yEd - Graph Editor yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X. Accelerate Startupbootcamp has accelerated 60 startups since 2010 and has developed a proven process to get startups from around the world accelerated with success. We follow a strict Playbook developed based on experience from the many programs and best practice is constantly fed into the next programs. This ensures all programs are run at consistent and high quality standards. Mentors
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From Nothing To Something. How To Get There. This guest post was written by Meebo CEO Seth Sternberg. It is the first in a series of posts he’s writing about the decisions a young entrepreneur needs to make when she/he is first starting a business. The timing is perfect, there is more than a little overlap with Vivek Wadhwa’s guest post on venture capital earlier today. We’ll update this post with links to his further installments. I was one of those kids who just couldn’t stop trying to start a company. I think I just really feared working for the Man.
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How to Price Your Hardware Product About the Author: Marc Barros is the co-founder and former CEO of Contour Cameras. He started the company, without any hardware experience, out of a garage as an undergraduate student and lead it to a multi-million dollar business with product sold in over 40 countries and at retailers such as Apple and Best Buy. So you have a hardware product in the works? Before you can launch it, one of the most important things you need to figure out is pricing. Unlike software, you can’t AB test your pricing and change it for different customers, which means your product has one price and everyone wants to know what it is. I have found pricing matters for two reasons.
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What Happens At Y Combinator What Happens At Y Combinator Paul Graham updated Oct 2013 Y Combinator runs two three-month funding cycles a year, one from January through March and one from June through August. We ask the founders of each startup we fund to move to the Bay Area for the duration of their cycle, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best shape possible. Class 9 Notes Essay Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 9 Notes Essay Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 9 of CS183: Startup. Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Peter’s entirely.
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 by Startacus Admin Since this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week has a core aim of making ideas business realities, and this is a core goal of Startacus - The Self Start Society, we thought we'd better give you the heads up on this annual global event... Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote...yep you guessed it, entrepreneurship. Bear in mind it’s an annual happening - in fact we featured GEW last year too, when it had as its focus the key collaborative theme of 'pass it on'. Hosted in the UK by Youth Business International, GEW is a global network of initiatives that help entrepreneurs to start their own business, and think entrepreneurially.