

Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

They hope to “solve tangled and wicked problems inherited in the rapid urbanization,” according to research from the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany. But they also help grow innovation through technology, organization and policy.

Could Blockchain Technology End DDoS Attacks?

Inc Startups

A new startup aims to revolutionize the anti-DDoS market using the same technology that enabled Bitcoin to transform online payments. Technology

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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ShipChain: How Shipping And Freight Are Merging With Blockchain Technology

The Startup Magazine

It takes advantage of the blockchain technology, which is known to enhance security, transparency, and speed of transaction processing. Blockchain technology can help businesses deal with bad tracking, lack of accountability, misaligned incentives, and other issues.

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.

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

How Mobile Technology Changed Casinos

The Startup Magazine

Casinos, in a similiar way to a number of today’s businesses, have been revolutionised by new technology. Mobile technology, in particular, has made the casino business much more pronounced by bringing the niche to a much wider market segment.

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

7 Technological Issues Small Business Currently Face

The Startup Magazine

The influence information technology has on the productivity of so many enterprises should never be underestimated. The fast pace of developing technology is too fast for small businesses and their upgrading cycles.

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.

When to resist technology

Start Up Blog

My readers know that I love technology – I literally rub my face in it. But technology is not always the answer. This is especially true when technology lacks differentiation or is the lazy option. Music is one industry that has been impacted incredibly by new technology.

Technology predictions

Chris Dixon

Today, it’s easy to find people expressing similar skepticism about emerging technologies like the Internet of things, robotics, 3D printing, Bitcoin, etc. startups For those of us in the prediction business, it’s sometimes useful to go back and read past predictions to try to discern patterns in what they got right and wrong. Back in the early 90s, a lot of people thought the Internet was overhyped.

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.

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.

Don’t Sell Technology, Sell Magic

Instigator Blog

Tech startups aren’t in the technology business. Startups need to sell magic. Most customers don’t understand the technology that exists behind the products they use. They’re impressed by startups that communicate and respond quickly to their issues.

7 Reasons Why Most Tech Startups Fail

YFS Magazine

It takes more than a cool idea to make it in today’s startup world. Grow Technology starting a business tech entrepreneurs tech startups technologyFor every success story, there are dozens of failed attempts.