The Truth Behind Display Advertising: Adomic's Quest For Transparency

socalTECH

We had been building technology around a publisher interface, and starting seeing the same things from customers, who wanted to understand what was happening on their site, what their competition was doing, and what advertisers were doing.

7 Ways To Maximize Team Motivation And Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13 percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. Good hiring, training, and mentoring are the best motivators.

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6 Benefits of Outsourcing and Freelancing In Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs I have mentored make big mistakes in this area, by hiring low-cost friends and family, with minimal skills or training, and expecting them to have the same work ethic , passion, and business knowledge as the founder.

Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.

Berkonomics

Richa is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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Why Solving Big Food & Healthcare Problems Will Yield Spectacular Companies

Both Sides of the Table

Shireen had been studying for her masters in business at MIT and thinking about her own food allergies and Scott was a graduate of the mechanical engineering school at MIT with an emphasis in product design.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

InfoChachkie

Instead of a traditional business school''s case study and textbook approach, UCSB''s Technology Management Program (TMP) emphasizes experiential learning. Salty Girl Seafood - Another focus of the TMP is the recruitment and mentoring of women entrepreneurs.

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

She’ll have to quit her well-paid job at a respectable company and tell her parents that although she studied hard throughout school and got into a great college and graduated in 3 years that she is now leaving it to change the way that manufacturers sell products electronically through their distribution systems. In preparation for her reentry into VC she spoke with many mentors of hers for advice on venture capital. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?

Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience as an investor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere, one of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.

10 Challenging Insights From New Venture Innovators

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, based on my own years of experience “in the business”, mentoring many entrepreneurs, and following stalwarts like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, even these potentially controversial mindsets ring true to me: All risk isn’t risky.

7 Plan Elements That Separate Businesses From Hobbies

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my experience as an angel investor and a mentor to dozens of entrepreneurs, having no business plan is the quickest way to define yourself as just a dreamer, or at best a hobbyist. Opportunity segmentation and competitive environment.

You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World

Startup Professionals Musings

I was shocked to read an old Gallup study that indicates only 13 percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged at work, and more recent data shows only a small change in the right direction. Good hiring, training, and mentoring are the best motivators.

7 Ways To Be Your Best In Business When Pressure Hits

Startup Professionals Musings

We all face pressure in our lives, but there’s nothing like that of an entrepreneur facing customer crises and the competitive challenges of a new business.

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7 Strategies For Anticipating Future Customer Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

I was happy to see a real focus on preparing for tomorrow highlighted in a new book, “ Start a Successful Business ,” by Colleen DeBaise, who has made a career of studying and writing about entrepreneur challenges.

10 Controversial Lessons From Serious Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, based on my own years of experience “in the business”, mentoring many entrepreneurs, and following stalwarts like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, even these potentially controversial mindsets ring true to me: All risk isn’t risky.

7 Guidelines For Entrepreneurs To Do The Right Thing

Startup Professionals Musings

The good news is that none of these need be mutually exclusive, according to recent studies of market trends. Make doing the right thing your competitive edge today, and the key to your long-term success.

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

Tech Zulu Event

Through simple design, extensive sensing mechanism research, and behavioral science principles, Moving Analytics is carving out its own innovative niche in a heavily competitive space by providing a simple solution for highly sedentary people. How is Movn different than your competition?

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10 Entrepreneur Beliefs That Defy The Stereotype

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, based on my own years of experience “in the business”, mentoring many entrepreneurs, and following stalwarts like Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, even these potentially controversial mindsets ring true to me: All risk isn’t risky.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

Startup Professionals Musings

" Study entrepreneurship, but major in something else. Most universities also bring in outside advisors to mentor budding entrepreneurs. Most schools have business plan competitions, and even give out seed money to winners. Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made.

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Startup Professionals Musings

Measure by relationships as well as competitiveness. They mentor protégés on talent spotting, creativity, and motivation as well as strategy. They are always on the lookout for talent by peer networking, studying competitors, and working with top university contacts.

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Drop Out of Harvard

Startup Professionals Musings

" Study entrepreneurship, but major in something else. Most universities also bring in outside advisors to mentor budding entrepreneurs. Most schools have business plan competitions, and even give out seed money to winners. Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made.

7 Ways it Pays to Build a Socially Conscious Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Startups can use social responsibility as a competitive advantage. That’s a real competitive edge that you can use in your marketing and positioning.

10 Surprising Assertions From Elite Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, based on my own years of experience “in the business”, mentoring many entrepreneurs, and following stalwarts like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, even these potentially controversial mindsets ring true to me: All risk isn’t risky.

Paving The Way For Future Women Entrepreneurs | Technovation LA Pitch Night

Tech Zulu Event

The ambitiously competitive teams were as follows: The Brownies, with Epic Tunes, an app aimed at live concert goers, to provide information, show reviews, and access to ticket purchases. Seek out similar academic competitions and programs.

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Get a Technical Degree But Entrepreneurial Spirit

Startup Professionals Musings

" Study entrepreneurship, but major in something else. Most universities also bring in outside advisors to mentor budding entrepreneurs. Most schools have business plan competitions, and even give out seed money to winners. Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made.

8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve been convinced for some time that good entrepreneurs have the right mindset, and the right attributes, to be good at anything they want. Find and sell your unique competitive advantages.

Carpooling Wants You To Share Your Car, Meet New Friends & Get Paid For It!

Tech Zulu Event

While studying at university, one of the founders had a girlfriend who lived in another city. Any competition back home? Do you have any mentors, Investors?

Africa’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Network | Interview with LAGbook’s Chidi Nwaogu

Tech Zulu Event

Who are your mentors, role models? We don’t have mentors at the moment. Students have to register with their matriculation numbers, and supply upon registration, their course of study, faculty, department, mode of entry, year of entry etc.

8 Elements Of A Mindset For Success In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve been convinced for some time that good entrepreneurs have the right mindset, and the right attributes, to be good at anything they want. Find and sell your unique competitive advantages.

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve been convinced for some time that good entrepreneurs have the right mindset, and the right attributes, to be good at anything they want. Find and sell your unique competitive advantages.

Improve Your Future By Thinking Like An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’ve been convinced for some time that good entrepreneurs have the right mindset, and the right attributes, to be good at anything they want. Find and sell your unique competitive advantages.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010

SoCal CTO

Though this was 2000 , and all startup & VC blogs we've grown to love didn't exist yet, I did have mentors available. Computer scientists call the study of graphs “ network theory ,&# but on the web the word “network&# is used to refer to the websites themselves). No, that IS NOT a competitive advantage - A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks , July 12, 2010 This is part 1 of the series: 5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches.

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