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#NYCTech -  According to Danae Ringelmann, the cofounder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no.""The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ......
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Advice - Every single company depends on software, and startups are no exception. Software has gone from being critical to every business, to BEING the business.Software creation is an art, a craft, and a process.Building and...
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Advice - I recently got introduced to Bobby Martin, serial entrepreneur of First Research and Vertical IQ fame, and author of the new book, “The Hockey Stick Principles--The 4 Key Stages of Entrepreneurial Success.”  I thought he...
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Advice - Don’t miss the opportunity to win over the next investor you pitch to. Here are 7 simple ways to stand out from other startups.Have a Real Business in PlaceThe best place to start is by creating a solid business plan that...
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Advice - Interested investors don’t look at pitch decks for very long—just an average of 3 minutes and 44 seconds.A pitch deck is a compilation of text and images that illustrate a venture's story and business model. Pitch decks do...
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Accelerators - Venture capitalists Sam Altman and Jason Calacanis both wrote posts recently on the topic of startup incubator-hopping. Altman says that participating in more than one startup incubator may actually decrease your chances of...
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Advice - The military has long recognized that machine guns are force-multipliers for rifles, but businesses have been slow to capitalize on this concept. Sometimes all the planning in the world isn’t enough for business survival, when...
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Advice -  My General Feelings About Valuation As you know all too well, valuation has many aspects. Investors often talk about the pre-money or post-money valuation of a company at the time they invest. If you get aspects of the percentage of...
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Advice - What are the most frightening things that can happen in your checkout? These boners create all sorts of FUD that can fudge your conversion rates (Halloween puns intended).No persistent cookieWhat’s worse than your older...
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Advice - I start with the premise that running a startup is hard. My favorite business book on running a start up is Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”, which is 282 pages of it’s really effing hard. As a result of it...
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Advice - I am a developer.Yes, I have become the CEO of my company and rarely do any coding nowadays. But, computer science always has been and still is, my true passion. As a developer, I was always looking for tools, ways and resources...
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Advertising - A simple, intuitive website is always better than a fancy one that’s hard to understand.To many small business owners, digital marketing isn’t so different from auto maintenance. You go in thinking you need something simple,...
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Advice - Don’t let your perception of best marketing or financial practices get in the way of what really works.Entrepreneurs are required to wear many different hats on a daily basis, and it can be challenging to keep up with the...
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Advice - Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. Although many won’t admit it, true entrepreneurs can’t wait to exit their current startup, and build a new and better one with their next great idea. In addition, current investors...
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Advice - One of the key things that Techstars companies do during the program is engage mentors.This ongoing, weekly engagement is important for creating cadence, and getting the most out of the program. To set the pace, companies send...
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Lifestyle - For an hour, on the floor of a Rocky Mountain retreat centre, Todd Emaus was made to sit back-to-back with Matt Munson, his cofounder in their photo app business Twenty20. All the pair was allowed to speak about was why each of them...