Jon Bischke from Entelo looks at why it is so tough to hire people with technical skills. At a party recently a startup founder told me “If you could find me five great engineers in the next 90 days I’d pay you $400,000.” Which is crazy talk. Unless you stop […]
Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah writes that all entrepreneurs encounter major pitfalls along the way. The key, he says, is to not freak out. Your natural reaction when something really bad happens is to think about the worst-case scenario. But, that’s usually counter productive. Think about the most likely […]
Clipped from: www.2020.vc (share this clip) A new seed fund called 2020 seeks to match “idea people” together with companies who have big challenges to solve We don’t take existing startups,” said co-founder Shani Shoham. “We are more focused on finding talented entrepreneurs, even before they have ideas.” The fund […]
In this video, Jean Horstman, CEO of Interise, looks at Startups that are ready to grow up.
In this TechCrunch video, Startups from New York Tech Day are asked to justify their existence in 20 seconds.
Julian Shapiro from NameLayer writes that Startups need to think twice before running off and naming their new company with the first notion that comes to mind. I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I […]
This infographic comes to us from StartUphire.com with the aim to help raise awareness of the lack of qualified people filling technical positions in Startups. 36 percent of all open jobs at startups last year were engineering or technical jobs. However, those two sectors saw only 15 percent of the […]
After a series of private briefings with large financial institutions, Ben Kepes from Diversity Analysis came away with some new Cloud insights. I believe that offerings that span a number of different deployment methods and operating systems are a big area of opportunity. enStratus is a good example of a […]
Clipped from: musicfestnw.com (share this clip) I’ve been hoping that someone would launch a tech conference here in Portland modeled after SXSW in Austin. Now Rick Turocszy from PIE and others have come together and got it going as a piggyback event on the Portrand Music Fest. The show will […]
Gabriel Shaoolian from Blue Fountain Media writes that most successes are built on a foundation of extremely hard work and, in almost all cases, a series of failures. Dare I say, no one succeeds without first failing. To me, failure is the ultimate test of an entrepreneur. Lots of would-be […]