Boom di prestiti dalle banche, grazie al Fondo di Garanzia per le Pmi. Ecco tutti i dati, regione per regione, dal ministero dello Sviluppo economico Continue
I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a final exam. continue
How do you know whether or not your iOS app is going to be a hit? Getting an email from Steve Jobs is probably a strong indicator.
Ashish Toshniwal, the 31-year-old CEO of app design firm Y Media Labs, told Business Insider about how one of the first iPad apps his startup helped create impressed the late Apple CEO and co-founder. continue
When Leap Motion first launched its gesture-based controller, many wondered whether the device would have many practical applications, beyond games and gimmicky apps. continue
If startups had a spirit animal, it would be the sea turtle. The lifecycle of a startup bears an amazing resemblance to the treacherous journey of a baby sea turtle. continue
I’ve worked with a lot of amazing people on my startup, PopInShop. Building a business out of nothing definitely takes the proverbial village, and surrounding yourself with the right people at the right time is crucial for hitting milestones. continue
“All these investors claim that there are not enough opportunities out there to invest in, yet when I send them my business plan, I don’t even get a response.”
Considering that venture capital investors get tens of thousands of business plans, investor decks and other pitches annually, it is hardly surprising that not all of them get an investment. Based on reactions to one of my previous posts on investor feedback, it seems that a lot of entrepreneurs don’t even receive a response to their presentation. continue
Too often, any thought of changing a culture, never mind rebuilding it, seems like a Sisyphean task; the weight of the status quo ultimately rolls back and crushes such efforts.
You’ve thought up this hazy, partially-defined, intangible thing, that might or might not be a real product one day. So how do you know if you’re onto something?
Startups are usually strapped for cash. But that shouldn’t stop you from building your dream as effectively as possible. So how can you do both and find ways to improve your business without breaking the bank?
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.
This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer:
What is going on with the economy?
How liquid is the fundraising climate?
Are you B2B or B2C?
Are you the first mover?
How defensible is your business, with patents, product complexity or otherwise?
What are your competitors doing?
Kraig Swensrud is the CEO & Co-Founder of GetFeedback.com, a modern survey marketing application designed and built for a mobile world. Kraig previously was the Chief Marketing Officer at salesforce.com.
Most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ridiculously high percentage of small businesses that will fail in the first couple years. The business owners who survived the odds will tell you that they didn’t achieve success on sheer passion alone. It took hard work, and in most situations, it didn’t happen over night.
There is a recurring theme in the business world. Large companies are becoming bogged down with processes, are worried of investor confidence and their bloated management system is making it difficult for them to come up with innovative ideas. So what do they do? They gobble up smaller companies.
Andrea Francis is a growth-hacking oriented marketer who loves to work with startups. She currently works for Twoodo and is helping out at FailConNL, embracing failure as a learning experience (Amsterdam, March 4th).
E’ passato anche al Senato ed è definitivo. Tante le misure per sostenere il digitale. Alcune note (incentivi alle Pmi che investono in Ict, visto startup, catasto delle reti), altre meno. Tra queste, una porta aperta ad agevolazioni agli operatori che non erano entrate nel regolamento scavi, da stabilire con successivo decreto. Ecco il quadro delle novità
Jawbone is ascending into the top echelon of tech startups, joining the likes of Uber, Dropbox, and Square. But unlike these other rising stars, which are redefining digital services, Jawbone is redefining our gadgets themselves.
Brazil’s mobile content developer Movile is on the hunt for new investments after committing a fresh $2 million to its online delivery service company iFood. That recent investment is a sign of just how spicy food delivery companies have become in recent weeks.
According to Harmel Rayat, there are many reasons to consider investing in a start-up. In fact, the benefits can be not only financial, but also deeply personal. By investing in a start-up company, you are effectively investing in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You are playing a direct role in the cultivation of a new business and of new jobs—all of which can be immensely satisfying.
In 2009, Farhan Thawar joined mobile development firm Xtreme Labs as VP of Engineering. At the time, it handled accounts for some of the biggest brands in the world — a roster including the largest social networks and popular sports organizations.