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Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Children

Backed By $3.25 Million From NEA, 500 Startups, Felicis & Others, Tynker Launches Its Visual “Learn To Code” Platform For Children | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Mountain View-based startup Tynker is launching a new platform aimed at helping kids of all ages learn to program.
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Kid coders & kid startupers to come ?

Fair initiative. Now on to see how it does develop.

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Berlin Web Week’s star event Heureka 2013 focuses on the ‘elements of a startup’ on May 14th

Berlin Web Week’s star event Heureka 2013 focuses on the ‘elements of a startup’ on May 14th | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This year Berlin’s tech showcase week, Berlin Web Week, is set to kick-off on May 13th and once again, the Heureka networking conference, set for May 14th, will be a big highlight of the week.
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La Poste & Parrot deliver April Fools Day joke that US bloggers fall for and subsequently declare April Fools Day dead

La Poste & Parrot deliver April Fools Day joke that US bloggers fall for and subsequently declare April Fools Day dead | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Last week you may have heard a story about La Poste delivering newspapers using Parrot AR Drones - this of course was a hoax put on by the two companies in the spirit of April Fools day; however, despite the conveniently timed announcement, it...
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Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market

Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Jeremy Liew is a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Follow him on Twitter @jeremysliew. As a VC, my interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem is not ideological but mercenary.
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Consumer complaints about mobile services skyrocketing in France

Consumer complaints about mobile services skyrocketing in France | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
In 2012, Afutt (the French association for telcoms users) registered a record number of official complaints from subscribers about their mobile service.
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Japan's Investors Are GungHo for iPhone Game - Wall Street Journal

Japan's Investors Are GungHo for iPhone Game - Wall Street Journal | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Japan's Investors Are GungHo for iPhone Game Wall Street Journal Japan's Investors Are GungHo for iPhone Game. Article; Video; Stock Quotes; Comments. more in Heard on the Street | Find New $LINKTEXTFIND$ ».
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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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What is the best age for innovation? - Marketplace.org

Marketplace.org What is the best age for innovation? Marketplace.org While Jobs was a great thinker at a young age, some of his greatest innovations such as the iPod and iPhone came later in his career.
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Govt 'must foster education innovation' - The Australian

Govt 'must foster education innovation' The Australian THE government needs to encourage more innovation in university education so students can benefit from new technologies, a higher education expert says.
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Backed Or Whacked: The Battle Of The Bands

Backed Or Whacked: The Battle Of The Bands | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin.
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Apple and Innovation - Motley Fool

Apple and Innovation Motley Fool But what does the need to innovate mean going forward? The answer may not be a clear as you think.
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Film profiles entrepreneurs and their business startups - WMU News

Film profiles entrepreneurs and their business startups - WMU News | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
WMU News Film profiles entrepreneurs and their business startups WMU News KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University students, faculty, staff and Kalamazoo-area residents are invited to learn more about what it means to be an entrepreneur at a screening...
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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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