SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Airbnb is a global company with millions of customers, but it was a struggling startup just five years ago.
Guest Post One of my ex-students recently gave me an update on his startup. When I asked, “What are you working on?” the first words out of his mouth was his fundraising progress. This is not good.
New York VC Fred Wilson shared his thoughts today on what makes good founders and what you shouldn’t do in a pitch meeting.
Guest Post Here are five important ways to make the most of your first big round of funding.
Guest Post Christopher Columbus created a model for the modern entrepreneur to follow. Think about it…
Guest Post If you participate in hackathons just to win hackathons, then you’re missing the point.
Guest Post After winning a competition, I had the chance to fly down to South Africa and spend three days with my idol, Richard Branson. Here’s what I learned.
Guest Post Now that we are in March, you should have a pretty good view of how your Q1 is likely to end up. Here’s what you need to now if things aren’t looking rosy.
Guest Post Almost all startup founders experience a deep and prolonged sadness after selling their company, even when the sale is an outrageous success. Why?
Guest Post Many startups have a “make it happen now” sense of urgency that is important to their survival and success. But that urgency can actually hurt the brand-building process.
Guest Post Here are five big mistakes that are often made when choosing board members — and, maybe more importantly, tips on avoiding them.
Editor’s Pick Crazy robot dinosaur FAKE GRIMLOCK is expanding his humorous critiques of startups by moving into books.
Guest Post Here are four reasons why 2013 will be the year of hybrid entrepreneur-employees — or ”entre-ployees.”
Guest Post Here are five big things people should know before trying to work for a startup.
Guest Post All around the world, crowdfunding is taking off, opening up billions of dollars for new ideas. Here’s what a one-percent shift of investments to crowdfunding could do.
Guest Post Entrepreneurship is a brave choice, but if things don’t go as planned, there’s always the risk that young founders won’t be able to draw a distinction between personal failure and the failure of their company.
Guest Post The Lean Startup concept, developed by Eric Reis roughly two years ago, has been embraced by the startup community. And though I think it’s the best and most consistent framework available for entrepreneurs to methodically evaluate their ventures, what happens when you get a product into the market that customers actually want and your business starts to grow? Does the “lean” focus end there?
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Jason L. Baptiste is the CEO and co-founder of PadPressed and co-author of the OnStartups blog. This story originally appeared at that site.)