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Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?

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In today's startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. But when it comes to core technical skills, more and more entrepreneurs are opting to partner with technical co-founders rather than hiring someone for an in-house position. So how do you decide what's right for your new company? To find the...
Does Your Startup Need A Technical Co-Founder?

Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

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In our latest iPad Magazine issue, we asked five travel-savvy entrepreneurs in the Young Entrepreneurs Council about the evolving travel landscape, both in the US and beyond. Check out their answers to the following question below! Do you think people are traveling more or less today than ever before? Why?...
Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today

Building a Startup Culture

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As the school year draws to a close, college graduates will making a move to the next stage of their lives. Will college have encouraged or discouraged them from making that next stage involve entrepreneurship? Venture capitalist Roger Ehrenberg penned an impassioned call-to-arms on Monday, challenging the venture capital and...
Building a Startup Culture

10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

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Facebook can adjust their algorithms over and over again, and Twitter can find new ways to target promoted tweets, but let’s face it: sometimes, social networks are just too big. Though millions of users are checking these feeds constantly, they’re not always paying close attention to what they’re reading. There...
10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers

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Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology - they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration. But recruiting dream talent that’s both ready for the long haul and willing to pivot when necessary isn’t as simple as...
7 Real-World Tips for Attracting Top Developers
Here's how large corporations can act like startups

Doing Apps and Start-Ups While Still in High School

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Like many young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Matthew Slipper knows that success does not come easy, reports Quentin Hardy in Tuesday's New York Times. But he is optimistic, and he should be. He's just 18, a founding member of the Paly Entrepreneurs Club, an extracurricular group at the local high...
Doing Apps and Start-Ups While Still in High School

Happy Anniversary: 25 Years of Dot-coms

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It was 25 years ago today when the first dot-com was registered — Cambridge, Masssa.-based Symbolics computers. Over the years, dot-coms became symbolic of both the Internet bubble and bust; now they’re simply part of our everyday lives. More than 650,000 dot-com domains are registered every month; current estimates put...
Happy Anniversary: 25 Years of Dot-coms

An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene

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Alan Matthews has, by his own count, invested in 14 companies in Chicago during 2012. He's a mostly lone-wolf angel investor who hasn't shacked up with a group like the Hyde Park, Cornerstone, or Wildcat angels. A commodities trader for decades, he's got an independent take on the companies and...
An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene

7 Examples of Marketing Magic Using Facebook Fan Pages

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Though it’s important to register an account on multiple social media platforms, companies must do more than simply maintain a steady presence and gradually grow their followers. Outgoing messages must be consistent yet diverse, and any opportunity for brand transparency allows clients and curious onlookers to not only get to...
7 Examples of Marketing Magic Using Facebook Fan Pages

Commentary: Keep it simple, startup

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I was recently asked to judge a Shark Tank style competition hosted by the entrepreneur club at the College of Holy Cross (my alma mater), probably one similar to the elevator pitch events hosted by GeekWire and other organizations in our startup community. Budding young entrepreneurs – two individuals and...
Commentary: Keep it simple, startup

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

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My life after graduating from George Washington University in the spring of 2009 began inauspiciously: Like millions of Americans, I was on the front end of what would turn out to be an extended economic recession, with little in the way of opportunity and a deep desire not to move...
5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

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Ms. Hornstein (via About.me) This week, the world was introduced to Shirley Hornstein: an ersatz entrepreneur who Photoshopped and name-dropped her way through Silicon Valley. For at least a year and a half, Ms. Hornstein has been trading on flimsily-fabricated connections to powerful tech investors, startups, and celebrities–always depending, as TechCrunch...
Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

Eric Schmidt's Next Stop? Myanmar

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The Google exec's visit comes after his controversial trip to North Korea. Google's Eric Schmidt is heading to Myanmar. The company's executive chairman will visit the slowly-opening country as part of a trip to "several countries in Asia to connect with local partners," a Google spokesman told the Wall...
Eric Schmidt's Next Stop? Myanmar

Philadelphia Mayor to startups: Take the money and don't run

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Philly has a problem: It struggles to keep good startups in the city. AdMob, Milo, Invite Media, Warby Parker, LevelUp – they all started in Philadelphia. And they all left. The city, densely packed with great universities and tens of thousands of smart students, doesn’t have a problem with...
Philadelphia Mayor to startups: Take the money and don't run

Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Chuck? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Chuck is the founder of the user experience design company, digital-telepathy. He helps startups, web designers, entrepreneurs and large organizations improve the user experience of websites by making them easier to use. He has the...
Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!
Brad Feld takes on one of the biggest entrepreneur challenges: Relationships

ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo's "Silicon Valley Start-Ups" Reality Show House (Video)

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Bravo has finally given a November 5 air date for its much-discussed — in tech circles, at least — television reality show, which is now titled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups.” Luckily, last month, I got a visit to the house where the show is being filmed — which is actually...
ATD Pays a Visit to Bravo's "Silicon Valley Start-Ups" Reality Show House (Video)

20-Year-Old College Dropout Has A Plan To Save The American Clothing Industry

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At 20 years old, Madison Maxey should be finishing up her second year of college.  Instead she's dropping out to become one of this year's 20 Thiel fellows. The program was launched by PayPal founder Peter Thiel to give inspiring young entrepreneurs the funding ($100,000), time (two years), and mentorship needed for their creative work....
20-Year-Old College Dropout Has A Plan To Save The American Clothing Industry

'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

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Charles Armstrong, founder of a work space for tech-savvy London hipsters, outlines his plans to expand creative hubThis ain't no ordinary office. You can tell from the footwear. There's lots of Converse, other people are padding around in socks (yellow, green blue), and the boss is sporting shiny silver trainers.It...
'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

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This week on Tech Weekly Jemima Kiss, Guardian digital correspondent, meets CEO and fonder of iPadio Dr Mark Smith. Mark discusses the evolution of his communications application company and why a sports reports app turned out to be just as useful for NGO's in disaster zones as it was for...
Jemima Kiss meets iPadio CEO to talk about his everyone everywhere communication apps

Live now: Dwolla's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Ben? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Ben Milne is CEO and founder of Dwolla, a completely new payment that system that’s fixes the underlying inefficiencies, hazards, and fraud encumbering current options. A repeat entrepreneur, Ben built his first international company at...
Live now: Dwolla's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

Top tips for a great video meeting

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This post is sponsored by Citrix® GoToMeeting®. Attend your meetings from anywhere. Try GoToMeeting today for Free! The definition of work is changing. Offices are claimed in co-sharing spaces, at coffee shop tables or steps away from the bedroom. Business owners hold meetings without even having to leave the...
Top tips for a great video meeting

Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way

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Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world’s top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially controversial) is it’s so-called Startup Ecosystem Index, which ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems, a la college...
Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way

Why does technology celebrate ageism?

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It started with a tweet that I sent this morning: A bit tired of, and confused by, the “under 30” clubs. Apparently upending my life and becoming wildly successful doesn’t matter at 35. Then I got to really thinking about how we in technology celebrate the young while dismissing the...
Why does technology celebrate ageism?

Startup Founders Share Their Inspirational Heros

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Who's your hero? Who do you want to emulate, and why? To find out who inspires startup founders to create and grow their companies, we asked eight successful young entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) about the individuals that they looked to emulate in their businesses and their lives....
Startup Founders Share Their Inspirational Heros

The 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Things Larry Ellison Just Said (ORCL)

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Larry Ellison was absolutely Hilarius onstage at the AllThingsD's D10 conference yesterday. He talked about Steve Jobs, cloud computing, HP, Leo Apotheker and himself. Ellison has been the CEO of Oracle since 1977, so that makes him the longest running tech CEO in Silicon Valley history. That gives him the...
The 10 Most Outrageously Entertaining Things Larry Ellison Just Said (ORCL)

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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Facebook's First Server Cost $85/Month

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At Startup School today in the Memorial Auditorium at Stanford University, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Y Combinator founder Paul Graham about the early days of Facebook. He revealed that, early on, the team did not intend for the TheFacebook.com (as it was called) to become a...
Facebook's First Server Cost $85/Month
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