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July 11, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

Why you shouldn’t try and start a billion-dollar company

By: Bryan Elliott Loic Le Meur might be one of the most charismatic and connected people in Silicon Valley. He’s started and run a slew of successful companies including Seesmic, a dynamic company that was short-sidedly put out of business too soon by Ev Williams and Biz Stone at Twitter when they decided to cut the […]

July 7, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

How to build a business when you can’t quit your job

By: Larry Alton Most of us get the urge to become an entrepreneur at one point or another. We may be called to create something from scratch, or lead a team of people or just earn money without having to answer to a boss. Whatever the motivation, the urge strikes us, but only a fraction of […]

July 7, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

4 Ways to decide whether you should pursue your startup idea

By: Yoav Vilner It’s tough being an entrepreneur. Sometimes we’re struck with brilliant startup and product ideas during romantic dinners and sometimes the brilliant idea we scribbled on our girlfriend’s napkin isn’t so brilliant after all. If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably think of dozens of near-excellent ideas daily – in the shower, in the car, […]

July 6, 2016. Source: Forbes

How Italian and Spanish startups are taking advantage of European funding and innovation programs

By: Federcio Guerrini Unemployment rates in Spain and Italy have improved in recent months, but are still among the highest in the eurozone: 19.8% and 11.5% respectively in May, according to the latestEurostat data. Youth unemployment is also definitely significant in those countries (43.9% and 36.9%), suggesting that the younger generations are the ones who are […]

July 6, 2016. Source: The Atlantic

The myth of the millennial entrepreneur

The Myth of the Millennial Entrepreneur The generation cheered for its start-up mentality is actually starting companies at the lowest rate in 25 years. Why? “Millennials are on track to be the least entrepreneurial generation in recent history,” John Lettieri, the co­-founder of the Economic Innovation Group,testified last week before the U.S. Senate. The share of […]

June 29, 2016. Source: New York Times

Growing greens in the spare room as ‘vertical farm’ startups flourish

City-Hydro owners Zhanna and Larry Hountz started growing microgreens in a spare room in their Baltimore rowhouse a year and a half ago. CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times Dan Albert’s farm is far from traditional. There are no picturesque, rolling fields, no tractors tilling soil; there is no white farmhouse or red barn. For […]

June 28, 2016. Source: New York Times

Clinton’s tech policy targets young entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles on Tuesday. CreditMonica Almeida/The New York Times Hillary Clinton’s technology policy initiative, released on Tuesday, is a list maker’s dream, a parade of specific proposals covering a spectrum of issues. But its overriding theme is that technology should be an engine of equality rather than elitism. […]

June 26, 2016. Source: New York Times

A drone startup explores underwater

GLENBROOK, Nev. — A vast, largely unexplored world is being opened by hobbyists piloting robotic submarines capable of traveling hundreds of feet below the surface of lakes, rivers and oceans. Styling themselves as citizen scientists, two young engineers, Eric Stackpole and David Lang, have created OpenROV, a small start-up based in Berkeley, Calif., that builds submarine […]

June 22, 2016. Source: Inc.

What you can learn from one of the biggest startup flops of all time

By: Cristine Lagorio-Chafkin More than two years after Fab.com collapsed, its founder Jason Goldberg looks back and reveals where he and the company–despite $300 million in funding–went wrong. If you’re familiar with the recent track record of entrepreneur Jason Goldberg–the man best known for co-founding flash-sale flame-out Fab.com–you might be forgiven for not taking his advice. But, within a […]

June 22, 2016. Source: Forbes

Securing financing: what every entrepreneur should know

By: Luis Martin Cabiedes The current cultural infatuation with entrepreneurship (particularly in regards to tech businesses) means there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about the process of investing in the digital space. It can be easy for new entrepreneurs to be swept away by the siren call of mentors, advisors, and politicians who […]

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