We all know some of the famous twosomes. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and the list continues on for partners that came together that created something which changed the way we interact in the world. As much as the media likes to glorify the struggle of a single founder bringing an idea to the masses, it is much more likely you will find success if you have someone working with you. A co-founder provides more than just the extra man power, but brings their own set of expertise, a person...Continue Reading →
There are some exciting startups forming in Hong Kong so this week we searched high and low to bring you our list of 50 follow-worthy startups from the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. Fintech 1. Gatecoin Gate Coin is the first digital currency financial institution that builds products and services to change the way people transfer and trade money. The company aims to make international trades and cross-border money transfers of Bitcoin faster and cheaper. Gate Coin is working on consumer level exchange first, and has already sold 15,000+ prepaid debit cards which can be loaded with bitcoin and used wherever...Continue Reading →
Once you raise a seed round or generate enough money to start building your team, you’ll need to start thinking about employee equity. It’s common practice for tech startup to use stock options and equity with the promise of a financial reward down the line in order to attract amazing talent. The problem with employee equity is it’s one of the most controversial topics in the startup community as there are so many conflicting points of view. We went out to research the best resources from those who know best, which will give you a great insight into all aspects...Continue Reading →
For years, TED has grown in leaps and bounds, generating ideas that have the potential to impact millions for the better, and bringing them to a platform that allows these ideas to not only be heard, but implemented. One of the key traits of a successful entrepreneur is continuous growth in personal development. They understand that education is a life-long, ongoing process, that is vital to stay current and relevant in an industry. This curated list of 25 TED talks for entrepreneurship is designed to assist entrepreneurs in their endeavor for continued learning, and is guaranteed to teach them something...Continue Reading →
New York’s startup scene has had explosive growth over the course of a decade, along with a rise in venture capital for funding tech startups with a growth of startup successes in a variety of industries, unclusing Kickstarter, Etsy, Shutterstock, Tumblr, and many more. Lately, New York has seen a rise in Fintech, which plays into the cities strengths being the financial center of the world. Health tech is another trend that has taken off in New York with several health focused startup incubators popping up around the city, and Edtech continues to rise in popularity. Thanks to TechSpace, who...Continue Reading →
Most people do not think about startups when they hear the words Las Vegas, Nevada. Sin City, as it’s widely called, is known for its bright lights, extravagant day and night clubs, endless casinos, and waking up the next morning wondering what happened the previous night. Despite it’s reputation, Las Vegas’s cost of living (a fraction of what you would spend in cities like San Francisco and New York), state incentives for small business, numerous co-working spaces, and it’s unique, thriving, and collaborative startup scene make it one of the upcoming tech hubs many startups are moving or considering to...Continue Reading →
Competition for the best startups in the venture capital world is increasingly fierce. To get into the best deals, some VC’s are building brands around their firms by offering resourceful content from the lessons they are learning with their own prior experiences and from meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs and founders every year. This gives them hundreds of data points on technology and startups that can turn into helpful insights – in this case, blog content. Reading the following 10 VC blogs on a daily basis will help you with key skills not only with fundraising, but also on hiring, pricing,...Continue Reading →
Podcasts are a great way to consume actionable insights, advice and tips on growing startups, especially while performing other tasks like commuting or cold emailing potential customers. Today, we wanted to shed some light on our favourite podcast’s focused on growth and entrepreneurship. We hope you enjoy. This Week in Startups Jason Calacanis is the founder of Inside and the Launch conference, and a legendary angel investor (Uber, Calm and AdStage). He is also the host and creator of TWiST, a weekly round of interviews and conversations with tech industry experts, founders, VCs and investors. They cover tech news, and...Continue Reading →
Austin is rising as a magnificent hub for tech startups. Not only is Austin host of SXSW Interactive Festival, but it has everything you need: access to money and investors, globally ranked startup accelerators, and a thriving community of entrepreneurs and mentors. Below you will find 50 Austin-based startups you definitely should know about. You’ll see some established names, but we also hunted a few hidden, up-and-coming startups that are growing like crazy. Business & Commerce 1. Cratejoy Createjoy is a platform for merchants to launch their own subscription eCommerce business. Once a Y Combinator alum (S13), they managed to...Continue Reading →
Though subscription-based services are nothing new, they’re seeing a renewed rise in popularity with companies selling everything from razors to CRM software. One area that’s seen tremendous growth the past few years is the concept of subscription boxes, where customers receive a new box of goods in the mail every month. Take Birchbox for example – the company sends a box of unique makeup samples for just $10 a month to more than 800,000 subscribers. With success stories like that, more and more new companies are trying to cash in on the trend. But starting a subscription box service isn’t as simple as finding...Continue Reading →
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