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Evolution of a startup company[edit] Startup companies can come in all forms and sizes. A critical task in setting up a business is to conduct research in order to validate, assess and develop the ideas or business concepts in addition to opportunities to establish further and deeper understanding on the ideas or business concepts as well as their commercial potential. Business models for startups are generally found via a bottom-up or top-down approach. Investors are generally most attracted to those new companies distinguished by their risk/reward profile and scalability. Startup Financing Cycle Startup business partnering[edit] Startups usually need to form partnerships with other firms to enable their business model.[4] To become attractive to other businesses startups need to align their internal features, such as management style and products with the market situation. Startup culture[edit] Co-founders[edit] There is no formal, legal definition of what makes somebody a co-founder. Related:  grow flow

Crossing the chasm: marketing and selling high-tech products to mainstream ... - Geoffrey A. Moore 7 tactics lean startups need to build great products If you’re running a lean startup, “launch and learn” is undoubtedly a familiar mantra. But launching a new feature can take weeks or even months, and for a scrappy startup that’s a potentially make-or-break issue. Our design studio works with dozens of startups each year to help teams define their products and features. Through the process of doing this over and over again, we’ve collected a time-tested toolkit of methods for learning that are cheap, fast, and perfect for startups to find those crucial mistakes earlier and then adapt their plans more nimbly. The result is almost always that they ship better products and do so even faster. Clickable mockups Most teams think they need to build an interface that functions and looks real before showing it to customers to get feedback. At first I thought these prototypes would be too rough to be useful. Customer interviews Instead of working in a vacuum, gather data to use as fuel for designing your product. Fake doors Recon Micro-surveys

Experts Profile Pitt Bomb Threat Maker Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — What is the profile of the person or people who’ve been behind the bomb threats at Pitt? Without a suspect in custody, everything experts think is merely speculation, but there are some common theories. The inconvenience, the fear and the disgust of recent days is bad enough. First among the theories of a number of experts is that the threat maker is a male who enjoys the power of knowing that both law enforcement, the media and students have to be mobilized every time a threat is made. And that the threat maker could be watching the results of the threats either in person or through the media, gaining a degree of satisfaction from watching the emergency responders and the media and the students have to adjust to the latest threat. It’s also likely the person or persons have some tie to the university. Some threats were written in bathrooms but others sent by way of e-mail.

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorf titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video game business Rocket Science. His current gigs as an entrepreneurship professor at Stanford, UC Berkeley and Columbia give him a unique insight that combines a historical perspective with a look at the next generation of entrepreneurs. I sat down with Blank at his ranch in Pescadero, where we talked about his book and his take on the state of startups and entrepreneurship. Some key takeaways: Watch the videos below or listen to the audio only of the entire interview. PART 1: Startups are not small versions of big companies PART 2: Forget a “business plan” PART 3: The myth of Steve Jobs and customer interaction PART 4: The overlooked importance of Amazon

Pitt intends to continue semester despite bomb threats The University of Pittsburgh does not plan to end the semester early over a series of bomb threats, but Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said Friday the school will facilitate completion of coursework by students opting to leave over safety concerns. "Any student who feels that leaving campus before the end of the academic term is the best alternative can make that decision," Mr. Nordenberg said in a late-afternoon statement. "We will do our best to facilitate the completion of his or her remaining academic responsibilities." His two-page statement did not specify the means -- online or otherwise -- by which students can finish their coursework remotely. That will vary case-by-case on the campus of nearly 29,000 students and "it really is the responsibility of the student and the professor to come to an understanding," Pitt spokesman Robert Hill said. U.S. Mr. Agencies on the terrorism task force include the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Mr.

10 Essential PR Tips for Startups Erica Swallow is a technology and lifestyle writer. Sign up for her course on "PR for Startups" to learn more about getting media coverage for your fledgling business. It can be challenging for unknown startups to garner press attention — budgets are tight, relationships with journalists may not be that strong and explaining a new concept is difficult. Not to mention, early-stage startups usually only employ a few people focused on product and development. Therefore, marketing and public relations are often tackled piecemeal by whomever has time. Good press, though, can be one of the biggest drivers for startups looking to grow their user bases, and as a result, a pretty important component for success. As a tech journalist, I've been pitched by hundreds of companies and have developed a taste for what works and what doesn't. 1. Before you begin pitching your startup, stop to think about what is truly newsworthy, especially to the publications you’re targeting. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Antisemitism Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is prejudice, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish religion or heritage.[1] A person who holds such positions is called an "antisemite". As Jews are an ethnoreligious group, antisemitism is generally considered a form of racism. While the term's etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic people, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass ("Jew-hatred"),[2] and that has been its normal use since then.[3] For the purposes of a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism was considered "hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity."[4] Xenophobia and usage Usage Despite the use of the prefix anti-, the terms "Semitic" and "antisemitic" are not directly opposed to each other, making the term a misnomer. Etymology Definition Forms

How To Chose a Brand Name: Tips, Ideas and Examples I get asked this question quite a bit by startupping entrepreneurs and even established business owners: When choosing a name for your business or a new product, should you go with a name that is descriptive (if somewhat boring)? Or should you coin a unique made-up word? There are different schools of thought on this. Personally I tend to fall into the descriptive camp. While there is no one right or wrong answer, I do think there are specific considerations in a small business you need to keep in mind when coming up with brand names. I examine the advantages and disadvantages of both schools of thought in my latest post at the SMB Marketing Guide, called “Choosing a Brand Name: Being Descriptive vs Coining a Unique Word” which I’d like to share with you: Now let’s take a look at using a newly-coined word or phrase for your brand. Anyway, read the whole thing over there.

Léon Poliakov Léon Poliakov. Léon Poliakov (Russian: Лев Поляков; November 25, 1910 in Saint Petersburg – December 8, 1997 in Orsay) was a French historian who wrote extensively on the Holocaust and antisemitism. Born into a Russian Jewish family, Poliakov lived in Italy and Germany until he settled in France. He co-founded the Centre de documentation juive contemporaine, established to collate documentation relating to the persecution of Jews during World War II. Publications[edit] L'étoile jaune - La situation des Juifs en France sous l'Occupation - Les législations nazie et vichyssoise (Editions Grancher, October 1999 - three texts: a book of 1949, an article in Historia magazine in 1968 and a text of 1980) ISBN 2-7339-0642-9Harvest of Hate: The Nazi Program for the Destruction of Jews in Europe 1956The History of Anti-Semitism: From the Time of Christ to the Court Jews (orig. 1955; this tr. 1966; repr. References[edit] See also[edit] Schneour Zalman Schneersohn