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Thoughts on What Emerging Technologies are to Come

By | Nov 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Tech world evolves at a fast pace, probably being the fastest market in the world. If we think that, 50 years ago, the Internet was not much more than a dream and, nowadays, the businesses linked to it are making millionaires on a…


9 Best Things We Learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Town Hall Meeting

By | Nov 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held his first public town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California yesterday, where he spent some time answering questions from people across the world. From the questions regarding his thoughts on apple-tinis to more serious topics like…


Sam Altman: Startups are Destined to Die, Silicon Valley Could Help Them Cheat Death

By | Nov 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

“The natural state of a start-up is to die; most start-ups require multiple miracles in their early days to escape this fate. But the density and breadth of the Silicon Valley network does sometimes let start-ups cheat death.” So begins a blog entry posted…


30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

By | Oct 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1….


5 Tricks to Keep Your Personal Photos Safe

By | Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

There is an ongoing debate about online privacy due to the recent iCloud hack that targeted celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, which lead to leaks of their private pictures on the web. Of course this is a terrible ordeal, but instead of…


41 Startup Guys Show Us What They ACTUALLY Wear to Work

By | Jul 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This Monday, Banana Republic pretty much stunned the world with the unveiling of its Startup Guy line of clothing. While it seems that Banana Republic no longer has the line featured on its website, the collection of looks displayed on Monday were replete with…

Great Debates


Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

By | Jun 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Should entrepreneurship be taught? Whenever raised, this question brings on a passionate debate amongst entrepreneurs. Brian Breslin, founder of Refresh Miami and InfiniMedia, recently posted this question to his network on Facebook, which sparked an interesting debate amongst Miami entrepreneurs. Some people were against the notion of…


6 #WorldCup Quotes For Entrepreneurs

By | Jun 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

Soccer players and sportsmen in general are rarely known for their words of wisdom. Nonetheless, as we are hours away from the most-watched sports tournament in the world, 2014 FIFA World Cup, here are six pieces of sporting wisdom for you budding entrepreneurs to consider. On…


Do You Need a Cofounder?

By | May 14, 2014 at 8:10 am

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Perhaps the most crucial…



“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley

By | Mar 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught…


The Value of a Secret: What Startups Can Learn from Silicon Valley’s Latest Obsession

By | Feb 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Arguably the birthplace of corporate openness and workplace diversity, Silicon Valley has recently been plagued by the whisperings of its startups’ dirty little secrets. Thanks to Secret, the app that allows for the anonymous sharing of messages to one’s networks, the startup world is recently…


Great Debates: Co-founder vs. Cofounder? [POLL]

By | Aug 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

There are many universal truths in the world of starting up.  Hustle is key to success, but so is luck.  You’re only as strong as your network.  Finding the right investor is as important as the right investment.  Tech Cocktail Mixers are the preeminent…