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What Would it Look Like if Elon Musk Pitched a VC Today?

What Would it Look Like if Elon Musk Pitched a VC Today? | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
This week I attended the All Things D Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes. It is always a stellar event. The good and great of the tech industry were there:
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Tapping Eastern Europe's startup potential: Deutsche Telekom takes incubator ... - ZDNet

Tapping Eastern Europe's startup potential: Deutsche Telekom takes incubator ... - ZDNet | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
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Like every incubator, hub:raum provides funding, access to mentors, office space, and launch pad services to its chosen startups.
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10 Ways to Disrupt Successfully

10 Ways to Disrupt Successfully | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Embrace the power of disruption or tomorrow will be today, again. More of the same produces more of the same. All leaders disrupt. Successful disruption: Disruption makes new futures possible. But,...
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Innovation: Subtract the old to make room for the new | Game-Changer

Innovation: Subtract the old to make room for the new | Game-Changer | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Innovation is not about adding more, it is about subtracting the old to make room for the new (Subtract to innovate http://t.co/APJXPk7F #innovation...)...
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Do You Have A Startup? Or An Expensive Hobby? - Forbes

Do You Have A Startup? Or An Expensive Hobby? - Forbes | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
ForbesDo You Have A Startup? Or An Expensive Hobby?ForbesAn interesting blog passed my desk this week.
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5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

5 Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
The hiring needs of startups are different than more established companies. It's essential to get the right mix of talent. (What do you need to get a job?
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Startup funding crucial to future innovation | Productive Conversations | Financial Post

Startup funding crucial to future innovation | Productive Conversations | Financial Post | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
As a nation, we should be looking chiefly to our entrepreneurs to commercialize new ideas and innovations.
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Why Your Startup's Name Matters

Why Your Startup's Name Matters | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
What's in a name? A lot. Which is why your startup should invest a lot of time and thought into coming up with a keeper. (RT @will_lucas: RT @will_lucas: Finding the available domain is the hard part.
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Overview of Innovative Business Models

Social Enterprise Alliance powerpoint overview of legal structure options


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Kill Your Business Model Before It Kills You

Kill Your Business Model Before It Kills You | Startup Insights | Scoop.it

Success and complacency often go hand in hand, and unless business owners and managers make a conscious effort to look into the future, their existing business model may eventually put them out of business.

 

In the business world, there are many examples of businesses that saw the writing on the wall, but failed to take the required action before it was too late for them to reinvent themselves.

 

This excellent article, identifies several of these businesses, and it offers two key suggestions for placing your business ahead of the business model curve.


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Bottom-Up Innovation Gaining Traction

Bottom-Up Innovation Gaining Traction | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Some innovations that social entrepreneurs are bringing to the developing world would be extremely beneficial for us to adopt in the developed world.
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How Can an Integrator Improve Sustainable Business Innovation?

How Can an Integrator Improve Sustainable Business Innovation? | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
How Can an Integrator Improve Sustainable Business Innovation?
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Innovation Excellence | The innovation ecosystem – infographic

Innovation Excellence | The innovation ecosystem – infographic | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Every business knows how important it is to capture and develop innovative ideas. Every business will tell you it is a priority to focus on innovation and high on everyone's agenda.
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The 12 enemies of adaptability

The 12 enemies of adaptability | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
The twelve enemies of adaptability as curated by Hack Management participants (The 12 enemies of adaptability http://t.co/7w7sjG6QGS #innovation)
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How Big Companies Can Save Innovation - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How Big Companies Can Save Innovation - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
How Big Companies Can Save Innovationblogs.hbr.org (blog)In my latest Harvard Business Review article, "The New Corporate Garage," I argue that we're transitioning into a new age where forward-thinking corporations that blend entrepreneurial...
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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl | Startup Insights | Scoop.it

Mr. Shirky took that message to a group of higher-education-technology leaders who have been buffeted by a rapidly evolving ed-tech landscape. Mr. Shirky, in a keynote speech kicking off this year’s Educause conference, explored how technology was changing everything, from research to publishing to studying.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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Crowdfunding Seminar - Presentation by Fiona Maxwell - ArtSupport

Fiona Maxwell delivers a seminar on Crowdfunding at Umbrella Studio. Panelists include Garth Jankovic, Jeanette Hutchison, Terri Brabon and Alan Junior. Than... (Missed our Crowd Funding seminar?
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Startup Communities -- Building Regional Clusters - Huffington Post (blog)

Startup Communities -- Building Regional Clusters - Huffington Post (blog) | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
ForbesStartup Communities -- Building Regional ClustersHuffington Post (blog)How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten its first "here's how to do it" book.
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Entrepreneur Guru Brad Feld Illustrates How to Build a Startup Community in New Kauffman Sketchbook Video

Founder-turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld boils down 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and building a vibrant startup ecosystem into four essentials that will work anywhere in the world in his new book, "Startup Communities." (RT...
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Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard

Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard is written by Eric Verniaut, SAP for WIS Pubs, Inc. The article can be found on the SAPinsider web site.
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Sourcefabric - Open Source Platform to Write & Publish Books

Sourcefabric - Open Source Platform to Write & Publish Books | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface.

 

Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.


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Creating Innovators

Creating Innovators | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Tony Wagner, Harvard Innovation Education Fellow provides a summary of the findings he has published in his latest book Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World. Wagner is not suggesting we change ...

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Check out StartMe; South Africa’s answer to Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Check out StartMe; South Africa’s answer to Kickstarter and Indiegogo | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
Follow @cpafrica South Africa has for a long time been a frontrunner in the Sub-Saharan Africa startup scene, pioneering business models and startups. StartMe, a website founded by  Ben Botes ...
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Startupbootcamp - European Startup Accelerator - Seed Funding and Mentorship

3-Month Seed Accelerator program across Europe for Entrepreneurs and Startups providing mentorship, seed funding, co-working space and investor days. Program locations in Copenhagen, Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin and London.
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How Big Companies Can Save Innovation - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How Big Companies Can Save Innovation - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Startup Insights | Scoop.it
How Big Companies Can Save Innovationblogs.hbr.org (blog)In my latest Harvard Business Review article, "The New Corporate Garage," I argue that we're transitioning into a new age where forward-thinking corporations that blend entrepreneurial...
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