Posts tagged Startups

What advice can you offer entrepreneurs just starting out?
Ask yourself why you are starting a company. If you are starting it because you are trying to solve a problem and create efficiency and you are so obsessed that you need to create a solution, then you are doing the right thing. I see too many people start companies just for the sake of being an entrepreneur. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and that your level of passion is almost irrational. 

Via OPENForum.com: “Sean Rad Of Tinder: Can This Hot App Solve One Of Dating’s Biggest Problems?”

What advice can you offer entrepreneurs just starting out?

Ask yourself why you are starting a company. If you are starting it because you are trying to solve a problem and create efficiency and you are so obsessed that you need to create a solution, then you are doing the right thing. I see too many people start companies just for the sake of being an entrepreneur. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons and that your level of passion is almost irrational. 

Via OPENForum.com: “Sean Rad Of Tinder: Can This Hot App Solve One Of Dating’s Biggest Problems?

newyorker:

Matthew Hutson on the link between accomplishment and informality, and the power of the hoodie-wearing C.E.O.: http://nyr.kr/1fWMX9T
Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty.

newyorker:

Matthew Hutson on the link between accomplishment and informality, and the power of the hoodie-wearing C.E.O.: http://nyr.kr/1fWMX9T

Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty.

springwise:
We’ve already seen travel recommendations inspired by social media trends in the form of SuggestMe, but now a new app from Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport — Local’s Guide to Instagram — is using real-time updates by city residents on the photo-sharing platform to enable visitors to discover new locations through a personalized travel guide.

springwise:

We’ve already seen travel recommendations inspired by social media trends in the form of SuggestMe, but now a new app from Sweden’s Stockholm Arlanda Airport — Local’s Guide to Instagram — is using real-time updates by city residents on the photo-sharing platform to enable visitors to discover new locations through a personalized travel guide.
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2014 Is a Make or Break Year for these 7 Companies: Square, Boxbee, Uber, Aereo, Maker Studios, Thalmic Labs, and Udemy.

nasdaq:

Ever wonder how VCs find the next great thing? Sometimes it’s through their teenage daughters – which is apparently how Lightspeed Venture Partners Barry Eggers discovered Snapchat, the latest social networking site to take the tech world by storm.

nasdaq:

Ever wonder how VCs find the next great thing? Sometimes it’s through their teenage daughters – which is apparently how Lightspeed Venture Partners Barry Eggers discovered Snapchat, the latest social networking site to take the tech world by storm.

A website that reads you the news? Cats that teach you Spanish? These are just some of the wacky yet successful business ideas launched in 2013.

Sometimes there are businesses that are just plain weird. The product they sell is so different that the common sense point of view is that they’ll fail. This year, however, an unusually large number of companies that fall into the “weirdo” category are succeeding.