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Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

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To spur innovation, some support giving academics more freedom to start entrepreneurial ventures.
July 23, 2012 in Starting a Business
How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

How Podio Brought in Revenue Before Even Finalizing its Product

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Selling subscriptions during the development phase allowed the company to pay the rent, and what you can learn from it.
July 12, 2012 in Startup Financing
The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

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Fee-based entrepreneurship accelerators and incubators are increasingly sprouting up. We take a look at some new programs and consider whether they're worth your time.
July 12, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines

Pixelmags Takes a Unique Approach to Digitizing Magazines

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When Apple introduced its Newsstand feature last October, this startup was poised to provide much of the digital content magazine subscribers wanted.
July 11, 2012 in Success Stories
How Gigmark Turned the Mundane Flash Drive into a $10 Million Business

How Gigmark Turned the Mundane Flash Drive into a $10 Million Business

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Founders of this tech startup transformed the flash drive into an intelligent interactive marketing platform that produces real analytics.
July 10, 2012 in Success Stories
Apple and the Kid App Maker Revolution

Apple and the Kid App Maker Revolution

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The tech giant opened its developer conference up to teens as young as 13 this year. But perhaps the company should be even more inclusive? We take a look at the even-younger app makers making waves today.
July 5, 2012 in Apps & Software
How One Startup Is Making Comparison-Shopping Even Easier

How One Startup Is Making Comparison-Shopping Even Easier

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Priceonomics scours the web for the best prices to create an objective guide for consumers,
July 3, 2012 in Success Stories
Startup Offers A New High-Tech Way to Pay on the Go

Startup Offers A New High-Tech Way to Pay on the Go

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Vitaband gives exercisers a comfortable alternative to carrying cash or cards
June 29, 2012 in Success Stories
RIM Founder Mike Lazaridis on the Challenges of Reinvention

RIM Founder Mike Lazaridis on the Challenges of Reinvention

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The technology pioneer reflects on the changing industry and what he's working on next.
June 29, 2012 in Mobile
Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

Tristan Walker on Life After Foursquare

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The location app's former head of business development discusses where his next job as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Andreessen Horowitz will land him.
June 20, 2012 in Profiles
New York, the City that Never Disconnects?

New York, the City that Never Disconnects?

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New York is claiming ever more tech cred these days. Steven Rosenbaum, the city's first Entrepreneur at Large, discusses the Big Apple and the burgeoning idea of curation.
June 15, 2012 in News and Trends
Robert Scoble: Tech 'Treps Should Be Crazy Passionate

Robert Scoble: Tech 'Treps Should Be Crazy Passionate

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The popular blogger and social media fanatic on where technology is headed and what an entrepreneur needs to make it there.
June 14, 2012 in Your Website
Guy Kawasaki: No 'Secret Sauce' for Tech Success

Guy Kawasaki: No 'Secret Sauce' for Tech Success

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The entrepreneur and investor on what's needed to be successful in the evolving world of tech.
June 1, 2012 in Your Website

What Do Etsy, GroupMe and Stamped Have In Common? An Eye on Design

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Forget coders and engineers, some companies are touting their designers' acumen as what really helps them stand out.
May 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Tumblr's David Karp on Why NYC Beats Silicon Valley

Tumblr's David Karp on Why NYC Beats Silicon Valley

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The microblogging-site founder dishes about the evolution of Tumblr and why he loves the Big Apple.
May 17, 2012 in Profiles
From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-Year-Old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley

From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-Year-Old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley

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We spoke with the young entrepreneur about his experience as a founding team member at Pinterest and his new company Gumroad.
April 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

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With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
April 10, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors
Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

Tech Exec's Family Inspires a Senior-Care Business

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Using easy-to-understand technology, Independa helps seniors stay well on their own.
March 9, 2012 in Venture Capital
A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

A Tech Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Pouncing on Law-Breaking Pet Owners

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PooPrints uses DNA samples to track down dumping doggies and the scofflaws who don't pick up after them
February 10, 2012 in Profiles
For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

For Tech Startups, the U.S. -- Not China -- Is the Place to Launch

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For those interested in catering to Chinese customers, it helps to have ties to America.
January 23, 2012 in Venture Capital
CES 2012: Three Wild Tools from Tech Entrepreneurs

CES 2012: Three Wild Tools from Tech Entrepreneurs

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A walkthrough of the event's first-ever exhibit area for startup companies.
January 12, 2012 in Office Tech
What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

What Groupon's IPO Means for Your Startup

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Groupon went public to overwhelming demand. But will the surge help melt the near-frozen IPO market?
November 4, 2011 in IPOs and DPOs
Apple's Simple Marketing Manifesto

Apple's Simple Marketing Manifesto

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In the latest post from our short blog series on the autobiography of Steve Jobs, we look at his vision and drive that made the tech giant what it is today.
October 26, 2011 in Marketing Plan
Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture

Steve Jobs' Surprising First Business Venture

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Before starting Apple, Jobs and fellow electronics enthusiast Steve Wozniak had another business idea.
October 25, 2011 in Startup Basics
Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

Startup Strives to Make Customer Service a More 'Zen' Experience

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How three immigrant entrepreneurs found U.S. success in launching Zendesk.
July 28, 2011 in Profiles

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