Just because you aren’t in a “startup hub” doesn’t mean your business can’t thrive. As the founder of a Philadelphia-based startup, I’ve fielded the same question countless times as Leadnomics has grown: “Why haven’t you moved West?” Silicon Valley, along with other big startup hubs like New York and Chicago, has held the reputation as […]
How many entrepreneurs do you know that “almost” made it big? Startups are very risky, and most fail. Yet entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing trends in business today. Surveys show that entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in business, despite the challenges. Yet it would pay real dividends to know at the start […]
In this video, Dana Mead, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talks about venture capital. He offers insight about Silicon Valley and life as a venture capitalist. Mead begins his discussion, talking about his work at Kleiner Perkins. He says that he has been in the business for about 39 years. He goes on […]
Find out how a number of founders got their start in NYC Tech!
I have been reading with great interest and enthusiasm the latest tech blowup. It’s all drama, angry mobs, biting commentary, and social media nastiest. It is even better than startup reality TV shows or that comedic cable series about startups. What pray tell am I referring to? Someone had the gall to create a service that sells […]
Venture capitalist Howard Hartenbaum of August Capital explains the team-building process of a startup. Hartenbaum was a founding investor in Skype and is on the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists. Hartenbaum describes the startup team from the perspective of an investor.
Tell us about the decision to apply for R/GA Accelerator and how has the experience been thus far? R/GA is great at helping companies build brands that consumers love and have emotional relationships with. This is very important to us, as we build products for consumers who care about the air they breathe every day. Having Techstars’ network […]
Shouldn’t connected devices be easy to connect? That’s the idea behind Astro, a company that’s part of the latest class at the R/GA Connected Device Accelerator powered by Techstars. Astro is creating an automated home system of devices that require no installation, no new infrastructure, and no new wireless networks, making theirs the simplest platform […]
Do you ever look your friends’ smart thermostat and other connected home appliances with envy? Have you ever looked at one of your “dumb” appliances and thought to yourself, “man, I wish there was a simple way to make that thing smarter?” Do you like rolling up your sleeves and working on craft projects? If […]
Just down the road from Facebook and Google, Dr. Phil Wagner runs a laboratory dedicated to optimizing the performance of some of the world’s top athletes.
There’s a lot of talk about Silicon Valley vs Silicon Alley. Let’s be honest: New York startups head west for the Silicon Valley investors. Silicon Valley companies open offices here for the access to the wealth of established industries that only New York offers. As for the rivalry: enough already, although one thing that the […]