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How to breed big innovation inside a small business - on Washington Post

How to breed big innovation inside a small business - on Washington Post | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
To add to the innovation bit. Quite the fit for startups. How to breed big innovation inside a small business Washington Post (blog) You can improve your customer experience in a multitude of ways, but the best innovation delivers value to the market as soon as humanly possible.
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A bunch of world famous investors in one place for the first time in Lithuania. You have to be here!

A bunch of world famous investors in one place for the first time in Lithuania. You have to be here! | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Greg Kidd and BOOTSTRAPLABS team from Silicon Valley, Michiel Kotting and Alexis de Belloy from Accel Partners, Klaus Konrad from Intel Capital, David Hirsch , Ori Glezer , Tom...
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Hmm, #Lithuania finally looking sexy in the eyes of the World ?

Seems like the quality and potential have started leaking out now.

Baltics, among the places developing nicely when it comes to startups. Like South America does with some great things happening there, like Sweden, shy on the outside but with fancy startups being created there or, just say, Amsterdam (Netherlands) gathering a fair bunch of smart creative entrepreneurs.

Not to mention all the others I am not mentioning here but not forgeting about.

Entrepreneurship everywhere.

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SafelyFiled's founders prove innovation isn't just a young person's game (exclusive)

SafelyFiled's founders prove innovation isn't just a young person's game (exclusive) | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
For Mark Snow, a 63-year-old long-time insurance executive (pictured above), it was a no brainer to start a cloud computing company. "The thought of playing golf every day is not something I look f...
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Young vs old or old vs young.

In any case, age does not matter and entrepreneurship in not in the date of birth.

Yet, the basic reasons or triggers for starting a company might not be the same.

Older people - taking examples of people I know - reaching an end to their career and with a fair employment history tend now to look for a thrill that launching a startup can bring.

They can also benefit from a higher amount of money and extended connections.

Hence the startup might be seen as some kind of hobby job (quoting the golfing bit... play golf or start a company), yet, still a personal achievement.

Whatever the reason, anyway, as long as startups create value, jobs and real innovation.

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Start-Up Chile seduces French entrepreneurs with Sun, Cash & Business-Friendly Government • Rude Baguette

Start-Up Chile seduces French entrepreneurs with Sun, Cash & Business-Friendly Government • Rude Baguette | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
France's Startup Blog - Covers Paris Tech, Mobile & Web entrepreneurs/investors, balancing breaking news with in-depth analysis.
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A look at Chile.

Yet another friendly option for "bullied" French entrepreneurs ?

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic)

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Investors (Infographic) | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
For many entrepreneurs looking to start a business, getting access to capital can be the make-or-break moment to a successful launch.
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One first and initial mistake : pitching without planning.

I had to face a pitch where the founder had no proper figures and no proper insight on the market/market opportunities.

That is the fastest road to failure.

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Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette

Rude VC: Silicon Valley's secret sauce • Rude Baguette | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
France's Startup Blog - Covers Paris Tech, Mobile & Web entrepreneurs/investors, balancing breaking news with in-depth analysis.
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An interesting piece - even if slightly short - about Silicon Valley and its factors of success. And what France would need.

I would certainly add a change of culture. The article mentions people but further than people, the local habit of regarding failure as ... failure should be changed too.

The actual vision of entrepreneurship too and that is where the "proximity" mentioned in this piece could find its importance as it is currently lacking.

Still a (quick) good read.

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Is Fear Stopping You from Starting a Company?

Is Fear Stopping You from Starting a Company? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
You've done what you were supposed to do. You got a great degree. You landed your first job. You've now been promoted a few times. And you're now hanging on LinkedIn like every good professional
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Fear, uncertainty, family and/or friends ?

Anyway, taking a step forward should be one's decision. A decision only dictated by will and passion.

Nevermind salary, position, etc ... .

People's motto right now is about living the life. Why then stick to a basic employee life ? Living the life is about living one's life and making decisions.

Whatever the outcome.

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The Battle of the Freemium and Enterprise Business Models in the Task Management Market - Forbes

The Battle of the Freemium and Enterprise Business Models in the Task Management Market - Forbes | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
When it comes to improving the way that work gets done, there are two competing but overlapping visions that are currently being explored by two serious companies: AtTask and Asana.
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Startups, a good - serious - look into business models.

The go-to-market is sometimes not much looked into by entrepreneurs or, for those actually working on it, the question is how ? How to get on the market, drive adoption and make money.

That actual post can shed some light - and bring forward a few options - by looking at real-life examples (mind you, on the task management market).

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Entrepreneurship should be celebrated - The Zimbabwe Standard

Entrepreneurship should be celebrated - The Zimbabwe Standard | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship should be celebrated
The Zimbabwe Standard
In this environment, few entrepreneurs would feel like they are winning.
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Resurgent New Orleans attracting seasoned entrepreneurs

Resurgent New Orleans attracting seasoned entrepreneurs | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
It was a common lament among legions of New Orleans mothers and fathers, year after year. For their children to find the best professional and economic opportunities and the best settings to raise their own families, they had to leave.
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Bye Boston. Hey New Orleans!

Not yet. Just seizing a bit of the article.However, this brief does shed some quite interesting light on another attractive city for entrepreneurs (I already did mention - and will keep mentioning - New York).

I can notice that apart from the sole business side of things, New Orleans does have this "cool" factor that Silicon Valley has. The place is quite sexy, the cultural scene smashing, with (good) music everywhere, so foundations are already in place. Now the challenge is about building on them and keeping the momentum up.

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Zuckerberg Tops Highest Rated CEOs List

Zuckerberg Tops Highest Rated CEOs List | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg earned a 99 percent approval rating from his social network employees, topping Glassdoor's annual list of the 50 highest rated CEOs.
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Interesting ratings. Especially as they are done by employees.

One major point I retain here, not necessarily about those CEOs but rather about what makes them "good" bosses, the quote from the FB employee :

Facebook is "an open community from Zuck on down," one anonymous Menlo Park employee said in a statement on Glassdoor. "Mututal trust companywide and sense of community and drive, instilled by our CEO, who we truly respect."

Basically, nothing new in this management-wise but the smashing bit here is that employees actually feel the openness, trust and respect.

This is what strong foundations are for any company out there, whatever the size, whatever the business.

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Japanese startups struggle in a hostile environment - Fortune Tech

Japanese startups struggle in a hostile environment - Fortune Tech | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
One of the world's most advanced economies is not very hospitable to technology startups.
By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor

FORTUNE -- Anyone looking for Japan’s legendary garage entrepreneurs should not start in the garage.
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A first look into Japan prior to furthering the topic and defining the key specifics of this country.

It does seem that the startup ecosystem, even if not vibrant, is growing anyway with more and more youngsters buying in and not willing to follow the traditional employee path.

Entrepreneurs meetings are developing, serial entrepreneurs tend to come and help develop the spirit .. and the companies.

I am going to look into it in details.

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Building a startup with friends ... hurdles to face

Building a startup with friends ... hurdles to face | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
A post usually draws its inspiration in recent experience or trending topics. This one comes from experience and me finally opening my eyes or, well, just noticing that more and more startups I fac...
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Friends + business = ???

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Sweden again dominates EU innovation ranking - The Local.se

Sweden again dominates EU innovation ranking - The Local.se | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Press TV Sweden again dominates EU innovation ranking The Local.se For the third year in a row, Sweden finished first pm the Innovation Union Scoreboard, again nudging Germany, Denmark, and Finland aside in the top tier of countries performing well...
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The Not Knowing Path of Being an Entrepreneur : zenhabits

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All in all, entrepreneurs, don't worry & be happy.

Easy take for a Sunday.

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Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) proudly welcomed Guy Kawasaki to the Haas School of Business. Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-f...
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No need to introduce Guy Kawasaki.. .

An interesting chat and a "first-time" presentation of these "10 mistakes" by him at UC Berkeley.

Now, one thing to notice, other than the points he makes about mistakes to avoid for entrepreneurs (some usual ones) is the explanation about having 10 points.

Keeps the speech at a reasonable length and allows for attendees - bored or not - to know that there is an end to it.

That is a bit to retain. When speaking to an audience, ensure they have a clue about how long you are going to be boring them... . And if they like the speech and end up frustrated since they have not heard enough, well, no bother, that is a success then as it means further chatting face to face. Or a meeting scheduled for later, etc ... .

Be prepared, be clear.

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Culture Code: Building A Company YOU Love

Culture Code: Building A Company YOU Love | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Culture? Why should we care about that? We're too busy building a company!When my co-founder, Brian Halligan and I started HubSpot almost 7 years ago in the halls of MIT, that was our general
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Funny to read about the need to have culture or love for your startup.

That, in my regards, should be one of the foundations behind building a startup.

"Building a company/startup you love" is quite a basic.

Startups should be built out of passion. That is what entrepreneurship is about, a fair mixture of brain and heart.

So, an article to read as "what you should not miss shall you see yourself as an entrepreneur".

 

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What's Your True Definition of Success?

What's Your True Definition of Success? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Don't let other people determine how you think about success. Define it for yourself.
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Yourself, your choices, your achievements. Indeed.

A pleasant piece by Eric V. Holtzclaw with a fair look at what success truly is for an individual.

Live your own life, achieve your own goals.

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Get ready for the boss level: 9 lessons from gaming for raising venture capital

Get ready for the boss level: 9 lessons from gaming for raising venture capital | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
For companies who want to raise venture capital, here are nine "cheats" to help you get to the boss level in funding.
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[Fundraising] A look at fundraising from a different perspective.

"Play" the game, get money... or try at least.

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7 Things That Set Real Entrepreneurs Apart

7 Things That Set Real Entrepreneurs Apart | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Just because you wear a black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers doesn't make you Steve Jobs. This is what makes an entrepreneur.
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Are you an entrepreneur or an entrepreneur ?

Good points made and I do agree on them. Those are actual characteristics I found in many entrepreneurs I have met.

I would just add - or re-phrase in some way - the fact that these guys do have a passion.

That is the thing you find in the best of entrepreneurs, they do have passion ... and actually seek passion out of the individuals they meet.

Steve Tobak's conclusion sums it up perfectly. Cool, unique and risky, that is entrepreneurship.

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Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Zach Noorani is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan.

Isn’t it fun to ponder the awesome disruptive power that equity crowdfunding might have over the venture capital industry?
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Well, is crowdfunding a threat to music majors ?

Question is valid as well. Yet, in the case of startups, investors usually are quite involved in the company's development.

VCs would usually sit at the board table and take time to help grow the company. Can crowdfunding bring such added value ?

 

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Don’t Let Your Hype Write A Check That Your Product Can’t Cash | TechCrunch

Don’t Let Your Hype Write A Check That Your Product Can’t Cash | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Everywhere you went around Austin this past week, there were people queuing up for things, Grumpy Cat, the GroupMe Grill, the Twitter party, Salt Lick BBQ.

One startup fête was so packed even a founder couldn't get in immediately.
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Fully agree.

Sadly fashion is fashionable in our time so looking good/cool/sexy seems to be enough for a startup to be crowned the new king of this world.

And as 2013 has been branded as the year of design, could the trend live on ?

Actually, design also has a role when it comes to usage, to quality on top of the marketing or fashionable side of a product.

There is true value - and actual demand - for it.

At the same time, investor tend to look for startups with a business plan. Hype alone does not sell.

Hype sells for free. Good looks draw customers ... but only brains monetize.

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See, Uber — This Is What Happens When You Cannibalize Yourself | TechCrunch

See, Uber — This Is What Happens When You Cannibalize Yourself | TechCrunch | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Uber drivers are pissed off. But that shouldn't come as much of a surprise... At least not to anyone who's been paying attention.
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A drink driving Uber ?

Certainly a current lack of visibility when it comes to the market. Has competition taken the sweet spot ? Or was the initial market target not the best one ? 

From experience, long before Uber, I could order limo service in some cities (a recent trip to Nice for instance) at a cheaper rate than local taxis, get a clean, well-driven car, arriving on time to pick me up and with as much hassle as a direct call to a dedicated secretary.

Easy, fast, cheap (-er than Uber). Why bother using an app then ?

Joke aside, the market opportunity rather looks on filling the spot by the lack of taxis and the lack of basic quality they provide. Knowing that app booking and tracking works already for taxis in major cities so the difference may not be made here.

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365 Days, $10 Million, 3 Rounds, 2 Companies, All With 5 Magic Slides | TechCrunch

Editor's note: The following is a guest post by Socialcast founder Timothy Young about how he raised 3 rounds totaling $10M in VC money in a year's time with a 5-slide deck.
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This post by Tim Young is a late discovery of mine but how right is he!

Any founder out there should draw inspiration out of this very well bit brief.

I am also glad to see two of my favorite bits emphasized here :

Keep it short !

Speak to people ! (.. and look at them, of course).

A post, worth the read.

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Lower Manhattan Sparks Startup Competition - Forbes

Lower Manhattan Sparks Startup Competition - Forbes | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
45 stories over the world trade center site,  hundreds of New York's most engaged entrepreneures and startup advocates gathered to award more than a million dollars in prize money to some groundbreaking new companies.
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Yet another bit about New York settling as a force to be reckoned in the startup world ?

The city has been in the news far more often these past months and it does seem that the buzzing is not ending yet.

On to a "Valley" off the East coast?

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