Feld Thoughts Trep Ed - Disruption at the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Education Visualizing Startup Hubs: The World's Top Startup Locations - SeedTable Blog (click here for a larger image) Because SeedTable compiles statistics on a city basis it doesn’t always reflect the importance of hubs which can be composed of multiple cities. This is especially important when it comes to ranking the leading startup locations around the world, so to solve this we’ve produced this infographic which reflects hubs and not just cities. These are the cities we’ve classified into hubs: Boston - Andover, Boston, Burlington, Cambridge, Lexington, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Woburn Los Angeles - Los Angeles, Santa MonicaNew Delhi - Gurgaon, New DelhiNew York - Brooklyn, New YorkSan Diego - La Jolla, San DiegoSan Francisco (Bay Area) - Berkeley, Burlingame, Fremont, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale Seattle - Bellevue, Kirkland, SeattleWashington - Bethseda, Washington We’ve also made the raw data for the infographic available which can be downloaded here
Unreasonable Mexico Ten Nonprofit Funding Models For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives, to their detriment, are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now. Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? Where can we find it? There are consequences to this financial fuzziness. In the for-profit world, by contrast, there is a much higher degree of clarity on financial issues. The value of such shorthand is that it allows business leaders to articulate quickly and clearly how they will succeed in the marketplace, and it allows investors to quiz executives more easily about how they intend to make money. The nonprofit world rarely engages in equally clear and succinct conversations about an organization’s long- term funding strategy. Duke University business professor J.
Lean Startup Lean startup is a methodology for developing businesses and products. The methodology aims to shorten product development cycles by adopting a combination of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation, iterative product releases, and validated learning. The central hypothesis of the lean startup methodology is that if startup companies invest their time into iteratively building products or services to meet the needs of early customers, they can reduce the market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding and expensive product launches and failures. History Although the lost money differed by orders of magnitude, Ries concluded that the failures of There, Inc. and Catalyst Recruiting shared similar origins: "it was working forward from the technology instead of working backward from the business results you're trying to achieve. Precursors Overview Definitions Definitions based on The Lean Startup Minimum viable product
Absolutely Free Legal Documents to Download Encouraging Economic Report Reveals More Americans Delusional Enough To Start Their Own Business CAMBRIDGE, MA—According to a promising new economic report published Wednesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a steadily growing number of Americans have become delusional enough to open their own businesses. The report, which described its findings as “highly encouraging for near-term economic growth,” confirmed that over 200,000 small businesses were founded in 2013 by entrepreneurial Americans who have completely and utterly lost their grip on reality, and noted that the number of bold and frankly insane Americans applying for new business permits had risen markedly over the past year. “What’s remarkable is that these completely deranged people have such an ill-placed faith in the long-term stability of the small business landscape that they’re somehow optimistic about their financial future,” Hemley continued. “And that utter detachment from the real world is great news for the economy.”
The Founder Institute: Helping Founders to Build Great Companies The Founder Institute encourages collaboration between entrepreneurs and other domain experts to build meaningful and enduring technology companies. In this effort, we have released the Founder Advisor Standard Template version 0.75 (“FAST”). FAST allows any mentor, any advisor or any domain expert to quickly engage with and assist a fast growing technology company at any stage using fair terms for preset equity compensation. Engaging an Advisor Entrepreneurs should engage with advisors carefully. A classic approach for an entrepreneur to engage an advisor might follow the following outline. The FAST Agreement With just a signature and a checkbox on the FAST agreement, entrepreneurs and advisors can now agree in minutes on how to work together, on what to accomplish, and on the right amount of equity compensation. Download FAST version 26 is being refined based on feedback. Why should I use the FAST agreement? Can I modify the FAST agreement? Why compensate advisors with equity only?
Instituto Jalisciense del Emprendedor - IJALDEM Somos un instituto de nueva creación que propicia la promoción, desarrollo y organización de programas y estrategias para el apoyo, atención, consolidación de las MIPYMES, los emprendedores y las franquicias, impulsando y fortaleciendo la competitividad de los sectores productivos del Estado de Jalisco. Misión Fomentar la cultura emprendedora, que promueva el desarrollo económico del estado de Jalisco, cooperando a una mejor calidad de vida de sus habitantes. Atribuciones
Thomas Thurston. Data scientist, CEO, Venture Investor How To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup: A Complete Guide The following is a guest post by Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer, a smarter way to post on Social Media. [Note: I'm an angel investor in Buffer and love what they're doing] The Complete Guide to Getting Press Coverage For Your Startup Whoa, this guide was long, long, long overdue. Over the past few months, a lot of people reached out for help on how to best get press for their startup. I could help them with a quick email response, but it never felt quite appropriate. So from now on, just a link to this guide will hopefully be useful. Over the past 6-9 months, I am extremely thankful for the amazing stories lots of great writers from news and tech sites have written about Buffer. To put it into perspective: Mashable featured us 6 times, TechCrunch twice, over 10 articles in The Next Web, plenty of write-ups from ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, LifeHacker, VentureBeat, Inc. It is up to you to judge how good or bad the above outcome is and there are others who have done better of course. All set? Leo