We’ve all been to pitching events where startups present their solutions to gain investor interest or win prizes. How about an event where big companies present actual project needs to an audience of startups who can help them?
Locally owned shops were once cornerstones for products, services, employment and social networks in urban neighborhoods. The rise of automobiles, franchises and Internet shopping has forced many out of business or into niches that don't correspond with the needs of their local communities. However, in some cities they're seeing a resurgence due to creative initiatives that link grassroots activism with public- and private-sector resources.
In February, a special kind of shop opened in Amsterdam's Van der Pek neighborhood. It is called the Wisselwinkel, meaning "shift shop," because it hosts a new local entrepreneur every six months. If this trial period goes well, the entrepreneur receives assistance in setting up a more permanent location in the neighborhood.
Designed and constructed by MOS Collectief, the Wisselwinkel interior is flexible so that different startups can use it according to their needs. Along with the storefront, entrepreneurs receive practical guidance in connecting with support organizations, fulfilling legal requirements and attracting customers...
Entrepreneur Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding Entrepreneur As I mentioned before, the world better be prepared, because there is a new, fearless breed of young female entrepreneurs taking over.
Metro Innovative entrepreneurs want to be Worth-y success Metro Talented retail entrepreneurs eager to compete for a game-changing investment have flooded in to the Worth Foundation Fund competition, supported by Metro Business.
Why are small to medium sized businesses continuing to put money in ValPak and yellow pages? Habit, time and buying those traditional and no dying means of advertising a local business are EASY. Digital marketing is anything BUT easy and that should be a clarion call to Startups.
Last night I attended “SEO for Startups: Best Practices”, an SEO event organized by Stella Fayman and Tim Jahn of Entrepreneurs Unplugged. I must say the event was pretty damn good. The Chopin Theatre was the perfect venue. I loved the decor and the atmosphere. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I had never been in that theatre before having lived and worked about a block away for 2 years.
Gamification startups are still finding innovative methods to stake their places in new niches while producing large profits (GB: Gamification Startups Are Finding New Niches and Greater Profits http://t.co/M2eaUXnzqY...
Entrepreneur 3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Video Games Entrepreneur But, yes, entrepreneurs should take notice. There are important business lessons to be learned from video games and the gaming industry itself.
Google took the wraps off "Google for Entrepreneurs," a microsite that brings together information about Google's programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs.
Google took the wraps off “Google for Entrepreneurs,” a microsite that brings together information about Google’s programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs.
In a blog post, Mary Grove, head of global entrepreneurship outreach, said Google’s entrepreneurship activities are focused on three areas: 1) Partnerships with organizations that serve entrepreneurs in local communities; 2) Google-led programs that give entrepreneurs access to talent and tools; and 3) Placing relevant Google tools in the hands of startups as they are get off the ground and scale. The site is designed to serve as an index for these resources.
What does Google get out of it? It gets its tools in the hands of entrepreneurs early, ensuring that Google’s products becomes the building blocks of their businesses. It also helps Google keep an eye on promising acquisitions — just other incubators funded by big tech companies, such as Facebook’s FbFund and Google’s own Google Ventures do.
Along with the site, the tech giant launched a designated Google+ Page and announced it is hosting its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, a series of events to be held in 28 cities across 13 countries.
Crowdfunding is still a rather new concept to many businesses. The concept is to raise a little bit of money from a large crowd to fund your next project. On most platforms when the financial goal isn’t met, the company will lose the money raised. It’s important to know how crowdfunding works before diving in so that you can crowdfund successfully.
Check out these four misconceptions about crowdfunding.
If you’re looking to create a professional marketing brochure for your startup, here are 10 tips that will help you do so quickly and simply.
If you're running a startup company, time and money are both likely to be in short supply. Leaflet design, brochure printing and marketing, although they might be some of your top priorities, are things that are all too easy to push to the end of the to-do list while you focus on your core business.
For many technology startups today, Silicon Valley remains the quintessential place to look towards for inspiration, trends and - for some - a ... (RT @TechCrunch: Could New York Be A Better US Base For European Startups Than The Valley?
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