Editor’s Pick The startup battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt is filled with skilled soldiers this year, and the contest is a lot more interesting.
Dick Costolo makes all the managers at Twitter go through a management course so they can be effective leaders. He shared some of this wisdom today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
Founders of popular ridesharing service Lyft discuss the competitive market and their vision for the company’s future.
Sponsored Post On Sept. 17, tech incubator Be Great Partners hosts L.A.’s most disruptive entrepreneurs, top investors, creative talent, celebrities, and other startup supporters for a night of celebration and innovation at the Pacific Designer Center.
Building a company for first-time founders is like jumping into the deep end of the pool without really knowing how to swim. The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship helps aspiring entrepreneurs get their feet wet.
The Y-Combinator backed startup announced today that it is shutting down because it wasn’t the company the founders wanted.
With an online launch, a simplified product, and a service to match your hardware, you just might have a fighting chance in the world of connected devices.
With the new money and youthful vigor of the tech community, the opera company of today is too big and too bold to fail.
Matt Blumberg‘s amazing new book Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business is out and shipping. The early reviews are great, including this detailed one from Tech Cocktail.
“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
No, they’re not homeless people. At least, not your standard variety. Rather, they’re waiting in line for the rumored new iPhone — five days before it will even be announced. And, of course, there’s no guarantee it will be available immediately.
Vineet Jain came to America 20 years ago with $100 in his pocket. Now he’s running a successful Silicon Valley company. But he’s got even bigger plans.
Guest Post Contract work comes at a price. Freelancers don’t require benefits, human resource departments, or many other assets of full-time employees.
But they do require other investments.
This morning San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling a new “entrepreneur-in-residence” program in collaboration with the White House, to bring the innovative energy of startups to bear on a massive underserved market: the $142 billion public sector.
Over the last three years, our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build their startups by getting out of the building and testing their hypotheses behind their business model.
Square is making selling products online as simple as embedding a YouTube video in your blog.
Stanford’s StartX program announced a $3.6 million grant to form the StartX Fund, which will support Stanford entrepreneurs as they develop ideas and bring products to market.
Sponsored Post The premier gaming and technology conference, is less than a month away.
For Dragon Innovation, helping hardware makers become legit hardware companies is a bit like teaching them how to walk: It requires a whole lot of hand-holding.
If you’re interested in enterprise cloud technologies, there’s only one event that you need to be at: CloudBeat 2013.
A consortium of world leaders have formed a social impact task force to bring “impact investing” to the forefront of global policy. The task force was formally announced this morning at the Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) conference.
Sponsored Post For new companies in the digital media space, this conference is essential to get discovered and to hear from leaders experienced with new strategies for monetization.
Guest Post Your startup could avoid spending a lot of money if you crowdsource your needs at the beginning.
Piglt is an incentive-based crowdfunding platform for higher education expenses and student loan debt. Students offer their current abilities, skills, and products created in exchange for financial contributions.
“We want people to associate good startups with RocketSpace in the same way you’d think law with Harvard, or tech with MIT.”
We were blown away by the quality of the 200 plus cloud startup applicants to the CloudBeat 2013 Innovation Showdown, one of the highlights of our third annual cloud adoption event (September 9-10 in San Francisco).
Nowadays it seems as if every brand wantsto produce its own content — even coworking spaces like WeWork.
SinglePet combines a robotic pet care solution with a mobile application, which enables pet owners to take care of their animals at home regardless of how busy their work/social lives are.
For startups, it’s not clear that the expense of an individualized office space with sleek design can really help to create that elusive feeling known as “great company culture.”
Guest Post There are fundamental structural and technological changes in progress that weaken the traditional advantages of ownership, and create new benefits to sharing.
Guest Post As entrepreneurs, one of the most difficult decisions we face is having to terminate employees.
Sponsored Post Did you know that in about three weeks, startups are going to be able to advertise that they are raising capital in newspapers, magazines, blogs, billboards, and even on Facebook and Twitter?
Sponsored Post Vator, one of the largest business networks dedicated to entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event on Oct. 2 in San Francisco. The event will feature a Startup competition which will give 10 promising startups an opportunity to present in front of an audience of some 400 attendees.
ReadyForce and SignalFire are co-hosting the second University Hacker Olympics from September 13-15 in what they claim is “the most epic university hackathon ever.”
Editor’s Pick Conquest isn’t your typical startup competition.
One developer has created a web scraper that, he says, shows just how much better Kickstarter is doing than its competition.
Santa Clara University is one of the many educational institutions who have developed programs aimed at social entrepreneurs, and last Thursday, 13 social enterprises gave speed pitches to a room of impact investors as part of the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI) Accelerator Showcase.
Guest Post Mr. President, my appeal is this: As you make this critical push for reform, don’t forget to clear the path for the innovators like me who are trying to work with you.
Android app revenues will hit $6.8 billion this year for smartphones alone, ABI Research said today. That’s almost double the total from last year.
It’s still only about 60 percent of Android rival iOS.
Venerable venture firm Greylock Partners announced that it is dedicating a $100 million fund to marketplaces. The fund will be managed by new partner Simon Rothman