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August 24, 2016. Source: Forbes

5X: the golden rule of successful entrepreneurs

By: Jake Baadsgaard (Jacob is a passionate entrepreneur on a mission to help businesses achieve online marketing success) Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with thousands of entrepreneurs. By and large, most of these men and women were smart, passionate and building companies around real market opportunities. However, many (if not most) […]

August 19, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Every entrepreneur can learn from these 5 leadership traits of Elon Musk

We’re searching for top company cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Apply Now » There are a lot of ordinary companies run by average leaders. And then there are rare breeds, extraordinary visionaries like Elon Musk, who set revolutionary ideas into motion and convince people to believe […]

August 19, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

8 Tough questions you must answer before making the leap to entrepreneur

An entrepreneur’s life is not for the faint-hearted. The possibility of freedom and wealth are contrasted by high failure rates and an incredibly tough workload. You will go through many high and low moments, and at times, you will question your sanity for choosing to become an entrepreneur. Thanks to shows like Shark Tank and […]

August 17, 2016. Source: Techcrunch

The next $1 billion startup acquirer won’t be a tech company

By: Alex Taussig Acquisitions starting with a “B” are not uncommon in the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Roughly two to four billion-dollar deals have gone down each quarter (on average) over the last few years. The recent purchases of Cruise Automation by GM and Dollar Shave Club by Unilever turned heads for another reason: The buyers were as non-techie as […]

August 17, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Here are the best cities to run a socially-conscious startup

By: Nina Zipkin For many entrepreneurs, it isn’t enough to only solve one problem — they want to change the world. And when launching a business, a social mission embedded in the company’s DNA can be a selling point for customers, investors and prospective employees. But it’s one thing to just state your mission, and […]

August 8, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

7 Ways to lead successful entrepreneurial teams

As anyone who’s ever started a company should know, there isn’t a simplistic formula for success in entrepreneurship. Whether you are part of a founding team or running your business solo, building your business from the ground up comes with diverse risks and roadblocks. On a daily basis, startup founders confront issues internally, from building […]

August 8, 2016. Source: Adweek

Walmart buys ecommerce startup Jet.com for $3 billion to compete online with Amazon

Technology expertise will accelerate app sales  By Lauren Johnson As more shopping moves to desktops and smartphones and growing competition from Amazon, Walmart is snatching up startup Jet.com for $3 billion. With Jet.com, Walmart is adding technology expertise to its app, site and stores to help the massive retailer build up its ecommerce business. “Walmart.com will […]

August 8, 2016. Source: Forbes

What coding taught me about running a startup

This summer marks my third year of being an entrepreneur. Running First Code Academy has been a rewarding and challenging journey. At First Code, we teach kids how to code, and when I reflect on being an entrepreneur so far, I always think of how coding has helped and shaped my thinking and actions as […]

August 5, 2016. Source: Bloomberg Technology

Apple said to buy AI startup Turi for about $200 million

By: Mark Gurman Apple Inc. acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi Inc. for about $200 million, according to people familiar with the situation, in the latest deal by the iPhone maker to accumulate advanced computing capabilities for its products and services. Turi helps developers create and manage software and services that use a form of AI called […]

July 28, 2016. Source: Crain's New York Business

NYU partners with venture firm to make city a hub for startups using artificial intelligence

School and venture capital fund ff Venture Capital to support five startups using computers to mimic human intelligence By: Matthew Flamm The future of artificial intelligence may be moving closer to the present. On Wednesday, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering will announce the launch of an accelerator-style program that will recruit five early-stage AI startups […]

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