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Why Women Programmers Feel Like Imposters

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Despite massive amounts of evidence to the contrary, Alicia Liu never believed she was a good programmer. “Within a field like computing where women are vastly underrepresented, it is especially likely for someone in the minority to feel like she got in by some fluke and doesn’t truly belong there,” Liu writes in a post on… Read more »


UK Web Development Shop TheGenieLab Opens US Office in Miami

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A team of web developers from Wales, TheGenieLab, is setting up shop in Miami’s trendy neighborhood Wynwood. The new office – located within incubator campus The Lab Miami – is a way to expand a further footprint into the US market where they have an already high-demand for their offerings. The company, founded by Andrew Cargill and Daniel Lewis,… Read more »



Frank Gruber’s Book “Startup Mixology” Launches Today!

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After wanting to write a book for over ten years, I can finally check that off my bucket list. Today is the official release of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success, and I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book, inspired me to… Read more »


Six Tips for a Data-Driven Content Strategy

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Digital marketing is a need that simply didn’t exist 50 or even 20 years ago. Back then, gaining customers was as simple as word-of-mouth and trust-based relationships. If a customer was happy with the service provided or product obtained, they’d spread the word. Likewise, advertising was a simple as putting a few facts on paper… Read more »


What Startup Teams Can Learn from the World Cup

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I’ve been obsessed with the World Cup matches over the last few weeks. I find myself marveling at the elegance of some of the national teams. They have a way of moving fluidly like an amoeba, while striking out flexibly in order to defend or make a goal. As a leadership coach and as someone… Read more »



Why Hiring Non-Tech People for Technical Positions Can Work

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Finding the perfect candidate for any job is never easy. When it comes to finding qualified candidates for technical positions, the task is often made more difficult by a growing talent shortage. According to a 2013 survey by ManpowerGroup, 39 percent of employers report difficulties finding qualified candidates for their open positions, with IT jobs listed at… Read more »


Australia’s Local Startup Scene Is Facing Challenges

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Cuts in Australia’s 2014-15 federal budget are making things look bleak for Australia’s local startup companies, who depend on funding from companies like Commercialisation Australia, which in the past has provided more than AU$200 million in startup funding but is now one of eight programs being cut from the budget. The Innovation Investment Fund, which connected… Read more »


How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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Almost all startups start with an innovative product or new approach to the market; that’s part of the nature of having a startup. Very few and usually the least successful ones go with the “me too” approach. The real challenge is not how to start creative, but how to maintain a culture of innovation when… Read more »