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Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 16, 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!


Y Combinator

  • Content Marketing Tips from Experts at First Round Capital and Andreessen Horowitz
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-13 at 12:00Camille Ricketts is the Head of Content and Marketing at First Round Capital. Sonal Chokshi runs the editorial team (part of the marketing operation) at a16z. […]

  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King
    by Anu Hariharan on 2017-10-12 at 15:33Toutiao, one of the flagship products of Bytedance, may be the largest app you’ve never heard of–it’s like every news feed you read, YouTube, and TechMeme in one. Without any explicit user inputs, social graph, or product purchase history to rely on, Toutiao offers a personalized, high quality-content feed for each user that is powered by machine and deep learning algorithms. […]

  • Mr. Robot’s Co-Producer and Writer – Kor Adana
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-11 at 15:00Kor Adana is a writer and co-producer on Mr. Robot. He started hacking in his teens and later went to school for CS. All the while he was hoping to become a writer for TV. Eventually he left a career in engineering, worked on a few projects, and then met Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. He’s been working on the show ever since. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight on USA. […]

  • YC Application Advice from African Startups
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-09 at 13:13Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here’s their advice for companies interested in applying to YC. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

Hubspot Marketing

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Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • Romances Are Common At Work, But The Risks Are Great
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-15 at 13:30We all have to communicate and collaborate with other people at work, but most of us start out instinctively trying to maintain an emotional distance from others in the work environment. In fact, most employee training courses recommend the distance if the work relationship crosses management levels, and most management policies strictly forbid fraternizing with the team. Yet the 2017 Office […]

  • 6 Principles For Driving Online Reputation Management
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-14 at 13:30Every startup fears that one angry and unfair customer who can jeopardize the business by a negative post on Ripoff Report, Yelp, or one of the hundreds of other consumer complaint and review sites on the Internet. Most entrepreneurs don’t even know how to keep track of what people are saying about them on the web, much less how to respond or remove it. Web reputation management, both […]

  • 7 New Initiatives To Fearlessly Grow Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-13 at 13:30Growth has always been fundamental to business success, but it’s never been more critical than it is now, nor more difficult. Every opportunity is global, but so is the competition. Evolving customer expectations and technology are the norm, forcing every company, from startups to large enterprises, to innovate quickly, despite their fear of change, uncertainty, and doubt. As a long-time […]

  • 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, […]

Ventureburn

  • SA analytics startup Syenap honoured by CIOReview magazine top-20 listing
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 11:36SA startup Syenap, which provides data analytics to improve customer experience management, has been selected by global magazine CIOReview as one of 20 most promising CEM solution providers of 2017. In a press release, Syenap CEO Elad Segev (pictured above with CIO Kerry Nel) said the recognition by the internationally respected publication is a proud achievement for the […]

  • SA shopping community SnapnSave reports R40m in sales to brand partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 10:57SnapnSave, which claims to be South Africa’s number one cashback coupon app, has reached a milestone having delivered over R40-million in retail sales, 50 million impressions and seven million engagements for brand partners including Reckitt Benckiser, Tiger Brands, Nestle and SAB. In a press release earlier this month the SA company said it expects these numbers to treble in […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [16/10/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-16 at 09:19Looking 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 […]

  • Q&A: Wala CEO on tackling financial exclusion in emerging markets
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-13 at 14:24Imagine life without access to crucial financial services, the convenience of having a bank account, the means to save towards a goal or put away money for a rainy day, or even the ability to send money to loved ones quickly and securely in emergencies. This is a reality for billions of people living in developing and under-developed regions around the world. Enter Wala, a Cape Town-based fintech […]

  • Here are the winners of the 2017 MTN Business App Of The Year Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 12:15The sixth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards was held last night in Johannesburg. Although the overall winner for the night was Shyft, a Standard Bank project, a few startups managed to grab some accolades, including Hey Jude, OrderIn, EcoSlips and IntergreatMe. On-demand delivery platform Zulzi was also crowned South Africa’s favourite app after it got 48 000 votes, […]

  • Kenyan startup Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 06:25Nairobi-based logistics platform Lori Systems won the inaugural edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. The Kenyan startup came first in the productivity and utility category and was selected as the Best of Show winner after pitching against 15 other startups to win a $25 000 prize. Lori Systems will also get an […]

  • Hi5, from side-project to servicing 1700 companies across five countries
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-12 at 12:13Hi5, a cloud-based platform that allows employees to rate each other, was initially a side-project that Gary Willmott started in 2015 after he noticed the complexity of HR in small businesses. Two years later, Hi5 services around 4500 users from over 1700 companies in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the USA and South Africa. The Hi5 app is available on Android and iOS. It currently has two […]

  • Fintech startup Wala secures equity investment from Newtown Partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-12 at 08:44Newtown Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham, announced an investment of an undisclosed sum into Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. In a statement last week, Newtown Partners marketing partner Inge Lok said the investment will help Wala bring about its aim to provide zero-fee financial services which include […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Forks, forks everywhere
    by David Lopez on 2017-10-16 at 04:10If you thought Bitcoin forks were over, they are not.Everyone remembers Segwit and Bitcoin Cash, the fork that happened earlier this year in August after a heated debate that lasted years. But these forks aren’t all that’s in store for Bitcoin in 2017. For the rest of this year alone, we will see two events that may cause Bitcoin to fork again:In October 2017Bitcoin […]

  • Scaling Bitcoin: No Bullshit Edition
    by Daniel Staudigel on 2017-10-16 at 03:33Bitcoin isn’t the transformational technology you may have been led to believe.Bitcoin’s breakthrough wasn’t in technology, it was in game theory. The technology underlying BTC, the blockchain, is really just a fancy term for “a shared list of transactions”. Yes, really. What was truly revolutionary about bitcoin was aligning the incentives of miners, users, and […]

  • Coding is Like Writing
    by Ben Stokman on 2017-10-16 at 03:32Note: This is a half-poem half-essay thingWhen you code, you format the characters in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it. When you write, you format your words in such a way that you can understand what you have written — as well as anyone else who will be reading it.Every single choice […]

  • Spec-Driven APIs
    by Steve Konves on 2017-10-16 at 00:13Find, Define, and Enforce Seams in Distributed SystemsFind the SeamsSoftware is expensive. But regardless of how much you spend to get Version One out the door, that cost generally represents only one quarter of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a system. Expect 75% of a project’s cost to come from maintenance after it’s already in production.Costs increases exponentially as […]

  • Gamers Paid for Deep Learning and Self-Driving Cars Research
    by Pavel Surmenok on 2017-10-15 at 23:15NVIDIA BB8 test car. SourceThe gaming industry has a significant impact on deep learning and self-driving cars. GPUs fueled the progress in deep learning, as they enabled training much larger neural networks on large datasets.For about 20 years, GPUs were mostly used by gamers. Every year NVIDIA was pouring billions of dollars into R&D to make better and faster GPUs to support better […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 3 Signs You’re Taking on More Work Than You Can Handle
    by Susan Guillory on 2017-10-16 at 08:58If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, you’ve overcommitted and have more work than you can handle. It’s time to step back and recalibrate. You just read: 3 Signs You’re Taking on More Work Than You Can Handle from the Small Business Bonfire. If you enjoyed this post, subscribe to our small business newsletter, and make sure you follow us on Twitter, […]

  • How PPC Advertising Can Benefit Your Small Business
    by Dita Sisene on 2017-10-14 at 09:39One of the most prominent tactics for online promotion is PPC advertising. Here are a few benefits you can expect to gain from a successful PPC campaign. You just read: How PPC Advertising Can Benefit Your Small Business 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. […]

  • Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook
    by Andy Peters on 2017-10-13 at 09:25Good managers seek visual cues from their employees every day on how things are going. But there may be many disrupting your operations that you don’t see. You just read: Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook 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 […]

  • 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 and take back your hacked Twitter account by following this advice. 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 13, 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!


Y Combinator

  • The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King
    by Anu Hariharan on 2017-10-12 at 15:33Toutiao, one of the flagship products of Bytedance, may be the largest app you’ve never heard of–it’s like every news feed you read, YouTube, and TechMeme in one. Without any explicit user inputs, social graph, or product purchase history to rely on, Toutiao offers a personalized, high quality-content feed for each user that is powered by machine and deep learning algorithms. […]

  • Mr. Robot’s Co-Producer and Writer – Kor Adana
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-11 at 15:00Kor Adana is a writer and co-producer on Mr. Robot. He started hacking in his teens and later went to school for CS. All the while he was hoping to become a writer for TV. Eventually he left a career in engineering, worked on a few projects, and then met Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot. He’s been working on the show ever since. Mr. Robot season three premieres tonight on USA. […]

  • YC Application Advice from African Startups
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-09 at 13:13Over 250 people attended the YC Lagos Meetup at Paystack HQ. Guests stayed for over five hours to hear eight Nigerian and Ghanaian alum share their stories. Here’s their advice for companies interested in applying to YC. […]

  • The More You Communicate with Users, the Higher Chance You’ll Build Something They Want – Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt
    by Y Combinator on 2017-10-04 at 15:00Ryan Hoover is the founder of Product Hunt. You can get a 10% discount on Ship pro plans by using the link in this post. Ryan also just announced the Weekend Fund, a “$3M venture fund to invest in your next favorite thing.” […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

Ventureburn

  • Kenyan startup Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-13 at 06:25Nairobi-based logistics platform Lori Systems won the inaugural edition of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa which was held in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. The Kenyan startup came first in the productivity and utility category and was selected as the Best of Show winner after pitching against 15 other startups to win a $25 000 prize. Lori Systems will also get an […]

  • Hi5, from side-project to servicing 1700 companies across five countries
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-12 at 12:13Hi5, a cloud-based platform that allows employees to rate each other, was initially a side-project that Gary Willmott started in 2015 after he noticed the complexity of HR in small businesses. Two years later, Hi5 services around 4500 users from over 1700 companies in Australia, New Zealand, UK, the USA and South Africa. The Hi5 app is available on Android and iOS. It currently has two […]

  • Fintech startup Wala secures equity investment from Newtown Partners
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-12 at 08:44Newtown Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Llew Claasen and Vinny Lingham, last week invested an undisclosed sum into Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain-enabled fintech platform. Newtown Partners marketing partner Inge Lok said in a statement that the investment will help Wala bring about its aim to provide zero-fee financial services which include insurance, transactional […]

  • 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 […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Using psychology to design your product
    by Matthew Talebi on 2017-10-13 at 07:23When your designing muse comes calling, and you start working on your potentially award-winning app, it will come as a surprise that you need more than creativity to get your hot UX design off the board. Indeed, masters in the field cannot overemphasize the importance of psychology and UX design.User experience designs work best when they present content that a visitor to an e-commerce site […]

  • Struggles of Entrepreneurs Based on Investors’ Perception
    by Elian D. Alvarez on 2017-10-12 at 18:05The first quarter of 2017 was closed with a total financing of $27 billion worldwide and the hot sectors in the world of Venture Capital (VC) have been fintech and technology. Despite the booming industry, VC has its own ups and downs.Overlooking EntrepreneursInnovation has always been at the heart of the United States and the country has always encouraged entrepreneurship, yet, the ideas […]

  • Top 10 Obstacles to Faster Code Reviews and Better Code Quality
    by Jaime Jorge on 2017-10-12 at 17:50This is a short and sweet story about important facts to know and share about code quality and code reviews. You can also read more about this in our ebook.680 companies were asked about their code quality and code review practices. Below are 10 of the most compelling learnings.A Soviet inspector reviews a BGM-109G Tomahawk ground launched cruise missile.This is story is brought to you […]

  • A Challenge, a Team, and 24 Hours.
    by Birthright Israel Excel on 2017-10-12 at 17:41– Alex Reibman, Excel Ventures 2016It’s a humid Summer Thursday night in the heart of Tel Aviv, but not everyone is celebrating the end of a busy week. As the vibrant city nightlife hums in the distance, a high-pitched screech from my overheating laptop snaps me back into focus. I grind my bloodshot eyes to peek at the clock — It’s 3am. I’m sitting at a […]

  • Hacker News Hunt — A hacker news reader with summary and clean UI
    by colearn on 2017-09-28 at 14:59Every hackernews app on the play store that has been built is exactly like hackernews with few color changes and there are so many of them. I always wanted a good mobile optimized app for hackernews as I am a big fan of content of hackernews. Here are the few things I like about hackernews:No crap and attention grabbing titlesI have used so many news apps and they all try to glamorize the […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook
    by Andy Peters on 2017-10-13 at 09:25Good managers seek visual cues from their employees every day on how things are going. But there may be many disrupting your operations that you don’t see. You just read: Visual Cues Your Employees Are Giving That Managers Often Overlook 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 […]

  • 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 and take back your hacked Twitter account by following this advice. 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. […]

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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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

Ventureburn

  • 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. […]

eMarketer

Entrepreneur – Latest

Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Hacker Noon

  • 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 […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 11, 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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

Ventureburn

  • 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. […]

  • $1-million prize for fintech startups in Edge 196 Global Startup Challenge
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-06 at 08:10Edge 196, an initiative of NRI Startup India, is on the hunt for fintech startups through its Global Startup Challenge with a $1-million investment prize up for grabs. Edge 196‘s Global Startup Challenge is run across 26 global clusters spanning 196 countries. Applications to its fintech vertical are now open and will close between 12 and 14 November for its three African clusters. Winners […]

  • OfferZen expands offering, now includes designers and data scientists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 11:36Job platform OfferZen has announced the addition of more areas of expertise in its offering. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert in 2015, the talent marketplace initially focused on the recruitment of software developers, but will now include user interface and user experience (UI and UX) designers, data scientists, product managers and more. In a press release to Ventureburn, […]

  • Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 08:13AppsAfrica.com, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017. Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.  AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November Winners […]

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Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Hacker Noon

  • 7 High-potential startup concepts
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-10-10 at 23:39The ‘Story of a Banknote’ +6 high-potential product ideas to inspire you and your team7 high-potential product ideas — all images from: pixabayWhat to do when its impossible to process all of your ideas in your backlog?You have the option to keep them hidden, waiting in your ideas backlog, or just share them! It’s a great feeling after all when […]

  • Radiohead’s In Rainbows is beloved by listeners ten years after its release (so say the data)
    by Glenn Peoples on 2017-10-10 at 21:44At Pandora, tracks from the epochal album, a landmark in digital marketing, are more liked than other Radiohead albums.By Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at PandoraRadiohead performs at the 2008 Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park on August 1, 2008 in Chicago. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)Radiohead’s In Rainbows is ten years old today. The band’s sixth studio […]

  • Token buyers, Token holders and Token users
    by Ouriel Ohayon on 2017-10-10 at 18:17I think i have finally managed to put the finger on what is really bugging me with most ICOs and why they not the value creator most people think they are. Bear with me in the analysis.First there was the tokenAny Blockchain Dapp starts with a Token, the economic unit that enables this app to work and gives enough incentives to everyone to build and/or use a given service.Tokens […]

  • Using Virtual Reality to Brand Interiors
    by Joe Zeoli on 2017-10-10 at 16:56Often after one of our branding engagements, the design team at 20nine will be tasked with infusing the visual identity into their office design. It usually involves taking pictures of the space, importing them into Photoshop, and designing on top of them. This helps the client visualize how their new brand will come to life in the spaces they call home.Below are a couple of examples to […]

  • SEO for Developers: Reaching the Front Page of Google without being Spammy
    by Cory Zue on 2017-10-10 at 16:41How I got my SaaS app to the first page of Google in three months and why it was much easier than I thought.Here’s a familiar story for many solo-developer founders/entrepreneurs.First, you get an awesome idea.Then — if you’ve been reading startup advice — you’ll try to validate that idea before building anything. Maybe you make a […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 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. […]

  • 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI
    by Leila Dorari on 2017-10-07 at 08:49The best websites give visitors what they need and owners a return on investment. These strategies will help with measuring a website redesign ROI. You just read: 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 10, 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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

  • Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

    by Moritz Plassnig on 2017-10-03 at 13:00Today’s post comes from Moritz Plassnig, founder and CEO of Codeship (Techstars Class 22). The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics

    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

Ventureburn

  • 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. […]

  • $1-million prize for fintech startups in Edge 196 Global Startup Challenge

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-06 at 08:10Edge 196, an initiative of NRI Startup India, is on the hunt for fintech startups through its Global Startup Challenge with a $1-million investment prize up for grabs. Edge 196‘s Global Startup Challenge is run across 26 global clusters spanning 196 countries. Applications to its fintech vertical are now open and will close between 12 and 14 November for its three African clusters. Winners […]

  • OfferZen expands offering, now includes designers and data scientists

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 11:36Job platform OfferZen has announced the addition of more areas of expertise in its offering. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert in 2015, the talent marketplace initially focused on the recruitment of software developers, but will now include user interface and user experience (UI and UX) designers, data scientists, product managers and more. In a press release to Ventureburn, […]

  • Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 08:13AppsAfrica.com, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017. Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.  AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November Winners […]

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Hacker Noon

  • I’ve made a huge mistake — the dangers of ignoring expected value

    by Samiron Ray on 2017-10-10 at 06:14For fans of the show Arrested Development, the character Gob provides endless comedic relief as he bumbles through life and his magic tricks, ahem, illusions, with enthusiasm and idiocy. Each time, after making the same kinds of mistakes again, he utters a deadpan “I’ve made a huge mistake”.After making a decision that turned out poorly, it’s tempting for us to take after […]

  • I made a hack to get in TechCrunch’s Hackathon

    by Salmaan Pehlari on 2017-10-10 at 05:31A friend recently told me about the TechCrunch hackathon happening soon. I was obviously excited and wanted to join but then he dropped the bomb on me that tickets were sold out in less than 15 minutes. Whaaaat! Well, the good thing was that the tickets were being given out in batches.That’s great, maybe next time I will be prepared when they announce that on Twitter. The notifications […]

  • This “location hack” helps you engage with your users

    by Nicolas Le Roux on 2017-10-10 at 05:24You have two similar products in front of you. The only difference is where they were built. Which one do you pick?The one from your country of course. If you have the choice, you are so happy to buy a product made in your country. It makes you feel so good.What about digital goods? Recently, I saw many companies proudly displaying their location. Example, Agricool:When I created […]

  • ICOs are not Fintech — they’re every startup and about to become EVERYTHING

    by Gil Penchina on 2017-10-10 at 03:06People keep thinking that Bitcoin, Ethereum and Blockchain generally are Fintech or crypto currencies. In doing this they fundamentally mis-understand the power of the innovation occuring around the world.It reminds me of when John Doerr used to say that “the Internet was under hyped” in 1999 when everyone thought it was insanely over-hyped. This was in 1999 when no one watched […]

  • Career Fair: What 100 recruiters say to do to stand out.

    by BeeHyve on 2017-10-10 at 01:48This past summer, we talked to over a hundred recruiters about when students do and don’t stand out.Tis’ the season of career fairs for all the students across the US. The time where the smell of freshly printed resumes is in the air as thousands scurry from booth to booth trying to schmooze with their potential future. It is also the time when red bull is the only drink that […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 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. […]

  • 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI

    by Leila Dorari on 2017-10-07 at 08:49The best websites give visitors what they need and owners a return on investment. These strategies will help with measuring a website redesign ROI. You just read: 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI 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. […]

  • How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal

    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-06 at 08:47Custom invoices in PayPal is a great way to make invoicing more professional. Here is how to set it up in your PayPal account. You just read: How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 9, 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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

  • Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

    by Moritz Plassnig on 2017-10-03 at 13:00Today’s post comes from Moritz Plassnig, founder and CEO of Codeship (Techstars Class 22). The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that […]

  • Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On

    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-02 at 14:00Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business  Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics

    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution

    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

Ventureburn

  • 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. […]

  • $1-million prize for fintech startups in Edge 196 Global Startup Challenge

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-06 at 08:10Edge 196, an initiative of NRI Startup India, is on the hunt for fintech startups through its Global Startup Challenge with a $1-million investment prize up for grabs. Edge 196‘s Global Startup Challenge is run across 26 global clusters spanning 196 countries. Applications to its fintech vertical are now open and will close between 12 and 14 November for its three African clusters. Winners […]

  • OfferZen expands offering, now includes designers and data scientists

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 11:36Job platform OfferZen has announced the addition of more areas of expertise in its offering. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert in 2015, the talent marketplace initially focused on the recruitment of software developers, but will now include user interface and user experience (UI and UX) designers, data scientists, product managers and more. In a press release to Ventureburn, […]

  • Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 08:13AppsAfrica.com, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017. Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.  AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November Winners […]

  • A look at #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017: deals, partnerships and pilot projects

    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-05 at 08:04The 2017 edition of #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017 came to an end in September. Dutch Consulate representative Romy van Baarsen describes the programme as being a “movement to drive real business and impact”. “Most of the programme was on the go and involved meetings, connections and customer interactions,” she added. Launched in 2016, #cocreate2ACCELERATE is an […]

  • 2U concludes $103m deal to acquire SA startup GetSmarter

    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 at 13:18US listed company 2U has concluded the acquisition of edtech startup GetSmarter for $103-million. In a press release sent to Ventureburn today, GetSmarter said the deal would accelerate growth and enable it to offer in demand career opportunities. “We now have an even stronger base from which to realise our full potential globally, which will only further enhance confidence in the […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Building a Blockchain DApp using truffle, React, Next.js and MobX (part I)

    by Lior Shefer on 2017-10-09 at 06:13Screenshot from the live app.This post will walk you, a React developer, through building your first distributed app on the Blockchain.It seems like everyone in the tech industry (well almost everyone) talks about Bitcoin, Blockchain and distributed apps. This got me intrigued, so I wanted to build something useful using this technology to better understand what are the challenges and […]

  • The Last Shatoshi

    by Ben Stokman on 2017-10-09 at 04:52This was it, the last shatoshi.All the rest of them had been sent to burn addresses, the seeds or the password to the wallet that held them had been lost, houses burnt down, drives were lost, floods and hurricanes destroyed computers, The FBI had confencscated some, people died and the knowledge of their private keys have been lost forever.So now there is only one. Hundreds of years after […]

  • What habits made me a better software engineer?

    by Sonny Recio on 2017-10-09 at 00:48http://www.wallpaperup.comHabits by definition are your daily routines in life. It could be either good or bad. Habits can come in a form of survival such as needing to eat food for 3 times a day. There are also habits that are healthy such as working out for 3–4 times a week. There are some bad habits that damages your body such as smoking and drinking alcohol everyday.And lastly, there […]

  • Serverless 1.X — Enable API Gateway caching on request parameters

    by Yan Cui on 2017-10-08 at 23:49How to enable caching on path and query string parameters in API Gateway using the Serverless frameworkHaving previously blogged about the untrodden path to enable caching on API Gateway request parameters in the Serverless framework 0.5.X, it’s a little disappointing that it’s still not officially fixed in the 1.X versions…The ProblemThe problem is two-fold:there’s […]

  • React + Glamorous + Overwatch = Over-React: An Overwatch Menu Replica

    by Béthy on 2017-10-08 at 23:35Recreating the Overwatch Hero Select UI with React.jshttps://medium.com/media/8d8042cb22b9108e0b38702a6afdf3b1/hrefOverwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set in a future worth fighting for. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of heroes against one another. Overwatch features squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 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. […]

  • 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI

    by Leila Dorari on 2017-10-07 at 08:49The best websites give visitors what they need and owners a return on investment. These strategies will help with measuring a website redesign ROI. You just read: 5 Best Strategies for Measuring a Website Redesign ROI 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. […]

  • How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal

    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-06 at 08:47Custom invoices in PayPal is a great way to make invoicing more professional. Here is how to set it up in your PayPal account. You just read: How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal 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. […]

  • How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites

    by Lauren Hill on 2017-10-05 at 08:56When your business website isn’t getting the traffic you want, one of these factors may be the culprit. Avoid these common small business website pitfalls. You just read: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites 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 […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 6, 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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

  • Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder
    by Moritz Plassnig on 2017-10-03 at 13:00Today’s post comes from Moritz Plassnig, founder and CEO of Codeship (Techstars Class 22). The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that […]

  • Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-02 at 14:00Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business  Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and […]

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

Ventureburn

  • 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. […]

  • $1-million prize for fintech startups in Edge 196 Global Startup Challenge
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-06 at 08:10Edge 196, an initiative of NRI Startup India, is on the hunt for fintech startups through its Global Startup Challenge with a $1-million investment prize up for grabs. Edge 196‘s Global Startup Challenge is run across 26 global clusters spanning 196 countries. Applications to its fintech vertical are now open and will close between 12 and 14 November for its three African clusters. Winners […]

  • OfferZen expands offering, now includes designers and data scientists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 11:36Job platform OfferZen has announced the addition of more areas of expertise in its offering. Founded by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert in 2015, the talent marketplace initially focused on the recruitment of software developers, but will now include user interface and user experience (UI and UX) designers, data scientists, product managers and more. In a press release to Ventureburn, […]

  • Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 08:13AppsAfrica.com, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017. Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.  AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November Winners […]

  • A look at #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017: deals, partnerships and pilot projects
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-05 at 08:04The 2017 edition of #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017 came to an end in September. Dutch Consulate representative Romy van Baarsen describes the programme as being a “movement to drive real business and impact”. “Most of the programme was on the go and involved meetings, connections and customer interactions,” she added. Launched in 2016, #cocreate2ACCELERATE is an […]

  • 2U concludes $103m deal to acquire SA startup GetSmarter
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 at 13:18US listed company 2U has concluded the acquisition of edtech startup GetSmarter for $103-million. In a press release sent to Ventureburn today, GetSmarter said the deal would accelerate growth and enable it to offer in demand career opportunities. “We now have an even stronger base from which to realise our full potential globally, which will only further enhance confidence in the […]

  • Here are the five startups shortlisted for the Accenture Innovation Index Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 at 09:31Business consultancy firm Accenture has announced the finalists of the 2017 Accenture Innovation Awards. At least five of the selected finalists are startups. The startups will get to present at an exclusive invitation-only Accenture Innovation Conference to be held on 17 October in Johannesburg. Accenture’s Innovation Index aims to provide an in-depth analysis of South Africa’s […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win an iPhone 8, more!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 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 […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Best-practices learnt from delivering a quality Angular4 application
    by Vijay Dharap on 2017-10-06 at 15:02Best Practices for developing with Angular FrameworkBack in Sept 2016, just when Angular team bit the bullet and released Angular2 Final, I was able to convince my customer to use Angular2 for it’s one of bigger applications.As some of you might recall, Angular2 went through an unusually long Alpha, Beta and RC stages. It seemed as if the entire Angular2 was re-written since the first Alpha […]

  • Dealing with Data Migrations on Multi Tenant — Laravel
    by Marco Aurélio Deleu on 2017-10-06 at 14:50I work on a project that sometimes require data change for all customers. Since each customer have it’s own database, we always end up working on a script to run it across the whole client-base.Another common thing during these script development is that you want to run for a specific customer (testing database) first, see the results before you roll it out for every customer. On this […]

  • Digitally Guilty After Being Proven Innocent
    by Hackernoon on 2017-10-06 at 14:44by Will SimondsThis story is brought to you by Hacker Noon’s weekly sponsor, Abine. For Hacker Noon readers: 25% off their signature products, Blur & DeleteMe.In a perfect world, we’d be able to remove all the unfair, outdated, and negative search results about ourselves. In reality, most content is here to stay except in special circumstances. Remove what you can, but […]

  • How To Lawfully Steal Web Traffic From Competitors
    by Steffi S on 2017-10-06 at 13:35Steal Web TrafficTo convert more users into customers, a website has to have consistent inflow of visitor traffic. If you haven’t got time to sit back, awaiting organic traffic, you may think of stealing it from your competitor.Think of this…A missing cake analogy :PEver saved up a piece of cake just for the late night craving? Only to later notice its absence.Sad […]

  • How to give a tech talk without people leaving
    by Robert Martin on 2017-10-05 at 21:32I’m lucky to live in a city with a lively tech scene and more weekly meetups than you can shake a flash drive at. I’ve been a little out of the loop lately so I decided to give myself a challenge: to attend one (1) meetup, eat pizza, talk to people, and fill my brain with new things to Google. I impressed myself by going to not one but two meetups, exceeding my expectations […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal
    by Princess Jones on 2017-10-06 at 08:47Custom invoices in PayPal is a great way to make invoicing more professional. Here is how to set it up in your PayPal account. You just read: How to Make Custom Invoices with PayPal 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. […]

  • How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites
    by Lauren Hill on 2017-10-05 at 08:56When your business website isn’t getting the traffic you want, one of these factors may be the culprit. Avoid these common small business website pitfalls. You just read: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites 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 […]

  • 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO
    by Paul Cowell on 2017-10-04 at 09:30Influencer marketing can help you produce authoritative links. Here are the reasons why influencer marketing is a powerhouse in SEO campaigns. You just read: 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO 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. […]

  • Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream?
    by Debbie Fletcher on 2017-10-04 at 08:38How are U.S. small businesses currently performing and what, if anything, needs to change if they are to make good on this golden age? You just read: Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream? 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. […]

  • Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017
    by Andrew Harker on 2017-10-03 at 13:50Don’t spend time chasing down clients. Learn how make your invoicing more effective and efficient so you can get paid faster. You just read: Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 5, 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!


Y Combinator

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • 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, […]

  • Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder
    by Moritz Plassnig on 2017-10-03 at 13:00Today’s post comes from Moritz Plassnig, founder and CEO of Codeship (Techstars Class 22). The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that […]

  • Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-02 at 14:00Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business  Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and […]

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 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 […]

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

Ventureburn

  • Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-05 at 08:13AppsAfrica.com, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017. Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.  AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November Winners […]

  • A look at #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017: deals, partnerships and pilot projects
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-05 at 08:04The 2017 edition of #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017 came to an end in September. Dutch Consulate representative Romy van Baarsen describes the programme as being a “movement to drive real business and impact”. “Most of the programme was on the go and involved meetings, connections and customer interactions,” she added. Launched in 2016, #cocreate2ACCELERATE is an […]

  • 2U concludes $103m deal to acquire SA startup GetSmarter
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 at 13:18US listed company 2U has concluded the acquisition of edtech startup GetSmarter for $103-million. In a press release sent to Ventureburn today, GetSmarter said the deal would accelerate growth and enable it to offer in demand career opportunities. “We now have an even stronger base from which to realise our full potential globally, which will only further enhance confidence in the […]

  • Here are the five startups shortlisted for the Accenture Innovation Index Awards
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 at 09:31Business consultancy firm Accenture has announced the finalists of the 2017 Accenture Innovation Awards. At least five of the selected finalists are startups. The startups will get to present at an exclusive invitation-only Accenture Innovation Conference to be held on 17 October in Johannesburg. Accenture’s Innovation Index aims to provide an in-depth analysis of South Africa’s […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win an iPhone 8, more!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-04 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 […]

  • 10 spots up for grabs for the 2018 San Francisco Entrepreneur Delegation
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-03 at 12:10Heavy Chef, Startup Safari and Startup Grind have partnered to send 10 South African entrepreneurs to San Francisco for the annual Startup Grind Global Conference to be held in February next year. The 2018 San Francisco Entrepreneur Delegation will depart for Silicon Valley on 8 February. The week-long trip will see the delegation attend the Startup Grind Global Conference taking place […]

  • Gifted Mom wins Seedstars Douala, will represent Cameroon at Seedstars Summit
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-03 at 09:00Healthtech startup Gifted Mom was last week selected as the winner of Seedstars Douala, It will now represent Cameroon at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, where it could stand to win $1-million in investment funding. Gifted Mom was up against 10 other startups at the pitch event held last Friday (29 September). The startup develops last-mile mobile health solutions to increase maternal […]

  • Q&A: HackR House founder on why he invested entire savings on project
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-03 at 07:55How passionate are you about your business? How far would you go to create a minimum viable product (MVP)? Would you, say, invest all of your personal savings? Meet Craig Wing (pictured), a South African who has done exactly just that. Wing is the founder of HackR House, an initiative that aims to support tech entrepreneurs. Applications to its beta-pilot phase closed yesterday (2 October) while […]

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One Million by One Million Blog

Nieman Lab

Hacker Noon

  • Why Isn’t Agile Working?
    by John Cutler on 2017-10-05 at 04:23A couple drawings…I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver Bullet ™ and was pissed. He said something like:It’s a sham! We changed the way we do everything. We brought in consultants. We hired these master project managers. And nothing worked! It made no difference. There’s no […]

  • Hiring woes: the costs of bad hires and how to avoid them
    by Travis Jeffery on 2017-10-05 at 03:20JUST GONNA SEND ITCompanies suck at hiring. As many as 95% of companies admit to a bad hire each year, according to a report by Glassdoor and Brandon hall Group. Why? They compromise.The #1 reason companies make bad hires is they compromise, they settle, they don’t hire the best person for the job. Compromise has its place in business, but it has no role in the acquisition of […]

  • Welcoming Our “Robot Overlords”: Why AI Will Benefit (Not Destroy) Humanity
    by Ruairi Luke McCallan on 2017-10-04 at 22:48Image From The Future of Life InstituteThat’s it, I’m calling it: Artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) has been the topic of 2017. I know Trump will be disappointed, his numerous fuck-up’s having not earned him the top spot, but the amount of articles, think-pieces and tweets concerned with AI and the so-called ‘rise of the robots’ has been staggering. And […]

  • Java for Humans {Classes & Objects}
    by Lincoln W Daniel on 2017-10-04 at 19:20View Table of Contents | Download Supporting Code | Subscribe to ModernNerd Youtube Channel for Coding Videos | By Lincoln W DanielIn your life, you’ve learned about many types of animals, people, buildings, sports, schools, and so on. In English class, we refer to these “people, places, or things” as nouns. In Java, we can refer to them as objects — you […]

  • Java for Humans {Polymorphism}
    by Lincoln W Daniel on 2017-10-04 at 19:19View Table of Contents | Download Supporting Code | Subscribe to ModernNerd Youtube Channel for Coding Videos | By Lincoln W DanielIn our short look at polymorphism at work in both the Class Inheritance and Abstract Classes & Interfaces chapters, we got a glimpse at how powerful polymorphism is. In both chapters, we learned that any object that can pass more than one is-a test, that is […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites
    by Lauren Hill on 2017-10-05 at 08:56When your business website isn’t getting the traffic you want, one of these factors may be the culprit. Avoid these common small business website pitfalls. You just read: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Small Business Websites 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 […]

  • 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO
    by Paul Cowell on 2017-10-04 at 09:30Influencer marketing can help you produce authoritative links. Here are the reasons why influencer marketing is a powerhouse in SEO campaigns. You just read: 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO 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. […]

  • Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream?
    by Debbie Fletcher on 2017-10-04 at 08:38How are U.S. small businesses currently performing and what, if anything, needs to change if they are to make good on this golden age? You just read: Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream? 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. […]

  • Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017
    by Andrew Harker on 2017-10-03 at 13:50Don’t spend time chasing down clients. Learn how make your invoicing more effective and efficient so you can get paid faster. You just read: Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017 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. […]

  • 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment
    by Susan Guillory on 2017-10-03 at 09:15No one likes an overload of small business expenses, but some things are totally worth paying for. What expenses are worthy investments in your business? You just read: 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 4, 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!


Y Combinator

  • YC Is Visiting India
    by Kat Mañalac on 2017-10-04 at 04:30We’re excited to announce that three of our partners, Gustaf Alströmer, Adora Cheung, and Anu Hariharan, will be visiting India this October. […]

  • What Y Combinator Looks for in Nonprofits
    by Robby Walker on 2017-09-29 at 13:34Many people have asked us: how do you choose nonprofits to fund? We consider four key factors: 1. Team. 2. Big problem + big solution. 3. Provable or promising program. 4. Y Combinator fit. Read on for more details—and if you think your organization is a good fit, apply to the next batch. […]

  • Three Paths in the Tech Industry: Founder, Executive, or Employee
    by Michael Seibel on 2017-09-28 at 15:00When people ask me for tech career advice I find it helpful to lay out the three paths I’ve encountered most in my career: founder, executive, and employee. I wrote this post though because when I talk to people about their careers I’m surprised at how often they focus on only one of these paths without taking the time to consider other options. […]

  • Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult – Mr. Money Mustache
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-27 at 14:50Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years. He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved “financial freedom through badassity”. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Hiring, the Single Most Important Skill as a Founder
    by Moritz Plassnig on 2017-10-03 at 13:00Today’s post comes from Moritz Plassnig, founder and CEO of Codeship (Techstars Class 22). The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that […]

  • Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-02 at 14:00Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business  Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and […]

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

Ventureburn

  • 10 spots up for grabs for the 2018 San Francisco Entrepreneur Delegation
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-03 at 12:10Heavy Chef, Startup Safari and Startup Grind have partnered to send 10 South African entrepreneurs to San Francisco for the annual Startup Grind Global Conference to be held in February next year. The 2018 San Francisco Entrepreneur Delegation will depart for Silicon Valley on 8 February. The week-long trip will see the delegation attend the Startup Grind Global Conference taking place […]

  • Gifted Mom wins Seedstars Douala, will represent Cameroon at Seedstars Summit
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-03 at 09:00Healthtech startup Gifted Mom was last week selected as the winner of Seedstars Douala, It will now represent Cameroon at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland, where it could stand to win $1-million in investment funding. Gifted Mom was up against 10 other startups at the pitch event held last Friday (29 September). The startup develops last-mile mobile health solutions to increase maternal […]

  • Q&A: HackR House founder on why he invested entire savings on project
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-03 at 07:55How passionate are you about your business? How far would you go to create a minimum viable product (MVP)? Would you, say, invest all of your personal savings? Meet Craig Wing (pictured), a South African who has done exactly just that. Wing is the founder of HackR House, an initiative that aims to support tech entrepreneurs. Applications to its beta-pilot phase closed yesterday (2 October) while […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win an iPhone 8, more!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 10:31Ventureburn, 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 […]

  • Libryo secures $1-million seed round, eyes expansion
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 09:56Cape Town and London-based legal platform Libryo has secured a $1-million seed round which it aims to use towards expansion. A press release sent to Ventureburn today states that the funding will be used to grow Libryo’s team, product development and for expansion into new markets in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia in the next 18 to 24 months. “To have […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [02/10/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 07:48Looking 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 […]

  • Less than two days left to apply to join MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-29 at 13:07South African startups in the transport and logistics sector have until Sunday (1 October) to apply to join the join the six-month long MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator. In an announcement on its website, the truck manufacturer said the programme — which aims to scale social ventures in transport and logistics — will kick off at the Global Social Business […]

  • SA equity crowdfunding site Uprise.Africa reveals first three planned investments
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-29 at 11:30A cab company, freelance listing app and African languages publishing project — these are three of the initial investments that Uprise.Africa, which hopes to become South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding platform, plans to make available to investors from 25 October. Uprise.Africa spokesperson Inge Prins confirmed to Ventureburn today that the platform intends to initially list […]

eMarketer

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Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Hacker Noon

  • AWS vs. DigitalOcean: Which Cloud Server is Better
    by DashBouquet on 2017-10-04 at 07:31Sixth annual State of the Cloud Survey conducted by RightScale on the latest cloud computing trends shows that AWS continues to lead in public cloud adoption.What is “the cloud”?The cloud is usually used to refer to a few servers associated with the web that can be contracted as a part of a product or software application service. Cloud-based services can incorporate web hosting, […]

  • Target Audience Research & Users Research
    by Redentu on 2017-10-04 at 06:33Part 1There is no successful shooting without a target. Your rifle can shoot very loudly, but you will just scare everyone. If you have no target — you are just a maker of noise. If you have a target — you may hope to get a result and score bull’s eye. But when you have never made a user research, when you have no idea who exactly is your customer, what […]

  • Between Bots & Gen Z, The New Instagram and Snapchat Usage Metrics Are Meaningless
    by Jeff Higgins on 2017-10-04 at 01:02SnapstreaksYou know what a Snapstreak is, right?Just in case you don’t, here’s an entire page of Snapchat’s Q&A section that explains what this massive part of the Gen Z/Pre-teen daily Snap use looks like.It’s those numbers to the right of the username that lets each other know how many snaps they’ve sent back and forth consecutively and to the younger […]

  • The Maker’s Schedule: Doing Your Best Work
    by Jonas Altman on 2017-10-03 at 22:16Doro CollectionThere are really two types of schedules as it concerns today’s creators. The Maker’s Schedule is defined by uncertainty — it demands sustained periods of uninterrupted work with intense focus. The Manager’s Schedule is characterized by reliability. It generally caters to shorter periods with emphasis on monitoring and controlling. When you try to […]

  • The ‘Entrepreneur’s Backlog’
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-10-03 at 20:55Entrepreneurs need an active backlog of concepts to spot true opportunities and set the right focusThe ‘Entrepreneur’s Backlog’ — image: pixabayAs an ambitious, and potentially serial entrepreneur, you probably have an extra problem to solve: handling the volume of ideas you generate! And yes, this is a great problem to have! But you might end up […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO
    by Paul Cowell on 2017-10-04 at 09:30Influencer marketing can help you produce authoritative links. Here are the reasons why influencer marketing is a powerhouse in SEO campaigns. You just read: 4 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Is the Next Big Thing In SEO 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. […]

  • Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream?
    by Debbie Fletcher on 2017-10-04 at 08:38How are U.S. small businesses currently performing and what, if anything, needs to change if they are to make good on this golden age? You just read: Are Small Businesses Really the Engine of the American Dream? 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. […]

  • Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017
    by Andrew Harker on 2017-10-03 at 13:50Don’t spend time chasing down clients. Learn how make your invoicing more effective and efficient so you can get paid faster. You just read: Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017 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. […]

  • 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment
    by Susan Guillory on 2017-10-03 at 09:15No one likes an overload of small business expenses, but some things are totally worth paying for. What expenses are worthy investments in your business? You just read: 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment 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. […]

  • How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business
    by Leslie Gilmour on 2017-10-02 at 09:11The advantages of a coworking space are many, but there is a risk of staying too long. Is it time for you to consider moving to a private office? You just read: How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 3, 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!


Y Combinator

  • What Y Combinator Looks for in Nonprofits
    by Robby Walker on 2017-09-29 at 13:34Many people have asked us: how do you choose nonprofits to fund? We consider four key factors: 1. Team. 2. Big problem + big solution. 3. Provable or promising program. 4. Y Combinator fit. Read on for more details—and if you think your organization is a good fit, apply to the next batch. […]

  • Three Paths in the Tech Industry: Founder, Executive, or Employee
    by Michael Seibel on 2017-09-28 at 15:00When people ask me for tech career advice I find it helpful to lay out the three paths I’ve encountered most in my career: founder, executive, and employee. I wrote this post though because when I talk to people about their careers I’m surprised at how often they focus on only one of these paths without taking the time to consider other options. […]

  • Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult – Mr. Money Mustache
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-27 at 14:50Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years. He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved “financial freedom through badassity”. […]

  • Polly Is a Fun Social Polling App for Teens (YC S17)
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-26 at 17:50Polly (YC S17) is a fun social polling app for teens. The app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. Polly was created by the team from Whale (video Q&A) which pivoted into Polly during the summer program. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Techstars Music 2018: The Global Search Is On
    by Bob Moczydlowsky on 2017-10-02 at 14:00Techstars Music invests in startups solving problems for the growing global music business  Techstars Music 2018 accelerator starts in Los Angeles on February 5, 2018, and right now we’re in the midst of a worldwide tour to meet founders who are solving real problems for the global music business. Applications close on October 15th and […]

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-02 at 13:30Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference. They don’t realize that if they don’t take an active role in the solution, they really become part of the problem. I do believe that most business people want to do the right thing, but […]

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

Ventureburn

  • Q&A: HackR House founder on why he invested entire savings on project
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-10-03 at 07:55How passionate are you about your business? How far would you go to create a minimum viable product (MVP)? Would you, say, invest all of your personal savings? Meet Craig Wing (pictured), a South African who has done exactly just that. Wing is the founder of HackR House, an initiative that aims to support tech entrepreneurs. Applications to its beta-pilot phase closed yesterday (2 October) while […]

  • Enter the 2017 Ventureburn Startup Survey and win!
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 10:31Ventureburn, in partnership with Telkom Futuremakers and analytics company Qurio, is proud to announce the launch of the Ventureburn Startup Survey. Following the success of the first, 2015 Ventureburn Startup Survey, the second survey of its kind is looking again to uncover the nuts and bolts of the startup sector: What are the major challenges facing the country’s […]

  • Libryo secures $1-million seed round, eyes expansion
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 09:56Cape Town and London-based legal platform Libryo has secured a $1-million seed round which it aims to use towards expansion. A press release sent to Ventureburn today states that the funding will be used to grow Libryo’s team, product development and for expansion into new markets in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia in the next 18 to 24 months. “To have […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [02/10/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-10-02 at 07:48Looking 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 […]

  • Less than two days left to apply to join MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-29 at 13:07South African startups in the transport and logistics sector have until Sunday (1 October) to apply to join the join the six-month long MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator. In an announcement on its website, the truck manufacturer said the programme — which aims to scale social ventures in transport and logistics — will kick off at the Global Social Business […]

  • SA equity crowdfunding site Uprise.Africa reveals first three planned investments
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-29 at 11:30A cab company, freelance listing app and African languages publishing project — these are three of the initial investments that Uprise.Africa, which hopes to become South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding platform, plans to make available to investors from 25 October. Uprise.Africa spokesperson Inge Prins confirmed to Ventureburn today that the platform intends to initially list […]

  • SpliceWorks platform goes live, aims to match tech startups with corporates
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-29 at 10:18Entrepreneurs looking to sell their tech solutions to corporates can register to join a recently launched online platform. Launched last week by BCX, a Telkom owned company, SpliceWorks aims to become a match-making service between tech entrepreneurs and big business and claims it can “turn your big idea into a big business”. While it is open to any tech […]

  • Why website T&Cs, policies should be more than a link on your landing page
    by Thomas Reisenberger on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Website operators and owners barely think about the terms and conditions hyperlink, and its destination content, lurking at the bottom of their website. They are, in fact, the essential agreements between you and your users, laying out everyone’s respective duties and rights in the Wild West of the internet. Unfortunately, these online contracts and terms of engagement are not, […]

eMarketer

  • Article: UK Consumers Are Skittish About Nonbank Fintech
    on 2017-10-03 at 04:01Revised EU banking regulations scheduled for early 2018 will open Europe to a wider range of nonbank financial services providers. But a study of UK consumers found them reluctant to share banking information with third-party financial services providers. […]

  • Article: How Do Consumers Really Feel About Facial Recognition?
    on 2017-10-03 at 04:01One of Apple’s biggest selling points for the iPhone X is facial recognition. But a new study from Morning Consult finds that consumers are split on the technology. […]

  • Article: Data Feed for October 3, 2017
    on 2017-10-03 at 04:01A scan of new data from around the world […]

  • Article: Listen In: Millennials and Media
    on 2017-10-03 at 04:01In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, eMarketer analysts on both sides of the Atlantic dive into the question of millennial media consumption habits. How different, really, are millennials’ media preferences to previous generations? How should marketers respond? […]

  • Article: Data Feed for October 2, 2017
    on 2017-10-02 at 04:01A scan of new data from around the world […]

  • Article: Is UK Millennials' Dominance of Social Media Fading?
    on 2017-10-02 at 04:01A newly released look at the social media platforms most widely used in the UK found a fairly predictable list of top sites. What’s surprising is that millennials weren’t the most strongly represented for many of them. […]

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Hacker Noon

  • Book: The Innovation Blind Spot
    by Brad Feld on 2017-10-02 at 23:17Recently, my friend Ross Baird came out with a new book, The Innovation Blind Spot. In the book, Ross outlines and diagnoses a problem that I’ve been exploring for over a decade: our innovation economy neglects many people and ideas.Ross kicks off the book with some pretty stark statistics: despite the fact that promising startup communities (such as my hometown of Boulder) are […]

  • How to build the ‘Innovation dream team’
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-10-02 at 22:47Roles, profiles and responsibilities +advice for setting up your ‘innovation machine’Image: pixabay | As originally published in HackerEarth blogTo become really innovative, your company needs a special culture, a new mindset across all levels, disciplines and functions.As a leader, you need to introduce and promote a solid innovation framework, which will gradually become part of the […]

  • Principles of a great ‘Ideation Channel’
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-10-02 at 21:5315 points to consider before you buy or build an ideation platformPrinciples of a great ideation channel — image: pixabay — originally published in Startup GrindSticky notes are great to quickly capture ‘ideas’- they also help the team look busy and productive. But, when it comes to an ideation channel, you need some serious technology to […]

  • What to Do When Things Get Complicated
    by Terry Crowley on 2017-10-02 at 21:46I’m a heavy user of the New York Times app and recently noticed that the upgrade from this summer was a complete rewrite in Apple’s Swift programming language. It unified their iPad and iPhone app, according to this thread on Twitter. It was an ambitious rewrite with more personalization, more support for offline, a fancier layout and more integration on the news canvas with native […]

  • The unspoken side of the blockchain. Can we live without the third party?
    by Lukas K on 2017-10-02 at 19:04The new panacea for those who want to be free?Imagine the world where there are no corporative monopolies ruling your life, no central government making the laws and forcing you to follow them. Imagine the world with no multinational banks, no big brother following every move of your penny.Sounds like the new version of John Lennon’s “Imagine”? Well, that’s […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017
    by Andrew Harker on 2017-10-03 at 13:50Don’t spend time chasing down clients. Learn how make your invoicing more effective and efficient so you can get paid faster. You just read: Get Paid Faster: Effective Invoicing Tactics for Freelancers in 2017 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. […]

  • 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment
    by Susan Guillory on 2017-10-03 at 09:15No one likes an overload of small business expenses, but some things are totally worth paying for. What expenses are worthy investments in your business? You just read: 5 Small Business Expenses That Are Worth the Investment 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. […]

  • How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business
    by Leslie Gilmour on 2017-10-02 at 09:11The advantages of a coworking space are many, but there is a risk of staying too long. Is it time for you to consider moving to a private office? You just read: How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business 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. […]

  • A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software
    by Alex Hamilton on 2017-09-30 at 08:54One of the most important tools for your business is accounting software. This guide will help you explore what you need and choose the right software. You just read: A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software 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. […]

  • Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level
    by Grant Wigney on 2017-09-29 at 08:36Providing good customer service is vital for small businesses. So what can you do to elevate your customer service in order to attract and retain customers? You just read: Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level 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 […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for October 2, 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!


Y Combinator

  • What Y Combinator Looks for in Nonprofits
    by Robby Walker on 2017-09-29 at 13:34Many people have asked us: how do you choose nonprofits to fund? We consider four key factors: 1. Team. 2. Big problem + big solution. 3. Provable or promising program. 4. Y Combinator fit. Read on for more details—and if you think your organization is a good fit, apply to the next batch. […]

  • Three Paths in the Tech Industry: Founder, Executive, or Employee
    by Michael Seibel on 2017-09-28 at 15:00When people ask me for tech career advice I find it helpful to lay out the three paths I’ve encountered most in my career: founder, executive, and employee. I wrote this post though because when I talk to people about their careers I’m surprised at how often they focus on only one of these paths without taking the time to consider other options. […]

  • Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult – Mr. Money Mustache
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-27 at 14:50Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years. He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved “financial freedom through badassity”. […]

  • Polly Is a Fun Social Polling App for Teens (YC S17)
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-26 at 17:50Polly (YC S17) is a fun social polling app for teens. The app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. Polly was created by the team from Whale (video Q&A) which pivoted into Polly during the summer program. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-10-01 at 13:30A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, outside the context of a visionary leader who can […]

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

Ventureburn

  • Less than two days left to apply to join MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-29 at 13:07South African startups in the transport and logistics sector have until Sunday (1 October) to apply to join the join the six-month long MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator. In an announcement on its website, the truck manufacturer said the programme — which aims to scale social ventures in transport and logistics — will kick off at the Global Social Business […]

  • SA equity crowdfunding site Uprise.Africa reveals first three planned investments
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-29 at 11:30A cab company, freelance listing app and African languages publishing project — these are three of the initial investments that Uprise.Africa, which hopes to become South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding platform, plans to make available to investors from 25 October. Uprise.Africa spokesperson Inge Prins confirmed to Ventureburn today that the platform intends to initially list […]

  • SpliceWorks platform goes live, aims to match tech startups with corporates
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-29 at 10:18Entrepreneurs looking to sell their tech solutions to corporates can register to join a recently launched online platform. Launched last week by BCX, a Telkom owned company, SpliceWorks aims to become a match-making service between tech entrepreneurs and big business and claims it can “turn your big idea into a big business”. While it is open to any tech […]

  • Why website T&Cs, policies should be more than a link on your landing page
    by Thomas Reisenberger on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Website operators and owners barely think about the terms and conditions hyperlink, and its destination content, lurking at the bottom of their website. They are, in fact, the essential agreements between you and your users, laying out everyone’s respective duties and rights in the Wild West of the internet. Unfortunately, these online contracts and terms of engagement are not, […]

  • Applications open for second cohort of Techstars Anywhere Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-28 at 11:16Global entrepreneur network Techstars has opened applications for a series of accelerators situated worldwide, including its virtual Techstars Anywhere Accelerator programme. Interested applicants have until 15 October to apply to join the Techstars Anywhere Accelerator which will begin next year in January with a demo-day scheduled for 19 April 2018. Only 10 startups will be selected to […]

  • Seedstars World launches call for applications from Angolan startups
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-28 at 08:33Seedstars World has launched a call for Angolan startups to apply to take part in the global seed-stage startup competition. Applications are open until next Thursday (October 5). The event is carried out by main sponsor TGI (Thomson Group International), local ambassador organization KiandaHUB, as well as various local and regional partners such as Enel Green Power, Merck, Orange and […]

  • Illuminum Greenhouses wins Airbus BizLab E. Africa pitch event
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-27 at 11:02Kenyan agritech startup Illuminum Greenhouses was yesterday selected as the winner of global aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab‘s AEROmobility inaugural pitching event for East Africa. The startup pitched against 11 other startups from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone to grab the 10-day all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where it will meet with experts from Airbus as […]

  • Potential in African tech ecosystem, we will be back – Airbus BizLab head
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-27 at 08:10Airbus Bizlab head Bruno Gutierres told Ventureburn that his trip to Africa is an “observation survey” to confirm what potential there was in Africa. On Thursday (21 September) Gutierres (pictured) along with a team from Airbus Bizlab and Silicon Cape head Ellen Fischat visited RLabs, LaunchLab, CITI Workshop 17 and the MTN Solution Space as part of a tech tour of the local […]

eMarketer

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Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

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Nieman Lab

Hacker Noon

  • AI for Everyone: Things to Consider when Experimenting
    by Shreya Shankar on 2017-10-02 at 05:02I’ve recently started co-teaching CS53SI — a series of discussions centered around technology and social good. There’s a lot of hype in this intersection on campus.We’re at an exciting time in our lives, where we have the hardware and software to accelerate AI development and see research manifest in everyday tech products. With large, growing repositories […]

  • How Functional Programming Ruined Me
    by Daniel Staudigel on 2017-10-02 at 03:16My first programming language, 20 years ago or so, was C. I got the Borland C compiler, and the book ‘C for Dummies’ when I was 10. My mom is a geophysicist, who worked with FORTRAN at the time (don’t worry, she’s using Python now). She figured that it would be a good place to start. There really weren’t a lot of well-known choices at the time — if […]

  • The 7 Things You Need To Know From The SEC Compliant ICO Conference Call
    by Lou Kerner on 2017-10-02 at 00:27On September 27th, in partnership with Geektime, we held an hour long conference call with four thought leaders on SEC complaint ICOs. The speakers were Mike Jones, CEO of Science, Emma Channing, General Counsel of Argon Group, Lee Schneider, Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, and Tom Kineshanko, Co-Founder of Protos Cryptocurrency Asset ManagementEach speaker shared their perspective on the […]

  • How Amazon is winning the battle for the Home Operating System
    by Jorge Serna on 2017-10-01 at 23:14Amazon, Google and Apple are all trying to become the fundamental mechanism to interact with your home, but Amazon advantage is significant.Amazon has just announced a lot of new Alexa devices (6 in total), while Google is expected to launch a new cheaper Google Home and maybe a high-end model soon, and Apple will launch HomePod in December.All these plays are not just about selling hardware, but […]

  • Seeding a SaaS Marketplace in a Trillion Dollar Market.
    by Pranay Srinivasan on 2017-10-01 at 22:52The SOURCEEASY vision has always been to digitize the Apparel Industry.- The SaaS automates workflows and manages business data.- The Marketplace controls Manufacturing transactions- The network of Brands builds IP value in distribution.We’ve just had a shit storm of a time explaining how it works to prospective Investors.2016 was the worst of it.After raising a bunch of Seed […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business
    by Leslie Gilmour on 2017-10-02 at 09:11The advantages of a coworking space are many, but there is a risk of staying too long. Is it time for you to consider moving to a private office? You just read: How Moving from Coworking to a Private Office Reenergized My Business 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. […]

  • A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software
    by Alex Hamilton on 2017-09-30 at 08:54One of the most important tools for your business is accounting software. This guide will help you explore what you need and choose the right software. You just read: A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software 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. […]

  • Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level
    by Grant Wigney on 2017-09-29 at 08:36Providing good customer service is vital for small businesses. So what can you do to elevate your customer service in order to attract and retain customers? You just read: Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level 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 […]

  • Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately
    by Brett Boswell on 2017-09-28 at 09:20A blog is inexpensive and relatively straightforward, making it one of the most widely-used, successful marketing tools at the disposal of any business. You just read: Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately 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 Look For In a Small Business Coach
    by Princess Jones on 2017-09-27 at 09:15With so many options out there, the search might seem daunting. Stick to these most important features of a small business coach to make your search easier. You just read: What to Look For In a Small Business Coach 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for September 29, 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!


Y Combinator

  • What Y Combinator Looks for in Nonprofits
    by Robby Walker on 2017-09-29 at 13:34Many people have asked us: how do you choose nonprofits to fund? We consider four key factors: 1. Team. 2. Big problem + big solution. 3. Provable or promising program. 4. Y Combinator fit. Read on for more details—and if you think your organization is a good fit, apply to the next batch. […]

  • Three Paths in the Tech Industry: Founder, Executive, or Employee
    by Michael Seibel on 2017-09-28 at 15:00When people ask me for tech career advice I find it helpful to lay out the three paths I’ve encountered most in my career: founder, executive, and employee. I wrote this post though because when I talk to people about their careers I’m surprised at how often they focus on only one of these paths without taking the time to consider other options. […]

  • Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult – Mr. Money Mustache
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-27 at 14:50Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years. He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved “financial freedom through badassity”. […]

  • Polly Is a Fun Social Polling App for Teens (YC S17)
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-26 at 17:50Polly (YC S17) is a fun social polling app for teens. The app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. Polly was created by the team from Whale (video Q&A) which pivoted into Polly during the summer program. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Steps To A Winning Strategy For Your New Venture
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-30 at 13:30Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks it’s a good idea. In these changing times, if you already have a startup, with no plan, maybe it’s time to think ahead for a change. Formally, […]

  • 7 Steps To Building The Right Team For Your Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-29 at 13:30Most new entrepreneurs work alone in developing their idea or a solution to a problem, but ultimately realize that starting and growing a business requires more. Not many people have the bandwidth to simultaneously cover all the required bases in finance, marketing, manufacturing, and operations, as well as solution development. It takes a working team to build a business. What many don’t […]

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

  • It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-23 at 13:30Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create. My friends who “grew up” with lifetime careers in General Motors, Exxon Mobil, or even IBM, are now often too embarrassed to even mention it. On the other […]

Ventureburn

  • Less than two days left to apply to join MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-29 at 13:07South African startups in the transport and logistics sector have until Sunday (1 October) to apply to join the join the six-month long MAN Truck and Bus Impact Accelerator. In an announcement on its website, the truck manufacturer said the programme — which aims to scale social ventures in transport and logistics — will kick off at the Global Social Business […]

  • SA equity crowdfunding site Uprise.Africa reveals first three planned investments
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-29 at 11:30A cab company, freelance listing app and African languages publishing project — these are three of the initial investments that Uprise.Africa, which hopes to become South Africa’s first equity crowdfunding platform, plans to make available to investors from 25 October. Uprise.Africa spokesperson Inge Prins confirmed to Ventureburn today that the platform intends to initially list […]

  • SpliceWorks platform goes live, aims to match tech startups with corporates
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-29 at 10:18Entrepreneurs looking to sell their tech solutions to corporates can register to join a recently launched online platform. Launched last week by BCX, a Telkom owned company, SpliceWorks aims to become a match-making service between tech entrepreneurs and big business and claims it can “turn your big idea into a big business”. While it is open to any tech […]

  • Why website T&Cs, policies should be more than a link on your landing page
    by Thomas Reisenberger on 2017-09-28 at 12:30Website operators and owners barely think about the terms and conditions hyperlink, and its destination content, lurking at the bottom of their website. They are, in fact, the essential agreements between you and your users, laying out everyone’s respective duties and rights in the Wild West of the internet. Unfortunately, these online contracts and terms of engagement are not, […]

  • Applications open for second cohort of Techstars Anywhere Accelerator
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-28 at 11:16Global entrepreneur network Techstars has opened applications for a series of accelerators situated worldwide, including its virtual Techstars Anywhere Accelerator programme. Interested applicants have until 15 October to apply to join the Techstars Anywhere Accelerator which will begin next year in January with a demo-day scheduled for 19 April 2018. Only 10 startups will be selected to […]

  • Seedstars World launches call for applications from Angolan startups
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-28 at 08:33Seedstars World has launched a call for Angolan startups to apply to take part in the global seed-stage startup competition. Applications are open until next Thursday (October 5). The event is carried out by main sponsor TGI (Thomson Group International), local ambassador organization KiandaHUB, as well as various local and regional partners such as Enel Green Power, Merck, Orange and […]

  • Illuminum Greenhouses wins Airbus BizLab E. Africa pitch event
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-27 at 11:02Kenyan agritech startup Illuminum Greenhouses was yesterday selected as the winner of global aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab‘s AEROmobility inaugural pitching event for East Africa. The startup pitched against 11 other startups from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone to grab the 10-day all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where it will meet with experts from Airbus as […]

  • Potential in African tech ecosystem, we will be back – Airbus BizLab head
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-27 at 08:10Airbus Bizlab head Bruno Gutierres told Ventureburn that his trip to Africa is an “observation survey” to confirm what potential there was in Africa. On Thursday (21 September) Gutierres (pictured) along with a team from Airbus Bizlab and Silicon Cape head Ellen Fischat visited RLabs, LaunchLab, CITI Workshop 17 and the MTN Solution Space as part of a tech tour of the local […]

eMarketer

Entrepreneur – Latest

Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Nieman Lab

Hacker Noon

  • The Microsoft Hustle
    by Mitchel Lewis on 2017-10-01 at 00:37Despite their cringeworthy hardware, software, cloud services, and acquisitions, Microsoft is still a brilliant company in this day and age and you would be foolish to underestimate them in this regard. Sure, their last three operating systems have been complete turds and they have been reduced from being able to charge hundreds per license to having to place ads on Windows 10, invasive telemetry […]

  • ES6 for beginners
    by Srebalaji Thirumalai on 2017-09-30 at 19:32In this post, I will cover some new features in ES6. It will be helpful if you are new to ES6 or learning front-end frameworks.Topics I’m gonna cover in this postLet and ConstArrow functionsDefault parametersfor of loopSpread attributesMapsSetsStatic methodsGetters and SettersLetlet is similar to var but let has scope. let is only accessible in the block level it […]

  • A startup ecosystem by unemployed people
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-09-30 at 19:28mage: pixabayImagine a platform where unemployed people can ‘safely’ collaborate and experiment with concepts and ideas: ‘virtual startups’ powered by unemployed people46% youth unemployment, right now in Greece; not to mention the hundreds of thousands of ‘convenience jobs’ — where highly skilled people are underemployed for a basic salary of […]

  • Startup lessons: plantobuy.com
    by George Krasadakis on 2017-09-30 at 17:25Back in 2010, an ambitious team, a great concept and big thinking around an innovative social commerce serviceplantobuy.com for consumersThis post summarizes the story of an ambitious social commerce project: plantobuy.comBased in Athens, Greece, at the peak of the financial crisis (or what we thought it was the peak), this project had an additional challenge to face: extremely limited […]

  • Developer Analytics with Mixpanel
    by Irzana Golding on 2017-09-30 at 17:24In my last article, I attempted to describe ways to use a standard behavioral analytics stack, like Mixpanel, to measure NLP bots. It should be noted that Mixpanel is not the be-all and end-all of analytics across the entire bot stack, but it can provide a quick way to understand and visualize key bot behaviors by tapping directly into the NLP process (i.e. Intent identification).I did not touch […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software
    by Alex Hamilton on 2017-09-30 at 08:54One of the most important tools for your business is accounting software. This guide will help you explore what you need and choose the right software. You just read: A Must-Read Before You Invest in Accounting Software 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. […]

  • Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level
    by Grant Wigney on 2017-09-29 at 08:36Providing good customer service is vital for small businesses. So what can you do to elevate your customer service in order to attract and retain customers? You just read: Here’s How to Take Your Customer Service to the Next Level 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 […]

  • Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately
    by Brett Boswell on 2017-09-28 at 09:20A blog is inexpensive and relatively straightforward, making it one of the most widely-used, successful marketing tools at the disposal of any business. You just read: Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately 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 Look For In a Small Business Coach
    by Princess Jones on 2017-09-27 at 09:15With so many options out there, the search might seem daunting. Stick to these most important features of a small business coach to make your search easier. You just read: What to Look For In a Small Business Coach 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. […]

  • 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business
    by Justin Osborne on 2017-09-26 at 09:12Read this article to find out what the top 9 strategies are to influence your employees, especially if you’re a small business owner. You just read: 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for September 28, 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!


Y Combinator

  • Don’t Start a Blog, Start a Cult – Mr. Money Mustache
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-27 at 14:50Pete Adeney, more commonly known as Mr. Money Mustache, retired at 30 after working as a software engineer for about ten years. He blogs at MrMoneyMustache.com about how he saved money, where he invested it, and how he achieved “financial freedom through badassity”. […]

  • Polly Is a Fun Social Polling App for Teens (YC S17)
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-26 at 17:50Polly (YC S17) is a fun social polling app for teens. The app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. Polly was created by the team from Whale (video Q&A) which pivoted into Polly during the summer program. […]

  • YC’s Essential Startup Advice
    by Geoff Ralston on 2017-09-25 at 15:00A lot of the advice we give startups is tactical; meant to be helpful on a day to day or week to week basis. But some advice is more fundamental. We’ve collected here what we at YC consider the most important, most transformative advice for startups. Whether common sense or counter-intuitive, the guidance below will help most startups find their path to success. […]

  • Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit – Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-22 at 15:00Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Startup Funding Mechanics: Incorporation, Convertible Debt & Series A
    by Dave Parker on 2017-09-27 at 13:00What do first time founders need to know about fundraising mechanics? This post should help you understand the basic lingo of fundraising – so you don’t look surprised or sound like a noob when you’re discussing funding. An attorney will go into a lot more detail and it’s important that you understand investor motivations – not […]

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Strategies For Managing The Stress Of A Startup
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-27 at 13:30One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Then there are the additional challenges of balancing the demands of family and friends. Having too much on your plate can turn your dream into a nightmare. Some people will tell you to just get a bigger plate, meaning hire some help. But with the […]

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

  • It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-23 at 13:30Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create. My friends who “grew up” with lifetime careers in General Motors, Exxon Mobil, or even IBM, are now often too embarrassed to even mention it. On the other […]

  • 8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-22 at 13:30Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data. In reality, business success and satisfaction is about doing the right things at the right time, which requires leadership and coaching. But coaching doesn’t always work the way you expect. In fact, […]

  • 6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-20 at 13:30Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money. Yet as an active angel investor, I still get this question on a regular basis, so I’ll try to outline the considerations in common-sense terms. A nonprofit […]

Ventureburn

  • Illuminum Greenhouses wins Airbus BizLab E. Africa pitch event
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-27 at 11:02Kenyan agritech startup Illuminum Greenhouses was yesterday selected as the winner of global aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab‘s AEROmobility inaugural pitching event for East Africa. The startup pitched against 11 other startups from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone to grab the 10-day all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where it will meet with experts from Airbus as […]

  • Potential in African tech ecosystem, we will be back – Airbus BizLab head
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-27 at 08:10Airbus Bizlab head Bruno Gutierres told Ventureburn that his trip to Africa is an “observation survey” to confirm what potential there was in Africa. On Thursday (21 September) Gutierres (pictured) along with a team from Airbus Bizlab and Silicon Cape head Ellen Fischat visited RLabs, LaunchLab, CITI Workshop 17 and the MTN Solution Space as part of a tech tour of the local […]

  • French South African Tech Labs opens calls for applications to second cohort
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 14:49Cape Town-based incubator and accelerator French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) has opened calls for applications to its second class of entrepreneurs, with applications set to close on 20 October. To apply, interested tech entrepreneurs have to fill in an application form, build a pitch deck, and e-mail the submission documents to FSAT Labs. Selected startups will be invited to […]

  • Here are the 11 startups pitching at Seedstars Douala 2017
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 13:02The Seedstars World team this week heads off to Douala for the Cameroon leg of its world tour, where 11 of Cameroon’s most promising seed-stage startups will pitch for an opportunity to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits. The 11 startups, which were announced yesterday (Monday 25 September) after a pre-selection round, will pitch in front of an investment […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [26/09/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 08:29Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush 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 […]

  • Fintech startup MaTontine wins Seedstars Dakar, a shot at $1-million in funding
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 07:00Senegalese fintech startup MaTontine was last week crowned winner of Seedstars Dakar, giving it the opportunity to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland next year April. MaTontine provides financial services through the digitisation of traditional savings circles. The startup won the opportunity to attend the Seedstars Summit where it will participate in a […]

  • Startup Cargonaught off to France after winning Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitch
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-22 at 14:58Cape Town-based airship startup Cargonaught has won the Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitching competition. The startup beat six other startups to clinch an all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where the company will meet experts from Airbus and get technical support for three-months thereafter. The other finalists to pitch at the event held at the Bandwitdth Barn in Cape […]

  • Meet 22-year-old who landed R1-million in seed funding for KnektMe app
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 13:20At just 22-years-old, college dropout Carl Visagie is hoping that his social networking app KnektMe turns big, following R1-million in seed funding the startup received from an Israeli angel investor. The app scans for other KnektMe users in close proximity, using a device’s Bluetooth connection. This allows entrepreneurs and investors who attend an event for example to […]

eMarketer

Entrepreneur – Latest

Entrepreneur – Starting a Business

One Million by One Million Blog

Nieman Lab

Hacker Noon

  • Speed as a competitive advantage
    by Manas J. Saloi on 2017-09-28 at 08:14Before Slack became Slack, I was working for a startup which wanted to transform enterprise collaboration. The team had spent a couple of years developing the entire platform. Our main focus was on security and access control, and we were quite bullish regarding our initial launch. We had all the features Slack later launched with minus their integrations. Slack ended up launching before us and […]

  • iOS 11 and More Tech in the Trenches
    by David Smooke on 2017-09-27 at 22:21Photo Credit, 30 Jokes Only Programmers Will Get by Pavel MalosThis message is brought to you by Paperform. Easily create forms as beautiful as you. Special Offer for Hacker Noon Readers — get 10% off any plan, forever!Heyo Hacker Noon readers,Let me tell you about our top story. This iOS 11 beta user from Shanghai pulled no punches, detailing many of the design […]

  • DIY project: Making a 3D Printed Flappy Bird Console
    by Savva Osipov on 2017-09-27 at 19:48Hi all! My name is Savva Osipov and I am a twelve year old maker and a hacker of things :) The story I am sharing with you today is of my first experience creating a gaming gadget of my own. I did all of the 3D printing, assembling, and even soldering by myself.The inspiration came to me from a simple retro game console we have at home. It went on sale way back in 1984 in the Soviet […]

  • Beyond Lordmancer II
    by Anton Telitsyn CEO of Lordmancer II ICO on 2017-09-27 at 19:24We are often asked what will happen when Lordmancer II has approached the end of its lifetime. How much will the token cost, what will happen to it.MMO RPG are long-lasting games. For example, our first game, Lordmancer, was in development since 2006 and hit the market in 2008. In September 2017, it marked its 9-th anniversary. People still play it and it is still cash positive. But yes, […]

  • New CLI to Find Out Why the @*$% That Code Exists!
    by Stephanie Tanner on 2017-09-27 at 17:34Have you ever uttered (or yelled) the words “Why the @*$% does this code exist?” Chances are, you probably have. Many times in a developer’s career, they will stumble upon code that just doesn’t make sense. What decisions led up to this code being here? Who decided this was the right way to solve the problem? Why, why, why?There are plenty of ways to get more […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately
    by Brett Boswell on 2017-09-28 at 09:20A blog is inexpensive and relatively straightforward, making it one of the most widely-used, successful marketing tools at the disposal of any business. You just read: Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog Immediately 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 Look For In a Small Business Coach
    by Princess Jones on 2017-09-27 at 09:15With so many options out there, the search might seem daunting. Stick to these most important features of a small business coach to make your search easier. You just read: What to Look For In a Small Business Coach 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. […]

  • 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business
    by Justin Osborne on 2017-09-26 at 09:12Read this article to find out what the top 9 strategies are to influence your employees, especially if you’re a small business owner. You just read: 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business 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. […]

  • How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns
    by Ben Newth on 2017-09-25 at 10:12If you’re investing in video content, it’s worth putting in the time to get your storyboard right. Here’s how to storyboard your video campaigns. You just read: How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns 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. […]

  • 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans
    by Jamie Dalzell on 2017-09-23 at 08:47The end of the loan application process is just the beginning of what should be an exciting time in your journey. Here’s how to maximize your business loan. You just read: 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans 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. […]

TechCabal


Entrepreneurship Roundup for September 27, 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!


Y Combinator

  • Polly Is a Fun Social Polling App for Teens (YC S17)
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-26 at 17:50Polly (YC S17) is a fun social polling app for teens. The app allows users to create multiple-choice polls for sharing on Snapchat and other platforms. Polly was created by the team from Whale (video Q&A) which pivoted into Polly during the summer program. […]

  • YC’s Essential Startup Advice
    by Geoff Ralston on 2017-09-25 at 15:00A lot of the advice we give startups is tactical; meant to be helpful on a day to day or week to week basis. But some advice is more fundamental. We’ve collected here what we at YC consider the most important, most transformative advice for startups. Whether common sense or counter-intuitive, the guidance below will help most startups find their path to success. […]

  • Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit – Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-22 at 15:00Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples. […]

  • Building a Startup Is Not About Building a Product, It’s About Solving a Problem – Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-21 at 17:52Avni Patel Thompson is the CEO and Founder of Poppy (YC W16). At the 2017 Female Founders Conference she shared how she struggled with her first startup but eventually discovered a problem many people had that was unsolved. If you’re curious about applying to YC, Avni recently wrote a great post called “Is Y Combinator for me?”. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Techstars Global Startup Weekend is Back!
    by Lucia Trochez on 2017-09-26 at 15:24November is a busy time for the Techstars Startup Weekend community around the world! For the past six years, we’ve seen entrepreneurs from over 70 countries come together, form teams and go from idea to product in just 54 hours. This year, we’re welcoming back Techstars Global Startup Weekend – the biggest entrepreneurial celebration around […]

  • Startup Applications Now Open for 2018 AutoMobili-D Mobility Startup Expo in Detroit
    by Ted Serbinski on 2017-09-26 at 13:00AutoMobili-D is the perfect entry point for early-stage mobility startups to build up their networks with key influencers and decision-makers in the automotive mobility industry. The mobility startup expo at AutoMobili-D runs January 14-18, 2018 in downtown Detroit. For the second year in a row, Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto […]

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

  • Techstars Code of Conduct Updated
    by David Brown on 2017-09-20 at 21:48At Techstars, we live the shared values of creating a safe, positive and respectful network. Back in July, we asked every member of our network to sign the Techstars Code of Conduct. We also asked those in the network to report violations of the Techstars Code of Conduct to the saysomething.techstars.com channel. We first published […]

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Startup Professionals Musings

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

  • It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-23 at 13:30Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create. My friends who “grew up” with lifetime careers in General Motors, Exxon Mobil, or even IBM, are now often too embarrassed to even mention it. On the other […]

  • 8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-22 at 13:30Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data. In reality, business success and satisfaction is about doing the right things at the right time, which requires leadership and coaching. But coaching doesn’t always work the way you expect. In fact, […]

  • 6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-20 at 13:30Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money. Yet as an active angel investor, I still get this question on a regular basis, so I’ll try to outline the considerations in common-sense terms. A nonprofit […]

  • 8 Attributes Of The Most Creative Startup Founders
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-18 at 13:30An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team? In researching this question, I reviewed a classic book by Bryan Mattimore, “Idea Stormers: How to […]

Ventureburn

  • French South African Tech Labs opens calls for applications to second cohort
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 14:49Cape Town-based incubator and accelerator French South African Tech Labs (FSAT Labs) has opened calls for applications to its second class of entrepreneurs, with applications set to close on 20 October. To apply, interested tech entrepreneurs have to fill in an application form, build a pitch deck, and e-mail the submission documents to FSAT Labs. Selected startups will be invited to […]

  • Here are the 11 startups pitching at Seedstars Douala 2017
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 13:02The Seedstars World team this week heads off to Douala for the Cameroon leg of its world tour, where 11 of Cameroon’s most promising seed-stage startups will pitch for an opportunity to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits. The 11 startups, which were announced yesterday (Monday 25 September) after a pre-selection round, will pitch in front of an investment […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [26/09/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 08:29Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush 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 […]

  • Fintech startup MaTontine wins Seedstars Dakar, a shot at $1-million in funding
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 07:00Senegalese fintech startup MaTontine was last week crowned winner of Seedstars Dakar, giving it the opportunity to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland next year April. MaTontine provides financial services through the digitisation of traditional savings circles. The startup won the opportunity to attend the Seedstars Summit where it will participate in a […]

  • Startup Cargonaught off to France after winning Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitch
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-22 at 14:58Cape Town-based airship startup Cargonaught has won the Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitching competition. The startup beat six other startups to clinch an all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where the company will meet experts from Airbus and get technical support for three-months thereafter. The other finalists to pitch at the event held at the Bandwitdth Barn in Cape […]

  • Meet 22-year-old who landed R1-million in seed funding for KnektMe app
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 13:20At just 22-years-old, college dropout Carl Visagie is hoping that his social networking app KnektMe turns big, following R1-million in seed funding the startup received from an Israeli angel investor. The app scans for other KnektMe users in close proximity, using a device’s Bluetooth connection. This allows entrepreneurs and investors who attend an event for example to […]

  • Black-owned startup responds on Adapt IT buyback it made at 90% discount
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 12:23The founder of black-owned startup Uyandiswa Amanda Dambuza says there is nothing untoward in a deal to buy back JSE-listed Adapt IT’s 49% stake in her company at a 90% discount. “I have also read your article, which somehow seeks to tarnish the reputation of our businesses, that I find unfortunate and completely unfounded,” Dambuza said in an email to Ventureburn […]

  • Questions raised as Adapt IT sells stake in black startup for ‘90% discount’
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 10:02Three years after it bought a 49% stake in black-owned project management consultancy Uyandiswa and built the firm up to an almost R100-million a year company, JSE-listed IT firm Adapt IT has sold its stake back to the black-owned startup — at a whopping 90% discount. The sale was announced yesterday in a press release from Adapt IT, which said the deal was effective from 1 July […]

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Hacker Noon

  • The Highly Divisive Argument For Why Computers Will Never Truly Understand Anything
    by Sarvasv Kulpati on 2017-09-26 at 22:50The Famous Chinese Room Thought ExperimentImagine that a non Chinese speaker was led into a room full of Chinese symbols, together with a book of intricate rules as to how to manipulate those symbols.Then, someone from outside the room would pass him a series of Chinese symbols, and following the rule book, he would select the appropriate symbols to send back out.Here’s the […]

  • The Future of Gathering Information Online
    by David Smooke on 2017-09-26 at 19:10Founders InterviewDionysia & Dean McPherson, Paperfrom CofoundersPlease welcome our weekly sponsor Paperform to Hacker Noon! I stumbled upon Paperform when their founder Dean McPherson contributed a number of in the trenches startup founder stories, like Stop Thinking About Scaling — For Developers Working on Crazy New Startup Ideas, to Hacker Noon. Today, we’re going […]

  • Dude, that’s rude!
    by Jo Stichbury on 2017-09-26 at 18:37Cautionary tales from the freelance coalfaceBy Alex E. Proimos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/4199675334/) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThrough choice, I’ve been a contractor in the UK’s technology sector for 16 years, on and off. I am contacted regularly, via LinkedIn, by recruiters from agencies, and by HR teams within tech […]

  • Using Twitter to Build Your Network
    by jordangonen on 2017-09-26 at 18:36And Launch Dozens of Projects with People From All Over the WorldBe it big or small, every idea has people behind it. People building it. People selling it. People dreaming it. Humanity drives the world forward.In my quest to accelerate lots of my learning, I realized, early on, that people would be at the core of my professional, social, and personal development.I’d say the only […]

  • 25 Things You Should Know About Amazon Elastic File System
    by Aymen El Amri on 2017-09-26 at 18:25As part of my work in creating the content of Practical AWS training, I was taking some notes about EFS, that I’ll be including in this training but I am sharing some of them here.If you are interested in Practical AWS training, you can make a preorder from now and get the training at almost its half-price.If you are interested in our future trainings, you can register here and […]

Small Business Bonfire

  • What to Look For In a Small Business Coach
    by Princess Jones on 2017-09-27 at 09:15By Princess Jones Small business coaches are professionals that help you identify business goals and come up with plans to make them happen. Putting yourself in the hands of a… You just read: What to Look For In a Small Business Coach 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 […]

  • 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business
    by Justin Osborne on 2017-09-26 at 09:12Read this article to find out what the top 9 strategies are to influence your employees, especially if you’re a small business owner. You just read: 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business 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. […]

  • How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns
    by Ben Newth on 2017-09-25 at 10:12If you’re investing in video content, it’s worth putting in the time to get your storyboard right. Here’s how to storyboard your video campaigns. You just read: How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns 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. […]

  • 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans
    by Jamie Dalzell on 2017-09-23 at 08:47The end of the loan application process is just the beginning of what should be an exciting time in your journey. Here’s how to maximize your business loan. You just read: 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans 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. […]

  • How to Tackle Workplace Loneliness as a Solo Entrepreneur
    by Anthony Dyson on 2017-09-22 at 08:39Solo entrepreneurs may find themselves feeling lonely after starting a business. How can you tackle workplace loneliness so you can truly thrive? You just read: How to Tackle Workplace Loneliness as a Solo Entrepreneur 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. […]

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Entrepreneurship Roundup for September 26, 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!


Y Combinator

  • YC’s Essential Startup Advice
    by Geoff Ralston on 2017-09-25 at 15:00A lot of the advice we give startups is tactical; meant to be helpful on a day to day or week to week basis. But some advice is more fundamental. We’ve collected here what we at YC consider the most important, most transformative advice for startups. Whether common sense or counter-intuitive, the guidance below will help most startups find their path to success. […]

  • Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit – Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-22 at 15:00Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples. […]

  • Building a Startup Is Not About Building a Product, It’s About Solving a Problem – Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-21 at 17:52Avni Patel Thompson is the CEO and Founder of Poppy (YC W16). At the 2017 Female Founders Conference she shared how she struggled with her first startup but eventually discovered a problem many people had that was unsolved. If you’re curious about applying to YC, Avni recently wrote a great post called “Is Y Combinator for me?”. […]

  • Basic Income Research Proposal
    by Elizabeth Rhodes on 2017-09-21 at 15:17For the past year, we’ve been putting together the best possible research plan to study the effects of a basic income in the US. Today, we’re excited to share updates on our progress and the proposed design for a larger-scale study. […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Startup Pilot Blind Spots: Lessons from Target
    by Ryan Broshar on 2017-09-25 at 13:00We recently held an AMA on corporate innovation with Cory Hooyman, lead innovation manager at Target. We talked about corporate innovation and how to bring new practices and methods into your team and company. From the Target perspective, what blind spots do startups have in pursuing a pilot, and how should they make a pilot […]

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

  • Techstars Code of Conduct Updated
    by David Brown on 2017-09-20 at 21:48At Techstars, we live the shared values of creating a safe, positive and respectful network. Back in July, we asked every member of our network to sign the Techstars Code of Conduct. We also asked those in the network to report violations of the Techstars Code of Conduct to the saysomething.techstars.com channel. We first published […]

  • Announcing Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil
    by Audun Abelsnes on 2017-09-20 at 07:00Techstars is excited to announce that we’re continuing to expand our global footprint. This time, we’re heading to the Nordics. We are proud to announce Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil. Norway is internationally recognized for Energy so it only makes sense that this is the focus of our first Norwegian accelerator. I am […]

  • Ask Techstars: How to Stand Out On Your Application
    by Techstars on 2017-09-18 at 13:00We recently held an AMA session to answer questions on applying to an accelerator program. To help answer questions, we had Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in Detroit. What is the one thing you can do to stand out during the application process, […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

Forbes – Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

  • 8 Steps To Build Winning Self-Confidence In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-25 at 13:30In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail. As a team member, low self-esteem leads to low confidence, poor productivity, and no job satisfaction. Fortunately, both can be fixed. Organizational […]

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

  • It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-23 at 13:30Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create. My friends who “grew up” with lifetime careers in General Motors, Exxon Mobil, or even IBM, are now often too embarrassed to even mention it. On the other […]

  • 8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-22 at 13:30Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data. In reality, business success and satisfaction is about doing the right things at the right time, which requires leadership and coaching. But coaching doesn’t always work the way you expect. In fact, […]

  • 6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-20 at 13:30Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money. Yet as an active angel investor, I still get this question on a regular basis, so I’ll try to outline the considerations in common-sense terms. A nonprofit […]

  • 8 Attributes Of The Most Creative Startup Founders
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-18 at 13:30An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team? In researching this question, I reviewed a classic book by Bryan Mattimore, “Idea Stormers: How to […]

Ventureburn

  • Here are the 11 startups pitching at Seedstars Douala 2017
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 13:02The Seedstars World team this week heads off to Douala for the Cameroon leg of its world tour, where 11 of Cameroon’s most promising seed-stage startups will pitch for an opportunity to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits. The 11 startups, which were announced yesterday (Monday 25 September) after a pre-selection round, will pitch in front of an investment […]

  • Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [26/09/2017]
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 08:29Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush 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 […]

  • Fintech startup MaTontine wins Seedstars Dakar, a shot at $1-million in funding
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-26 at 07:00Senegalese fintech startup MaTontine was last week crowned winner of Seedstars Dakar, giving it the opportunity to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland next year April. MaTontine provides financial services through the digitisation of traditional savings circles. The startup won the opportunity to attend the Seedstars Summit where it will participate in a […]

  • Startup Cargonaught off to France after winning Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitch
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-22 at 14:58Cape Town-based airship startup Cargonaught has won the Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitching competition. The startup beat six other startups to clinch an all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where the company will meet experts from Airbus and get technical support for three-months thereafter. The other finalists to pitch at the event held at the Bandwitdth Barn in Cape […]

  • Meet 22-year-old who landed R1-million in seed funding for KnektMe app
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 13:20At just 22-years-old, college dropout Carl Visagie is hoping that his social networking app KnektMe turns big, following R1-million in seed funding the startup received from an Israeli angel investor. The app scans for other KnektMe users in close proximity, using a device’s Bluetooth connection. This allows entrepreneurs and investors who attend an event for example to […]

  • Black-owned startup responds on Adapt IT buyback it made at 90% discount
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 12:23The founder of black-owned startup Uyandiswa Amanda Dambuza says there is nothing untoward in a deal to buy back JSE-listed Adapt IT’s 49% stake in her company at a 90% discount. “I have also read your article, which somehow seeks to tarnish the reputation of our businesses, that I find unfortunate and completely unfounded,” Dambuza said in an email to Ventureburn […]

  • Questions raised as Adapt IT sells stake in black startup for ‘90% discount’
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 10:02Three years after it bought a 49% stake in black-owned project management consultancy Uyandiswa and built the firm up to an almost R100-million a year company, JSE-listed IT firm Adapt IT has sold its stake back to the black-owned startup — at a whopping 90% discount. The sale was announced yesterday in a press release from Adapt IT, which said the deal was effective from 1 July […]

  • Standard Bank partners with INV Fintech accelerator, here’s how you can apply
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-21 at 14:39With the deadline for the next cohort just a week away, global fintech accelerator INV Fintech has announced that Standard Bank has joined its programme as a partner. In a press release on Tuesday (19 September) the accelerator said as part of the partnership, Standard Bank will provide mentorship and assist in conducting market trials. In addition, the bank will also be able […]

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Small Business Bonfire

  • 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business
    by Justin Osborne on 2017-09-26 at 09:12Read this article to find out what the top 9 strategies are to influence your employees, especially if you’re a small business owner. You just read: 9 Strategies to Influence Employees in Your Small Business 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. […]

  • How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns
    by Ben Newth on 2017-09-25 at 10:12If you’re investing in video content, it’s worth putting in the time to get your storyboard right. Here’s how to storyboard your video campaigns. You just read: How to Effectively Storyboard Your Video Campaigns 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. […]

  • 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans
    by Jamie Dalzell on 2017-09-23 at 08:47The end of the loan application process is just the beginning of what should be an exciting time in your journey. Here’s how to maximize your business loan. You just read: 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Business Loans 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. […]

  • How to Tackle Workplace Loneliness as a Solo Entrepreneur
    by Anthony Dyson on 2017-09-22 at 08:39Solo entrepreneurs may find themselves feeling lonely after starting a business. How can you tackle workplace loneliness so you can truly thrive? You just read: How to Tackle Workplace Loneliness as a Solo Entrepreneur 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. […]

  • Internet Domain Name Best Practices for Entrepreneurs
    by Princess Jones on 2017-09-21 at 09:31Domain management can get complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are domain name best practices to help streamline the process. You just read: Internet Domain Name Best Practices for Entrepreneurs 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. […]

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Entrepreneurship Roundup for September 25, 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!


Y Combinator

  • Your Whole Goal Is to Not Quit – Courtland Allen of Indie Hackers
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-22 at 15:00Courtland Allen is the founder of Indie Hackers, a place where the founders of profitable businesses and side projects can share their stories transparently, and where entrepreneurs can come to read and learn from those examples. […]

  • Building a Startup Is Not About Building a Product, It’s About Solving a Problem – Avni Patel Thompson of Poppy
    by Y Combinator on 2017-09-21 at 17:52Avni Patel Thompson is the CEO and Founder of Poppy (YC W16). At the 2017 Female Founders Conference she shared how she struggled with her first startup but eventually discovered a problem many people had that was unsolved. If you’re curious about applying to YC, Avni recently wrote a great post called “Is Y Combinator for me?”. […]

  • Basic Income Research Proposal
    by Elizabeth Rhodes on 2017-09-21 at 15:17For the past year, we’ve been putting together the best possible research plan to study the effects of a basic income in the US. Today, we’re excited to share updates on our progress and the proposed design for a larger-scale study. […]

  • Request for Education Startups
    by Karen Lien on 2017-09-19 at 19:20We’re deeply interested in education because of its power to transform lives and societies and to maximize human potential. On a micro level, we believe technology can help reverse the trend in K-12 of spending more and more money to achieve the same learning outcomes. We believe tech can also create alternatives in higher education that will prepare adults for the careers they want without […]

Indie Hackers

Techstars

  • Techstars Alumni Plated Acquired by Albertsons
    by Nicole Glaros on 2017-09-22 at 17:10It was 2013, I was running the Techstars NYC program and was on the lookout for great founders to accept into the next class. I remember meeting Nick and Josh in an interview for the Techstars accelerator program in New York in 2013. I walked away thinking, “Wow, these are two driven entrepreneurs, that are […]

  • Techstars Code of Conduct Updated
    by David Brown on 2017-09-20 at 21:48At Techstars, we live the shared values of creating a safe, positive and respectful network. Back in July, we asked every member of our network to sign the Techstars Code of Conduct. We also asked those in the network to report violations of the Techstars Code of Conduct to the saysomething.techstars.com channel. We first published […]

  • Announcing Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil
    by Audun Abelsnes on 2017-09-20 at 07:00Techstars is excited to announce that we’re continuing to expand our global footprint. This time, we’re heading to the Nordics. We are proud to announce Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Statoil. Norway is internationally recognized for Energy so it only makes sense that this is the focus of our first Norwegian accelerator. I am […]

  • Ask Techstars: How to Stand Out On Your Application
    by Techstars on 2017-09-18 at 13:00We recently held an AMA session to answer questions on applying to an accelerator program. To help answer questions, we had Lesa Mitchell, the managing director for Techstars Kansas City, and Ted Serbinski, managing director for Techstars Mobility in Detroit. What is the one thing you can do to stand out during the application process, […]

  • Announcing Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force
    by Warren Katz on 2017-09-13 at 14:59Techstars is excited to announce our second defense-focused accelerator and our second accelerator in Boston – Techstars Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force. I will be the managing director for this program. Applications open today, and the program will begin in January 2018 in Boston. Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs […]

Hubspot Marketing

Hubspot Sales

  • The 9 Worst Mistakes Salespeople Make When Closing
    by jeff@mjhoffman.com (Jeff Hoffman) on 2017-09-22 at 16:38Ask any sales rep what the hardest part of their job is, and I’ll bet any money they’ll say “closing.” After all, signing new customers and upselling existing accounts is how a rep makes quota. If they’re not getting prospects to sign contracts, they’re not going to hit their number. […]

  • 4 Mindset Hacks To Win More Sales
    by erikadfitz@gmail.com (Erika Fitzgerald) on 2017-09-22 at 12:30“A copywriter is a salesperson behind a typewriter.” –Judith K. Charles That’s me: A salesperson behind a keyboard. As a copywriter, it’s my job to align marketing and sales by creating copy that answers questions like, “What are the benefits of my product’s features?” and “How will these benefits improve my customer’s life?&rdquo […]

  • 25 Entrepreneur Books Every Salesperson Should Read
    by Meg Prater on 2017-09-22 at 11:30Many salespeople don’t plan on going into sales. But they do plan on building something, being their own boss, or leading a company someday. They’re entrepreneurs, and sales is a great way to learn the ins and outs of business. Chances are you have similar aspirations. […]

  • What You Can Learn From the Shark Tank Reject Who Became a Huge Success
    by sarahmcclutchy@bedjet.com (Sarah McClutchy) on 2017-09-21 at 11:30Resilience, defined as “toughness” and “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties,” is one of the most important qualities for succeeding professionally. When you’re rejected, it can be crushing — especially if you’ve invested a large amount of time, energy, and sacrifices into the project. […]

  • The Anatomy of a Great LinkedIn Sales Message [Template]
    by ebrudner@hubspot.com (Emma Brudner) on 2017-09-21 at 04:54If you’re using LinkedIn for sales correctly, you won’t insert an ask into your initial invitation to connect. It’s only after the prospect accepts your personalized connection request and you’ve diligently observed their behavior on the network that you can follow up with a meeting proposal. […]

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Startup Professionals Musings

  • 10 Business Skills That Require Remedial Training
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-24 at 13:43I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I can name a few that aren’t usually even offered, resulting in more than a few students graduating ill-prepared for the real business world! I won’t even […]

  • It’s Time For A New Way Of Thinking About Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-23 at 13:30Large corporations and conglomerates, the engines of growth and vitality in the twentieth century, have lost their edge and their image. They have proven themselves unable to innovate, and they have lost more jobs than they create. My friends who “grew up” with lifetime careers in General Motors, Exxon Mobil, or even IBM, are now often too embarrassed to even mention it. On the other […]

  • 8 Coaching Myths To Avoid In Building Your Team
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-22 at 13:30Business productivity is all about having the right people, even though I’m bombarded daily with online tools and mobile apps that promise to solve every problem with automation and data. In reality, business success and satisfaction is about doing the right things at the right time, which requires leadership and coaching. But coaching doesn’t always work the way you expect. In fact, […]

  • 6 Funding Sources For Good Causes, Without Angels
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-20 at 13:30Angel investors and venture capitalists don’t make equity investments in nonprofit good causes. The simple reason is that it’s impossible to make money for investors when the goal of the company is to not make money. Yet as an active angel investor, I still get this question on a regular basis, so I’ll try to outline the considerations in common-sense terms. A nonprofit […]

  • 8 Attributes Of The Most Creative Startup Founders
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-18 at 13:30An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mindsets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team? In researching this question, I reviewed a classic book by Bryan Mattimore, “Idea Stormers: How to […]

  • Tips On How To Approach Tough Decisions In Business
    by MartinZwilling on 2017-09-17 at 13:30Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company’s market is the same. The only change might be a visible new competitor, or another economy downturn, resulting in investors holding their […]

Ventureburn

  • Startup Cargonaught off to France after winning Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitch
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-22 at 14:58Cape Town-based airship startup Cargonaught has won the Airbus BizLab AEROmobility pitching competition. The startup beat six other startups to clinch an all expenses paid trip to France and Germany, where the company will meet experts from Airbus and get technical support for three-months thereafter. The other finalists to pitch at the event held at the Bandwitdth Barn in Cape […]

  • Meet 22-year-old who landed R1-million in seed funding for KnektMe app
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 13:20At just 22-years-old, college dropout Carl Visagie is hoping that his social networking app KnektMe turns big, following R1-million in seed funding the startup received from an Israeli angel investor. The app scans for other KnektMe users in close proximity, using a device’s Bluetooth connection. This allows entrepreneurs and investors who attend an event for example to […]

  • Black-owned startup responds on Adapt IT buyback it made at 90% discount
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 12:23The founder of black-owned startup Uyandiswa Amanda Dambuza says there is nothing untoward in a deal to buy back JSE-listed Adapt IT’s 49% stake in her company at a 90% discount. “I have also read your article, which somehow seeks to tarnish the reputation of our businesses, that I find unfortunate and completely unfounded,” Dambuza said in an email to Ventureburn […]

  • Questions raised as Adapt IT sells stake in black startup for ‘90% discount’
    by Stephen Timm: Editor on 2017-09-22 at 10:02Three years after it bought a 49% stake in black-owned project management consultancy Uyandiswa and built the firm up to an almost R100-million a year company, JSE-listed IT firm Adapt IT has sold its stake back to the black-owned startup — at a whopping 90% discount. The sale was announced yesterday in a press release from Adapt IT, which said the deal was effective from 1 July […]

  • Standard Bank partners with INV Fintech accelerator, here’s how you can apply
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-21 at 14:39With the deadline for the next cohort just a week away, global fintech accelerator INV Fintech has announced that Standard Bank has joined its programme as a partner. In a press release on Tuesday (19 September) the accelerator said as part of the partnership, Standard Bank will provide mentorship and assist in conducting market trials. In addition, the bank will also be able […]

  • Visa sees major competition as cash, not fintech startups, says digital director
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-21 at 09:14With cash making up 94% of financial transactions in Africa there is a plenty of opportunity for the fintech sector on the continent — says John Conlon, digital director at Visa Performance Solutions for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The key message is partnering with fintech (startups). Open platforms and partnerships is the way forward,” said Conlon […]

  • Click2Sure launches its global aspirations at InsureTech Connect in Las Vegas
    by Staff Reporter on 2017-09-21 at 08:17Cape Town insurtech startup Click2Sure announced yesterday that it has been invited to attend next month’s Insure Tech Connect, one of the world’s largest insurtech events. The Las Vegas event — being held for the second time — offers unparalleled access to the largest, most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents […]

  • SA drone startup Aerobotics clinches Digital Insurer European 2017 award
    by Daniel Mpala on 2017-09-20 at 13:01Cape Town-based drone and data analytics startup Aerobotics has clinched The Digital Insurer (TDI) European 2017 Startup Insurtech Award. Aerobotics was yesterday one of four finalists selected to present in a technology showcase that saw the award winners selected through a live vote by conference attendees at an event held in London. The other finalists include Shift […]

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