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Tap Into Y Combinator’s Contrarian Thinking

Tap Into Y Combinator’s Contrarian Thinking

As an investor, I’ve learned some fascinating lessons from some of the world’s fastest growing marketplaces. Take a page from Airbnb, Tutorspree, an... »

8 Start-Up Buzzwords to Avoid

8 Start-Up Buzzwords to Avoid

If you use any of these words, consider this your start-up slang intervention. Ninja / • noun, a person with advanced skills. As in, “Dave is our secret n... »

4 Signs Your Start-Up Needs an Exit Plan

4 Signs Your Start-Up Needs an Exit Plan

Ready to kiss your start-up goodbye? VC principal Geoff Lewis offers four ways to tell if you’re prime for the picking. Exit strategies are rarely mention... »

Tumblr Is New York’s Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Tumblr Is New York’s Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Who needs Silicon Valley? New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn’t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. In the past t... »

6 Start-Ups Tackling the Student Loan Crisis

6 Start-Ups Tackling the Student Loan Crisis

A group of community-minded start-ups hope to ease the burden of college tuition with the concept of crowdfunding. Striking out on your own is hard, but it̵... »

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done

14 Simple Ways to Get Considerably More Done

In the spirit of the topic, let’s get right to it: 1. Eliminate one ego commitment. We all do things that have more to do with ego than results. Maybe you... »

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.... »

Were You Born to Be an Entrepreneur?

Were You Born to Be an Entrepreneur?

The following answers are provided by members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising... »

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... »

How to Hack the Recruitment Process to Find the Best Developers for Your Startup or Agency

How to Hack the Recruitment Process to Find the Best Developers for Your Startup or Agency

Hiring developers for your tech company undoubtedly involves making some of the most important decisions you’ll reach for your organisation. Aside from potentia... »

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... »

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