First, you need to be able to look into the abyss and jump. Even if you aren’t investing your cash, you are risking the opportunity cost of your time (not giving your cash for equity, but your life for equity) and your reputation (if this flops, that will reflect on you).
You also are unlikely to draw a large salary any time in the near future. If cash, stability and free time are major priorities for you given where you are in your life right now, you are out! Stepping into a startup without the capacity to devote intense time to your work and to take immense risks is generally a mistake.opportunity cost of your time ...
In the age of apps, James Dyson--the world’s most famous vacuum cleaner salesman--has doubled down on building things. n the age of apps, James Dyson--the world’s most famous vacuum cleaner salesman--has doubled down on building things. At his alma mater, London’s Royal College of Art, he recently invested several million pounds to construct the new Dyson Building, an incubator where RCA design and engineering graduates will incubate 40 new products--physical inventions, rather than lines of code powering software and websites.
“Talented young minds want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page. But with the world abuzz with digital, we are losing sight of real engineering,” Dyson tells Co.Design. “Hardware is profitable. Don’t be fooled, Apple’s success as a technology company is built on hardware. The current fixation with digital is misplaced. Long-term it is unlikely to generate jobs, growth, and exports. Instead, we need to encourage more young engineers to commercialize their technologies.”
"Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is a joint initiative by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard to help young changemakers create a better world of opportunities for women and girls in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa."
China’s business & start-up incubators are adopting different models than those popularized from Silicon Valley and other mature, Western ecosystems. The drivers developing a different incubator model are rooted in a different local context, but the successful application of these models can have global implications
Henry Mitchell makes the case for entrepeneurs to start turning their attention to more physical, tangible business and apply their innovative ideas to 'improving what the retail business has to offer consumers'.
Rayhan Omar on how accelerators can be a distraction, and others can be truly worth their while. He poses the question - how many of these are truly seed level accelerators, and how many are just an elaborate filter system for investors?
Quirky is a social product development company. Your product ideas come in, our community works on them, we sell your product worldwide, and 30¢ of every dollar brought in gets distributed amongst you and the product's influencers.
The Next WebTelefónica's startup accelerator Wayra to launch in the UKThe Next WebAfter launching across Latin America, Telefónica's startup accelerator Wayra is now expanding to Europe, the Spanish telecommunications company has announced.
A few years back at a YCombinator dinner, Paul Graham and the other partners drew a great diagram depicting the life of a new product. It captures a viscerally truthful thing about the life of a new company- first you're excited, then you're not, and if you stick with it, you just might make it work. It could take years. But you may fail too, you never know until you do it.
The big thing is, while you're in the Trough of Sorrow is, what do you do? How do you beat it
Editor’s note: Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm. He is also the author of Me 2.0 and was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2010.
Ulule, lancé en octobre 2010 par Alexandre Boucherot et Thomas Grange, est un site de crowdfunding qui permet le financement de projets créatifs ... Ulule a collecté plus de 2,6 millions d'euros auprès des internautes...
Créer une entreprise est toujours un défi, c’est de la comptabilité, du droit, de la finance, de la gestion, du marketing, et bien d’autres domaines avec lesquels l’entrepreneur n’est pas toujours familier.
Hear Robert Scoble’s thoughts on how SxSWi has grown over the past decade from a few “geeks off in the corner” to a massive gathering, what technology he’s most excited about right now (Highlight gets a mention), his time on the StartupBus, why he’s still bullish on Google+, the kind of startup pitch he’s sick of hearing.
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