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Hungry Academy - Amazing opportunity to learn how to program and get an engineering job. deadline 1/9

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Product Development for Startups

A presentation I gave to a group of entrepreneurs at the Founders Institute program.
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The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Over the last two months the U.S. government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II.

They launched an incubator for the top scientists and ...
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What Will the Crowdfunding Bill Do For Startups?

What Will the Crowdfunding Bill Do For Startups? | Black Founders | Scoop.it
A new bill might allow startups to utilize social media in new ways to attract many small investors and crowdsource funding. (What Will the #Crowdfunding Bill Do For Startups?
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Why you shouldn't launch your startup in the press

Why you shouldn't launch your startup in the press | Black Founders | Scoop.it
What's one way to maximize the potential success of your startup while minimizing risk? Make sure that your business and application are ready by testing on users before you make a big marketing push, says Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.
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PapayaMobile Launches “The Games Academy,” An Accelerator For Mobile, Social ... - TechCrunch

PapayaMobile Launches “The Games Academy,” An Accelerator For Mobile, Social ... - TechCrunch | Black Founders | Scoop.it
PapayaMobile Launches “The Games Academy,” An Accelerator For Mobile, Social ...TechCrunchLearn More Mobile games network PapayaMobile is launching a new accelerator for mobile, social game developers called “The Games Academy,” which will kick off...
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The Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail

The Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Research by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly six in ten businesses shut down within the first four years of operation. While not as cal (Insights?
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Group aims to draw girls of color to computing - In America - CNN.com Blogs

Group aims to draw girls of color to computing - In America - CNN.com Blogs | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Soledad O'Brien chronicles the journey of eight African-American entrepreneurs in "Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley" at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on December 18.
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The Startup Team « Steve Blank

The Startup Team « Steve Blank | Black Founders | Scoop.it
It basically says that a startup team needs to be capable of making sudden and rapid shifts – because it will be wrong a lot. Startups are inherently chaos. Conditions on the ground will change so rapidly that the original ...
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Venture for America wants to slot grads into startups in struggling cities

Venture for America wants to slot grads into startups in struggling cities | Black Founders | Scoop.it
It's a fact that there are cities in the United States with more startup activity than others, but it is equally true that in every city there are new companies forming and building. ...
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Airbnb: A $1.3 Billion-Dollar Startup's First-Ever Pitch Deck

Airbnb: A $1.3 Billion-Dollar Startup's First-Ever Pitch Deck | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Here's what it looked like in its first iteration, as AirBed&Breakfast. (@aribnb first pitch deck - http://t.co/tbTIk78x - so, what's the real diff from @homeaway ?
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Is Entrepreneurship All It's Cracked Up to Be? It All Depends on How You Approach It

Is Entrepreneurship All It's Cracked Up to Be? It All Depends on How You Approach It | Black Founders | Scoop.it
No one said instant satisfaction was the prize for starting a business. It can take a couple of years to figure out how to reap the benefits of being an entrepreneur, but consider those years part of your business investment.
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COMMON, an accelerator for changing the world, needs 10 entrepreneurs for Pitch NYC

COMMON, an accelerator for changing the world, needs 10 entrepreneurs for Pitch NYC | Black Founders | Scoop.it
COMMON, a creative community for accelerating social change, is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs to present at COMMON Pitch NYC. The event highlights the brightest ideas ...
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How Wayne Sutton's Passion For Technology Helped Him Become A Big-Time Influencer

There's been a lot of chatter lately about the lack of Blacks in Technology lately.
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IncubateNYC Hopes to Stir A New Harlem Renaissance With Startups | Xconomy

IncubateNYC Hopes to Stir A New Harlem Renaissance With Startups | Xconomy | Black Founders | Scoop.it
A campaign to win the contract to bring a technology incubator to Harlem went into high gear on Monday with the launch of a new website.
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What Causes Silicon Valley Envy--And How To Fix It | Fast Company

What Causes Silicon Valley Envy--And How To Fix It | Fast Company | Black Founders | Scoop.it
"What Causes Silicon Valley Envy--And How To Fix It" http://t.co/1FBkMPLq...
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First Round Capital Holiday Video 2011 - Rebecca Black Parody

In the past we have used song, dance and our impressive physiques to work our way into your hearts over the holiday season. This year has gone by fast and we...
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TechCrunch | TechStars Network Wants One Startup Application To Rule Them All

TechCrunch | TechStars Network Wants One Startup Application To Rule Them All | Black Founders | Scoop.it


Applying to startup programs these days is a little like applying to colleges. There are so many of them, it is hard to decide which ones to try to get into.
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Early Stage Innovation Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") Initiative

Early Stage Innovation Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") Initiative | Black Founders | Scoop.it

As part of President Obama’s “Start-Up America Initiative” SBA is proposing a new program that intends to commit up to $1 billion in SBA guaranteed leverage over a five year period to selected early stage venture funds using its current Debenture program authorization. This initiative is intended to promote American innovation and job creation by encouraging private sector investment in job-creating early stage small businesses.

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Kauffman Sketchbook: Where Do Entrepreneurs Get Their Money? | VC4Africa

Kauffman Sketchbook: Where Do Entrepreneurs Get Their Money? | VC4Africa | Black Founders | Scoop.it
RT @MacJordaN: On Entrepreneurship: Where Do Entrepreneurs Get Their Money.
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Minority-driven tech incubator NewMe expands to local communities – In America - CNN.com Blogs

Minority-driven tech incubator NewMe expands to local communities – In America - CNN.com Blogs | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Soledad O'Brien chronicles the journey of eight African-American entrepreneurs in "Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley" at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on December 18.
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Startup Riot JOIN - Washington, D.C. - January 4, 2012

Startup Riot JOIN - Washington, D.C. - January 4, 2012 | Black Founders | Scoop.it
#OccupyDC - Be part of the movement to grow kick-ass #startups. Get hired at JOIN 1/4/12 http://t.co/Qu0tLu55 87 #jobs and counting!
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Young, Female, and Global: Social Entrepreneurship in East Africa | Ashoka - India

Young, Female, and Global: Social Entrepreneurship in East Africa | Ashoka - India | Black Founders | Scoop.it
Young, Female, and Global: Social Entrepreneurship in East Africa http://t.co/dY3mg8iZ, #Africa, #socap @Ashoka:...
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#WebD3 Congrats @ChrisBennett @NewMeAccel Alum Of @Centrally is now a part of @500 Startups! bit.ly/rQgcLI The Central.ly Blog c more on on @Techcrunch http://tcrn.ch/s2sr55

#WebD3 Congrats @ChrisBennett @NewMeAccel Alum Of @Centrally is now a part of @500 Startups! bit.ly/rQgcLI The Central.ly Blog c more on on @Techcrunch http://tcrn.ch/s2sr55 | Black Founders | Scoop.it

Central.ly is now a part of 500 Startups!

We are excited to announce that Central.ly has raised funding from 500 Startups, one of the most recognized incubators in the world, and is now a part of the Fall 2011 class. We are moving our offices to the sweet 500 Startups co-working space in Mountain View.

We hustled our butts off to get into 500 Startups (thanks to all the mentors and friends for your support!) and we are glad to be working with some great startups from all over the world. Almost half of the class is International hailing from Croatia, Estonia, Australia, and Japan to name a few countries.

From a company standpoint, what we are most excited about is the extensive mentor list. As a team we've made a point to schedule one on one meetings with mentors that can help us all improve our personal abilities to contribute to Central.ly and thus far it's helped immensely. For example, just Thursday night, we had an impromptu meeting with a mentor at 9pm that lasted for over an hour and provided much more insight into the problems we are solving. It's impromptu meetings like this that make 500 Startups great.

To our customers, mentors, friends, and family - thanks for all of the support. We are excited about our progress thus far and for what’s next.

You can read more about the batch on Techcrunch http://tcrn.ch/s2sr55

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