Innovation or get left behind, that’s how the saying goes. However, it is important to point out that organizations don’t innovate—people do. Empowering your employees (and partners) will yield greater innovative success if you can properly manage the following best practices. Communicate the Innovation Imperative Employees need to know why innovation is important to the […]
Seven enterprise CIOs presented their unique problems in search of partner startups to address their global pain points at the recent CIO Reverse Pitch and Hackathon. The event was hosted by vLAB. Too many startups spend lots of time, energy, and money developing an idea only to learn the hard way that no one wants […]
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Today, I take a look at the 10 companies that have raised the largest enterprise startup funding rounds in New York City in 2015 using some data from our friends at Crunchbase. In addition to dollar amount, I have included type of round, investors, and total dollar amount raised by the startup to further the analysis. […]
It may seem nice to see how many people are using your free software, but it won’t make you any money. Make sure you price your software before it is available.
Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service. After celebrating success at that level, they often find themselves ill-prepared to move to the next stage, for scaling their business into a high-performing enterprise. That’s where I see too much entrepreneur burnout, growth plateaus, and founders being replaced, to their chagrin. […]
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Know the Elements of App Success An app is a business. If no one needs what your business has to offer, you’re going to struggle to get customers. If your app doesn’t meet a need of smartphone users, you’re going to struggle to get downloads. Too many entrepreneurs feel like they can build any type […]
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There are almost 2 billion mobile users in the world. For the first time, mobile usage had recently surpassed desktop usage. By 2020, it is projected that smartphone usage will grow to 4 billion worldwide (Ian Thiel, Optimizely). So apps are very much a part of our lives because we’re all mobile. We’re all a walking […]
We only care about internet security when it is a direct threat to us, but is there more that could be done to combat hackers and scandals?