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The Future of Startup Accelerators | Ben Yoskovitz

The Future of Startup Accelerators | Ben Yoskovitz | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
I'm not much of a prognosticator, but recently Sarah Needleman from the Wall Street Journal called me to ask my thoughts about startup accelerators.
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Learning about entrepreneurship at Stanford - Crowdbooster founder | Ricky Yean

Learning about entrepreneurship at Stanford - Crowdbooster founder | Ricky Yean | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Crowdbooster founder, Ricky Yean: " I came to Stanford not knowing how to spell the word entrepreneurship. BASES exposed me to founders who inspired me, investors who encouraged me, mentors who showed me how to get things done, and peers to collaborate with."

 

"I think this focus on developing people should be part of any organization’s mission, including our startups." 

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Hey entrepreneurs, here's how to be a creative rock star

Hey entrepreneurs, here's how to be a creative rock star | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Want to release your inner creative genius? Check out this video chat with Jonah Lehrer, author of the book Imagine: How Creativity Works, and learn how to generate insights and foster a more creative workforce.

 

In the video, Lehrer explains how entrepreneurs can:

• Unlock those a-ha! epiphanies
• Stay creative through your entire career
• Build a creative workforce

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How Two Startups Use Games to Get Top Developer Talent

How Two Startups Use Games to Get Top Developer Talent | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
"You can't judge if someone is one of the best programmers in the country in 1 minute, but it turns out you can in 5 minutes." Good software developers are hard to find.
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Some common phrases, terms, lingo and jargon used by VCs by Mani Karthik

Some common phrases, terms, lingo and jargon used by VCs by Mani Karthik | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Urban Dictionary won’t have it ever. So here goes… The Golden Rule: The investor with the gold makes the rules (the same meaning as "those who bring t...
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Leslie Ziegler Co-Founder Rock Health Incubator | Women in Tech

Leslie Ziegler Co-Founder Rock Health Incubator | Women in Tech | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Angela Dunn @blogbrevity interviews Leslie Ziegler, Co-founder of startup incubator Rock Health, part of her Women in mHealth series for HL7Standards dot com.

 

ADVICE TO BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

 

“Find leaders in the space that you really respect and you really enjoy reading about. Follow them on Twitter and read what they read. Find people outside of the space that are doing cool things. Keep your curiosity.

 

Always ask questions, even if it may sound stupid to ask. Surround yourself with people that inspire you both online using tools like Twitter, and offline. Try to find someone who you think is building something really cool. Go to a coffee shop where you know entrepreneurs hang out, like Samovar, and soak in some of the energy. It’s going out and finding those things.

 

Talk to as many people as you can, find someone you admire, offer to buy them coffee. And don’t be afraid of ‘no.’ Good luck!”

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Growth curves of startups + when they suddenly take off - Chris Dixon

Growth curves of startups + when they suddenly take off - Chris Dixon | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Pick whatever metric you want for gauging the success of a particular startup: profits, revenues, pageviews, etc. A graph I’d love to see is those metrics, graphed over time, for a wide variety of startups. From my experience, you’d be surprised how often those graphs show sudden growth. Something happens in the world (an “exogenous shock”) and the startup suddenly takes off.

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Fantastic resources for digital health startups, mHealth entrepreneurs from Rock Health

Fantastic resources for digital health startups, mHealth entrepreneurs from Rock Health | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

"Build something useful! Rock Health is the first seed accelerator for digital health startups. We’ve created an ecosystem of passionate individuals–from investors to startup founders to doctors–who work together tirelessly to make meaningful change in healthcare through scalable, innovative technology."

 

Check out rockhealth.com resources pages for startups with valuable links and information.

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Founding new businesses is not a monopoly of the young, need mould-breaking creativity

Founding new businesses is not a monopoly of the young, need mould-breaking creativity | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Research suggests that age may in fact be an advantage for entrepreneurs. Mark Pincus was 41 when he founded Zynga and Arianna Huffington was 54 when she created the Huffington Post.

 

Experience may be nothing if it is not linked to mould-breaking creativity...

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The problem with having great ideas ... Build something!

The problem with having great ideas ... Build something! | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

If you want to be a great hacker, go and start hacking right now. Build something. Build anything that works. It might be that cool script you've always wanted that can add, commit, rebase and push your git repository in one line. What matters is that you keep building. When you have built something great your hacker friends will tell you.

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Tips for startups on interacting with the press/bloggers by Chris Dixon

Tips for startups on interacting with the press/bloggers by Chris Dixon | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years about the best ways for entrepreneurs to interact with the press (by press I mean blogs as well as traditional media).

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Venture Capital, Disrupted | Interview with @naval in @TechReview | #startups

Venture Capital, Disrupted | Interview with @naval in @TechReview |  #startups | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
For a new generation of technology company founders, money is the easy part.
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50 Questions: How does a VC evaluate a company’s product? #startups

Fortieth in a series of weekly posts by Nic Brisbourne and Nicholas Lovell of Gamesbrief which answer the fifty questions you should ask before raising venture capital. "We expect the series to run for a year after which we will collate the posts into a book."

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All The Cheat Sheets That A Web Developer Needs | CollegeGFX

All The Cheat Sheets That A Web Developer Needs | CollegeGFX | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

"No matter how good of a programmer you are, you can't memorize everything. It often happens that we spend more time searching for a particular library, tag or declaration, than implementing it on our code."

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Why startups shouldn't just be for the young

Why startups shouldn't just be for the young | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Ignore the myths perpetuated by Silicon Valley: you don't have to be young to find startup success. In fact, says Songkick CTO Dan Crow, older entrepreneurs can bring experience and focus that young companies desperately need.
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The pendulum has swung. Now go build something incredible. - 42Floors

The pendulum has swung. Now go build something incredible. - 42Floors | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

The name of your investors on your crunch base page, the number of followers on your Angelist profile, and the cap on your valuation— all will have no relevance if you fail to delight your users. For this one period of time, fundraising is fun. But now more than ever it's time to prove you're worth it. Go do something incredible.

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How Y Combinator Started | Initially we only had part of the idea ... and not the most important idea

How Y Combinator Started | Initially we only had part of the idea ... and not the most important idea | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Initially we only had part of the idea. Initially we didn't have what turned out to be the most important idea.

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Peter Thiel to teach "Computer Science 183: Startup" at Stanford - Smart move

Peter Thiel to teach "Computer Science 183: Startup" at Stanford - Smart move | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Campus abuzz over entrepreneurship class by Peter Thiel, but his anti-college stance has some crying "hypocrite."...

 

Peter Thiel will be placing himself in the middle of the some of the best young talent. Smart move.

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Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: Turn your ideas into a company people love by General Assembly

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: Turn your ideas into a company people love by General Assembly | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

"A path to turn your ideas into a company people love." Online classes to start making: 1) Make something people love, 2) Building your team, 3) Turning user insight into product, 4) Modeling your business, 5) Forming the right kind of entity, 6) Raise your first million.

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What are the differences in startup culture between Europe and the U.S.?

What are the differences in startup culture between Europe and the U.S.? | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Where Europe is truly behind (the U.S.), is in the quantity of funds available for start-ups, and in the skills that the average start-up entrepreneur will need in presenting his or her company to a potential investor.

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Is it the person or the idea? Y Combinator experiments, says apply without an idea

Is it the person or the idea? Y Combinator experiments, says apply without an idea | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Y Combinator is trying an experiment this funding cycle. We're going to have a separate application track for groups that don't have an idea yet.
So if the only thing holding you back from starting a startup is not having an idea for one, now nothing is holding you back. If you apply for this batch and you seem like you'd make good founders, we'll accept you with no idea and then help you come up with one. (We'll consider single founders too, but we prefer groups.)

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parislemon • Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

parislemon • Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

Over the past several months that I’ve been removed from the day-to-day of tech blogging professionally, I’ve gained some perspective from the other side of things. As an investor, I’m privy to information that I normally would not know. And more generally, people/startups are willing to share information with me that they never would have when I was a blogger, for obvious reasons.

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500 Startups – The Journey, Experience, Value and Benefits | Tim Chae

500 Startups – The Journey, Experience, Value and Benefits | Tim Chae | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

In 14 weeks, I was given a floodgate of connections to the best advisors, mentors, investors in Silicon Valley. I got to immerse myself daily among some of the Valley’s most driven, ambitious and talented founders. Most importantly, I became a better founder, CEO and person through the 14 week journey that is 500 Startups.

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Validate your startup idea by asking 3 simple questions | Paras Chopra's Blog

Validate your startup idea by asking 3 simple questions | Paras Chopra's Blog | Startup Culture | Scoop.it
Last week, I stumbled across a personal post from a founder on his thoughts after first month of his startup.
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New Law Could Be "Kickstarter on Jet Fuel" for #Startups: Crowdfunding

New Law Could Be "Kickstarter on Jet Fuel" for #Startups: Crowdfunding | Startup Culture | Scoop.it

"Remember that special moment when we all realized that the Web was going to remake yard sales and auctions, but we didn’t know yet who was going to win? (And then eBay left the rest in the dust?)


Such a moment has come again, and with a choice prize: Investing in start-ups. The House has already passed crowdfunding legislation, by a whopping majority. The president supports it. Senators on both sides of the aisle (Merkley, Bennet, and Brown) have agreed on a version. Entrepreneurs are signing petitions to support it. And there is speculation that the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may push for passage of the House bill as-is. This could be law overnight.


What would this mean? It would mean start-ups can “go public” from the get-go. Fasten your seatbelts. This is Kickstarter on jet fuel."

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