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Announcing Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, And International Pavilion Companies

Announcing Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, And International Pavilion Companies | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Startup Alley is the loud and boisterous marketplace of Disrupt. Young companies, huddled around cocktail tables demoing their wares, are vying for attention and a spot on the Disrupt stage.
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Stop the Presses: A New Press Lord Appears

Stop the Presses: A New Press Lord Appears | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Shareholder Letters Shed Light on Jeff Bezos’ Approach to BusinessWord that Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post might cause consternation in its newsroom, but uneasy
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Washington Post goes "razor thin"

I am sure it will prove out to be a good move!

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Confidence, Excellence and Independence: Business Lessons From 4 Great Leaders

Confidence, Excellence and Independence: Business Lessons From 4 Great Leaders | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
What entrepreneurs can glean from some of the most influential people from the past and present.
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How startups are closing the high-tech skills gap

How startups are closing the high-tech skills gap | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
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Lean Learning at the Silicon Roundabout!

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The Startup Universe | Visual.ly

The Startup Universe | Visual.ly | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
A visual guide to startups, founders and venture capitalists. Search and view by category or term.

The piece was a collaboration between Visually,
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Great way to visualize how startups evelved over time and to find information about them.

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Entrepreneurial DNA: Joe Abraham at TEDxBend

Joe is the founder/CEO of bosiDNA.com, featured in the Wall Street Journal for its breakthrough technology and award-winning accelerator. Entrepreneurship ha...
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Great insight in this video!

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Go big or go home - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour

Go big or go home - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
For a few years now, I’ve been investing in technology startups for a very specific reason.
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We say: Think Big, Start Smart and Scale Fast!

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How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine

How to Turn Your Startup Into a Lean, Mean Marketing Machine | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Don't let any of your marketing efforts and budget go to waste. Here are three ways to market more effectively and efficiently on a shoestring budget.
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The Device That Could Change the Way We Use Computers

The Device That Could Change the Way We Use Computers | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Here's how Leap Motion developed its disruptive technology--from a math formula to the shelves of Best Buy.
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You Just Proposed The Worst Idea Possible? Yeah, Well, It's Actually Pure Gold

You Just Proposed The Worst Idea Possible? Yeah, Well, It's Actually Pure Gold | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
People are scared to volunteer dumb ideas. So give them your dumbest one first. The results can be transcendent.
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Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything - Harvard Business Review

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything - Harvard Business Review | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Anatomy of a startup - the DesignCrowd story

Anatomy of a startup - the DesignCrowd story | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Launching your own business may involve struggle, conflict and drama but as Alec Lynch of DesignCrowd has found out, the rewards make it all worthwhile (Best thing bout starting up: Ur reward is linked to the amount of hard work u put in
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Turning Rural Indians Into Water Entrepreneurs

Turning Rural Indians Into Water Entrepreneurs | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
In Sanskrit, jal is the root for “water,” and sarva is the root for “everyone.” Put them together, and you’ve got exactly what Sarvajal delivers: Water for all.
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Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers

Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
My cofounders and I started Contently in 2010 because we saw the world of journalism shifting. Where newspapers and magazines once provided stable, salaried jobs for reporters, writers and editors,
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Freelancers and possible future Founders perhaps

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10 hardware startups on the rise

10 hardware startups on the rise | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
10 hardware startups to watch, according to momentum data from Mattermark.
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Which Universities Produce the Most Successful Startup Founders?

Which Universities Produce the Most Successful Startup Founders? | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Do the tech universities produce more funded graduates than the Ivy League universities? Do the founders from Ivy League Universities receive more funding than those from the top tier tech …
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World Startup Report: 16 Countries and Counting

World Startup Report: 16 Countries and Counting | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
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"Greece/Spain: This could be a classic case of turning lemons into lemonade. 50% unemployment rate among youth might turn out to be the fire-starter that Greece/Spain startup ecosystems need."

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San Francisco files suit against rental car startup | SmartPlanet

San Francisco files suit against rental car startup | SmartPlanet | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
San Francisco wants to close down FlightCar, a service that makes use of cars abandoned in parking lots while you’re away on vacation.
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Renewable Energy Investments Shift to Developing Nations

Renewable Energy Investments Shift to Developing Nations | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Renewable energy investments are shifting to developing nations as countries from Morocco to Chile pursue power sources that wean them off fossil fuel imports, two studies promoted by the United Nations said.
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"The biggest regional surge in investment was in the Middle East and Africa, where spending grew 228 percent to $12 billion in 2012"


With low panel prices, the "no brainer" in solar finally seems to be taking off!

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Your startup shouldn't be a company - it should be a cult - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour

Your startup shouldn't be a company - it should be a cult - A Young Entrepreneur in London - by Ivan Mazour | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
For the past few months, my main focus at Ometria has been instilling a lasting company culture.
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This Chart Shows How Desperate The US Tech Industry Is To Find Programmers

This Chart Shows How Desperate The US Tech Industry Is To Find Programmers | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
This is where the jobs are.
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During my recent stay in the US it became apparent that programmers are evolving into a highly sophisticated class of employees of entrepreneurs. Many of them of them are developing skill in addition to pure programming techniques, and apart from agile and extreme programming, which is useful at times, they practice their ability to form teams on add-hoc projects, defining on the fly add-hoc objectives.

 

E.g. a software products made on the spot to address particular market needs. This skill is valuable to both employees and entrepreneurs and marks a new breed of programmers and startups that is on the making.

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How I built a killer tech company outside of Silicon Valley

How I built a killer tech company outside of Silicon Valley | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Remember 1999? I was incubating my own Web startup, with zero customers, no funding, and only a group of friends and former colleagues committed to my idea.
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How Flatiron School Makes New Programmers--In Just 12 Weeks

How Flatiron School Makes New Programmers--In Just 12 Weeks | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
With a new take on education that falls somewhere between selftaught prodigy and fouryear computer science degree Flatiron School promises to turn...
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Future Founders of Startups perhaps?

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Atooma

Atooma | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Makes your smartphone smarter - An IFTTT for mobile
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iPod look & feel from an Italian team!

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Impact entrepreneurship

Impact entrepreneurship | Founders & Startups Snapshots | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of impact entrepreneurship, which places as much importance on socially conscious activities as on profit (Companies driven by purpose are successful by passion.
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