What makes a startup accelerator work? And why regional accelerators need to change.

By at April 23, 2012 | 6:15 am | 0 Comment

Original post via i Business Angel Business Angels and entrepreneurs are increasingly meeting in the context of a startup accelerator programme, so it matters greatly – to all of us – if the accelerator works or not. (In fact, I have a vested interest here as I... Read more »

Business planning , Startups

Call me boss: Youth entrepreneurs forge their own paths to self-employment

By at April 23, 2012 | 6:07 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Lauren La Rose via Winnipeg Free Press [caption id="attachment_7769" align="aligncenter" width="647" caption="DAVE CHIDLEY / THE CANADIAN PRESS Enlarge Image Chris Bacik, a 22-year-old Western University student flies his remote-controlled helicopter that... Read more »

Business models , Startups

When Facebook Was Young And Trying To Attract Talent, It May Have Pulled This Brilliant Hiring Stunt At Stanford

By at April 22, 2012 | 5:47 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Alyson Shontell via Business Insider At Lerer Ventures' CEO Summit, SV Angel's David Lee took the stage. A CEO in the audience asked the investor what innovative hiring tactics his startups use to recruit talent. Lee referred to a strategy he heard Mark... Read more »

Facebook , Startups

10 Top Business Models for New Ventures Today

By at April 22, 2012 | 5:46 am | 0 Comment

Original post by MartinZwilling via Startup Professionals One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free (like Twitter), to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will... Read more »

Business models , Startups

A Glympse of the future in Seattle’s South Lake Union

By at April 21, 2012 | 5:39 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Sasha Pasulka via Geek Wire My first clue that something had changed forever was the police. In bright yellow vests, they descended on the area, guiding rush hour traffic out of parking garages and into the streets, down Harrison and onto Fairview. At... Read more »

Facebook , Startups

Integrating Social Media Into Your Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Plan

By at April 21, 2012 | 4:29 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Chris Thompson via socialmediatoday Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a process of planning, executing, and monitoring the brand messages that create customer relationships.  Like social networking, IMC is about managing day to day... Read more »

Social media , Startups , Strategy

Early start-up employment is a must!

By at April 19, 2012 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment

Original post by Themoogul You might be considering an MBA or you might already have one and now you want to start a company. You probably rationalized that an MBA would give you all the knowledge that you would need to start and run this company. In that case, you may have... Read more »

Jobs , Startups

Why Can’t Startups Find Designers?

By at April 14, 2012 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment

Original post by SACHA GREIF via TNW Maybe it was Apple’s emphasis on design, and its direct impact on the iPhone and iPad’s success. Maybe it was the success of design-heavy startups like Airbnb and Hipmunk. Or maybe, as startups mature technologically, people are... Read more »

iPhone , Startups , Strategy

Newly in Business, and Finding a Lifeline

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Original post by JAMES BARRON via NYTimes Erica Molina was standing where she usually stands at lunchtime, in the middle of her 116 square feet — an irregularly shaped booth in theEssex Street Market on the Lower East Side. She was talking about the $5,000 loan that... Read more »

New York Startup , Startups

President Obama to sign JOBS Act this week

By at April 12, 2012 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Steven Loeb via vator The JOBS Act passed the House, was then amended and passed by the Senate, then passed once again by the House last Tuesday. The bill is now being sent to President Obama for final signature this Thursday. One of the most talked... Read more »

Jobs , Startups