Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 12, 2017

Entrepreneurship News Roundup For The Day, Curated From Sources Around The Web

News on startup entrepreneurship, found around the web, curated for you from various sources. Happy reading!

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  • Techstars Music Accelerator Adds Three Member Companies for 2018
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-10 at 15:25Concord Music, RecoChoku and Royalty Exchange join Warner Music Group, Harmonix Music Systems, Q Prime Management, Bill Silva Entertainment, Silva Artist Management, and Sony Music in supporting startups building new solutions for the music business A big part of the Techstars Music Accelerator strategy is our deep cooperation with the global music business. We believe […]

  • 7 Lessons Learned from Techstars
    by Aldrich Huang on 2017-10-09 at 13:00We were very lucky to be given a place in Techstars in October 2015. Starting from November, we embarked on our three-and-half-month journey to the accelerator. I hope to share what I learned from Techstars so that other teams from Taiwan and Asia could better understand what Techstars is like. Here were the seven lessons […]

  • Techstars and Netcapital Form Strategic Partnership
    by David Brown on 2017-10-06 at 13:00We are excited to announce our strategic partnership with Netcapital, a leading internet funding portal, which will allow Techstars to offer more capital to our entrepreneurs and more investment opportunities to our network. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through this partnership, we are helping knock down barriers to capital formation, which […]

  • My Next Adventure! Managing Director for Techstars Dubai
    by Vijay Tirathrai on 2017-10-05 at 16:00Anyone who knows me will tell you I love a new challenge – fresh out of my role as CEO at the Entrepreneurs Organization, I’m joining Techstars as the managing director for the Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO. Here are the reasons why I decided to uproot my life in Washington D.C. to […]

  • 7 Blog Posts That Will Change the Way You Think About Product Roadmaps
    by Sofia Quintero on 2017-10-04 at 13:00Product roadmaps are common fixtures in most industries and every bit as common as business plans. Every business has its unique take on the process and many try to establish their roadmap as a virtual competitive advantage. Unfortunately, most fall into the same category as your average business plan — a pile of hopes with subheadings. Here, […]

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  • 10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-11 at 13:30Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry. In reality, most great entrepreneurs find these necessary, but not sufficient for the big win. They think […]

  • 10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-09 at 13:30Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies. They seem to all fall victim to a common set of mistaken priorities and well-meaning distractions that keep them from exceeding their own objectives. For example, I […]

  • 8 Weak Change Signals That Can Have Explosive Impact
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-08 at 13:30When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can be cultural, like the increasing need to be social, spawning Facebook and a hundred others, or technological, […]

  • 7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-07 at 13:30We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working. Only 13 percent of workers are fully engaged, and half have left a job because they hated their boss. We have all […]

  • 9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-06 at 13:30Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask. In my view, the number of traditional long-term employee roles is declining rapidly, due to advances in technology and automation. By some projections, the level of […]

  • 10 Clues That It May Be Time To Seek Outside Help
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-04 at 13:30If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing. The challenge in to know when and how to ask for help, and not let bravado and ego mask anxieties. The best people know when they don’t know, and know how to find the […]


  • Edtech incubator Injini launches, unveils the eight tech startups in its first cohort
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-11 at 10:33Injini, a Cape Town-based edtech incubator, officially launched last night (10 October) and unveiled the eight startups that have been selected to join its first cohort. Eight startups from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan and Tanzania pitched at the event, held in Cape Town. The eight startups are Accelerated, Early Bird, M-Shule, Mtabe, Syafunda, Uthini, Yo’ Books and […]

  • AIF opens entries for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-11 at 06:57The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has opened entries for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 Awards. The application window will be open until 10 January 2018. The top ten selected African innovators will get a share of $185 000, including a grand prize of $100 000 and a second prize of $25 000. A special prize for social impact worth $25 000 will also be awarded. In addition, seven […]

  • Three days left for aviation innovators to enter AVI Afrique 2017 Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-11 at 06:45South African aviation innovators have until 13 October to enter the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) AVI Afrique 2017 Awards competition. The contest has been split into five categories, namely student innovator, emerging innovator, professional innovator, organisations (including research and educational institutions), and the media. The AVI Afrique 2017 Awards grand prize is […]

  • Apply for residency at Johannesburg-based startup campus 22 ON SLOANE
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-10 at 10:00The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) has opened applications for a 12-month residency at 22 ON SLOANE, its first physical startup campus, set to launch in November. The application window which opened yesterday will close on 9 November. 22 ON SLOANE is scheduled to be officially opened next month on 10 November with residents taking occupancy from early January 2018. The […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win an iPhone 8, more!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-10 at 05:00Ventureburn, in partnership with Telkom Futuremakers and analytics company Qurio, is proud to announce the launch of the second annual Ventureburn Startup Survey. We are looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector and answer questions like: What are the major challenges facing the country’s entrepreneurs? What do South Africa’s startup […]

  • Meet the 2017 Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards finalists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-09 at 11:33The SAB Foundation in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency has selected 24 finalists for the 2017 Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards. The winners of the two awards will get over R9-million in prize money at an awards ceremony which will be held later this month on 23 October. Of the 24 finalists, 18 have been shortlisted for the Social Innovation Awards […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [09/10/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-09 at 06:49Looking to get into the South African startup scene or catch up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of competitions, networking sessions and workshops happening around South Africa and the rest of the continent (namely Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana) that we’ve rounded up to make your life a bit easier. This article is part of a weekly series that […]

  • This is how Entersekt secured Endeavor Catalyst funding
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-06 at 11:07Authentication and mobile security solutions company Entersekt made history this week by becoming the first South African startup to raise funding from global investment firm Endeavor Catalyst. Entersekt, which was founded in 2008 and now services clients operating in 45 countries, intends to use the investment to drive further international expansion and to fund research and development. […]


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  • Introduction to Xcode 9
    by Dejan Atanasov on 2017-10-11 at 21:08Understand the basics of XcodeOriginally posted on theappspace.comPart of being a great software developer is mastering your IDE. You will become more efficient in programming, just by knowing how your environment works. That’s why I would like to dedicate some time around the new Xcode 9. This is a perfect tutorial if you are a beginner in iOS Development. Let’s […]

  • Challenge: Program without variables #javascript
    by Joel Thoms on 2017-10-11 at 20:01Labrinth — Alexas_FotosThe challenge is to create a piece of software (something real, tangible and more than a hello world) without any variables.The idea came from a tweet of Samer Buna’s article. Which I responded (in jest) with try to “code without variables”.Coding Tip: Try to Code Without If-statements https://t.co/weHgst29eu […]

  • Applied Innovation: A How-to Guide
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-10-11 at 19:55Entry points and practical advice on how to inspire innovation and reshape your team: from Culture and Product development, to Hackathons, Ideation and Gamificationphoto: pixabayHow to establish an ‘Innovation culture’The mindset, the components, the toolsThe culture of innovation is a key ingredient of a really innovative company. This special culture needs to be there across […]

  • Behind the Scenes of React Conferences
    by Gant Laborde on 2017-10-11 at 19:29A Report of 7 React Conferences in 2017In 2017, I got to interact with speakers, attendees, and organizers as I attended conferences worldwide with React! Here’s what I want to share.There were SO MANY conferences in 2017, and I didn’t get to go to them all. I know I sure wanted to! While I attended as many as I could, most of them had some track specific to React. In […]

  • How Machine Learning Finds Your Music
    by David Smooke on 2017-10-11 at 19:16This message is brought to you by Codacy. They automate quality standards & code reviews on every commit & pull request so you can ship 2 days earlier on every 2 week sprint. For Hacker Noon readers, they’re offering 15% off using this code: HACKERNOON.Dear Beautiful Hacker Noon Reader,When it comes to content discovery, the market leaders dictate what’s next. As in, what […]

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  • Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System
    by Sanjay Darji on 2017-10-12 at 09:07A document management system is software which helps you to track, locate, manage and store your company documents. Here are the benefits of this system. You just read: Why Your Startup Needs a Document Management System from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked
    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-11 at 08:47If your Twitter account has been hacked, you have a lot to lose. So, act fast as soon and take back your hacked Twitter account. You just read: What To Do When Your Twitter Has Been Hacked from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting
    by Eva Wislow on 2017-10-10 at 08:14You need a team of reliable and trustworthy workers, and you have to keep your best employees from quitting. Here are 7 ways to improve retention rates. You just read: 7 Ways to Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • What Entrepreneurs Would Do Differently If They Could Turn Back The Clock
    by Jodie Shaw on 2017-10-09 at 10:15Here are the top three areas entrepreneurs wish they devoted more of themselves to with tips for getting them right the first time around. You just read: What Entrepreneurs Would Do Differently If They Could Turn Back The Clock from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]

  • The Friendship Between Marketing and Finance
    by Mara J on 2017-10-09 at 09:49Invoice Home connects marketing and finance through its numerous invoice templates. There are over 100 invoice templates at your fingertips. Learn more. You just read: The Friendship Between Marketing and Finance from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. […]