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This Guy Did The Coolest, But Possibly Most Illegal, DIY Project Ever. The End Result? Genius It might be cold and dreary out right now, but soon spring will arrive and bring greenery and warm weather. If you have a green thumb and artistic talent, you’ll want to get a pen and paper, because this craft is for you. “Moss Graffiti” is basically exactly what it sounds like, and you can learn how to do it with these easywikiHow steps. First, you will need these ingredients: 1. A small handful of moss
Startup success in Europe versus Silicon Valley: myths and f Reading the same old myths over and over can make you think that there could be some truth behind it, after all. Like: if you’re a startup, you’d better move to Silicon Valley or at least the US – there’s a better chance that you’ll IPO, and more chance of finding an acquirer with deep pockets. This “Atlantic divide” is a very persistent myth about European entrepreneurship.
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Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up Last year, we covered an ambitious collaborative R&D project called “Startup Genome,” created by three young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann, Max Marmer, and Ertan Dogrultan. The goal of the ongoing project was (and is) to take a comprehensive, data-driven dive into what makes tech startups successful — and not so successful. Out of its research came, among other things, Startup Compass: A free benchmarking tool that leverages its data to allow entrepreneurs to evaluate their progress compared to other startups in their space. The product’s overarching goal is to allow founders to make more informed product and business decisions by “utilizing a data-driven feedback loop,” according to its mission statement. While part of the team has since split off to focus on Blackbox, an educational program and startup accelerator, Herrmann and Marmer have continued toiling away at Startup Genome, collecting data from the some-16K startups that signed up for Startup Compass — and beyond.
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Creating cool games is fast, easy and free with new coding kits from Microsoft Imagine Looking forward to the holiday break? All that free time off from school presents the perfect opportunity to do something super fun – teach yourself to code! Check out the latest additions to our free and short (about 30 min) coding kits from Microsoft Imagine. Learning to code through a game is really effective because it can help remove the intimidation often associated with programming. First Results Of The New Global Coworking Survey During the annual Coworking Europe Conference in Milan, the first round of results taken from the most recent Global Coworking Survey were presented to eager attendees. The number of coworking spaces continues to increase and in the last twelve months they have grown by 36%, which puts the number of coworking spaces worldwide at around 7,800. The coworking movement is undeniably here to stay.
Milestones to Startup Success Update added to end of post When your startup accepts outside money (such as venture capital), you are obligated to focus on maximizing long-term shareholder value. For most startups this is directly based on your ability to grow (customers, revenue and eventually profit). Most entrepreneurs understand the importance of growth; the common mistake is trying to force growth prematurely. This is frustrating, expensive and unsustainable – killing many startups with otherwise strong potential. Most successful entrepreneurs have a good balance of execution intuition and luck.