Guest Post We wanted to change the world, and changing the world meant making decisions that hurt in the immediate but would lead to a clear path.
Guest Post The short answer is no, but perhaps there’s hope.
Guest Post As Dell’s first Entrepreneur in Residence, I constantly have an ear to the ground of the entrepreneur community. I predict that the following trends will shape the world of entrepreneurialism in 2013.
Guest Post Investors suffer from a number of cognitive biases. The biggest, most powerful and most dangerous bias in Silicon Valley today is called the “herd mentality” or “bandwagon effect”. A data-driven approach is the best way to break through these biases.
Editor’s Pick Silicon Valley residents often forget how unique this place is as an entrepreneurial hub, and challenging it is for people in other countries. For these nine British natives, coming to Silicon Valley has meant breaking away from English tradition.
How do we keep up the spirit of giving all year round? Here are three ideas from the tech community to turn you into change-making habitual philanthropist.
Guest Post In the startup world, working with frenemies is unavoidable. Here’s how to do it the right way.
Guest Post If you have to choose between someone who “fits” in your startup and someone who is technically excellent, go for the former. Here’s why.
Guest Post How to get a two-sided marketplace startup like Airbnb, Exec, or eBay up and running — the painless way.
Guest Post Here are a few tips on how to save on startup legal costs while still getting the job done right.
Silicon Valley hotdog Dave McClure and his incubator, 500 Startups, are looking to the Indian subcontinent for a new wave of entrepreneurship.
#IM48 is a road trip for people with ideas. Four guys, spending four months traveling across America to put on events that encourage people to bring to life their ideas.
Guest Post Non-technical wannapreneurs spend so much time searching for co-founders who code. Perhaps that time can be better spent.
IBM has selected 31 cities for its Smarter Cities Challenge 2013. Seven IBM experts will be deployed to these cities to work hand-in-hand with local officials to inspire entrepreneurship, and implement a strategy for economic development.
The organizers of Startup Weekend, the event where entrepreneurs hack a startup in 54 hours, believe that technology can be a unifying force.
SecondMarket and AngelList reveal the results of their first trial. Now, accredited investors can put small dollar amounts into hot startups.
Startup Weekend, which hosts weekend-long business hackathons, has joined forces with Startup America, TechStars, and other such entities to launch Startup Weekend Next, a program for new would-be entrepreneurs who need a bit of advice, polish, and hand-holding.
Bennett Blank, Intuit’s innovation lead, believes that large businesses have a lot to learn from startups.
Guest Post This is why if you’re serious about being an entrepreneur, an MBA will give you an extra edge.
Rumors have been circulating about this latest round for over a week,and the firm has issued a confirmation this morning. The new fund was oversubscribed but capped at $325 million to allow for a higher partner-to-fund ratio.
Guest Post Want to pitch to investors? Better get that pitch short and sweet, or you’ll look like you don’t know what your own company is about.
In Founder Institute’s six-year life span, notable alumni include companies like CakeHealth, Udemy and Retailigence. The program for early-stage companies is the largest in the world.
Editor’s Pick Debate raged at TechCrunch Disrupt over whether technology startups can unseat the powers-that-be.
Today’s audiences aren’t automatically sold by celebrity endorsements anymore. Instead, they’re tribal to major online influencers who not only know their industry well but are the ones disrupting it and propelling it forward.
The past decade has seen a 93% drop in IPOs for sub-$50 million companies, says Mark Hatch of TechShop, the membership-based tool-and-workshop indy manufacturing community.
Anyone building a business, listen up: Stanford is offering 16 free, online courses for anyone looking to pick up a few extra skills. The courses include some technology and entrepreneurship-based subjects that could help you get that edge you need.
Editor’s Pick Washington D.C. may have with ambition and politics, PhDs and bulging bank accounts, and history of technological innovation , but it is not a friendly place for entrepreneurs. At least until now. Signs show a startup scene is emerging in our Nation’s Capital.
Silicon Valley is joined at the hip with San Francisco, and the hip is hugged by two major vein and artery lines: the 101 and the 280. Fortified and expanded, the Bay Area technology hub won’t go down without a fight.
Guest Post As a sector, technologists are failing to utilize the full sum of talent our nation offers. Why is it that we should strain to think of a dozen African American or women tech entrepreneurs? Or even a half dozen?
This accelerator provides student entrepreneurs with housing, office space, cash stipends, advice, and mentorship — much like storied Y Combinator (“YC”) program, except its entrepreneurs won’t need to hand off a piece of their company.
Guest Post We’re just three guys in a Honda Element who spend most of their nights couch surfing, staying in cheap hotels or on pig farms. The first lesson from an epic road trip to spread entrepreneurship through America.
Guest Post Startups are considered pretty uncool in Hong Kong, a city ruled by finance and real estate, but I’m optimistic for the city’s chances at growing into a tech hub
When Alice Brooks was a little girl, she asked her father for a Barbie doll. He gave her a saw, which she used to hack a dollhouse.
Three Stanford students launch Maykah to inspire the next generation of girls to love math and science.
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
A valuation is an incredibly attractive number that intimidates competition and attracts potential investors, but how can entrepreneurs accurately value their business when it’s still a fledgling startup?
Guest Post The platform you choose may determine the fate of your business. Instead of relying upon other people’s platforms, why not build, control, and own your own?
Editor’s Pick Teens in Tech, an annual conference in Silicon Valley, celebrates the elite and high-powered designers and programmers in the industry that are too young to swig a beer.
Don’t get emotionally attached to your ideas. Be ruthless about killing off the medium performing ideas and just keep the absolute best.