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3 Reasons Not to Crowdfund

3 Reasons Not to Crowdfund

Yes, crowdfunding is cool. It’s democratic. It’s disruptive. And it’s a bad idea for a lot of start-ups. There are two completely different wa... »

500 Startups Bets Big on International as It Reveals the Names of its Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups Bets Big on International as It Reveals the Names of its Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups has announced the names of the startups that joined its accelerator program this spring — perhaps the most internationally diverse yet as 71 percen... »

TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, Invests in 3 Startups in Taiwan

TMI, the VC firm co-founded by ex-Google China head Kaifu Lee, Invests in 3 Startups in Taiwan

TMI Holding Corporation, the Taiwan-based venture capital firm founded jointly by WI Harper Group, ITRI, and Kaifu Lee — one of the loudest voices in the startu... »

New Start-Ups: Here’s Your Digital To-Do List

New Start-Ups: Here’s Your Digital To-Do List

You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list. I asked a... »

On-Demand Personal Assistant Startup WunWun Launches Branded Delivery for NYC Businesses

On-Demand Personal Assistant Startup WunWun Launches Branded Delivery for NYC Businesses

WunWun, a New York-based startup which makes you feel like you have your own personal assistant, is diving head-first into the B2B space with branded deliveries... »

How VCs Think: Is Your Startup a Feature, a Product or a Business?

How VCs Think: Is Your Startup a Feature, a Product or a Business?

Through my development as a junior VC, I regularly find myself asking questions similar to those of my entrepreneur friends. Without many ghosts of pitches past... »

Make This Tiny Change to Meet Your Biggest Goals

Make This Tiny Change to Meet Your Biggest Goals

This year, when checking in with my New Year’s resolutions, I changed one way I’d been thinking. It might make all the difference for your business.... »

Student and Itching to do a Startup? How’d You Like to Spend the Summer in Silicon Valley?

Student and Itching to do a Startup? How’d You Like to Spend the Summer in Silicon Valley?

If you’re a student and aspiring startup founder, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the following. Startup Dream Team, started by Paris, France-bas... »

Visualead Launches its Near-Invisible QR Codes in China

Visualead Launches its Near-Invisible QR Codes in China

Visualead, an Israeli startup behind a simple service that creates QR codes that are barely visible, kicked off its official launch in China with a bang: winnin... »

Ready to Start-up? Ask These 5 Questions First

Ready to Start-up? Ask These 5 Questions First

Building a business from the ground up isn’t for the weak at heart. But if you enjoy a thrill ride, step right up. Here’s how. What happens when you... »

European Startups: Here’s How to (not) Raise Capital in the US

European Startups: Here’s How to (not) Raise Capital in the US

If you’re a European and work in tech in San Francisco, every summer you’ll be inundated with dozens of emails from friends, contacts and unknown European entre... »

5 Foolproof Ways to Get Through a Tough Task

5 Foolproof Ways to Get Through a Tough Task

  Still staring at that blinking cursor on your blank screen? Here’s how to get past it. Few things are as daunting as a blank page, a report you nee... »

How to Write a Better Elevator Pitch

How to Write a Better Elevator Pitch

  What you think is an elevator pitch will actually alienate customers. Instead, have a conversation that creates a real sales opportunity. If you’re... »

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator Launch Accelerator Program in Southeast Asia

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator Launch Accelerator Program in Southeast Asia

  Southeast Asia is showing signs of developing into a promising market for startups and it’s got another boost with the launch of a new accelerator progra... »

A Deep Dive into Barcelona’s Startup Ecosystem, and How it’s Much Like the Sagrada Família

A Deep Dive into Barcelona’s Startup Ecosystem, and How it’s Much Like the Sagrada Família

  I had it all figured out. I was going to write a solid feature on the Barcelona startup ecosystem, how it has so many things going for it and yet would p... »

Meet the 10 Startups Presenting Today at the ER Accelerator Demo Day in New York

Meet the 10 Startups Presenting Today at the ER Accelerator Demo Day in New York

  The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), a NYC-born accelerator founded in Summer 2011, has just concluded its fourth demo day following 10 presen... »

Collaborative Intelligence: how collaborating across industries turns ideas into a business

Collaborative Intelligence: how collaborating across industries turns ideas into a business

  What happens when an advertising entrepreneur, mobile interface designer and communications expert come together serendipitously to create the next great... »

TechStars Chicago Reveals the 10 Startups for its Inaugural Summer 2013 Accelerator Program Class

TechStars Chicago Reveals the 10 Startups for its Inaugural Summer 2013 Accelerator Program Class

  TechStars Chicago, the newly created startup accelerator in the Windy City, has revealed the 10 startups that will participate in its Summer 2013 class. ... »

Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession

Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession

  When is doing what you love just a hobby…and when should you take the leap to start your own endeavor? It is the classic dream of entrepreneurship:... »

How to Arrange Your Desk for Maximum Productivity

How to Arrange Your Desk for Maximum Productivity

  Let’s be frank: you spend more time at your desk than is reasonable. Given that we live in the pale glow of monitor light, how we construct and maintain ... »

A Guide to Angel Investors

A Guide to Angel Investors

  Definition or Explanation: Working with angel investors means acquiring venture capital from individual investors. These individuals look for companies t... »

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