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Hsieh, O’Reilly, Case: 3 Visionaries Reshaping the World [VIDEO]


On the surface, Tony Hsieh, Tim O’Reilly, and Steve Case are far apart – quite literally. One is revitalizing the once-bare neighborhood of downtown Las Vegas, the other is leading the geeks in Silicon Valley, and the last is supporting the interests of entrepreneurs in Washington. But all three can agree on one thing: communities… Read more »

5 Secrets of Creating a Rockstar Remote Team


Startups and small businesses that operate remotely need to have the best team of employees. Since you don’t get to see your employees on a face-to-face basis, it’s important to hire people you can count on to do their jobs. Here are five secrets to hiring a rockstar remote team for your startup: 1. Find… Read more »

5 Reasons Your Business Should Design a Career App


HR and recruiting technology is quickly evolving for employers. More and more job seekers are using their mobile devices to apply for jobs, which means employers need to keep up with this trend. If you’re looking for a new a way to attract talented candidates, consider creating a mobile career app. It’s important for your… Read more »

Announcing: The Challenge Cup, a Global Startup Competition

Challenge Cup

Today, 1776, announced the Challenge Cup, a global startup competition that will culminate in a week-long festival in Washington, DC. Starting in October, the Challenge Cup will include pitch competitions in 16 cities around the world. Startups will vie to be finalists in the categories of health, education, energy, and city challenges (like transportation or… Read more »

Finding a Balance in Fear as an Entrepreneur


Before I started my first company, I didn’t believe in stress. I genuinely thought people just complained a lot. Then, I racked up a $100,000 American Express bill from overspending without tracking my advertising, and I became a believer in work-related stress. The saying goes “If you’re not scared, you’re not doing it right.” My… Read more »

Millennials aren’t lazy; they’re taking over the world


It was not too long ago that TIME Magazine criticized Millennials as “lazy, entitled narcissists” before delivering a backhanded compliment to billions of people who are classified in the loosely defined age bracket. Well, TIME Magazine is wrong. In fact, young people are primed to make massive change in the world, and people young and… Read more »

How to Get Out of a Rut: 19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

getting out of a rut

This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of startups throughout June. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart.  The emotional roller coaster will present many highs and lows.  Because managing and motivating your team will require a more consistently positive… Read more »

When Your Startup Fails


This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of startups throughout June. When your startup fails, you have to gather your team together and tell them the news. You try to avoid the word “failure”; instead, you say, “Thanks for everything” or… Read more »

Why You Should Take Noah Kagan’s AppSumo Course


Most wanna-be entrepreneurs are trying to get funding and get connected to influential networks through startup accelerators such as TechStars and others. The thinking behind that is you need money and a network to build a startup. On the other hand, AppSumo founder Noah Kagan started a DIY course named “Make Your First Dollar.” The course focuses… Read more »

Feeling Lonely as an Entrepreneur? Take 15 Minutes and Do This

how to cure loneliness

This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of startups throughout June. If you’re an entrepreneur and you feel lonely, the solution is simple: spend more time with people. Right? That’s only part of the story. Not all types of loneliness are… Read more »

VCs Are People, Too: The Venture Fund as a Startup


As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves prostrated at the feet of a mighty money manager, asking for their holy blessing and term sheet. In our position of humility and reverence, we only see their “consumer facing” side. They snap their fingers and hundreds of thousands of dollars appear in our bank account, saving us from… Read more »

Quotes to Live By From 8 Distinguished Entrepreneurs


What makes the world’s elite entrepreneurs tick?  Today, we peer inside the minds of eight distinguished entrepreneurs in hopes of providing some inspiration through their quotes on entrepreneurship – to shine a light down the paths that have been carved by some of the world’s most successful business figures. If you want more of these, “Like” Tech… Read more »

Knight Foundation Awards Over $3.2 Million to Startups

Knight News Challenge

Today, the Knight Foundation announced over $3.2 million in funding for eight startups helping citizens interact better with the government. The funding is part of the Knight News Challenge on Open Gov, which launched in February. The goal is to improve public and journalist access to information, and help citizens strengthen their communities. Another Knight… Read more »