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Advice - Many entrepreneurs work hard on the proof of concept (technical), but skip any proof of the business model (revenue flow). In other words, once they are convinced that the product works, they assume their price, sales channel and...
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Advice - Even just a quick cruise of top startup blogs makes one thing pretty clear If you’re a non-programmer, a “non-technical co-founder”  if you will, then you are gonna have to move mountains to convince some programmer that...
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AlleyTalk - You know America is starting to wake up to the importance of something when there is a segment on “The Today Show” about it. We were thrilled to see at the end of December that “Today” correspondent and women’s rights...
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Inside the Code - Snapchat, a company that has made a name for itself by offering people a way to send very private correspondence, has suffered a very public leak of...
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AlleyTalk - Alexandra Jordan and Super Fun Kid Time finally got me to put some thoughts down re: coding and its impact on youth culture. Who is Alex Jordan? She’s the 9-year-old fourth grader who dreamed up, designed and pitched her playdate...
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AlleyTalk - I am on the west coast and just woke up to all of this of the brouhaha around Paul Graham. I was considering calming down before I published a blog post, but really, what is the fun in that? Dear Paul Graham, Fred Wilson &...
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Inside the Code - Bitcoin has a lot going for it these days. Its price is soaring, mainstream businesses are increasingly adopting it as a form of payment, and venture capitalists are pouring money into bitcoin startups. But as the digital currency...
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Inside the Code - In its first three days, the Hour of Code project is saying that over ten million students worldwide have written over a quarter billion lines of...
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Advice - I’m one of those founders who can do everything besides code. Marketing? A breeze. Accounting? Accounted for. Operations? Cakewalk. Code? I’ll be right back! Not being able to code has put a damper on my ability to hire the...
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AlleyTalk - We spoke with Hopscotch’s Samantha John to learn a bit more about her and her co-founder, Jocelyn Leavitt’s awesome, intuitive app that teaches kids how to code. By using the visual, programming language, kids can create and build...
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Inside the Code - Are you bored and bitter at work? Tired of being stuck in an admin role, watching everyone else get a pay raise, while you are busy scheduling meetings? Heard that the Internet is going to be big, but unsure how you can get in on the...
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Advice - Do you think that learning tech skills is boring? Hard? Lonely? Confusing? Likely to turn you into a computer zombie (even if it’s not Halloween!)? You are NOT alone. But the funny thing is that no one who actually works in...
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Advice - Recently, the man himself, Fred Wilson published a blog post about the importance of learning to code. His decree was simple and straightforward: If You Aren’t Technical, Get Technical. In particular, if you are a non-technical...
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Advice - We all want to have a beautifully designed website and yet, it’s surprisingly hard. So what is it that great designers know that the rest of us don’t? The key to great web design is really very simple: you’ve got to understand...
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Advice - Promising young entrepreneurs from YEC weigh in on what questions to ask a mobile web developer. Show Off Some Success "What accomplishment are you most proud of? Ask a developer how they overcame a tough problem and made it...
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ER Accelerator - Let’s face it: even in a socially connected world, there are times when 140 characters will get you just so far – but one Wizpert can make all the difference. Wizpert is a real-time platform that connects people who need help,...

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