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Dean of Lean Eric Ries Announces Scholarships for Lean Startups

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Eric Ries, the driving force behind the lean startup movement, announced Sunday on his blog Lessons Learned the creation of two scholarships for lean startups to attend upcoming conferences. A lean startup is one that takes advantage of various techniques and technologies to produce a product at minimal cost, while...
Dean of Lean Eric Ries Announces Scholarships for Lean Startups

To Pivot or Not to Pivot

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Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo.  Follow him @ashkan. “To pivot, or not to pivot, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles.” Hamlet, were it set in...
To Pivot or Not to Pivot

Dial-A-Mentor Service Clarity Talks Stats: 12K Calls Across Nearly 50 Countries [TCTV]

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A new startup called Clarity launched five months ago with a straightforward but lofty goal: It wanted to give people all over the world access to the kind of expert advice that could help them attain success in their careers and running their own businesses. To do this, Clarity...
Dial-A-Mentor Service Clarity Talks Stats: 12K Calls Across Nearly 50 Countries [TCTV]

Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help

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Remember when Google ruined its RSS news reader Google Reader by removing its built-in social features? Back in October, Google announced that it was removing Reader’s friending and following functions as well as its shared link blogs. For a niche crowd of heavy Google Reader users, this news came as...
Still Missing Google Reader's Lost Social Features? Feedspot Can Help

Education marketplace Udemy raises $12 million to expand content and explore new platforms

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After passing 5,000 courses and releasing its first iPad app, online education marketplace Udemy has announced the completion of a $12 million Series B financing round led by Insight Venture Partners. This new round, which also counts Lightbank, MHS Capital and Learn Capital as investors, brings Udemy’s total funding to $16 million, and will be used to help grow...
Education marketplace Udemy raises $12 million to expand content and explore new platforms

Tim Ferriss' Tips For Manufacturing A Prototype

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Manufacturing seems like it should be the easiest part of making a new product. You scour Alibaba for a suitable partner, ship your plans overseas and await delivery of the finished product, right? Don't be fooled. It's not only more complicated than that but you may have to sell someone...
Tim Ferriss' Tips For Manufacturing A Prototype
At SXSW, shrugs over CNN-Mashable rumors
Here's how large corporations can act like startups
Q&A: Why Scott Cook sees Intuit as Silicon Valley's '30-year-old startup'

CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

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CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The investors participating include original Heroku founders and Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, whose company IMVU pioneered many of the techniques that CircleCI has developed into a product...
CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

The Validation Board: A free tool for testing new startup ideas from Lean Startup Machine

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Hailing from the Lean Startup Machine, The Validation Board is a deceptively simple, free tool for testing out your latest startup and product ideas. The board is based on Eric Ries’s Lean Startup methodology, and according to LSM, it was developed by studying the processes of over 500 startups. It’s no secret that most...
The Validation Board: A free tool for testing new startup ideas from Lean Startup Machine

Former Odeo architect sells Uruguay dev shop to "Lean Startup" firm

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Evan Henshaw-Plath is one of those entrepreneurs who’s surprisingly under the radar in comparison to the integral role he’s played in the development of some key web tools — he was the first employee and lead architect of Odeo, which later became Twitter, and was the architect of Yahoo Brickhouse’s...
Former Odeo architect sells Uruguay dev shop to "Lean Startup" firm
Startups: Upstart Eric Ries Has the Stage and the Crowd Is Going Wild

Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz

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Building this “preview product”, or a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as Eric Ries likes to call it, is essentially based on minimizing total time through the Lean Startup feedback loop: (Link: Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz)...
Using Preorders to Gauge Product Interest – The Lean Wizard of Oz
Veteran's Day hackathon aims to help vets get jobs in tech

Lean Startup's Eric Ries joins HubSpot's Advisory Board to help companies evolve their marketing

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Companies are about to get a big dose of the Lean Startup philosophy. HubSpot, the company behind HubSpot 3, a “powerful, comprehensive, and tightly-integrated” all-in-one marketing software system, announced that serial entrepreneur and acclaimed author, Eric Ries, is joining the company’s Advisory Board. Joining alongside other industry notables like Dropbox...
Lean Startup's Eric Ries joins HubSpot's Advisory Board to help companies evolve their marketing
Rally.org learns from Obama and Romney as it looks for life beyond the elections
Enter The Pivot: The Critical Course Corrections Of Flickr, Fab.com, And More

CircleCI raises $1.5 million to let developers test code faster

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In a Valley culture where frenzied hackathons are seen as a rite of passage, and a good engineer can be a golden goose, any little thing to speed up the process of shipping code is bound to be met with enthusiasm. So it goes with CircleCI, a company that...
CircleCI raises $1.5 million to let developers test code faster
Friendster's founder pulls in $1.7M for social news startup Nuzzel

Clarity releases scheduling feature to replace Tungle.me, aims to connect 10 million entrepreneurs

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It’s inevitable that entrepreneurs run into problems every once in a while as they pursue their dreams. Often, they might be wondering where they can turn for help and advice on what to do. Serial entrepreneur and investor, Dan Martell, has set out to create that solution for troubled founders. It’s called...
Clarity releases scheduling feature to replace Tungle.me, aims to connect 10 million entrepreneurs

LeanLaunchLab is Bringing Lean Startup Tools to Enterprise

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Ben Mappen had an idea for a company and he wanted to begin funding to get it off the ground. He met with Shawn Carolan of Menlo Ventures, pitched his idea, and got the go-ahead. Carolan also suggested that Ben meet with Steve Blank over lunch and discuss a possible...
LeanLaunchLab is Bringing Lean Startup Tools to Enterprise

Hardware is hard -- but accelerators can make it easier

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We all know that the costs of starting a web service are dramatically lower than ever before: it’s simpler and easier and faster to deploy. At the same time, services can be distributed through readily available channels such as social networks, search and app stores – all of which can...
Hardware is hard -- but accelerators can make it easier
Watch Out Google Voice: Hot Messaging Startup SendHub Debuts iPhone App
Startup Visa: American by Choice, Bootstrapper by Passion

Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

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Miami-based company Kairos will start selling a new facial recognition API on May 1st, its CEO Brian Brackeen tells The Next Web. Called Kairos ID, it lets companies use the startup’s technology in all sorts of apps, from retail and security tools to management software. This will be the company’s second product launch after...
Facial recognition startup Kairos chooses Miami as its global launching point

Lean Startup Machine Launches Validation Board, A Free Tool to Vet Your Startup Idea

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Sometime around hearing the umpteenth pitch for a location-aware, mobile, social events recommendation tool, one starts to wonder if the founders ever really questioned their basic assumption: that anyone would download yet another one of those apps when none of their friends are on it. Lean Startup Machine CEO Trevor...
Lean Startup Machine Launches Validation Board, A Free Tool to Vet Your Startup Idea

Here's the first class of Acceleprise companies who will shake up enterprise tech

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As we told you last month, only one company would make it to the first Acceleprise enterprise accelerator by way of a challenge, and that company was picked. Here’s the entire first class for Acceleprise though, which includes the winner of the challenge, Mercury Continuity. Even if you’re not interested...
Here's the first class of Acceleprise companies who will shake up enterprise tech

Sponsor post: AT&T DevLab: Learn about the next wave of app development

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Back in April AT&T announced it was opening up its powerful speech-recognition engine Watson to developers via a speech API. The API, which would give anyone access to algorithms for recognizing natural language as well as specifying the context in which it is to be interpreted, was hailed as a...
Sponsor post: AT&T DevLab: Learn about the next wave of app development
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