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Want to Work for a Startup? Improve Your Emotional Intelligence


“The ‘ideal’ startup hire should be one of two things: 1) a continuous learner, who understands that there’s no way any one person can know everything and is also willing to learn more about [himself or herself], or 2) a truth-seeker, someone who wants to find the best way to make things happen – they’re constantly looking… Read more »

12 Very Good Reasons Your Startup Should Join Microsoft BizSpark Today


This post is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, the title sponsor of our Tech Cocktail New York City mixer. We thank them for their support! You’ve got a lot going against you starting your own venture.  There’s a dozen other companies trying to solve the same exact problem, you’re working with little to no money, few people understand the… Read more »

10 Fall MOOCs to Check Out for Aspiring Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurship is an essential part of America’s economic tapestry – a core of its national ethos. Every day, someone out there is waking up with the desire to live and work for one’s own self! Oh, the freedom! Oh, the splendor! Can you taste it! But how will you get there, dear dreamer? When it… Read more »

A Comprehensive Guide to Startup Books: Part 2


Yesterday, we presented Part 1 of our Comprehensive Guide to Startup Books, but we’re not done yet. Here’s Part 2 of the list we’ve compliled of the best startup books around, according to entrepreneures themselves. Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms By:… Read more »

A Comprehensive Guide to Startup Books: Part 1


Whether you’re already running a startup or want to start building your own company, you can never have enough resources to help you develop your business. There are a lot of startup books out there, but it’s a crowded market; it’s laborious having to go through and find the right books to read for your specific startup… Read more »

BoilerMake: Purdue University to Host 36-Hour Hackathon


Next spring, buses will bring students from all across the Midwest to a 36-hour hackathon at Purdue University called BoilerMake. Around 450 students will get the chance to form teams, work on their ideas, listen to speakers from the tech industry, and compete for prizes. The hackathon is organized by Purdue’s Computer Science Undergraduate Student… Read more »

Designation: Take a Design Class in Chicago This Fall


Chicago-based Designation is now accepting applications for its 10-week course this fall to teach the design skills that are in demand at startups. Starting with little to no experience, students will learn the basics of design, user experience, user interaction, and front-end coding from teachers including Zeke Franco, interaction designer at GrubHub. Ten weeks may… Read more »

StartupBoise: Energizing the Boise entrepreneur and startup scene


The best entrepreneurial communities provide an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, network, and share expertise. Boise, the City of Trees, has a lot to offer upcoming startups, but to take the city to the next level of entrepreneurial activity, this fertile ground needs to be nurtured. That’s why local entrepreneurs are so excited about the… Read more »

Startup Institute Launches a Startup School in Chicago


Today, Startup Institute announced its expansion to Chicago, where an eight-week startup course will begin on October 21. Startup Institute already runs programs in Boston and New York. Almost 300 students have graduated, and over 90 percent accepted jobs at startups. Cofounded by TechStars Boston managing director Katie Rae, the school teaches students in four… 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 »

Startup America Winds Down. Rolled Into UP Global With Startup Weekend

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After two and half years of helping to foster entrepreneurship, the Startup America Partnership has announced they will be rolled into Startup Weekend, which is backed by the Kauffman Foundation. The two brands will live under the new brand, Up Global which according to their announcement is backed by the Kauffman Foundation, the Case Foundation,… Read more »

6 Reasons To Attend LogiAnalytics Roadshow Conference (DC & San Francisco)

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The following post is sponsored by LogiAnalytics, a business intelligence company, named a challenger in the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Test.  Measure.  Refine.  Achieving desired results requires meaningful data.  You wouldn’t dare launch a website without including analytics.  Your app should be no different.  With the world of application analytics still… Read more »

Healthbox Kicks Off Second Boston Accelerator Program


Boston-based Healthbox, a leading business accelerator that supports early-stage health care companies, kicked off its second program recently, along with anchor partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). The program supports innovative startup companies as they respond to continued industry demand for creative solutions to pervasive healthcare challenges. “Blue Cross is committed to bringing… Read more »