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Advice - Four years ago my life took a detour. I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation. They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software. I wanted to prove the...
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Cool Tech - If you’re planning a trip to a fancy museum, you’ll want to leave your unwieldy selfie sticks at home. The Telegraph reports that many of the world’s largest museums have moved to ban hand-held smartphone extension wands,...
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Advice - It’s here. One of those miraculous days where you only have a few meetings, no travel, and there are some open spots on your calendar. Incredible! You can almost feel the productivity you’ll achieve during those open blocks of...
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#NYCTech - Beauty is a terrible thing to waste. Meaning, you know all of those samples you get every month through one subscription service or other, what to speak of free samples, and those multiproduct offers, where you simply can’t use all...
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Advice - It’s the challenge of our generation.But is it too late? So many of us have joined the establishment. We were duped into thinking a college degree meant something.We’ve been tricked into debt, justifying it as an investment in...
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Healthcare - As men who shave, we've been taught to accept a few undisputed truths: there are two brands of razors; the more blades the better; and refills are ridiculously expensive. Well, the walls around Schick and Gillette are crumbling....
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Advice - Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active Angel investor, I still...
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Advice - It takes more than just writing a book to build thought leadership into your personal brand. Becoming a so-called ‘thought leader’ is all the rage; now, everybody wants to be a speaker, build an easy revenue stream, write a...
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Advice - Unnatural. Counterintuitive. Weird. These adjectives might not be commonly associated with startups, but Paul Graham uses all three to describe them — and all within the first three minutes of his presentation, “Before the...
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#NYCTech - Meetup Founder and CEO Scott Heiferman discusses how to connect using Meetup and the details behind Tech Meetup being hosted by the White...
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Advice - At Techstars, we talk a lot about productivity, email, getting things done, basic biz dev and fundraising culture. Below is a collection of general tips we give our founders. While nothing is ever universal, these are generally...
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Lifestyle - The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an "entrepreneur" as: "one who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise".  Really?  I am left completely underwhelmed, as this definition falls short at so many...
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Advice - The term “personal brand” has become a buzzword recently. So what is it, exactly? Your personal brand is how people see you; how they’d describe you—similar to how people describe famous people or companies. It is the set of...
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Advice - Every day as a business owner you make decisions that have an impact on your business.  Sometimes you are not sure what direction to go in or what option to consider.  You could ask your friends and family, but do they really have...
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Advice - Twice a year, a 70-year-old Italian immigrant-turned-millionaire CEO walks into Cortese’s restaurant in Binghamton with his 20-something Haitian mentee and orders the same exact dinner: baked salmon, pork chops, Caesar salad with...
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Advice - Next to the fireplace at my mother’s house, there are seven photo albums neatly arranged in chronological order. If I want any photo from my childhood, I know exactly where to find it. Personally, I have taken more than 15,000...