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How to Not Annoy Journalists at Conferences 

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Listening to a panel of investors at one of our events, I was amused to hear that they have many of the same pet peeves as journalists when it comes to pitches. Cc’ing all the partners at a VC firm or – even worse – bcc’ing your pitch to dozens of people with the salutation… Read more »


PR 101 for Startups: When, why, and how to hire a PR firm

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  “Can you get me some media attention?”  As the owner of a public relations and public affairs firm, I should be thrilled to hear these words from a potential client.  In reality, it’s a terrible place to start the conversation.  Too many times startups decide, for a cadre of reasons, that they want some attention. … Read more »


Sam Altman: We’re Increasing Efforts to Recruit More Black Entrepreneurs Into Y Combinator

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Last Friday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said that the seed accelerator will be greatly increasing efforts to recruit more black entrepreneurs through their program. Y Combinator recently opened up the application process for its 2015 Winter class of startups, and Altman said that they’re hoping to increase the number of black applicants by adding black colleges… Read more »


The Pygmalion Effect: You Control Your Employees’ Potential 

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In an (in)famous study of elementary school students, researchers tested their intelligence and reported to teachers which ones had performed exceptionally well. But their findings came with a warning: don’t treat these students differently, and don’t tell anyone about the results. The teachers were even observed to make sure they didn’t spend extra time with… Read more »


Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Top Quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Ben Huh may be best known as the cat meme magnate who is actually allergic to cats.  The founder and CEO of the social humor network, Cheezburger Network, has raised over $30M in funding since it first launched in 2007. His 60 websites, including I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, The Daily What and Know Your Meme, has more… Read more »