The importance of criticism

Saving someone’s feelings? You might not be doing her any favors in the long run.

HOW TO WIN SXSW — DINOSTYLE

ME, FAKEGRIMLOCK, GREATEST ROBOT STARTUP DINOSAUR OF ALL, GO TO PUNY SXSW, TEACH YOU WAY DO SXSW RIGHT, SO IT ONLY MEDIUM SIZE WASTE OF MONEY!

Why Austin is tech’s new destination of choice

Silicon Valley is still the gold standard for tech entrepreneurship. However, Austin is now emerging as a new destination of choice for tech startups as well as larger enterprise companies — for a variety of economic and cultural reasons.

Refund.me: making you cash from your flight delays

Refund.me is a Potsdam-based startup dedicated to getting passengers compensation from flight companies when their planes are delayed or cancelled.

Why struggling startups should look beyond large company bailouts

Virtually all tech acquisitions are characterized by large companies buying small companies, often for cash. But why does this have to be the case? Why can’t small companies also participate in this bonanza of great technology destined for the trash heap?

Ivy Leaguers: Your credentials are worthless here

American companies are obsessed with hiring Harvard grads and Wharton MBAs. This is true of the tech industry, even extending into startups, driving entry-level top school CS bachelor’s degree grad salaries into the six figures in the Bay Area.

Tech entrepreneurs will have more options in 2013

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.

9 unusual, effective rules for successful meetings

I love Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship. He and his team are building an amazing company in Portland. If you do anything mobile-related and use push notifications of any sort, or real-time location targeting, you need to be talking to them. But even more impressive is how Scott leads his company.

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5 ground rules for B2B startup success

Investing time, capital, and resources to align the ideal go-to-market B2B strategy can easily burn out the most ambitious and experienced. Here’s how to survive.

Why CES still matters, even if you hate it

CES is a pain in the ass, but don’t write it off completely. It’s still an incredibly important trade show for the electronics industry, and this year it reveals some new startup opportunities.