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.

The Creativity of Entrepreneurship: Community Leader Spotlight with João Marinelli


To João, entrepreneurship is all about people, and “our power to transform our realities and reinvent (in a positive way) the status quo.”. To João, the truly amazing thing about entrepreneurship is the way that it gives life to people’s creativity, and helps them use their creativity to change the world. “I I think that’s why I dedicated almost six years of my life to studying entrepreneurship and being an entrepreneur,” João said.

Techstars and Future Females join forces to drive gender parity in global tech entrepreneurship


Techstars, and Future Females are piloting an initiative to move the needle on the participation and success of women in tech entrepreneurship around the globe.

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.

Infographic: Cyber Security Facts And Stats


Entrepreneurship Web DesignCyber-crime is not a joke but a real fact that most companies had or will encounter. In the infographic below, you can see how crucial cyber-attacks were for well-known companies as well as our weaknesses that hackers can use in their advantage.

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

Nimble - Sales

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.

If You Don’t Like The Road You’re Walking, Start Paving Another One”.

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

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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.

Avoiding the Ten-Year Stock Option Trap (and Other Stock-Option Considerations)


Entrepreneurship IPO Startups Uncategorized Venture Capital expiration stock optionsI’ve increasingly spoken to startup employees who find themselves in a difficult trap.

Ten Ways to Get the Most out of Conferences


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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.

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

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

business-strategy business-intelligence mark-growth sales entrepreneurshipThey Just Need To See The Value In Selling Pies To People Who Like Pies Continue reading on Marketing And Growth Hacking ».

6 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Blog

Nimble - Sales

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.

Marc Nager & Dave Mayer on building rural startup communities


Techstars knows this isn’t true: successful entrepreneurship can happen anywhere. . He is on a mission to bring entrepreneurship to rural America. . Marc and Dave on the economic benefits—and potential—of entrepreneurship in a small town: .

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


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My 90-day Plan to Build a World Class Network

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

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

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

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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.

Why Being Clueless Can Be a Great Thing

Entrepreneur - SaaS

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

Digital Marketing: How To Find An Effective Online Marketing Consultant


Entrepreneurship Marketing Productivity OutsourcingAs most transactions are made more and more digitally, it’s time to rethink your online and mobile marketing strategy. With a solid digital marketing strategy and how to implement it, you will be one step ahead of your competitors.

4 Powerful Public Speaking Tips For Marketers And Entrepreneurs


Marketing EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneur or small business owners, need to get out more and engage with their target audience and potential customers, especially if you’re just starting out in your industry.

“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.”.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan


Since 2016, Techstars Startup Weekends have been introducing entrepreneurship to the Bhutanese people—with strong support from the government—and little by little, this agrarian economy is changing to make space for innovation. . Why is entrepreneurship important to Bhutan?

My Appearance on the Private Equity Funcast


Entrepreneurship Leadership Management Private Equity Recruiting Relationships Startups Venture CapitalWho else but my old friend Jim Milbery, a founding partner at ParkerGale , could come up with a podcast called the Private Equity Funcast , complete with its own jingle and with a Thunderbirds -inspired opening? Jim and I worked together at Ingres back in the — well “pre-Chernobyl” as Jim likes to put it. When we met, he was a pre-sales engineer and I was a technical support rep.

Branding your early-stage software company

Point Nine Land

startup saas branding vc entrepreneurshipA short summary of what I’ve learned about branding reading a bunch of articles online ….and and preparing for Point Nine’s upcoming rebrand (!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Discover 50 Ways To Make Extra Money With Your Side Project


EntrepreneurshipDo you enjoy waking up every morning, driving to a place where you spend most of your time invested in making someone else dreams come true? If you do, this piece is not for you.

The Best Freelance Sites for Clients and Freelancers


Entrepreneurship Outsourcing ProductivityPeople are looking for ways to make money. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mom trying to stretch her budget, or someone who needs an outlet for their creativity. A freelance site is just what you need.

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.