Most startups begin by pricing their product based on cost or competition. Smart startups price their product based on value to the customer — because you can’t guess how your product is valued by customers.
Guest Post Here’s what you should take away from Austin’s tech startup scene.
Guest Post A second language is one of the most important tools you can have in your entrepreneurship toolbox. Don’t avoid your foreign language fear: deal with it!
Guest Post Being a great VC is about more than having a stacked Rolodex, 80-hour work weeks, and lightning-fast response times. It takes community, generosity, and most important, empathy.
It’s easy to say “I could have done that” when you see the success of an app like Instagram or Twitter. But most of us don’t act on our “ingenious” business ideas simply because it’s freaking hard.
Guest Post These mistakes can keep a company from meeting its growth objectives, distract from the main business focus, and even lead to a mediocre team being hired, any of which can kill a company in the long term.
The first five minutes is the most important with someone like me. Don’t waste it.
Guest Post It’s hard to find good advisors who can carve out their time for you and your project. There are many well-meaning advisors who might hurt you without intending to.
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.
Entrepreneurship is a game that you win in the long term. It is a game that is beyond just you. It is a myth to think that you alone will have it all under control, however smart you are.
Guest Post We’re moving away from the heart of technology innovation — the infrastructure, the machines, the seminal ideas we can touch and feel — to quick fixes that are not setting the stage for the next new thing.
Guest Post Many founding teams fail because they’ve never had the conversation about founder, founding team, and founding CEO. Spend the time and take stock of who’s on the journey with you.
Guest Post A minimum viable product (MVP) is not always a smaller, cheaper version of your final product. Defining the goal for a MVP can save you tons of time, money and grief.
Guest Post This city has entrepreneurship flowing through its veins. Here’s why I chose Las Vegas over more established tech hubs, like New York and San Francisco.
Editor’s Pick Tony Hsieh’s great urban experiment is transforming the downtown Vegas economy. Is it a model that can be replicated elsewhere?
Guest Post Like most stereotypes, the 20-something, unencumbered entrepreneur and the 30-something, distracted parent entrepreneur are both a load of hogwash.
“The Indian tiger and the Chinese dragon have had their days, it’s now the African lion’s turn,” says Thakkar, emphasizing the huge market opportunity and the massive potential that the continent presents.
A group of entrepreneurs attempted to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems at 30K feet — with no WiFi. Here are my reflections from the British Airways UnGrounded flight.
Editor’s Pick Before becoming CEO of a tech company, Bill Hustad served in the Marine Corps and developed a unique set of skills and expertise also apply to being a successful entrepreneur.
Guest Post There are drawbacks to participating in more than one accelerator. But it made sense for my startup. Here’s why…
Check out this 20 minute documentary on Africa’s tech scene. Unlike Silicon Valley, “innovation is born from necessity.”
Entrepreneurs enrolled in the accelerator will get $20,000 in seed capital to help jumpstart new digital health businesses.
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 We interview Oliver Samwer, the controversial cofounder of Rocket Internet.
Guest Post Canada’s federal government moved impressively quickly to implement this new visa, which is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs from all over the globe to call us home. Why is the U.S. falling behind?
“This innovative idea for shaking up the financial services sector while helping startups in a practical way has caught the eye of many new businesses already,” said Branson.
Guest Post A Gmail plugin here, a trip to the gym there, and you’re on your way to not having a coronary at 35! No promises on the acquisition front, though.
Guest Post Saving someone’s feelings? You might not be doing her any favors in the long run.
Rather than take time to explain in detail what his forthcoming book Without Their Permission is about, Reddit co-founder and all-star entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian decided to call his congresswoman about bad cybersecurity bill CISPA during his presentation at SXSW today.
An unusually high-calibre group of startups debuted at VCIR, which is billed as Colorado’s largest and longest-running tech conference.
At the VCIR conference to showcase the mountain region’s startups, Colarado’s governor spoke about his state’s commitment to tech. In a private meeting with the press, he stressed his mission to turn Colorado into the most pro-business state without jeopardizing its natural beauty.
Guest Post Entrepreneurship has turned into its own cult, complete with a canonical “Bible,” a roster of prophets, and a defined creed.
Many entrepreneurs — and pundits about entrepreneurship — reject it as impossible. Others believe that figuring out how to balance work and life is a sign of a more enlightened entrepreneurial perspective.
Guest Post When you set a default, you establish habits and expectations for weeks, months, and years to come. So make sure your defaults are the best they can be.
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 The only way to save your company is to give it away, one chunk of shares at a time.
Guest Post Why hasn’t Russia produced more world-changing companies? Perhaps it’s because the country doesn’t encourage experimentation and rebellion — essential qualities for entrepreneurs as well as punk rockers.
Guest Post I believe we’re on the threshold of far greater growth — growth that will impact more people, in more age groups, and across more industries than ever before.
Guest Post StartupBus is a hack week with a twist: you board a bus filled with strangers, and 1800 miles later, you’re expected to demo a product to roomful of influential investors and journalists.