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Why Investors Reject Your Startup Pitch

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Why didn't he call? You dressed to impress, you were witty and intelligent, but still the phone isn't ringing. When you think you've made the perfect pitch to an investor (Yes, an investor. What did you think we were talking about?) and shockingly, the person leaves you hanging without a...
Why Investors Reject Your Startup Pitch

Hackathon Shark-Jumping Continues With ‘Brainstorming Competition’ in New York This Month

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Mr. Moses. (Twitter) If you were disappointed about missing out on Hype Up Weekend, the vaporware hackathon in San Francisco, here's an event for you: Tilt, a "brainstorming competition" where participants playing the role of "founders" will design product ideas around an assigned theme. The "startups" will be evaluated by participants...
Hackathon Shark-Jumping Continues With ‘Brainstorming Competition’ in New York This Month

Meet the 7 startup teams in StudentRND's summer incubator

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We’ve written about StudentRND in the past, and we’re always impressed with the projects that these students are kicking around. Earlier this year, the tech-oriented program announced plans for an all-student-run startup incubator aimed at high school and college kids — a place to build and test business ideas alongside likeminded students. I...
Meet the 7 startup teams in StudentRND's summer incubator

Are new entrepreneurial ideas keeping you from getting things done?

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My mind is literally overrun with all kinds of ideas all the time. My to do list is filled mostly of personal projects. I’ve started countless spiral notebooks of business ideas and have filled them with research. I wake up in the middle of the night just to write down...
Are new entrepreneurial ideas keeping you from getting things done?
Funding Daily: Purple people eater

Eduardo Saverin’s Move to Renounce Citizenship Was Totally Just a Coincidence

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) It may look like Eduardo Saverin, international playboy and man of very few public pursuits, renounced his American citizenship in favor of a lesser tax bill, but that's just a coincidence, you guys. A very unfortunate coincidence. Mr. Saverin actually filed to renounce his citizenship way back...
Eduardo Saverin’s Move to Renounce Citizenship Was Totally Just a Coincidence

Six Ingredients for a Good Online Comment

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In my last post, I asked commenters to volunteer their theories about why some business ideas take off and others don't, and promised to reward the winner with a copy of my new book Analytics at Work. There were lots of comments, and I have read them carefully. (The process...
Six Ingredients for a Good Online Comment

10 Tough Lessons I Learned About Becoming An Entrepreneur

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There are a lot of awesome things about going to work for yourself. You make your own schedule, you get to work from anywhere, you can decide who you work with and what projects you take on, you get to create a culture that is in line with your core...
10 Tough Lessons I Learned About Becoming An Entrepreneur
The new summer vacation: 8 ways to build your business during downtime

Chart: Here's How Many Kickstarter Projects Are Successfully Funded

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More and more people are posting projects on Kickstarter, hoping to get their business ideas funded by peers. But that doesn't mean their ideas are finding any more success on the crowdfunding site. In the past six months, the amount of Kickstarter projects posted has grown 50% to 76,909, GigaOm...
Chart: Here's How Many Kickstarter Projects Are Successfully Funded

Finally Startups Have Realized That You Actually Need Revenue To Run A Business

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Now that investors are investing in fewer early stage companies, startups finally seem to understand what it takes to run a business: Revenue. Y Combinator, the prestigious startup accelerator that helped launch billion-dollar companies Dropbox and Airbnb, held its demo day yesterday in Mountain View, California. More than 500 investors...
Finally Startups Have Realized That You Actually Need Revenue To Run A Business

Startup Pirates supports 1000 startups setting sail on entrepreneurial waters

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You may remember last month our own Robin Wauters was in Lisbon at the Switch conference and was shocked – shocked! to find out there are tech startups in Portugal. Well, part of that story is an effort to support startups by the non-profit band of salty sea dogs known...
Startup Pirates supports 1000 startups setting sail on entrepreneurial waters

Google Campus doesn't represent east Londoners, says Diane Abbott

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Google's current outreach projects with local schools are not enough, says local MPGoogle needs to do more to engage with black and minority ethnic people in local communities, Diane Abbott has said, describing the company's east London Campus project as "a spaceship landed in the East End, removed from the...
Google Campus doesn't represent east Londoners, says Diane Abbott
Screw college! This 20-year-old Thiel Fellow just sold his first company
3,2,1, liftoff! Startup Minds sends promising ideas into flight

Is Quasar Ventures the new Rocket Internet for Latin America?

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Argentina-based firm Quasar Ventures has raised a $5.4 million round of financing led by Silicon Valley VC fund Emergence Capital Partners to develop ten new technology companies in the coming four years. Several big names from Latin America’s tech scene also took part in the round, including co-founders of Globant, Despegar.com and Patagon, as well as Argentine fund CAP Ventures, Alex Mendez...
Is Quasar Ventures the new Rocket Internet for Latin America?
Attention, wannapreneurs: Here's one way to stop dreaming and start doing

Entrepreneurs offer their life’s future earnings for an investment

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A truism in the venture capital industry is that firms “invest in people,” not just great business ideas. So what if that premise was literally true? Three entrepreneurs are offering a share of their life’s income in exchange for cash upfront and have banded together to form the Thrust Fund,...
Entrepreneurs offer their life’s future earnings for an investment
Are 12-year-olds too young to start a business? Not according to Kidworth

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 March 2010

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There are six different events on the calendar this week that are offering you, yes you dear ReadWriteWeb reader, a discount. Social media, music, cloud - six different conferences giving you another enticing reason to get up from behind your desk and do some real-world learning and networking. How...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 March 2010

After Oink, where does Kevin Rose’s Milk Inc. stand?

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I really shouldn’t have been surprised that Kevin Rose and the rest of the Milk team shut down their first project, Oink, but when the news hit I did chew on it for a minute. Like we all do in such moments, I cruised back through the company’s history, and...
After Oink, where does Kevin Rose’s Milk Inc. stand?
Out Of Africa — A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana
Deutsche Telekom and General Assembly set out Berlin plans

JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape

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Number of U.S. IPOs by year, 1980-2011, with pre-IPO last 12-month sales less than (small firms) or greater than (large firms) $50 million (2009 purchasing power). [Credit: Prof. Jay Ritter, for testimony before the Senate Banking Committee] The fact that a great deal of the content produced by tech...
JOBS Act to Change Startup Funding Landscape
FoodPanda, Rocket Internet's Answer To GrubHub And Delivery Hero, Now Delivering Food In 23 Countries And Raising Money

The Key to a Really Great Startup Idea? Alcohol.

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A still from The Social Network, found by Googling "Drunk startup" (newwavecrashing.tumblr.com) There are a whole lot of ways you can cultivate a great startup idea--hiring talented team members, learning to master the pivot with poise, and scoring a hefty round of funding are just a few. But what's another...
The Key to a Really Great Startup Idea? Alcohol.

What’s it Like Being a VC?

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One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “what’s it like being a VC?”  I’ve been a VC for nearly 3 years now.  Since I answer this all the time anyway I thought it might make an interesting blog post.  I always start my answer to this question with,...
What’s it Like Being a VC?

Teen Web Conference 2012: Top tips for teen entrepreneurs

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The Teen Web Conference is a bi-annual event aimed at young people who want to create new things online. The event, situated at the Google Campus in East London, was organised by 18-year-old Callum Hill and 17-year-old Henry Moulton. Both are currently students with an eye on the entrepreneurial scene....
Teen Web Conference 2012: Top tips for teen entrepreneurs
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