Technology Designs Ethonomics LeadershipMagazine Newsletters SubscribeWork Smart: 4 Tips For StartupsBY Scott BelskySun Nov 13, 2011Most startups are not well led–that’s the nature of most new business ventures, everyone is learning as they go along. But there are some common best practices to keep in mind, which I describe in this week’s episode.
Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Real Estate 2.0
by andy on April 9, 2010
If you are a startup entrepreneur, there is nothing more important than figuring out the startup ecosystems that Startup ecosystemcan help you succeed. I have found there are two categories of ecosystem that are the most important to explore and integrate with.
1) Local startup ecosystem. Your local ecosystem is simply the people that live in your city, or in the case of the Bay Area, your region.
2) Online startup ecosystem. A number of online resources provide a wealth of information for budding entrepreneurs. I’ll list several top resources later in this post.
via Startup Ecosystems.
From the Start-up Trenches
Kevin Dewalt’s experiences as a DC tech entrepreneur
12 Tips for Customer Development Interviews (revised)
by Giff on July 29, 2011
A year ago, I gave a talk at the very first Lean Startup Machine about giving customer development interviews. Tomorrow, I am doing the same with a new batch of LSM warriors and I have revised and updated my list (and accompanying text) as follows:
Most successful startups pivot at least once. Startups that pivot once or twice raise 2.5x more money, have 3.6x better user growth, and are 52 percent less likely to scale prematurely than startups that pivot more than two times or not at all. A pivot is when a startup decides to change a major part of its business.
via Startup Genome – Our mission is to amplify the power of entrepreneurs. With the Startup Genome Project we want to do for startups what Pandora did for Music in order to understand how innovation happens at a fundamental level and the spread the knowledge of these principles worldwide..
I’ve noticed that lately I’m treating startups much more critically. Today I chewed into an entrepreneur who was pitching me a new thing that was sort of like Oink, or maybe it was Foursquare, or maybe it was Foodspotting.
It’s the third company I’ve told off lately.
I figured it was worth talking about why I’m being so harsh behind closed doors to entrepreneurs lately.