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Graduates drawn to start-ups - The Boston Globe

Graduates drawn to start-ups - The Boston Globe | Start Up World | Scoop.it

New grads Emily Breslow and Alana Pradhan chose a start-up rather than corporate route.

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Gen Y continues to jump into the start-up world, by both design and necessity.  The results may pay dividends for generations.  Research shows that the younger a person gets into entrepreneurship the more likely is their success over time.  Makes sense from Gladwell's 10,000 hours needed for mastery.  And young people have little too lose without many of the responsibilities that come as life goes on

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Gen Y continues to jump into the start-up world, by both design and necessity.  The results may pay dividends for generations.  Research shows that the younger a person gets into entrepreneurship the more likely is their success over time.  Makes sense from Gladwell's 10,000 hours needed for mastery.  And young people have little too lose without many of the responsibilities that come as life goes on.  

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Summary: The State of Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in Latin America for 2013 | AS/COA

Summary: The State of Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in Latin America for 2013 | AS/COA | Start Up World | Scoop.it
A panel of entrepreneurs and investors addressed the growing number of new tech companies in Latin America, as well as the challenges to fostering a more sophisticated venture capital ecosystem in the region.
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Latin America is becoming a start-up hotbed.

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Want To Hook Users? Drive Them Crazy. (An Intro to Variable Rewards) | Nir and Far

Want To Hook Users? Drive Them Crazy. (An Intro to Variable Rewards) | Nir and Far | Start Up World | Scoop.it
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Captivated by Nir's in-depth understanding of desire engines and how ithey engage us in all facets of our lives. 

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Private equity for the average Joe? It's coming - Fortune Finance: Hedge Funds, Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Wall Street, Washington

Private equity for the average Joe? It's coming - Fortune Finance: Hedge Funds, Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Wall Street, Washington | Start Up World | Scoop.it
One of private equity's biggest sources of investing income may soon dry up. Their loss could be your gain.
FORTUNE -- Private equity isn't all that private. More than 25% of the industry's money actually comes from U.S.
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Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors

Exclusive Q&A with Shark Tank's Investors | Start Up World | Scoop.it

" Entrepreneurs are willing to work 30 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week."    (for somebody else!)    Lori Greiner

 

So very true!

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The Slow Progress of Woman in VC....

The Slow Progress of Woman in VC.... | Start Up World | Scoop.it

In the late '90's, we at the Kauffman Foundation created and funded a special initiative to get more investment into women-led companies and more women as venture capitalists and angels.   Many successful projects and programs educated and prepared women entrepreneurs and greatly increased women's success in building high growth companies.  

On the venture side there were early successes with women's angel funds, the women in the Kauffman Fellows Program (for venture capitalists) and Springboard which has caused billions of investment dollars to go into women ventures.  But overall, the results have been disappointing.  Though the women VC's in the Kauffman Fellows were as successful (and more successful on average) as their male counterparts, their careers have been more challenging.

Unfortunately, VC remains more a male social club than a meritocracy and women, regardless of how successful, often are not allowed to 'fit' in over the long term.  It's past time for institutional investors to understand the financial results and certainly what the demographics show for the future.  The latest Dow Jones Venture Source report proves that  companies with women as founders or executives are more likely to go public, turn a profit or be sold at a higher price. When women are compromised, the financial results are as well.

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Omidyar Network And Monitor Group Reveal Initial Results Of Accelerating Entrepreneurship In Africa Survey

Omidyar Network And Monitor Group Reveal Initial Results Of Accelerating Entrepreneurship In Africa Survey | Start Up World | Scoop.it

“Despite facing significant challenges and obstacles, the African entrepreneur is resilient and optimistic. To maximize the contribution that entrepreneurs can make to the continent, it is critical that policymakers craft policies that are suitable for their national or regional context. This requires not only better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the entrepreneurial environment, which our survey set out to do, but also requires more focused, tailored and locally meaningful strategy formulation by policymakers,” said Tebogo Skwambane, managing partner of the Monitor Group Johannesburg."

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Mercury News interview: CoffeeTable's Ben Choi - San Jose Mercury News

Mercury News interview: CoffeeTable's Ben Choi - San Jose Mercury News | Start Up World | Scoop.it

  Go Kauffman Fellow Ben Choi!

Venture capitalist with Starbucks CEO’s firm tackles new project: Catalogs for iPad...

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Jobs Surprise Welch Missed Follows Other Green Shoots - Businessweek

Jobs Surprise Welch Missed Follows Other Green Shoots - Businessweek | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Jobs Surprise Welch Missed Follows Other Green ShootsBusinessweekThe index, based on gauges compiled by private businesses and trade groups in addition to government, confirms U.S.
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Silicon Valley Wary of Reality Series

Silicon Valley Wary of Reality Series | Start Up World | Scoop.it

There's definitely a Silicon Valley underbelly, but this new Bravo reality series “Silicon Valley” looks to create an overly dramatic faux environment with little reality to the SV start-up world.  I don't think Snookie-types exist at Stanford, but I've met a few angels that remind me of Donald Trump . . .  

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It’s Morning in Venture Capital

It’s Morning in Venture Capital | Start Up World | Scoop.it

The most insightful picture, chock full of data-backed trends, of the bright future of tech investment.  Suster is always masterful at getting to the heart of the matter.   

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FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley | Start Up World | Scoop.it

In the wake of the Facebook IPO fiasco, Paul Graham urges caution to start-ups--conserve cash, lower expectations on valuations and amount of capital to be raised

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How women are changing the tech world

How women are changing the tech world | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Female-led start-ups are on the upswing, thanks in part to the tremendous online purchasing power of women.

"The emergence of young female tech founders and executives reflects sweeping change in the worlds of start-up companies and angel funding, where wealthy investors give money in return for a stake in a company. It underscores the enormous purchasing prowess of women online that is transforming the Web economy. As more consumers reach for their smartphones and tablets to shop and communicate, there is a pressing need for commerce sites that cater to women, who control 70% of online purchases worldwide"

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Bloomberg launches $75 million venture capital fund

Bloomberg launches $75 million venture capital fund | Start Up World | Scoop.it
#Entrepreneurship Bloomberg launches $75 million venture capital fund http://t.co/laGklyTGok
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NYC continues to move forward in venture building and robust ecosystems focused on their competitive environement

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VCs That Back Women Beat Those That Don't

VCs That Back Women Beat Those That Don't | Start Up World | Scoop.it

"...those VCs that do invest in women-led companies have their pick of good opportunities that others overlook. It’s a classic behavior of underfunded markets, Plummer says: “It generally means there’s very little money chasing a lot of good ideas."'

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The data is consistent...countries that don't enable women to create companies have the worst economies.  Now we find that investors that don't see opportunities brought by women, have compromised returns on average.

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Rise of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age

Rise of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Infographics have become more popular with the rise of social media, fuelling the need for instant results by providing content in bite-size chunks.
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Like milions of others, I'm captivated by infographics, and this one is full of data on....infographics.

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Touched by an Entrepreneur’s Message…

Touched by an Entrepreneur’s Message… | Start Up World | Scoop.it

Eren Bali's simple email message captures the essence of entrepreneurial creativity from a personal passion.  From his early days in a one-room schoolhouse in Turkey to a venture capital backed Silicon Valley CEO, Eren's short message reminds us how we can impact the world with passion and perseverance. 

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A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Dot-Com Entrepreneur's Ambition: Drive Education Costs to Zero - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Start Up World | Scoop.it
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Our Brains Use Sensory Experiences To Produce Genius New Ideas

Our Brains Use Sensory Experiences To Produce Genius New Ideas | Start Up World | Scoop.it

Interesting story about the need to keep a wide body of seemingly extraneous data processing through our mind.  Captures the importance of bringing together brilliant people with very different backgrounds.

"It’s this simple: To have an authentically new idea, you must begin with new inputs. If you don’t, you can—truly—do no better than produce another version of what you already know."

 

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IncubateNYC taps into the entrepreneur in everyone to remix the startup incubator

IncubateNYC taps into the entrepreneur in everyone to remix the startup incubator | Start Up World | Scoop.it

NYC is a sizzling hot bed for entrepreneurship.  The Valley better watch its back.  Kauffman Fellows Summit on Smart Connected Capital in NYC on October 24.   

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See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Immigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy. In Silicon Valley, foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded half the region’s startups in recent years - and kept the U.S. economy moving forward.
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Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future

Newspaper Industry Is Running Out of Time to Adapt to Digital Future | Start Up World | Scoop.it

Between operational fiascos and flailing attempts to slash costs on the fly, it’s clear that the print newspaper business is struggling to stay afloat. Wake up call to  Public and Private Higher Ed executives and faculty -- if you want to be thriving 15 years from now, you need to go to school on what most newspapers did wrong in handling industry technology and business model disruption. 

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Entrepreneurship Advice Buried in Classic Movies | Startup America Partnership

Entrepreneurship Advice Buried in Classic Movies | Startup America Partnership | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Our newest blog post, "Entrepreneurship Advice Buried in Classic Movies," by @jd_harrison from @OnSmallBiz http://t.co/UUVsrXpi...
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Entrepreneurship Is The New Women's Movement - Forbes

Entrepreneurship Is The New Women's Movement - Forbes | Start Up World | Scoop.it
Women are leaving the workforce in droves in favor of being at home. Not to be a homemaker, but as job-making entrepreneurs.

 

"Women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years and tend to create home-based micro (less than 5 employees) and small businesses. Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018 and more and more are doing this from home offices across the country."

 

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Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups?

Why Has New York Become a Paradise for Tech Startups? | Start Up World | Scoop.it
General Assembly founding partner Brad Hargreaves explains why New York - "Silicon Alley" - is experiencing an explosion of tech startups.
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