A New Way to Help Student Entrepreneurs Succeed: Learnings from the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Cohort, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars entrepreneurship program


LaunchPad Lift “was the most impactful incubator/entrepreneurship program I have participated in. Together, we help students learn about entrepreneurship, find great mentors, and start successful companies. Entrepreneurship is all about action.

Sushi, passion, and entrepreneurship

Tom Tunguz

Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world. Follow a Career Passion? Let It Follow You. In his book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, Cal Newport, a college classmate, champions the idea that passion lags work, instead of passion inspiring work. It’s the same philosophy embraced by sushi master Jiro, in the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” Jiro should focusses on mastering a practice, making sushi.

Entrepreneurship growth: perception vs reality

Tom Tunguz

The flurry of media activity in entrepreneurship including the spate of new TV shows like X-Factor for tech and Shark Tank, the refocus of the NYTimes and WSJ on technology, and the number of entrepreneurs on mainstream magazine covers gave me the impression that entrepreneurship is on the rise. There’s this idea that we can somehow rely on entrepreneurship to get us out of the job crisis,” said Scott Shane, an economics professor at Case Western Reserve University.

A Fireside Chat on LA’s Tech Scene, Entrepreneurship, and More


The post A Fireside Chat on LA’s Tech Scene, Entrepreneurship, and More appeared first on ReSci Techstars Executive Director Cody Simms & ReSci CEO Jerry Jao sit down to chat on a broad range of topics: Founder’s depression Top Qualities needed as a founder How to transition into an investor What an investor looks for in a startup The truth about.

Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Conferences


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6 Marketing Benefits to Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned Business

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EntrepreneurshipIf you’re thinking about getting certified as a woman-owned business, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier in the United States. There are other certification programs too, particularly at the state level.

The Top 5 Leadership Qualities a First-Time Founder Should Practice

Groove HQ

EntrepreneurshipStarting a business is hard.

SaaS Pricing Experts Explain How To Turn Pricing Into Your Biggest Growth Lever In 2018


Entrepreneurship Pricing SaaSThe post SaaS Pricing Experts Explain How To Turn Pricing Into Your Biggest Growth Lever In 2018 appeared first on Chargify Blog.

An Entrepreneur Doesn’t Have To Like Pies To Make Money Off Pies

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Appearance on the Twenty Minute VC: Financing Thoughts, The Private Equity Sales Process, and More


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How to Use Upselling to Increase Customer Happiness, Retention and Revenue

Groove HQ

EntrepreneurshipUpselling doesn’t have to be a dirty word. In fact, it can help you make your customers happier. What comes to mind when you think of the word upsell? For many of us, it might bring up images of sleazy salespeople trying to line their pockets by selling us extra stuff we don’t need. And, […]. The post How to Use Upselling to Increase Customer Happiness, Retention and Revenue appeared first on Groove Blog.

6 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Blog

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Entrepreneurship Marketing Social Selling content marketing SEOYou’ve surely noticed nearly every business out there has a blog. Whether it’s managed correctly or not, it’s likely there. That’s because we live in the age of information.

“Delivering Meaningful Opportunities to do Good Stuff Together:” Community Leader Spotlight with Pascale Hyboud-Peron


Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Co-founder and Director of Venture Centre , has an awesome Twitter bio: “Creating connections and exploring intersections between people and ideas by delivering meaningful opportunities to do good stuff together #entrepreneurship.”.

My 90-day Plan to Build a World Class Network

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Brand Yourself — Beginner’s Guide to Building an Amazing Brand

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10 Learnings Building a Consulting Practice to €150k+ per year

Pierre Lechelle

EntrepreneurshipAbout 4 years ago, I tried to launch a business but failed without grace. The irony is that other entrepreneurs were asking me for advice. I quickly realized that I could help them grow their business. I also realized that I could make a good living out of it.

7 Awesome Entrepreneurs shared their secrets at SaaStock 2017

Pierre Lechelle

Entrepreneurship SaaSAs some of you may know, the largest european SaaS conference happened in Dublin on the week of the 18th of September. If you don’t know about SaaStock, you should definitely check it out. This edition gathered 1 500 people from all over the world.

What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2019?

Point Nine Land

venture-capital financing founders entrepreneurship saas[link] Two weeks ago we released the 2019 edition of our (in)famous SaaS Funding Napkin.

Why Being Clueless Can Be a Great Thing

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How hiring our first salesperson led me to recognize that cluelessness is at the heart of entrepreneurship. Make More Happen

Techstars Foundation Accepting 2019 Grant Applications


Techstars is always working to be a leader in inclusive entrepreneurship by improving opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities throughout our global ecosystem.

Why LA Is The Best Place for Startups to Flourish?


EntrepreneurshipLos Angeles is known as the city of dreams. The glitz and glamour of Hollywood are often assumed to be the only attraction of the town of sunny climes. This, however, is not the truth.

If I Had to Start All Over Again, I Would…

Neil Patel

Entrepreneurship isn’t as glamorous as most people think. Entrepreneurship looks great and is amazing. Entrepreneurship UncategorizedI started young. At the ripe age of 15 and a half, I started my first online business. Can you guess what it was? It was a job board.

Steps To Start a Cryptocurrency Business


EntrepreneurshipThe Cryptocurrencies are gaining popularity around the world, and with the success of bitcoin, many other coins are emerging into the markets. Considering the enormous success and value of bitcoin, entrepreneurs are trying their luck by launching new digital currencies.

Preserving Lives: Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars Spotlight on Lazarus, Tech for Law Enforcement


Highlights of student-led ventures participating in the LaunchPad Lift Cohort , part of the Blackstone LaunchPad® powered by Techstars® entrepreneurship program.

Vita Inclinata Rings the Nasdaq Bell!


Vita CEO Caleb Carr was joined by Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which hosts the annual business plan competition, Will Roper, the U.S.

Reviews and Tips On Starting Your Own SEO Digital Marketing Lead Generation Business


Marketing EntrepreneurshipLead generation takes advantage of a potential customer’s interest in your business. It’s more effective than cold-calling or cold-contacting since leads have shown their curiosity about what your product or service is about in some way or form.

7 Benefits of Owning An Interactive App for Online Businesses


Entrepreneurship ProductivityThere’s something about a good interactive experience that makes it hard to forget. Not only does it provide a delightful experience to a customer, but it leaves behind a special memory.

10 Challenging Business Skills You Need to Master


EntrepreneurshipThe business world is a realm of vaguely defined borders. Business is a place where having the right skills is important. Knowing what those skills are and when to use them isn’t always apparent.

How To Make Your Niche Small Business Stand Out


EntrepreneurshipStarting a small business can be incredibly intimidating but with the right tools and mindset you can be successful. It may seem impossible to compete with large companies, however, there are many advantages for small businesses.

#SaaS: How to leverage SaaS app stores for your Go-to-Market strategy

Point Nine Land

marketing entrepreneurship saas go-to-marketTest new products, reach new user segments and acquire new customers I covered this topic in more details in “ A landscape of the major SaaS app stores ”, but I believe we’ve entered the “SaaS app stores” era.

How Business Owners Can Use IT Services To Make Their Lives Easier


Productivity EntrepreneurshipThere are many undeniable benefits of utilizing IT services in running a business. Tasks are made easier and productivity can be increased by applying these innovative solutions in different business operations.

New Book: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Andreessen Horowitz

About 18 months ago, I sat down over a holiday and reflected on the many conversations I’d had over the years with friends, aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up employees and students about venture capital and entrepreneurship.

Starting a SaaS in Berlin – 3 years in

Chart Mogul

Industry berlin chartmogul entrepreneurship industryI wrote a blog post back in November 2014 about the reasons for choosing Berlin (over London) as the city to launch ChartMogul from. When I wrote the original post I’d only had around three months of living in Berlin to form an opinion.

Why Being the Loudest Makes You the Weakest

Neil Patel

And that’s what you are doing when it comes to getting marketing and entrepreneurship advice. Life isn’t that bad – entrepreneurship is like a rollercoaster. EntrepreneurshipWhat’s one thing that you are constantly seeing on the web?

#SaaS: A Simple Customer Discovery Plan

Point Nine Land

customer-development saas entrepreneurship startupWe are in 2019, an unbelievable number of articles, guides, and other white papers has been written about customer discovery already, and yet, I feel like plenty of early-stage founders could spend much more time talking to potential customers.

What Makes A Successful Entrepreneur Different From Others?


After all, many believe that entrepreneurship is the best way to move towards a brighter future; just ask the Elon Musks of the world whose startups later turned into global empires. EntrepreneurshipYou have a great business idea, and you’re ready to bring it to fruition.

How AI could impact the B2B software industry in the next decade

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A landscape of the major SaaS app stores

Point Nine Land

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Move Over Subscriptions. The Future Is Elastic And Built Around Relationships.


Business Models Entrepreneurship News & Buzz Recurring Billing SaaSOver the last decade, recurring revenue has emerged as the preferred model for businesses moving beyond transactional commerce.

The #1 reason you should start building a list now.

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productivity business email-marketing entrepreneurship mark-growthThe #1 reason you should start building an email list now. Photo by MARVIN TOLENTINO on Unsplash If you’re building an online business and you don’t have an email list, you’re building your castle on a foundation of quicksand.

What Gordon Ramsay can teach you about email marketing.

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business writing marketing entrepreneurship prodcutivityPhoto by Benjamin Faust on Unsplash Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay is well known for his 35 restaurants worldwide, from London, Las Vegas, Singapore & Dubai.

Two Heads Are Better Than One: Hire A Collaborator

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advertising branding marketing collaboration entrepreneurshipIllustration: Mark Armstrong The best illustrators contribute ideas, not just drawings There was an article titled America’s Top Digital Cities in the December 15–16, 2018 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

How This One Little Word Will Change Your Life

Neil Patel

EntrepreneurshipWhen I started my journey as an entrepreneur, I made a huge mistake. And sadly, it took me years to figure out what I was doing wrong. The issue with this mistake is that it isn’t obvious. Not just entrepreneurs, but people, in general, make it for the majority of their lives.