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Coworking Visa Map curated by The Network Hub How to Build an App Empire: Can You Create The Next Instagram? Chad Mureta runs his seven-figure app business from his iPhone. (Photo: Jorge Quinteros). I first met Chad Mureta in Napa Valley in 2011. Two years prior, he had been in a horrible car accident. While in the hospital for a lengthy recovery, a friend gave him an article about the app market. “In just over two years, I’ve created and sold three app companies that have generated millions in revenue. After finishing rehab, Chad was able to leave his real estate company, where he’d been working 70 hours a week, to run his app business from his iPhone… in less than 5 hours per week. “Apps” are the new, new thing, thanks to major successes like Draw Something (bought by Zynga for $210 million) and Instagram (bought by Facebook for $1 billion), among others. In this post, Chad will discuss his step-by-step formula for rapid app development and sales optimization. Last but not least, don’t miss the competition at the end. Enter Chad Mureta I nearly couldn’t. The Opportunity for Appreneurs

Astrolabs | Startups, Entrepreneurship, Ecommerce Versátil, fuerte y ecológico: el material que promete destronar al plástico Casi todas las cosas que nos rodean tienen plástico, quizás por eso es que producimos unos 300 millones de toneladas de este material al año. Pero, ¿cuánto del plástico desechado se recicla? Solamente un 3%, mientras el resto va a atascarse a algún lugar del planeta, quedándose por siglos en vertederos y océanos, dañando ecosistemas, cadenas alimenticias y el medioambiente. Una simple bolsa plástica puede tardar unos 500 años en degradarse, según estimaciones de la ciencia, y aunque se han hecho esfuerzos por crear plásticos biodegradables, éstos no han alcanzado a impactar a la gigantesca industria construida en torno a estos productos, por su escasa versatilidad. La solución al exceso de basura plástica la ofrecieron silenciosamente los animales invertebrados con sus caparazones: escarabajos, camarones, crustáceos. Esto se había estudiado tímidamente a principios del siglo XX, pero con la aparición del plástico convencional se dejó de lado hasta que se retomó en la actualidad.

Advice and Insights for Entrepreneurs | OnStartups Crowd investing and Crowd Funding is raising money for or investing in startups and businesses. Eureeca is the place to find, invest in and support new businesses and ideas. "Disciplined Entrepreneurship" by Bill Aulet (Book Summary) Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,” released on August 12. Who should read this: First-time and serial entrepreneurs who are looking for a solid product-market fit. Elevator pitch: This 24-step guide to product-market fit is based on a process that Aulet has been refining for years while teaching. Entrepreneurship is chaotic and unpredictable, and hopefully this will bring some method to the madness. Author: Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, which supports entrepreneurship education at MIT. Intro First off, entrepreneurship can be taught. This book will focus on innovation, which means taking an invention and commercializing it. The 24 steps address six key themes: Who is your customer? Step 0: Getting started There are three starting points for entrepreneurship: a technology, idea, or passion. Step 1: Market segmentation Grade: A

Launch6 | How to Start a Business Online How to Start a Business Online 7 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site–and getting them to buy. Article written by Allen Moon, a contributing writer for There is a proven sequence of steps you can follow to guarantee your success when you’re starting a small business online. I’ve seen thousands of people start and grow successful businesses by doing the following: Find a need and fill it.Write copy that sells.Design and build an easy-to-use website.Use search engines to drive traffic to your site.Establish an expert reputation for yourself.Follow up with your customers and subscribers with e-mail.Increase your income through back-end sales and upselling. Anyone, from newbie to seasoned online entrepreneur, can benefit from this process in learning how to start a business online. Step 1: Find a need and fill it Most people who are just starting out make the mistake of looking for a product first, and a market second. Step 2: Write copy that sells

Living Coworking. El libro de Coworking de Manuel Zea | Coworking Spain Living Coworking, un manual imprescindible para los que quieran comprender el secreto del éxito de una corriente laboral imparable Manuel Zea Barral, director de Coworking Spain, aborda en este libro los aspectos que caracterizan al coworking como filosofía de trabajo, analizando su éxito y evolución. Madrid, 23 de abril de 2013.- Todavía son muchos los que creen que abrir un espacio y ofrecer puestos de trabajo en alquiler es suficiente para crear un centro de coworking. “Quería compartir mi experiencia en el entorno del coworking para tratar de dar una respuesta a las posibles dudas que surgen cuando uno desea formar parte de esta nueva corriente, ya sea como coworker o como responsable de un centro de coworking, y animar a los lectores a que apuesten por este nuevo esquema laboral”, explica Manuel Zea. Para obtener más información sobre el libro, visita: Comprar

The 5 Early Mistakes That Almost Killed This Founder’s Startup — and How He Survived - First Round Review After Clark Benson sold his company eCrush in 2007, he had two choices: He could either take a sabbatical or he could jump right in and start building his fifth company, Ranker, a site that would crowdsource rankings of everything from movies to athletes. Feeling self-inflicted pressure, he chose the latter — and, in his words, it turned out to be a colossal mistake. “I didn’t take nearly enough time off to unwind after 12 years of an all-in entrepreneur lifestyle. This was the first of many mistakes he admits to — despite having nearly 20 years experience as an entrepreneur. Hiring ‘smart’ engineering talent that is wrong for your startup. Because hiring talent at early-stage startups is so challenging, entrepreneurs often over-invest in expensive engineers who are not the right fit for early environments. “I spent a good amount of time interviewing senior engineers without fully knowing what I was talking about,” he says. “That was a huge mistake on the overhead front,” he says.

Global Entrepreneurship Index | Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute Explore the 2014 GEDIndex interactive map Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs. Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets.

You'd Like to Be an Angel Investor? Here's How You Can Invest In My Deals… Most deals get done in informal settings. Now, I’m inviting you to join me. (Photo: Russell Yip) Please note that my syndicate investing in Shyp has now closed. On September 23, 2013 (that’s today), the world of startup financing changes forever. Previously, I couldn’t publicly share deals with you. Previously, you had to be part of a small club to see such deals. Starting today, I’ll share some of my favorite deals with you, beginning with a start-up called Shyp. Notable companies I’ve advised include Uber (pre-Series-A), Evernote, Automattic (, Shopify, and TaskRabbit, among others. In this case, I used a “Spearhead Capital” blog post to my ~1.4M monthly blog readers to find promising startups. Shyp is the fastest and easiest way to ship packages. Investing alongside me–and potentially you–in this round are: …and more So, how can you join us? Before I tell you, remember: Startups are speculative, and this is gambling. The Short Version Can’t invest right now?

So, What is SU? Since our inception in 2008, SU has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies, such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, to address humanity’s grand challenges: education, energy, environment, food, health, poverty, security, space and water. In just six years, our alumni, partners and members have generated more than 100 startups, and numerous patents and ideas to help advance this mission. Psychology of Pricing: A Gigantic List of Strategies Welcome to the most comprehensive list of psychological pricing strategies. Whether you’re marketing a new product, selling items on eBay, or negotiating a deal on your house, you’ll learn how to choose a price that will maximize your profit. PDF Bonus: This article is 10,868 words. Click to download the full PDF so that you can reference it later. Step 1:Determine Your Price Large companies have an advantage. Fortunately, that’s where psychology can help. Based on research in cognition and behavior, certain prices are more effective than others. In this section, you’ll learn how people process numerical values (and how to choose the numbers in your price, accordingly). Related Resources: Use Charm Pricing For the past couple decades, the marketing world has been inundated with charm pricing — prices that end in 9, 99, or 95. And the results speak for themselves. When people see those positive results, they often credit the 9’s in the price. Tactic 1: Reduce the Left Digit By One But Nick! Duh.