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AlleyTalk - There’s something to be said for experience, and last week Columbia, one of the oldest colleges in the country, kicked off its first annual #StartupColumbia entrepreneurs competition with a fireside chat entitled New Venture...
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Advice - If you’re wondering what your marketing budget should be, you’re not alone. This is the million dollar question: How can you be sure you’re spending the right amount of money on the right types of marketing? Many say it’s an...
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Advice - Everyone knows that startups are risky, but they also expect that the job will be exciting and potentially very lucrative (think early employees at Facebook and Google). Yet, we have all heard stories about the high turnover,...
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AlleyTalk - You’ve locked yourself out of your apartment - again. You pull out your phone, find a locksmith, make the call, wait forever for the guy to show up. Door’s open, you’re in – but you’re also out a couple hundred bucks . In...
Stanford’s “Billion Dollar Startup” Farm
Advice - Entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in recent years. Through the advancement of technology, what used to be a multimillion dollar development process, can now be developed rather cheaply with a PC and some open-source software....
Leap of Faith
Advice - All great things begin with a leap of faith. For me, it was quitting my comfortable corporate job to pursue a dream. This dream was conceived while attending Arizona State University with my two current business partners. We...
Why No One Will Invest in You
Advice - I often have discussions with people who have a great idea and are thinking of quitting their job to pursue it. However, they have fixed costs (rent, car payments, etc.) and can’t afford to work for free. Instead, they want to raise...
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AlleyTalk - Bonusly is not just a peer-to-peer bonus platform for the workplace. It’s a long overdue alternative to spending time and money on costly and ineffective employee recognition programs, such as years-of-service and employee of the...
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Cool Tech - Every day I am blown away but innovators across the globe pushing the envelope of physics, computing and mathematical theories.  The days of binary processors are waning and giving wave to new generations of quantum machines (see...
Pre-Funding Tactics-The Art of Pitching Without Pitching
Advice - Don’t start to pitch Venture Capitalists until you’ve tested their likely level of interest in your startup.  This means making the effort and spending the time to build relationships with potential VC’s before you ask for...
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Finance - A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek’s claim that it “unmasked” the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study...
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Finance -   With major ecommerce players like Overstock.com and Square on board, Bitcoin’s on its way to becoming a serious payment method, despite its bad press. While there may be some way to go, a booming Bitcoin startup community could...
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AlleyTalk - Jeffrey Silverman explains what he does as assisting “the entrepreneur in developing their strategic plans, reviewing their operations” and “developing their sales and marketing strategy.” Silverman is both an Advisor at C3...
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Advice - Let me guess: You have an idea for a startup. It's an awesome plan for a lightweight, agile SaaS killer app that could scale to 1 million users in 6 months. Or maybe it's some fancy new spring-loaded, arduino-infused wearable that'll...
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Advice - Few will argue that the time metrics in Google Analytics are terribly confusing. The report includes data concerning “average time on site” and “average visit duration,” however; each metric will paint a very different...
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