September 2012 A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of "exit." The only essential thing is growth. If you want to start one it's important to understand that. Redwoods Let's start with a distinction that should be obvious but is often overlooked: not every newly founded company is a startup. When I say startups are designed to grow fast, I mean it in two senses. That difference is why there's a distinct word, "startup," for companies designed to grow fast. To grow rapidly, you need to make something you can sell to a big market. For a company to grow really big, it must (a) make something lots of people want, and (b) reach and serve all those people. Writing software is a great way to solve (b), but you can still end up constrained in (a). Most businesses are tightly constrained in (a) or (b). Ideas Rate Compass Value
Los 30 mejores emprendedores sociales del mundo, según Forbes | La regla de WilliamUn bebé recién nacido en la India, en un saco térmico de Embrace Global. Foto: Embrace Global Por primera vez en sus 94 años de historia, la prestigiosa revista Forbes se ha decidido a elegir a los emprendedores sociales con mayor impacto en el mundo: Forbes Impact 30. Un estudiante de 20 años que abandonó la Universidad de Princetown y creó una empresa, Terracycle, que recoge residuos en 14 países y los convierte en productos para el colegio, para la oficina o para el jardín con un toque “fashion”. Los vende en grandes almacenes como Wallmart y dona a obras sociales 2 céntimos de dólar por cada desperdicio que recupera. Envases reciclados por Terracycle Rafael Álvarez, un ingeniero mejicano que tras trabajar más de 11 años en HP creó una organización, GenesysWorks, que ofrece a los estudiantes con menos recursos económicos una beca para, durante su último año de instituto, especializarse en perfiles tecnológicos y trabajar en grandes corporaciones de Houston y Chicago.
Top 30 Startups to WatchIn theory, entrepreneurship sounds awesome. You’re your own boss so you can set your own hours, work from home in your PJs and do work that really matters to you. But as any entrepreneur will tell you, starting your own business is not nearly as glamorous. Entrepreneur values those who choose to create their own path, and we’re not alone. Empact, a Princeton, N.J. We took the Empact100 and distilled it further, finding the 30 startups we think are most unique and have the potential to transform their industries, if not the world. Keep your eye out for them, and be prepared to tell your hipster friends that you heard of them before they got huge. The list is below, in alphabetical order. Andrea Huspeni and Lauren Covello contributed to this report. AddShoppers AddShoppers cofounders Jon West and Chad Ledford Image credit: AddShoppers Charlotte, N.C. What it is: There’s no denying that social media is a vital part of making a business successful. Advocates for World Health Tampa, Fla. Ajax Union
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Feld ThoughtsUnreasonable MexicoAbsolutely Free Legal Documents to Download6 TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should WatchTED.com is just about the best place to hang out online if you have a few minutes to kill. That's because it offers free recorded lectures given by brilliant people doing amazing things in areas including technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues. And what's cool about it is the talks are tagged so if you're in the mood for something inspiring or funny, for example, you can get just the kinds of videos to do the trick. Here are a handful of insightful TED talks posted this year that every entrepreneur should check out. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work Psychologist Shawn Achor doubles as a comedian in this talk, during which he says the lens through which your brain views the world shapes your reality. Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity Susan Cain: The power of introverts "Culturally we need a much better balance. Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree
Startup RevolutionStartupbusTop Posts | The Parlour at FG PressLast month, the startup community in KY was fortunate to have entrepreneur turned investor Brad Feld visit. Brad has been instrumental in building the startup community in Boulder, CO. He is a partner at a VC firm called Foundry Group and is a co-founder of TechStars. Brad spent 3 days in the commonwealth giving several talks about building successful startup communities, hanging out with local entrepreneurs, and mentoring some local startups. Brad gave a total of 5 talks during his visit to KY.Ideas from the worldAgree 0 Disagree 0 Columbus Day could be renamed and rededicated By Hicbd Sun Sep 7 2014 11:14 am "While Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first celebrated in 1992, to explicitly protest the quincentennial anniversary of Columbus’s discovery, it has failed to build steam across most of the U.S. URL: URL Credit Categories:U.S. Please login to comment Agree 0 Disagree 0 Reality television could lower teenage pregnancy rates By Hicbd Sat Sep 6 2014 2:50 pm "A recent study by Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland economics professor and director of the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, showed a powerful connection linking 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom with a plunging birth rate for teenage women in the U.S." URL Credit Categories:Teenage Pregnancy Agree 0 Disagree 0 Lotteries or prizes could encourage people to save more more